Following in St. Simons Footsteps: The Tetrachs First Winners Are Fillies, as Were Those of the Other Famous Sire., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-13


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i i i i i i i ; ! ! FOLLOWING IN ST. SIMONS FOOTSTEPS The Tetrarchs First Winners Are Fillies, as Were Those of the Other Famous Sire. It begins to look as though The Tetrarch will become another St. Simon, and it will be noted that, like St. Simon, he litis led off with a sueces-i siou of good winning fillies. St. Simon had a good winning colt in his first year. St. Serf, but he will Im- better remembered by such fillies as Signorina. .Memoir anil Semolina, the last-named of which was his first runner, when she won the Brocklesby Stakes in 1889. It is indeed well that the Thor-: manhy line of Herod should have been so well es-! tablished by The Tetrarch. and there will probably he otiu-r good sous of Roi Herode to play their part in this connection. It must be remembered. too. that Atlantic, through which this line descends, was in-obably the best son of Thormanby, and he gave "Fred rcher his first classic winning mount when iic won the Two Thousand Guineas in 1874. Archer was a lightweight then, and I remember that Lord Falmouth and Mathew Dawson were sup-ixised f. be risking defeat when they decided that he should ride Atlantic; but there was not much risk about it as the event proved. George Frederick, which won the Derby that year, was a good horse, but he would hardly have beaten Atlantic into third lilace as he did but for an accident which badlv handicapied the son of Thormanby. So far a-mv memory serves me. this accident occurred during or" immediately before his journey from Newmarket to Epsom George Frederick won by two lengths from the roaring Couronne de Fer, which beat Atlantic by a neck for second place. It is not from Atlantic" however, that the gray color of The Tofranil is derived, but from Gem of Gems, the dam of ba Saucy. GOOD COLTS SHOULD COME ALSO. Though The Tetrarch. like St. Simon, has com menced with good fillies, taking a good deal after ktnm If it is probable tiiat. like St. Simon, he will follow on with good colts, and notably when he gets older, of nil the various theories determining sex the most reasonable one appears to be that the mure vigor.. •;- nareiit stamps his or her image on the produce, but in the sex opposite to him or herself. Thus. St. Simon iu his earlier stud career got anv number of good fillies, and most of them tin.- to his own type. In his later period came the W—4 colts such "as Persimmon. Florizel and Diamond Jubilee, none of which were so reminiscent of their s-it- as were his early fillies. We must hope that Tin- Tetrarch will follow the example of St. Simon in siring good stallions as well as broodmares, for this comparatively new line of blood will do no end of good to our bloodstock, which has been for so many years far too much inbred to the Whale-bonc and Blacklock line of Eclipse. As to St. Simon, it is not improbable, as I have more than once written, that his male line will flourish most abundantly through Desmond, which was himself of St. Simon type, and. like his sire, was a pan dominant for color. Desmonds son, Earla Mor, resembles his sire in that respect, and I mention him particularly because it has ju-t come to my knowledge that "the Byculla Club Cup, a 1,500 sovereign race, was run for at Bombay on February 23 last, and was won by Mordennis. a four-year-old brown gelding by Earla Mor — Lady Tredennis. The distance was at one and a half miles, and Mordennis won by on-- and a quarter lengths iu a field of thirteen, which included Kiltoi. Cracouie. Screamer ami Summer Thyme. Breeders in England may like to know of this success, for Earla Mor is now at Avisford Park, near Arundel, and is therefore available, without the risk of sending mares to Ireland. — W. Allison in London Sportsman.

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