view raw text
ENDURANCE TEST PROBABLES 1 List of Horses Now in Training for Forthcoming Event. Sixteen Carefully Selected Animals Are Undergoing Strenuous Preparation. WASHINGTON. 1. C. July A number of thoroughbred horses, purchased with funds contributed by the thoroughbred horsemen of Kentucky, are now in training at the Remount Service Stables here for the three-hundrcd-mile endurance test to be contested over the route from Camp Vail, X. J., to Washington, from October 10 to 14, this year. The horses were purchased as the result of the proposal made to the Remount Service by the Kentucky thoroughbred horsemen following the failure of all but one of the thoroughbreds entered in last years test to linish. The Kentucky thoroughbred interests made the proposition that the horses bo purchased with funds to be furnished by them and put into training under the direction of Major Stanley Koch and Lieutenant T. II. McCrcery of the Remount Service, who finished first and third, respectively, in the test last year. Since that time Mr. Windsor T. White of Cleveland. ., has also contributed a generous sum toward this purpose, and it is understood that the Maryland Jockey Club is also going to make contributions for this samj work. 1ndcr the conditions with which this money is donated, these horses are to become the property of the United States Government, with the exception of one horse each for Major Koch and Lieutenant McCreery. As soon as this money became available letters were written to all the musters of fox hounds through-nut th! country and to other horsemen who it was thought might lie in touch with the sort of horses required for this test. A horse that we were looking for was a compact, close-built, weight-carrying hunter, absolutely sound, traveling absolutely true and with good, sound feet, not too small and preferably from seven to ten or eleven years old. Probably at least two hundred horses have been inspected in all parts of the East to select these horses, and the following have been purchased and put in training: OSW1N Bay gelding, by The Puritan Miss Padden, by Ugly. AVcight, 1.130 pounds; height, sixteen hands, one inch; girth, seventy-three inches; cannon, eight inches; age, nine years. This horse was bred by Mr. Cheney of Columbus. Kan., and was sold to Major Irwin of the cavalry as a yearling. He has used him as his mount since a three-year-old on the Mexican border and throughout the West. COSMIC Chestnut gelding, by Countless -Mjosen. by My Boy. Height, fifteen hands, three and one-half inches; weight, 1.030 pounds; girth, seventy-two and three-iuartcr inches; cannon, eight and one-uarter inches; age. eight years. Bred by Mr. John F. Smith and purchased from Mr. Windsor T. White. He was raced as a two-year-old and once as a five-year-old. Raced a total of nine times, won three, second once, third once. SCKUBWOOD Bay mare, by Bushey Park Cortina, by Diamond. Height, fifteen hands, two inches; weight, 1,030 pounds; girth, seventy-two inches; cannon, seven and one-half Inches: age, thirteen years. Imported from England in 1915 by the Wickliffe Stud, Lexington, Ky. She was imported as a brood inure, but has proved barren and has been used as a hack for the last two years. LOGICAL Chestnut mare, by Celt Logistilla, by Locohatchee. Height, fifteen hands, three inches; weight. l.OSo pounds; girth, seventy-one and one-half inches: cannon, seven and three-quarter inches; age, six years. This man; was bred by Mr. Arthur Hancock," Ellcrslie Stud, Va. Ran twice as a two-year-old and twice as a three-year-old, unplaced. This mare is an excellent type in every way. BOSTON Chestnut gelding. by Gieemvays Best Queen Mary, by Atheling. Height, fifteen hands, three inches; weight, !M0 pounds; girth, seventy inches; cannon, seven and three-nuarter inches; ago. seven years. Bred by Mr. E. R. Bradley of Kentucky. This horse ran fourteen times as a three and four-year-old, unplaced. CHARMING BILLY Chestnut gelding, by Lucky tbnrin--Bcssio Gum, by St. Leger. Height, fifteen hands, three ami one-half inches; weight. 