Big Price for Firebrand: Jefferson Livingston Purchases Son of McGee for 0,000, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-21


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BIG PRICE FOR FIREBRAND + Jefferson Livingston Purchases Son of McGee for 0,000. * . J. E. Madden Sells Surf Rider for 5,000 — Latest Louisville Turf Gossip. l,oi isv ILLF. Kv . March i0. That Ike Market Cm tberevfhbred banes is in .in aaasaallr health; state at tin- ■Maori time araa manifested today whea B. M. Odeea, acting for Jefferson Living-ton. purchased Firebrand, four year old son of UrOrV — Subdue, from .1. S. Hawktaa, Cat sio.ono. and Kaj ■peace, trainer for Montfort Jones, aeejafared Surf Kider, thrrr rrar eM gelding, by superman — Sea Spray, from .lolin K. Madden at a cost of SlTi.OUO. Odom will send Firchrtnd to Now York tomorrow morning and will stop off en unite ;tt frf "a* to pick u] Newmarket, a two -year-old colt, whii li lie bought for his employer List Saturday for .".000. Spcuce transf erred Surf Kider to the Jones stable this morning. With hnr-cmeii. jockeys and followers of racing jwuring in from the winter tracks, the turf roloiiy here is assuming large proiiortions and these two sales were the chief subject of conversation in all quarters today. The Firebrand deal was the largest consummated in Kentucky from a financial standpoint in many years and it gives evidence that owner Livingston, whose representation in racing has been meager for several years, plans to leturn wilh a stable of unusual strength. Spcnco conducted the negotiations for Surf Uider in his own name and said that he purchased the horse for bis own interest at present, but he is confident that Montfort Jones will take him over from him in the near future. The Superman gelding is fiHflhln for the Kentucky Derby, and it is the general opinion that he will be the main reliance of the Jones establishment in tie- bis race. Little or no surprise araa occasioned over the price paid for Fin-brand ami several veteran horse-inch here expressed the opinion today that he was a bargain al that figure. Last autumn . V. Clark and Willis Sharpe Kilmer endeavored to purchase him. tut belli deals fell thiotigh for some reason or am tier A* one time trainer Oeorge V. Barnes of the Clark stable was eertaia that he would obtain tlo borse and the deal had progressed 10 the stage altera all lhat was left was paying over the money, but Ilawkirs made an eleventh liour dec i-iou not to ■eg. FIREBRAND S GOOD RECORD. Daring his career ta dare Kin-brand has araa sj rac-s and finished second twice in -ixticn starts. Four of his victories arare in stakes and thev swelled his t,,tal earnings tins far to |SMM. B« did no graduate from the maiden ranks until lasl .Tune 51 at Lataaia and he aci itiiplishcd this foa1 in a lace tat non v. iriners. The following day he won he lii Brock Handicap, ovei the distance cf one end one MMTtO mi!.-, worth IB, 3H net. fatal autrmn at the Latollia course Fitcbrand won the l.atouia Handicap, one and a sixteenth miles, with a ralne of XVL-O to the winner, am the Covington Handicap. ocr the louto of oue and Ihroe sixteenths miles, which netted his owner ,600. He wound up his three-year-old year in a IdtiKc of glory by winning the Lextagtea tup Handicap oil the final day of tie Kentucky racing in 1l -1. healing two su-h good long distance per formers as raited Verde and Kvt rminator. which finished back of him in the ardef named. Thi-race wtis at one and a half miles and he carried 111 iKiunds. It wis worth SJ.H0O net. The two he i race* he ever raa resulted in defeat win n on October Ill at I eteail he carried 111 pounds and finished second to Dr. Clark, hur-dohed with 119. the smallest of margins separating the pair at the end. This race was at one and an eighth miles and il was rnn in l:i!l... a m Kentucky record. I pon another occasion Kit of White rail one and u sixteenth miles jn 1:44% to beat him n neck. Firebrand runs equally as well over any kind of a track and his victories are ahead evenly divided betwepn muddy and fast going. Lie is exten aire!* entered in the Kentucky -tak-vs for the coin iug season, but owner Livingston will have to be ••onleit with winning overnight races with him in the Last as he is not engaged in any of the rtefj attain of that section. SURF RIDER QUITE PROMISING. Surf Rider faced the barrier ;welve times last year in the la lariat ef 1 B. Haddea and was successful in six of tin in and eaned Slli.4.M». Three of his wins were in stakes. lie aaaesed In ltahylon Qaadicap, worth ,973 n the winner at Aiiueduct. the Champagne Stake- at l.elmo::t Park, of which bis share v.s si.lllf. and the Oceauus Handicap at Jamaica, which had a net vara* of sl.tir.u In the last named race he carried lllt pounds Inlike rirebiaad. Surf Uider wa- nominaied for all i if Hie rich stakes for whnh he is eligible in all sections oi the eoaatry. lie has i a g.illoping steadily a!! winter and look- in superb coi.uitiou even at thi: early date. Snow fell throughout the day here and as a result tliere was little raining al tithe* Churchill Downs or Douglas Iaik A few h"i ses wen- mi the track nt the latter place, but they ware given only light gallops Tin- trainera eaarflaed their efforts to shed work at the Daanaa. This mm* tin- first day of real bad weather here in some time and the second snow of III" winter. Il melted as fasi as it fell. .Most of the beraea are fairly well ad.aiKcd in their training and if the] do not encounter much bad weather f:nm mm on will be ready for hard racing earlier 111. -li lawal this year. William Harder and William Hamilton, assist ant- to slaiter . P. Hade, ale schooling two-year-olds at Douglas Park, but Hum irate unable to work tod.y. Their work at present is confined to -everal stables, are bearing the eiptaaa themselves, among them being Montfort Jones. II. «* iltmli Kidier and John I-owc. a- public school ing will not iM-gin until the hitler part of the luouth Ftauk M Taylor 0 lookiug aflet a divisiou of the John F. Madden Iiom- at the Down- He will take eight of its members ;0 Jamaica soon after April 1. Madden will thin his establish , meiit out considerably before trainer W. Chuck i Walker departa for the Fast with the main head A new office for general manager Matt J. Winn i of the Kentucky Jockey Club, as wail at three ■ living rooms with all the conveniences of the best t be tela, is betas erected at ihe Downs. They ere • situated over the main offices ami a balcony will I be built from which manager Winn and hU gveata - can watch the laces.

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