G. W. Lofts Coming Two-Year-Olds: Six High-Class and Well-Bred Youngsters at Belmont Park in Care of Max Hirsch, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-14


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G. W. LOFTS COMING TWO-YEAR-OLDS Six High-Class and Well-Bred Youngsters at Belmont Park in Caro of Max Hirscli. New York, December 13. Max Hirscli has an even half dozen yearlings .belonging to L. W. Loft wintering at Belmont Park. At the south end of the big barn. In which the lAift horses are stabled, stands a small, but neat and eompaet racy-looking chestnut which has but recently been added, to the list of geldings. He is by Stalwart Gossip. He is a good-looking youngster for his Inches; gives promise of Indng big enough for a real race horse, and besides all this, his yearling gallops were eminently satisfactory. In the second box is a brown colt by Peep oDuy Subdue. This is :t fine looking, upstanding colt, has a peculiarly cylindrical barrel, which makes his middlepicce look light when looking him over at some little distance, but he lias a deep, full chest, with ample lung space, immensely broad anil powerful loin, grand quarters with thick, well let down stifles and. gaskins. A brown colt by Sweep Itaiment. bought at Mi. Astes s.ile of yearlings at Saratoga, stands in the next box. This colt is larger than the average of Sweeps get. and he. has much of the Sweep type in his general make-up. Clearly the finest yearling in the band stands in the fourth box from the end of .the line. This Is a moderate-sized bay eolt by Sweeji Lardella. This colt has won the praise of every horseman who has looked him over. He is a typical Sweep as far as compactness and high finish are concerned, and he Is a yearling of wonderfully accurate balance, anit, as a shrewd practical horseman of life-long experience said of Omar Khayyam the other day: NO WASTE TIMBER ABOUT HIM. "There is no waste timber about him." When he runs lie will be carrying .no dead, useless; weight; every onnce of his physical make-up will be of use to him in speeding over the --ground. His graceful and eompaet frame is covered with long, elastic muscles, but even when nowhere near racing condition, he looks as if no space had been provided in his anatomy for anything that will not contribute directly and solely to speed, stoutness and staying power. One cannot conceive that, in the physical composition of this colt, anything ever entered which was not intended to enter into those constituents which go to make up a. fastltorsei a -stayer- stud, a.- weight ear-ier. Of course, yearlings of rich" breeding and seemingly perfect conformation have been found to run "like pigs" whou thoy have been put to the final test, but, in addition to seemingly faultless conformation and gntnd , breeding, this colt has shown a splendid Way of going and all the speed which his trainer waiited to ask of him. Another of the Loft yearlings which may be expected to make a good showing in 1918 stands in the fifth lox. This is a dark brown filly by Con-testor nide-and-Seek. Contestor is a son of that valuable son of Galopin Galore, brought to this country by the late John A. Morris. This filly has plenty of size and substance, admirable racing conformation and ,u brilliant turn of speed. She appears to be up to any weight and as a matter of fact, when she was being given her late yearling workouts, she did not seem to- care how much weight she happened to be carrying. All in all. she appears to be a filly of altogether exceptional promise. Sixtli and last In this bunch of yearlings Is an extremely handsome and bloodlike brown filly by Sweep Eyelet. Although fairly upstanding, this filly is neither as stout nor as rangy as her next door neighbor, just described. She, too. has a fine turn of speed and an admirable way of going. ! " ,:

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