1,110 pounds; girth, seventy-five inches; cannon, eight and one-half inches; age. seven years. Bred by Mr. W. T. Jones, Galesburg, 111. This horse is a fair type only. Since purchase he has gone blind ill one eye. EUOMALA Bay gelding, by Marchniuiit II. A fa Mode, by Rossington. Height, fifteen hands, three aud oue-half laches; weight, l.OtlO pounds; girth, seventy-three and one-half inches; cannon, seven and three-quarter inches; age, eleven years. Bred by Mr. J. W. Fuller. Willis Point, Tex. This horse was not broken until this year. He is an excellent prospect and is doing well. BAY GELDING Unnamed Registered No. S7,-!I74, by Firestone Margaret Alice, by Contestor. Height, fifteen hands, two inches; weight, 1,030 pounds: girth, seventy inches; cannon, seven and three-quarter inches; :i;:e, six years. This horse was bred in Virginia and has been used as a polo pony, hack and hunter. Has never raced. WELDSIIIP Chestnut gelding, by Sea Horse II. Moon Daisy, by Star Ruby. Height, sixteen hands, three inches; weight, l,22."i pounds; girth, r.eventy-six inches; cannon, eight and one-half inches; age. twelve years. Bred by Mr. G. R. Tompkins of AVarrenton, Va. Property of Mr. E. Weld of Warrenton, Va., who has loaned him to the Remount Service for this ride. This horse is a steeplechaser, having run sixty-four times, of which he has won twenty-two and finished second sixteen times and third three times. An excellent type. COMMODORE GAUNT Buy gelding, by Sir Wilfred Follow On. by Sir Singleton. Height, sixteen hands; weight, l,V- pounds; girth, seventy-four and one-half inches; cannon, eight and one-quarter inches. The property of Mr. J. Temple Gwathmey of Warrenton, Va., who has loaned him to the Remount Service for this test. An excellent type and is doing especially well. GOLD REVIEW Chestnut gelding, by Oriolus Excitement, by Uutliusiast. Height, sixteen hands, one and one-half inches; weight, 1,140 pounds; girth, eighty inches: cannon, eight and one-half inches: age. nine years. This horse was imported from Ireland by Mr. C. I. Lanier of Greenwich, Conn., who hunted him the last two seasons. Previously to that he had hunted two seasons in Ireland. This horse is a grand type, being a typical Irish thoroughbred. RACHEL W A R FI ELD Bay mare, by Little Dutch Eland, by Martinet. Height, sixteen hands; weight, 1,123 pounds; girth, seventy-six and one-half inches; cannon, eight aud one-half inches; age, five years. This mare was bred by Mr. R. War-field. Elizabethtown. Ky., and has never raced. Has been schooled as a hunter and steeplechaser. A good type. SANDS OF TIME Chestnut stallion, by Beach Sand Alma K., by Conrad. Height, sixteen hands; weight, 1,123 pounds; girth, sixty-four inches; cannon, eight and one-half inches; age. six years. This stallion was purchased for breeding purposes by the Remount Service Bureau from Mr. Victor ,M:ithcr br Philadelphia, Pa. An excellent type. He is being trained for this race to show the country at large the sort of stallions the Remount Service is putting out. BANK NOTE Bay gelding, by Greenback Talavora, by Carbine. Height, fifteen hands, two and one-half inches; weight. 1,023 pounds; girth, seventy inches; cannon, eight and one-half inches; age, five years. This horse was trained as a two-year-old, but was not raced. He is an excellent type. VAGRANT Bay gelding, by Allan-a-DaleNuit Blanche, by Scotch Mist. Height, sixteen hands; weight. 1,080 pounds; girth, seventy-five and one-half inches; cannon, eight and one-half inches; age, five years. Bred by Mr. J. Watson Webb of Shellmrne. Vt. Has never raced, but has been used as a hunter. Ho is an excellent type. LADY SPIR1TUELLI5 Black mare, by Udrim Servilia, by Sensation. Height, fifteen and one-half hands; weight. 1,030 pounds; girth, seventy-two and one-half inches; cannon, eight and one-half inches; age, nine years. Bred by Mrs. L. A. Livingston of Rancecas Stud. N. Y. Purchased from Mr. T. O. Bate, Ottawa, Canada. This mare is an old race campaigner, having run over 100 races. These horses are going two and one-half hours each day at a walk, carrying 200 pounds. A considerable part of this work is up aud down hills and over rough ground. Once a week each horse is taken on the road for two hours at a six-mile-an-hour gait. They are jumped daily over a course of low jumps set four yards apart, with a view to building up aud strengthening their back and loius and improving their balance. All of them are doing finely, although the present spell of hot weather has been a great drawback in their training. It is the intention to start only such of these horses as show sufficient promise to make a really creditable showing for the thoroughbred horse.