Admitted to Stud Book: Mare Foaled in 1855 by Lexington-Edith Now Registered, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-19


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ADMITTED TO STUD BOOK Mare Foaled in 1855 by Lexington — Edith Now Registered. « Establish Existence of Thoroughbred Elocd in Renowned Trotting Sire Peter the Great. ♦ — NRW TORK, N. v.. Pehrnary IB.— The aethm of ewarda of the loi k j Clnh at a rat eat bm el inu in aceeptini! for regis tratloa la Ibe Brnd Boot the bay autre foaled ia 1855, prodnced Ibrongh the matinK of Lexington arith Rdtth, by Bore reign Indith, by Glencoe, will be f:ii reaehing. The recognition of thin mare i!i be weleaaaed by atodenta of blood lin.s erery where, :i- it eatablinhea a def-Inite foandation of thorongkhred blood ia the female line of the renowned trot tins sire Peter Ibe Great, •J:07,. The lockey Clnba Intereat in the premise* waa vilely t.. eatabliali tlie breeding of the foal born to Edith .11 tbe Wellswood plantation in 1855. Tm evidence waa embodied in the form of affidavit* by lefferaoa Well* nf Alexandria, La., and Tb tnaa Montfort Wells of Colfax, la Ibe name The Well* family la . ne i the beat known in the Boat* and Includes :i porernor of Loniaana. The affidavita in the caae were referred toFraafc K. Stargi*. chairman of the breeding bureau of the lockej Club, as amittee r one. Mr. Stu • report, which *.:s duly adopted ni the meeting of the lockey Club In tbia itv on Thursday, February ft, follows: T the Stewards of Ibe lockey club: lent h in. n At y nr meetiai ■ !d lannary 12, lJ-2. yon appointed me as :. committee of oni to examine sad my conclusion* as to certain affidavit* affecting the pedigree of ■ hay atare -.U to be by Lexington Edith, by Sovereign, and foaled in is-.-. i bow beg !■. rabtnit my report and findings in this ii. Aftei a no st careful and extensive examination the affidavita, papers, data, etc., rabmlttcd mi eon hn Ion and i..ii. i at tl •■ said m ire Ed th bad . roal In 1-."".. tbe year prior to failing Milton If. If In I8r «, which liome is the flral reported produce of Edith in Braces Stnd Hook. It Is I i ter evident to me that the reason the progeny of Edith loaled In 1855 does not appear in the record of Brines Stud Hoe!- la that the foal was dropped by Edith i . tbe State i Louisiana, and hence * .mi. ted by Mr. Brace, whose information and records arere From sources obtained In Kentucky, where the mares of General T. -I . W. !s were kept for breeding purposes, and thai .wing . soln I ion he adopted : That tin registrar is Instructed t" place on the records of the lockey club that the bay autre foaled iu 1 "•■ I • Imported Sovereign, oot • Indith. by imported Glen ■■. Foaled * bay filly in 1855, by Lexington, and is Further instructed to embody such prodm-e In volume 1 of tbe American Stnd Book a ten reprinted, and to place all s, letters .and affidavits in this case la a rpicial file lobe carefully preserved." ROMANCE CF THE EDITH TILLY. There la ■ romance connected with the filly born to Edith In 1855, whoae Identity haa been established through tbe tireless industry of V. II. Gocher, secretary of the National Trotting Uors A -s. ..... t i. n. Following a ban! trix.u him by the late May Overton of Saahville, Tena., a weU-known breeder of trotters. Mr. Gochers .in.-i ■ bim to Tennessee and Louisiana, and in the latter state l:" found tin men who remembered Edit i*a daughter vividly. lefferaoa Wells of Alexandria, who waa 18 years of age in 1854, recited the iter] of taking Edith to the Metairie race coarse at Sew «.:-!.:i;is along «iiii Lecompte, which waa to run a«i:t Lexington on April . 1854. He was i i- male General nomas lefferaoa Wells • lef side .a the conduct of the racing and breeding activities at Wellawood plantation, whose i treasures included the famous pray mare Beel, I • nneestresa of Domino, and the dam of Prioress, Stark, Lecompte, Panny Wells, War Dance and other noted performers. 1!.- told how Edith was in a race and was i red to Lexington i hot ses ra e with lecompte. Tbea follows tbe history of the bay filly b ra . .. alt of ild anion. Row she was never rained for racing, having become touched in the wind, and n not even named Is recorded h I i veteran, who la sound mentally .and physi. j having during the occasion of Mr, Goelier*a i 1 1.!.|. ii la miles In a motor i . f ■ t Igtn How ila- mi re in 1881 waa given to his • ... . M in loi Wells by Gem i I • I young cavalryman rode off to in.-war la detailed with rirctiatstantlality. 1 his i. ate. a Men , i named Lady !•• ■ bj Thomas Montfort Wells, had been nurreptition bled to a pacing horse known ■ Aikenhead, hj 1 aac Dixon, a coloretl | m. and Thomas Monl fori Well . In bis affidavit, tella l....v he waa compelled to trade her off at Clarksville, Teun.,dtir in the v iieai from Fort tkmelaon, becan e of I. i i.ein so heavy with foal that ahe uais anable to ....;. pace with tbe other boraea. 1: — i a . ■ deacribed as lieing l"..1 hand high and to poaesa n peculiar mark In ti..- -l...|..- ..f a small whit back of in r right ear which served to identify Iter hi : ft.-i years. This mark was referred to in the affidavits of leffi rs m Welbt and 1 r Montfort Wells and also in that of Fielding Aitgua-tia Tfaaanaa, son ..f loe Thomas, tbe Mack ruith wh cot the mare in ■ trad.-. Lady li.-s-; was partetl with reluctantly in exchange for a gelding which was tin- property of the smith at who ,■ shop a halt was made to have their horses shod. The produce of ibis mare Lady Bess, now duly recognised as a thoroughbred, .- a colt afterward known as Creole and Ibe Sam lohnaon horse which sired Dixie, tbe great granddam of Peter the Great 2:07%. It N .-,t this point that the trotting horse authorities take up the burden of pro f and. at a recent meeting of the American Trotting Begiater Aesocla-lion. after straightening out the female line from the mare Dixn-. ti:.- w,-..te Mr. Gocher; ••li:.!! the matter of establishing the pedigree of the mare Lady Beea dam of Creole as being ■ thoroughbred daughter of Lexington properly belongs to the authorities conducting the stud Book Among those who helped in finance the research wrk of secretary Gocher were W. B. Dickerman, the well-known breeder of trotters, and I. E. Madden, interest in a good bOfSe if any breed is keen. Lang age la dlacuasing Peter the Great 2:07% Mr. Madden wrote secretary Gocher: "The like of Peter the Great a*, a -ire of trotters was never seen and poaaiMy never will be, -.-. it i- essential that his brand should be known at least in the fourth dam. so that his ancestors may get proper credit ia the history ..f the trotting bane and also Inform the student bow much aaddle blood, thorouehbred. pacing and work horse go to make the caeceoafaJ trotting sin-.*

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