Brookdale Stables Candidates.: Four Kings Platers in Racing String of Eleven Wintering at Barrie., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-03


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BROOKDALE STABLE S CANDIDATES. Four Kings Platers in Racing String of Eleven Wintering at Barrie. Toronto. Out.. February 2.— The P.rookdale Stables thoroughbreds of Messrs. All ert and Simon Dvinent are wintering in fine condition at BrookdaM Farm. near here. The lucky number of eleven make up the string intended to carry the orange and green jacket during the coming racing season. Of this ■amber, four are Kings Plate candidates. The other seven are two-year-olds, all home-bred. Haing tired of the treatment BCCWdfed Lady Car-Zoii by tiie h.indieappers. it has been decided to retire the daughter of Plaudit — Belle of Mayfatr, and she will be mated with Red Fox II. She has filled out wonderfully since last fall. Lady Curzon had a unique record last year. In twelve starts she won only one race, but was eight times second and once third. She was twice unplaced, one of which was at Windsor in an open handicap, when practically weighted out of it. On this occasion she was asked to concede weight to such horses as Christie. Aldebaran. MoAdoo and All Smiles, but the latter incurred a penalty after the allotment of the weights. This, coupled with other occasions when the Lady received similar treatment, was responsible for lior being withdrawn from racing. She was one of the most popular horses that ever stepped on a Canadian track. The Kings Platers. The four Kings Platers, with tlieir breeding, follow : Tarahera. b. f. 3. by Red Fox II.— Hera. "Pax. eh. f. 3. by Red Fox II.— Drowsy. Minnetonka, br. f, 3, by Red Fox II. — Minne-waska. Play Time, b. f, 3, by Kelston — Solid Comfort. The latter was a little sore last year and was not trained. She is a good looker, however, and going all right now. Pax is a fine-looking big filly. She. too. was on the ailing list during the greater part of last year and was not soon at her best. She won only one race, but was placed on two other occasions out of seven trips to the barrier. Minnetonka earned brackets onee out of five attempts, but her best effort was the Windsor Double Great, in which she was third, beaten two aaaea after setting most of the pace. This is a well-turn -d filly and may develop into a better three-year-old than her performances would indicate. Tarahera the Star. Tarahera is the star of the string and the stables best prospect for the Kings i.uineas. She has sported colors six times, winning two races, and was never worse than second in her other four races. One of her victories was at Hamilton in an open race, in which she beat some smart youngsters at five-eighths. Ililortunatoly she spread a foot during the second Bill Hat at Kort Krie. in August, and was thrown out of training. She went five months without having a saddle on. The injured member is now well, and she was jogged for the first time since the accident on the track at the farm last week. Thai daughter of Red Fox II. is undoubtedly one of the best of his get. She has aot grown a great deal since last fall, but she lias filled out wonderfully. Tarahera will find strong contention from the Seagram stable colts for the iuineas. but she seems like the most dangerous opponent for the Waterloo stable. The two three-year-olds. Aggie Fox and Cold Stream, have b en disposed of for saddle purposes. Good-looking Youngsters. The two-year-olds are the best-looking hand turned out at Rrookdale Kami in years. "They anas fine a looking band of youngsters as T have ever seen." says trainer George Walker, and there are few better judges of horseflesh in the business. They have shown good speed in their trials since being broken last fall, and the popular colors should be will to the fore in the events for the baby races during the coming season. The list follows: Itlackburne. b. g. 2. by Red Fox II. — Hera. br. g, 2. by lb-rosy — Solid Comfort. Gallopin. eh. g. 2. by Red Fox II. — Donation. Waaka, b. f. 2. by Red Fox II.- Miniiewaska. Sceptre, b. f. 2. by Red Fox II. -Ameliana. Confidence, oh. f. 2. by Red Fox II. — Depends. Mav Itloom. br. f. 2, by Red Fox II. or Heresy — Relic of May fair. The l.;tter is a late foal and he smallest of the band. Sceptre stands 15.26 inches, and if she turns out anything like as gexid as her namesake, she will do. Ilackburne is a brother to Tarahera and, like Sceptre, is a well-turned youngster. Gallopin is the first foal of Donation, and although not as large as some of the others, is stoutly built. Only one yearling survived out of the big crop of 1910. a chestnut gelding by Tippecanoe — Minnewaska. Flying Bess and Relle of Mayfair both foaled twins last month, but they all died. No other foals have yet arrived. Bella Fox has been retired for breeding purposes, increasing the number of broodmares to sixteen.

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