American Horses for Eugene Leigh: Going to Kentucky to Secure some Racing Material-Not Wedded to Imported Animals, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-25


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AMERICAN HORSES FOR EUGENE LEIGH. Going to Kentucky to Secure Some Racing Material — Not Wedded to Imported Animals. New York. January 24. — When asked how soon he intended to get together a stable of race hors -s in this country. Kugene Leigh replied that he might not do so at oncos but that lie would have one before the end of the summer if he had to go out with a halter and collect his racers one at a time. He intends going to Kentucky this week to look over some of the thoroughbreds in the blue grass country, and he is not wedded to the idea of confining his purchases to imported animals. It looks as if he might be able to pick up some rather good values. "If I open a stable anywhere." he said, "it will be right here at .r.ivcsend. It was always one of my favorit- tracks when racing in this country, and it seems to be in fine shui o at present." It is considered certain that Mr. Leighs et-lors will be seen on the metropolitan circuit the coming S0.l-.011. While a visitor at Gravosond a few days ago Mr. Leigh manifested a lively interest in . C. Reachs two fillies. Dustpan and Confiscation, which that horseman had bought out of Mrs. Duryeas sale of yearlings at Saratoga last August. There was a sentimental reason for he had been the owner of Dramble when that great progenitor of race ban N made some of the most brilliant achievements in the stnd after having won for himself the title of "king of cup horses," and both Dustpan and Confiscation are rich in the blood of Dramble through distinguished winning lines. Confiscation, sister to the famous Shannon, is by Irish Lad. grandson of Dramble in the female line through his dam A; rowgrass. while Dustpan has a double i ross of Bramble, both through real racers. Her sire v as the great stake winner Sweeper which won the Two Thousand Guineas for Mr. Duryea, a son of Droomstick. he by Den Drush and he by Bramble. While Dustpans Stake winning dam. Danshee. brings in another Dramble cross through Irish Lad. Arrowgrass and Dramble. Mr. Leigh says that Mrs. Duyreas splendid sire. Sweeper, is the finest looking thoroughbred he saw-in France. England or America. Mr. Itasi h. who has a pecuniary interest in tv o thoroughbreds now racing at New Orleans, has only five thoroughbreds at Gravesend for the winter and he is not in the market for any additions to his string, for the present at least. The stable which he now has at Gravesend is made up as follows: Confiscation, b. f. 2, by Irish Lad — Census by Ethelbert: Dustpan, b. f. 2, by Sweeper — Danshee. by Irish Lad. Next in importance as far as the two-year-olds are concerned, is a sturdy bay colt by Sweep, which showed a particularly good yearling trial last autumn, and is looked upon as one of the good racing prospects of the stable. The fourth is the three-year old colt Gloomy ins. by Ogilen — Happy Kate, which won four stakes during the past season, and last on the list is another three-year-old son of Ogdi n. called Iresli. Karly last season this colt was regarded more highly than Gloomy Gus. but he went amiss early in the season. He is doing well now. as he is finely formed, and has a good way of going, his owner hopes to see him atone for his early failure by making a good three-year-old.

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