Gideons Royally-Bred Youngsters: Blood of Three Futurity Winners in Veins of Two-Year-Olds at His Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-30


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GIDEONS ROYALLY-BRED YOUNGSTERS. Blood of Three Futurity Winners in Veins of Two-Ycar-Olds at His Stable. New York. January 29. — David Gideons former successes in winning the Futurity direct attention naturally every year to any Futurity prospects that may be in tie- barn of this turfman, although it has now been several years since his colors flashed to the fore in one of these coveted races. This year, OS list .Mai-. Mr. Gideon has at Grave-send a two-year-old filly whose dam was a dang li if r of two Futurity winners. This filly is by Astronomer Her Majesty, the latter in turn being by His Highness — Butterflies. She is therefore a half-sister to the three-year-old Admiration and a sister to Po-larius. the Gideon racer which broke elown in n Saratoga race two summers ago and had to be destroyed. The Astronomer— Her Majesty filly, however, despite her royal breeding, is hardly so promising in the way of looks just at present as a two-year-old filly by Astronomer — Helen OC a sister to Little Diope-r. which was one of Mr. Gideons few winners last year, or as a chestnut colt by Astronomer — Karma. Nevertheless. Mr. Gideon is said to have hopes that the- daughter of Astronomer — Her Majesty may accomplish what the promising Admiration failed to elo last year, although the latter, through Ogelen. would be atesaanad to have inherited a bit more of the Futurity-winning habit than would the daughter of Astronomer. Hut it is nsnte likely that an at-tacfe of influenza, which put Admiration not only out of preparation for the- Futurity itself, but out of condition during a good part of her two-year-old career, may have been the sole explanation for the fact thai it was not until the middle of .September that she was able oven to graduate from the maiden Class and win lc-r only victory of tin- year. At the Gideon stable at Graseesnd it is said that Admiration has wintered in givnd good form ami there la every reason to believe that she will develop into a successful three--year-old. John Miller. Mr. Gideons trainer, has been ill th» greater part of the winter and the Qldeaa horses are in charge of the veteran stable loreman. Andrew Ewing. All of them are in as good conditon at present as could be wished.

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