Bright Star over in England: Prince Galahad, Winner of the Chesham Stakes at Ascot and the Dewhurst Plate at New, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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BRIGHT SMmWEmMENGLUffl PRINCE GALAHAD, WINNER . OF. THE jCHESHAM STAKES AT ASCOT AND THE DEWHURST PLATE AT NEWMARKET: MAY HAVE . A GREAT FUTURE By EXILE The pedigree of the Dewhurst" Plate winner, Sir Galahad, is interesting to all horsemen and breeders in this country from the fact that he is a member of the Meades Geler family;- the same to which traces that noted brood mare Picayune. Ella T., ancestress of Sir Galahad, bred those two good horses Banquet and Tea Tray and their sister High Tea all to mating with RayondOr, ;and was, by Lexingtons, son, War Dance. High Tea, which was bred by Mr. Belmont, foaled to Henry of Navarre High Feather in 1899, and she turned,. up in England. .acoupJeoi. years later, racing without success as- a two-year-old in the colors of Mr. Russell Munro. No better luck, though she had a go at the Paddys in Ireland, attended her efforts the following season and in 1902 had her first foal, still the property of Mr. Munro, by Launscbpe. Twb years afterward Dcsca, by Desmond, and now granddam of Prince Galahad, was foaled. Desca won a couple of little purses as a youngster, won four small races at three and had her first foal, a colt by Veles, ih! 1909, and Decagone, by Martagon, two years later. Desca was sent away to South America, and it would be interesting to know what has become of her there. Decagone won the Brockleby Stakes on her first appearance, but did no good in a racipg- wathereidfteii; rPnhcC Galahad is her second foal, the first, a filly by Cyllene, being shipped early to South Africa. So far Prince Galahad has only twice faced the starter. In his first try, then running as ihe Decagone" colt, at Ascot, after being practically left at the post; scored in ready style from Fiddle-de-dee and Pelops in the Chesham Stakes, and now seems to be the only one to threaten danger to the flying gray Tetratema forDerby honors next year. Prince Galahad is bred on the plan of uniting the strains of Galopin and Bend Or, which has ere this resulted in the production of Speptre, Zinfandel, Challacombe St Leger, Flying Fox, Pommern, Wool Winder, etc. The increasing, success of Prince Palatine as a sire is gratifying. I take him to be the best horse T ever saw race, and have understood that he was not at all sure with his mares during; the earlier days of his stud life, but this appears to have been overcome, and with any sort of luck. .He should play " a strong hand, both? in this country and abroad, for some years to come. In England, in addition to , Prince Galahad, there .are the Chesterfield and Bessborough Stakes" winner He Goes and the filly Plunkette, and in this country Prince Palatine has Donnacona, certain of improvement from two to three; Prince Pal, a bit too coarse and. bulky to develop inlb astayer, though his speed is. Tihquestioned; Tie takes more after the Sundridge df his dairi than the St v Simon of his sire; then there is a hard, flinty, true made chestnut, dam Melody, now a weanling, at Cbnlmander Ross place near Laurel to keep things going. Prince Galahad traces to no Bruce Lowe figure tap root, and it is quite some time since a really good horse came from this Meades Celer mare family. Epsom classic honors, however, on rhis account must not be reckoned beyond Jiim, as a precedent was established in 1913 when Durbar II. won , the DerDy, and iDurbar boasts no Bruce Lowe number. " For some time past I have held to the opinion that the English are breeding horses too much in a line. .Galopin to Stockwell to Hampton tp lsonomy and, so, on, arid for . this reason am of the opinion a thorough butcross would bring about good results, and what with The Tetrarch leading the winning, sires over there it would appear the outcross is working. c.-c- " " I G.ilonin" 3 i Vedette .19 E ii St. Simon .......11 1 Flying Duchess 3 II , .,jf?iM . . fStv, Angeli King Tom .1 E Adeline ..-.11 II - Hampton .10 J Lord Clifden 2 E T.iuo tt rer,,lta 11 . f5v : ;,Lad.v, .Ingdeji . M,-ri.10, E . g bay, 1881 Ilermione J Young Melbourne . . . .25 M f -1 -J j Ii Belle Helene 7 E . , , Isonomy-........19 J Sterling 12 E ft - S , r , , . f Isinglass 3 1 1 Isola Bella . .19 E T T1 g iJidy Light-. bay, 1890 - Dead Txck i Weniock .4 E W t, rot . 1, 1 Malpractice ...3 E 3g S bay, ,1900 " " Ayrshirea-.i..... 8 Hampton 110 K 3 lGlare 1 Atalanta ... 8 R O r bay, 1891 j Footlight J Cremorne 2 II g . . A , Paraffin 1 E S ,1 Doneaster 5 Stockwell 3 E J5" , f Bend Or .11 i 1 Marigold 5 E 3 .,. Martagon .1R chestnut. 1877 Rouge Rose i Thormanby,... 4 II s f , . Ellen Home 1 E J " Sweetmeat 21 II - - Tii"" "1ini Macaroni 14- S Tiger Lily .... .10 J Jocose 14 II Srt bay, 1875 " Polly Agnes "" The Cure ft E I. g S Miss Agnes 1 E g , T,cmni1 ic. 10 I 1 St. Simon 11 Galopin 3 E t5 Desmond Sr. Angela 11 E : 2. Tiesca Tcsca ...... j brown,. 1S93 LAbbesse de j Trappist IE Jouarre Festive 10 II bay, U04 fn, , Peatlier " I . Henry of Na- J Knight of Ellerslie.. 37 E . L cliestnut. , . rl" 1898 -n! varre -20, j i Moss Rose ..20 II T?a ,Rayon d0r 3 B . ,.,H . , , . . , tElla T. , - II Imported. tNo family number. " . . i

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