Something About Colt McKinley: Mr. Vanderbilts Entry in the English Derby a Fine Young Race Horse., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-20


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SOMETHING ABOUT COLT McKINLEY Mr Vanderbilts Entry in the English Derby a Fine Young Race Horse The Vanderbilt colt McKinlcy which is still being supported in the betting about the Epsom Derby to be run June 4 is one of the band of horses sent by the American owner to Spain lust year under the charge of William Duke when the possibilities of racing in France seemed almost forlorn and was actually delayed until the late autumn The colt which was regularly ridden by Frank ONeill made his first appearance in the Prix Salvaticrra at San Sebastian August 8 when he was accompanied to the gate by his stable companion Tchad L Lyne Odds of 5 to 4 were bet on the Vanderbilt pair coupled and Tchjjd won by a length from M A Eknayins Churruca McKinlcy being third threequarters of a length away Ten awayTen days later the three colts met in the Criterion of San Sebastian and this time Churruca which won again beat McKinlcy by threequarters of a length Tchad which was giving the first named nine pounds being third a half length behind behindThat That was the last occasion however on which McKinley suffered defeat On August 25 he won the Prix Royal threequarters of a mile at San Sebastian starting favorite at 6 to 4 and beating Baron Saeyens Couvcnez Vous H Edmond Blancs Observateur and seven others and finished liis en ¬ gagements on the San Sebastian track by carrying off the Final Criterion one and oneeighths miles on October 3 the band readily beaten by him includ ¬ ing Captain J D Colms Le Sund and M E Blancs As AsMcKinley McKinley was then sent ou to Madrid where he won the Prix du Tage five and onehalf furlongs and lie wound up the season on November 5 by tak ¬ ing the valuable Madrid Criterion one mile beating the royal colt Montmirail Tchad Vertouquet and Le Sund SundIt It was evident that when he had become accus ¬ tomed to racing all sorts of distances were alike to McKinley and his victories over one and one elghtli miles were proof of the youngsters stamina He is doing well in his French training quarters

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