Breeding Triumphs Of H. P. Whitney: Has Contributed Many Famous Stake Winners to the Turf, Including Cudgel and Johren., Daily Racing Form, 1918-07-06


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BREEDING TRIUMPHS OF H P WHITNEY Has Contributed Many Famous Stake Winners to the Turf Including Cudgel and Johren The victories of Tohren in the Suburban Handi ¬ cap the Pelmoiit Stakes and the Latonia Derby and of Cudgel iu he Kentucky Handicap and the Prook lyn llandieai constitute another triumph for Harry Payne AVhitney who bred both horses AVithin a few years Mr AVliituey has sent to the turf from his Hrookdale Stud in Xew Jersey a Futurity win ¬ ner and another unbeaten twoyearold that might have won the Futurity if she had been eligible to start also two winners of the Hrooklyn Handicap and the only filly that ever won the Kentucky Derby besides a lot of other stake winners winnersXot Xot since James It Keenes sweeping successes of a decade ago have the horses of any American breeder perhaps scored so frequently in important fixed events and this without the supposed ad vantage of Kentucky blue grass and limestone limestoneJohren Johren is now regarded as the best threeyearold of the season while Cudgel looks like the pick of the handicap division AVhen the latter colt took up 129 pounds and outfinished the great little Itoamer carrying 120 pounds in the Hrooklyn Han ¬ dicap at Aqueduct running the mile and an eighth in 1 some enthusiastic turfmen pronounced him the best thoroughbred seen in years yearsIn In conformation Cudgel is of the greyhound type lie stands 152 hands high with great length and in action goes low to the ground with quick open and shut strides that carry him extremely fast lie and Uoamer ran the first mile at Aqueduct in 137 In disposition the big son of Hroomstick is as quiet and docile as a gelding His dam Eugenia Iturch 1V Hen Strome is noted as the winner of the Xursery Stakes and other important races for twoyearolds in 1902 She was almost the best of her year yearJOHREN JOHREN IS STAUNCHLY BUILT BUILTJohren Johren has a plain head and a straight neck but back of that few horsemen would care to make any alterations He has deep muscular well laid shoulders an extra good middle with no back ribs missing and exceptionally powerful well turned quarters and stifles supported by plenty of bone He is almut Kil hands high highIt It required a lot of patient work on the part of Albert Simons and James Itowe to develop Johrens speed but he has it now to such a degree that he has run1 all rivals off their less in his winningjjices this year That he can go any distance horses run nowadays is indicated by his strong finish oh the Helmont Stakes and by the breeding of his sire Spearmint winner of one of the fastest English Derbys on record and a son of the stout old Xew Zealand cup horse Carbine by tin great Musket MusketAn An interesting feature of Johrens iiedigree is that Carbines dam the English mare Mersey was from Clemence the sixth dam of Mr AAhitncys crack threeyearold Clemence produced Gratitude by Knight of the Garter and when bred to Cymbal she produced Encore the dam of Ilelter Skelter by Pell Mell a son of Young Melbourne that was beaten a short head in the Ensom Derby of 1872 1872Ilelter Ilelter Skelter won twentynine races in the west after she was brought to this country from Eng ¬ land and later produced Hurley Hurley the winner of nineteen more when she was mated with the Kentucky Derby winner Itiley son of Longfellow and sire of Daisy F the granddam of Mr AVhit neys twoyearolds Itegret and Thunderer Thundererilurley ilurley Hurley came into the possession of the late William C AVhitney who bred her to Meddler and got Mineola the dam of Johren Mineola was what racing men call an overnight handicap horse not quite good enough to win stake races yet a little better than a selling plater Xew York Herald

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