Colins Best Son, on Watch: Stoutest and Purest Strains of Three Countries England, Australia and the United States, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-22


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COLIN S BEST SON, ON WATCH STOUTEST AND PUREST STRAINS OF THREE COUNTRIES, ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA AND TEE UNITED STATES, FOUND IN HIS PEDIGREE By EXILE No one better pleased than I to see the undefeated Colin out with a good winner, such as is the National Stakes and Queen City Handicap winner. On Watch. In the running of the former On Watch easily beat the Breeders Futurity winner, Blazes, and the Spinaway heroine, Constancy; certainly, the son of Colin was in receipt of a bit of weight, but what is that over so short a distance as three-quarters of a mile. Apparently On Watch is not a quick beginner, for, as in the National, in the running of the Queen City, he was outpaced at the start, both Kiuburn and Claude Brown racing ahead of him. After slight urging, however. On Watch drew away to win by a ready four lengths, this time carrying top weight, 122 pounds; Never have I lost faith in Colins ability to transmit much of his own great racing ibility to his progeny. Really a better horse than he is generally credited with being, Colin was tried by the Beck-hampton trainer, Sam Darling, who has had a few good ones such as Galtee More,, Ard Patrick and Willonyx through his hands, to be something quite out of the common. Knowing this, I did not hesitate to recommend his purchase when he was among those offered for sale nt the Wickliffe Stud dispersal during the early days of 1918, and even went so far as to say that failure for Colin as a sire was impossible if the blood of such horses as St. Simon, Hampton . nnd Hanover was to be found in his mates. Judging from the pedigree of Colins best son my diagnosis was correct. The late James R. Keenn was a knowledgable horseman, inasmuch as he bought the best blood and brains obtainable. Realizing .to the full that speed is the sine qua iion.iu American racing, Mr. Keene horse the best English mares to be had, with the result he licked the racing platter clean. Horses of the Domino tribe are an absolute out-cross for almost all other lines to Eclipse, all of them, except those of Marsyas descent, and there are but few of these. The sound blood of St. Simon is brought into the pedigree of On Watch. Maybe this soundness of the Galopin tribe does not receive always full recognition hero and this in part the reason of the success of the Gnlopius iu long distance racing, for they are able to stand the drilling ever and ask for more. Rubia Granda is a daughter of the .St. Simon horse Greenan, whose dam is the Springfield mare Sunrise. Return the best blood in the dam to the best blood in the dam of the sire; all of you know this kindergarten bloodstock breeding rule, the Springfield in this case of Greenan is returned to the Springfield of Pastorella. The Great Ruby, granddam of On Watch, is by the Australian-bred horse. Artillery, son of the horse which did more to make Australia famous than any ten men. Musket, for whose descendants no route is too far, nor impost too great. Back of this comes a dash of the iron-limbed blood of the stout-hearted Glenelg, and so to La Henderson, by the immortal of 1S50, Lexington. A rare combination this, of the stoutest and best strains of three countries England, Australia and the United States are grafted onto the speediest blood uuder the sun, that of Alarm. On Watch is well named, and I, writing this with an object in view, an attempt to have mares bred on suitable and similar lines sent to the court of Colfu. If this be done lie cannot fail, and the breeding of Rubia Granda, dam of his best son, our, nlmvar " 7 ....... ....... 2 - i -Alarm 15 E ..23 .j . nira 2 H brown. 1S91 j Mannie Gray .... S1 Domino h ;f2-SL Darebln 14 fler Emma C urllne 14 II , " j Guenn . ." ........ i tFlood U a Glendew 12 H "i . 0 j Stockweil 3 E , 1 gf Albans p Bt- mans - U 0 Springfield 12 J Bribery 2 II bay, 1873 1 Viridis aya5V 12 E Pastorella 19 i-astorena .u 1 t Malll of Palmyra., o E chestnut, 1892 Ncwminster 8 i E Stratheonan StratIienaa 11 U W g X Griselda 1 Souvenir 11 E 1 Perseverance JgJSSr " g "".V::." E se .. I. G-ilonln . o S i Vedette 19 E s r St. Simon nj-baiopin j FJyJnK Duc!iess 3 H Ss r Greenah 1. . brown, 1S1: j St; Angela i King Tom 3 E O n . . ian- 1 , I Adeline 11 II Day. - Springfield 12 J St. . Albans 2.E . t Sunrise Viridis 12 E crt I gunray J King of the Forest... 31 E puura I 1 1 g -J ;., Sunshine 1 II 0 J ToxoPnMte .......... 3 E 5 4 star- Ruby Musket 3 or cj I O ArtilleVv J I D. of W. Australian... 3 M 3- The Great js 1 Ouida .. I Ynttendou 17 E hrown, lbUi 1 1 3 -t Ruby .: 4 Gulnare E bay, 1900 I tGlenelg 20 i Citadel 20 E I" Aella 1 labta 20 H I La Henderson .... "S1"1 , g 1 Kitty Clark 4 H i By Glencoe 1 Imported. fNo family number. tProbably traces to Layton Barb mare.

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