One of Our Grandest Brood Mares: Mannie Gray, Dam of the Black Wonder Domino, and Ancestress of One of Our Best Families, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-14


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ONE OF OUR GRANDEST BROOD MARES Mannie Gray, Dam of the Black Wonder Domino, and Ancestress of One of Our Best Families. Mannie Gray holds an honored place in the list of American brood mares of great fame. A daughter of the grand Leamington horse Enquirer and the War Dance mare Lizzie G., she traced back to Boston on her dams side through Lexington and again through Lecompte, a rare combination. Twice also she threw back to the equally famous Glencoe brood mare Reel. Her first foal came in 1881 in the good colt Ten Strike, by Ten Broeck, which won many races for W. B. Jennings. In 1882 she foaled the colt Sir Knight by Fellowcraft. In 1883 came the filly Bandala by King Ban, and in 18S4 the colt Bannerol by the same sire. Bandala was a capital racer and frequent winner. Bannerol was not raced. Barren in 1885, she produced Lady Reel to Fellowcraft in 188G, and Madame Reel to the same good sire in 18S7. Then she found her true affinity in Himyar, and to him foaled the splendid filly Correction in 1888. Wonderfully fast and successful in racing was Correction. Barren in 1889, Mannie Gray foaled the colt Free Mason to Fellowcraft in 1890. Free Mason raced well, but all that the produce of Mannie had done paled into insignificance when she produced the phenomenal Domino to Himyar in 1891. Mannie Gray was a black mare, and it is not without its significance that this Domino "was the first of her produce stamped with her own color, although Ten Strike was a brown. Domino was a wonder in .racing and stands today as the greatest money winner in American turf history. He was a highly successful sire also, and through his sons Commando and Disguise and his grandsons Peter Pan and Peter Quince, Celt, Colin, Helmet, Luke MeLuke, Superman, Transvaal, Ultimus and others, is now one of jtjie. : ipredopunant forcftiittrAmericaniJ! racing. As a leading American thoroughbred family it only rivaled by the Ben Brush-Bramble-Bonnie Scotland family, so flourishing now through Broomstick and other sons of Ben Brush. In all, Mannie Gray had" twelve living foals equally divided between the two sexes. To all appearances her influence is to an element in many future generations of our thoroughbreds. Her pedigree for four generations back is one that will bear analytic inspection, and reads as follows: ,Faugh-a- f Sir Hercules u f Learning-J Ballagh... I Guiccioli j- J to1- Daughter of. . g111 a 1 f Lexington... .Boston K Lida I Alice Carneal - 2 Lize fAmer Eclipse pjej v Gabriella Os r Lexington.... f Boston a q -War J . Alice Carneal Bl J DanCe"U-l gjfee Uugh- fLecompte.... fBoston S t terf--Edith f Sovereign I Judith :

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