Over There Bred in the Purple: Son of the Epsom Derby and Grand Prix Winner, Spearmint, and Summer Girl, Daughter of Sundridge, Sire of Sun Briar, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-12


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0 VER THERE BRED IN THE PURPLE SON OF THE EPSOM DERB Y AND GRAND PRIX WINNER, SPEARMINT, AND SUMMER GIRL, DAUGHTER OF SUNDRIDGE, SIRE OF SUN BRIAR By EX ILE Just liow good a horse was Over There when he finished in a cantering first for the Realization I do not know. Last back end Over There gave a really good performance in his closing act of the season when he finished ahead of the subsequent Kentucky Oaks winner Lillian Shaw. The son of Spearmint, however, met with but varying success this year until Saratoga time came round. On August 19 he beat a rather indifferent band for a mile race and quickly followed this up by defeating ltecount and Crank in another race over a mile course. Thunderclap, conceding two pounds, proved too good for him in a mile spin at Helmont Park, and next came the Itealization, in which Vexatious was quite unequal to the task of giving him nine pounds actual weight. Thunderclap was onecc again his master, this time at level weights for the Kos-lyn Handicap, and next Over There beat War Kiss and Hally, once more racing over the mile distance. King Plaudit beat him, easing up, on the last Ta of September. From this it would appear that Over There showed his best form on Itealization day, for Vexatious was good enough to beat Milkmaid for the Alabama Stakes, although in this race ,she was in receipt of twelve pounds. In the defense of Over There it may be said that these Musket horses, as a general thing, improve as they grow older and that staying is" their forte and the best of Over There for this reason may not as yet have been seen. Over Theres sire. Spearmint,- won the Derby and Grand Prix. 1 have always understood the One Thousand .Guineas winner, Flair, was tile stables preferred ifor Lpsom,- but the daughter of St. Frus-qiiin wenfT. wrong behltid. "-necessitating a hurried preparation and the substitution of Spearmint, and what an able substitute he was. is a matter of turf history. On being sent across to France Spearmint won the Grand Prix in good style, defeating among others Mr. Vanderbilts champion, Maintenon. Spearmint broke down shortly afterward and raced no more and as a sire lias attained to only moderate success. Not by any means a smooth turned horse is Spearmint, something of the cut of a Waler, his best offspring, I suppose, the rather angular gelding Lance Chest, which I saw defeat that equine celebrity Prince Palatine for the Princess .of Wales Stakes over the July course at Newmarket. The gigantic Catmint, another sou, was not good enough even to obtain a situation in Tagalies Derby, though he afterward won the. Goodwood Cup. Johren was about the best looking of the Spearmints I have seen and must have been a good horse on Saratoga Cup day, for even old Koamer could not make him run, and this, too, in face of the fact that he had only a few days previously reeled off his mile in 1:34. Carbine I saw in 1S9G at the Duke of Portlands Hunciecroft Stud, near Worksop. A rather light colored, straight-necked bay, tremendous driving power, an idle, sluggish horse in his slow paces, but a clinker on the track and up to any weigiit. His old trainer. Walter Hickenbotlian. once told me he did not think the weight, somewhere around 14." pounds, would have prohibited had the colt stood training, a second victory in the two-miles Melbourne Cup.. Slimmer Girl, dam of Over There, is a daughter of that wonderfully fast horsc-.atid July Cups winner, Sundridge. which all of you know as the sire of Sunstar and Sun Hriar. Permission is by Persimmon, the best horse, best at everything, bv St. Simon. The pedigree runs on down to Woodcraft, by Voltigeur. dam. of the Derby winner. Kingcraft, and Grea Tom. and also of Andred. which sired a number of good winners in Italv. I have by no means lost faith in Over There. "Well do I know he has met reverses of late, but these Musket horses have a habit of improving as thev grow older, and why not Over There? whose double infusion of the Hlacklock strain on his dams side should do much to help him in his race course endeavors next -year.- S - - - - Interest also attaches to Over Theres coming career as a sire. This country is only partially supplied with Musket blood and Knight Errant is the sire of that hardy campaigner. Koamer. Horses of wonderful vitality and iron constitution are these Muskets. 1 hey wear well and no distance for them is too great and when the time comes, as it undoubtedly is coming, that races of a long distance will become the fashion in the United States horses carrying the staying blood of Musket will soon become more sought after. Over There is a member of the No. 11 family, and when these No. 11 horses do come good, they are extra good, and this is the familj of Hirdcatcher, Australian, Fisherman and ot. oimou. 3 Toxophilite 3 -J Longbow 21 E lnv isi!7 1 I r-B-rdemain 3 h Musket I Daughter of ...... J West Australian .... 7 "U Hrown Hess 3 K ,r I Knowsley 3 J Stockwell 3 j.; Mersey - Daughr of Orlando K s 2 Clemcnce J Newminster s K . I Kulogy ." j2 1ml L"011 1 i Stockwell g f f ,,"," Mintins 1 , ;; K Pardigm ... IE Ait le iJ by. 1883 Mint Sauce j Voting Melbourne ....25 M I x I I fSycee 1 K bay. 1S07 t Skylark ...15 J King Tom 3 v; g2 I Warble 1 J I Wheatear !!!l5 E W Conturnix j Thunderbolt 11 ; H - " v "."- I Fravolina 1 k s , Anlhion Aniiii,r,,r, 10 Speculum or j Speculum 1 k g , . , . f 12 J Hosebcry 22 I Ladylike E W t. Sundridge .. 2 j chestnut, 1SS0 guk.Wo j ,Icrmit "r o chestnut, 1S98 -1 I Katcatchers Daugr. ..p K. wss " Springfield 12 J St. Albans E 5 I Sierra 2 -! Viridis 12 e cs rt J I Sanda J Wenlock 4 e 1 " I Sandal 2 E 2 a ,.,.! St. Simon ......11 j Galopin 3 v . .- . Persimmon ....7 AngJlica ....11 E Persimmon .11 J bay, 1893 j Perdita J Hampton 10 E w 1 brown, 1S09 1 I llermione 731 Queens Mes- j Trumpeter 1 e I. Heprieve 11 senger 1 j Queen Hertha 1 H I Prowess j Saunterer 27 E . , . Woodcraft 11 E ,T Imported. tN6 T. family number. . ,

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