Breeding of a Noted Record Maker: Things Done That Made Ten Broeck the Idol of Kentucky in Days Long Past, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-11


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1 BREEDING OF A NOTED RECORD MAKER Things Done that Hade Ten Broeck the Idol of Kentucky in Days Long Past. To say that Ten Broeck was. the idol of Kentucky in his days of glory is stating his case mildly. He was a wonderful creature and curiosity in regard to him-was not confined to his native state. Elsewhere there was vast admiration for this smasher of records and a desire to see him in action. Ten Broeck was a handsome bay horse with a taking way of going, and when in the course of the racing of 1876 and 1877 he presented the racing world with the then almost unbelievable records of a mile in 1:39, two miles in 3:27, three miles in 5:26 and four miles in 7:15 his loyal worshipers might well feel justified in considering him a race horse without precedent and beyond ordinances. That Aristides should run away from him in the first Kentucky Derby and in a two and a half mile race at. Lexington, or that Parole should defeat him in the memorable three-cornered race at Pimlico, in which Tom Ochiltree was the other battler, made not the slightest difference to his devoted followers. These were merely hard luck incidents to be deplored in their estimation. All the Ten Broeck records referred to have been wiped out in an age of incomparably faster race tracks, but there is no decrying their surpassing merit at the time they were made as truly remarkable exhibitions of grand speed and stamina. Moreover, after his racing was over he was a highly successful sire and lives in many present-day pedigrees. His son, Drake Carter, alone was good enough as a race horse to make the reputation of any stallion. Ten Broeck was a mixture of Englands best and this countrys best in breeding, and his pedigree was: r rT.,,.,r. "Economist c fKing Jom11-- I Fanny Dawson g ,l pocahontas.. If8401--- Ghe0"6" ggl shine.. Daugllter of. ftoporapoy I r Boston uoslon fTimoleon X rLexing- i I Sis. to Tuckahoe 5 a ton I Alice Carneal Sarpedon j.-" "J IRowena w l j rBrawners fAmer. Eclipse H 5 I J Eclipse Id. of Henry g antura. f Bertrand .Queen Mary. Lady Fortune

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