Lexington Male Line Alive: California Colt Lantados, Which Beat Motor Cop, a Direct Descendant, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-01


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LEXINGTON MALE LINE ALIVE California Colt Lantados, Which Beat Motor Cop, a Direct Descendant. For a number of years past it had been taken for granted that the male line of the immortal Lexington was extinct, but last year old timers interested in breeding affairs were pleasantly bar-prisod when at Tijuana the two-year-old It revealed that it is still in existence, a woefully attenuated line it is true, lmt still callable of propagating winning race horses. Recently this demonstration by It has been Bluntly reinforced by the racing of the much better eolt Iantados. Just how good Lantados may really be is yet to be proved, but in what he has done it has been established that he is gifted with the foremost essential of the real racer. Speed. Probably he will show presently what he can do over longer than a sprinting distance. The ancestry of I-intados is well worth consideration. Through Norfolk. Dinperor of Norfolk ami Cruzados he is a direct descendant of Lexington iu the male line. Aside from this nowadays unusual fae! he is otherwise chock full of I exiiigton blood. Alalantn. the dam of Cruzados. was by Grinstead — Blossom, by Virgil. Grinstead was a grandson of Lexington and Blossom was a daughter of the Lexington mare Blunder. Fernanda, the dam of Ini-tados. was by the Anieiiean Derby winner Key id Santa Anita. His dam. Aloha, was l.y the Lexington horse Orinstead. dam the Lexington mare Experiment. Fernandina. dam of Fernanda, was | daughter of Orange Leaf, by Rutherford— Fallen Leaf. Rutherfords dam was the Lexington mare Aerolite and Fallen Leaf was by the Iexington horse Grinstead. dam Mollie McCarty. which in turn was by Lexingtons grandson Monday. Here is enough concentration of Lexington blood to enchant the most devout woishiper of that most wonderful and prepotent sire in American breeding and turf histoiy. It will stand a lot of analysis. In this young horse lies the possibility of at least a partial revival of a line of breeding formerly held in this country to be without a superior in the world. Conjecture can wander wide as to what the effeet of such an outcross as he could give would have on our present fashionable lines. What the present-day breeders might think of the matter is really the determining factor iu the case. It is worth their while to consider the following tinex-t ended pedigree: f f Lexington t f Emperor J Norfolk I Novi.e f- Vf.,No" L, ■ f.Maleolin „ =H folk... Clarion lMa§*ie Mitchell Sfc I I . f Cilroy I f,. . , 2" 5 I.. Atahuata.l , . JGrin8te»a •••• UistertoBuric fvirgii w ~r ?1 Mtlossom I Blunder 2 . .. , f ., . . I Tradueer Or Key el I hev.ot I ,,,„,;., 5= Z ■"*■ L, . fcinstead VUolia Anita.. ,-. |J [ Experiment *■£ 1 f f Order •-I •IPernan- Jflrat Can.... I *£•**,. •k*a... I fRntherferd .iratigeLeaf | K.,lu.n u..f

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