Two Virile Sires of the Same Age: Martinet and Dick Welles, Descendants of the Half Brother Stockwell and King Tom, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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, ; : j l l i TWO VIRILE SIRES OF THE SAME AGE Martinet and Dick Welles, Descendants of the Half-Brothers Stockwell and King Tom. Martinet did not do a great amount of racing in England, starting twice when a two-year-old and four times when a three-year-old. His racing was in opposition to the best of his age and was good, but not attended with any great measure of success. His first start was in the famous Middle Park Plate for two-year-olds, in which lie ran fourth to Flotsam, Grcatorex and Rock Sand, the latter being an even money favorite. In liis other race at that age he finished second to Hammerkop in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket. As a three-year-old ids first race was in the Newmarket Biennial Stakes, for which he was the favorite, but ran second to Sermon. His next essay was more fortunate. This was in the mile and a half Hastings Plate at Newmarket and, ridden by Danny Malier, he won by four lengths, with Lovat second, Akbar third and four unplaced. Next he ran unplaced to Flotsam, Rabelais and Gordon in the Newmarket Stakes, and wound up his racing career by finishing third to Mead and Jason iu the Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot. Obviously his racing credentials were quite respectable. Brought to this country he has proved a successful sire and sent many useful horses into racing. His breeding is ou the fashionable English blending of Bend Or-St. Simon blood and his pedigree, is as follows: rDoncister 1,oncdster"" Stockwell I s f J Marigold g Bend Or. - fThormunby - S S-l L"ouge kol.. EUcn Home St- c r-vr i f Sweetmeat 5 Macaroni 22 Tiger j jocose - Lily 1 fThe Cure J l-101IJ Pollv A-nes A,u-S-- H jiiss Agnes H2 I r , . r Vedette j01"" Lnd k St. Simon 1 1st: Angela... Lipalm- rT,eer"M!EgSne . flower. Jen . mvcr . Buccaneer I Fairy Foaled in the same year that Martinet arrived. Dick Welles was a wonderfully fast . race horse and is one of the. most successful sires of the time, transmitting mucli of his speed to his progeny, as exemplified in his flying son Billy Kelly. Most of his racing was done over Chicago tracks, where lie was idolized. Ilis tremendous flight of speed was dramatically displayed iu a race of three-quarters of a mile one bright day at Washington Park, when he electrified the. racing world by winning in the then unprecedented time of 1:11 after being left at the post. Later on that year lie became the record holder at a mile when lie ran the distance iu 1:37 over the Harlem track. That year, 1903, he started in fifteen races and won fourteen of them. When sent into the stud he made his mark at once and in 1909 was credited with a Kentucky Derby winner when his son, Wintergreen, finished first. He would have had another winner of that coveted nice this, year had the owner, of Billy Kelly elected to win with him instead of his stablemate, Sir Barton. In common with his brother, Dick Finnell, Dick Welles is a male line descendant of King Tom. The two are probably- the only King Tom horses standing in this country and there are few. if any, in the stud iu England. It is an extremely valuable line on account of the excellence of its brood mares, the data of the wonderful St. Simon having been a daughter of King Tom. The pedigree of Dick Welles is: - iifKing f"Eta-SS I wl Krnest.W.. SlL f Parmesan.... f Sweetmeat w W I Cyclone. J i- Wf iTyphoon Swili .riiindoo.. ryjrBiI f Hanover A L Florence go I Bourbon f Bonnie Scotland XJ Belle Ella I. 5 Lcs J . fKing f Phaeton 5 B I Tea Rose Alfonso. ... 1 Capitola LTuberose .j.uoerosL "Vigil Buttercup :

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