Mannie Gray a Famous Broodmare: Appers Frequently in Pedigrees of Many Best American Winning Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-27


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MANNIE GRAY A FAMOUS BROODMARE. Appears Frequently in Pedigrees of Many Best American Winning Horses. The name of a more frequently prominent in the tabulated pedigrees of many of our best American winning horses is Mannie Gray, a winner, by Enquirer- Lizzie G., by War Dance, tracing back to tiie famous Gallopade, dam of Reel, writes C. E. Brossman. Mannie Grays produce have won more money than have the sons and daughters of any other American-bred mare, and her son, Domino, gave to the turf Commando, the sire of a number of the most popular stallions in America today, while one of her daughters. Correction, was the dam of the great sire and Futurity winner, Yankee. Another of her daughters, Lady Reel, was the dam of the mighty Hamburg, the sire of Rosie OGrady, one of the best tw.o-year-old fillies out this year. Rosie OGradys dam, Cherokee Rose II., is by Peter Pan, son of Commando, thus giving her two crosses, through both sire and dam, to Mannie Gray, by Enquirer. Many of the turf authorities of that day pronounced Enquirer the best son of Leamington, the celebrated winner of the Chester Cup, but that will always be a matter of personal opinion, for the brown son of Faugh-a-Ballagh left a mighty array of turf giants that were destined to leave a greater impression on tiie records of the American turf than any other stnllion of his time. At all events. Enquirer was a great race horse, undefeated in his three-year-old form, and on his dams side from one of the good old stout American families, first dam Lida, by Lexington, second dam, LIze, by American Eclipse, third dam, the immortal Gabri-elhi, by Sir Archy. Euquirer was first called Louisville, but General Buford rechristenod him and started him in his first race, as a two-year-old, under the name of Enquirer. Some of the more prominent of his numerous celebrated winning sons and daughters were McAVliirter, which the late Abe Perry, colored trainer, always contended was the gamest race horse he ever had anything to do with, or ever saw. McWhirtor won the Clark Stakes, two miles, in which lie beat Baden Baden and Vera Criiz, in 3:30, which was the best performance on record for the distance, for a three-year-old, at the time. He then won the Phoenix Hotel Stakes and the Ohio Derby. His untimely death at St. Louis was most sensational, as ho broke down In both front legs while running in a race and finished gamely. This performance has often been recalled by old-time turfmen as the gamest demonstration of courage and determination ever exhibited by any race horse on the American turf. Falsetto the Best of All the Enquirers. Falsetto was probably the best of all the Enquirers, he was tjie best horse of his year and was good enough to sell to Mr. P. Lorillard for 8,000, when prices for good horses were not so enormous as they are- now, by whom he was shipped to England. There he delighted his trainer in a carefully arranged trial, to find out how good, he really was, by easily boating the famous Parole and his party thought that all of his engagements were as good as won, but he broke down before he had a chance to face the starter and tiie brilliant prospects in that country were never realized. Falsetto was then sent back to the United States, placed in the stud and became distinguished as one of the leading sires of the country. Farandole, Inspector B., Faustus, Harkawny, Searcher. Blue Eyes, etc., were other sons of Enquirer that helped to make his fame secure, for they were all good dependable race horses. Faustus was a brother to Mannie Gray, a sire of extreme speed, and his son. Cesarion, fully upheld the honor of the family, both on the iurf and in the stud. So it will be seen that the blood of Mannie Gray Is a desirable element to secure in the formation of any stud or racing stable, for it seems to combine all of the desirable qualities and race horse characteristics that are so essential to success on the turf. Breeders ought not to loose sight of thin blood, but should secure a cross of it when ever possible, for when it is combined with the blood of fhe great Hanover it represents the best of the old-time American racing families.

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