Willing to Await Time to Win: Sportsmanlike Owners of Wickliffe Stable Not Discouraged by Infrequent Successes, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-24


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WILLING TO AWAIT THEIR TIME TO WIN. Sportsmanlike Owners of the Wickliffe Stable Not Discouraged by Infrequent Successes. New York, July 23. It is safe to say that of all tlie recent wealthy recruits to racing, none is extracting more genuine enjoyment from the sport than Price McKinney, the Cleveland steel and mining magnate, who is associated with James W. Corrigan in the ownership of the WicklifTe Stalde. And this, in spite of tho fact that the AVickliffe Stable lias not yet scored the success in racing that the generous expenditures of its proprietors for the breeding stock of the late James R. Keene warrants one in anticipating, will eventually materialize. The WicklifTe Stable colors, which, it will be recalled by those who follow the fortunes of the turf closely, are identical with those of the once powerful racing establishment of the Dwyer ISrothers, as an outcome of a graceful act upon the part of the late Phil Dwyer upon the WicklifTe Stables entry upon the turf, have been borne to the front upon various occasions this season, but no great blazing star of the turf lias yet been developed among the horses of tho establishment to uphold the traditions of the illustrious line from which they spring. Mr. McKinney realizes that great horses do not happen along every day and is content to bide his time until a good one does put in an appearance. He is quietly hopeful that the band of twenty-eight yearlings, royally bred, just arrived at the Gravesend quarters of the stable from Kingston Farm in Kentucky, will enable his partner and himself to realize the pleasurable experience of developing a turf star of the first magnitude, but thorough sportsman that he is, he will not be discouraged if it proves otherwise and will keep on trying until the desired result is attained. Of the twenty-three two-year-olds with which the Wickliffe Stable entered upon the present racing season, fifteen are still in training under the care of John Whalen. but it is likely that ere long the number will be further reduced to a half dozen of the best prospects. A number of fillies have been sent back to the farm for retirement to the stud and others will follow. Trainer Whalen still has several two-year-olds to show for the first time, including some colts whose size rendered it inadvisable to train them for early racing. These colts are now rounding, into racing condition and may be possibly be seen in action at Saratoga next month. They are regarded as promising racing prospects. Of those that have been shown. Ultima Thuhytis-unquestionably the best. This sou of-Ultimus Rubia Granda lias been improving with every race and his last effort, when ho was unlucky to be beaten a nose by Papp in the AVJiirl Stakes, stamped him as a colt above the ordinary. Yearlings Being Given Preliminary Trfalu, The twenty-eight yearlings which have just arrived at Gravesend fromKingston Farm have been taken in hand by assistant trainer Alf Holberg and are being put through tho preliminary process of "breaking" in preparation for fall trials for testing their speed. They are a royally bred band, mostly claiming kinship to horses whose names loom large in the history of American racing. Although several are of distinguished English parentage, the list being made up of the following. Black colt, by Light Brigade Colna. Bay colt, by Colin Divination. Bay colt, by Delhi Dominoes half brother to Dominant. Chestnut colt, by Hippodrome Dreaming. Bay colt, by Colin Elegance. Bay colt, by Disguise Grand Prize. Chestnut colt, by Ultimus Noonday half brother to High Noon. Bay colt, by Delhi Oasis. Bay colt, by Disguise Rubia Granda half brother to Ultima Tliuie. Chestnut colt, by Delhi Runaway Girl. Brown colt, by Javelin Torpenhow. Bay colt, by Hippodrome Tripping. Bay colt, by Assagai Tsarina. Bay colt, by Ultimus Umbra. Bay filly, by Colin Searchlight. Bay filly, by Sweep ReginelIa. Brown filly, by Disguise Playmate. Bay filly by Javelin Plain Jane. Bay filly, by Ultimus Midge sister to Luke McLuke. Bay filly, by The White Kniglit Lady Echlinc. Bay filly, by Disguise Killiecrankio. Chestnut filly, by Ultimus Handmaid. Bay filly by Delhi Gingham. Bay filly, by Hurst Park Domino Noire. Bay filly, by Disguise Costume. Chestnut filly, by Fitz Grafton Collar of Roses. Brown filly, by Colin Cap and Bells. Chestnut filly, by Hippodrome Bauorclla half sister to Royal Ensign. Imported. In passing, it may be mentioned that the host of friends Mr. McKinney has made on the turf by reason of his unpretentious sjiortsmanship and good fellowship are rejoicing over the improved condition of his health. He returned from a business trip to South America last spring in a condition that gave Ids friends considerable concern, and, like many an other man of means, lias found the outdoor life of the race track a great factor in tho restoration of his health. Since his return to the United States, the greater part of his time has been spent about tho metropolitan tracks, partly on the advice of his physician, but more because of the unalloyed pleasure lie is able to derive from the sport of racing and congenial surroundings.

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