Montfort Joness Pegasus: Saratoga Grab Bag Winner of 1921 One of Formidable Three-Year-Old Group, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-23


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i I I : , J I I i I : [ , I , i . ■ • I MONTFORT JONES PEGASUS Saratoga Grab Bag Winner of 1921 One of Formidable Three-Year-Old Group. In the stable or Montfort Jones, the we-tern oil magnate and one of the best of American turfmen, are five youngsters, now three years old. of the Itest class, probably in this order of merit: Mis Joy. Pegasus. Fair Phantom, St. Henry and Roek- minister. The latter two were named for the Kentucky Derby. Pegasus, considered second in quality to Miss Joy. was -o classed by the Kentucky ha n I i cappers last autumn. The colt was not H nimble of foot as Miss Joy and Fair Phantom, and won but ,744 and two af his ten races, but raced with promise and is framed on lines of suggested improvement. Pegasus began in the summer at L-itonia and after a defeat by Rilly Brush and Hephaistos in a maiden nice for which he ami his stablemate. Cap Rock, were odds-on choices, he won his second race at tiie same course right easily anil was laid aside for Saratoga action. Karly in the Spa racing Oil Man and Richeart bent him f«.v a purse, and in the Inited States Hotel Stakes he and Garner were tardily away and ran in the rear guard of the big field, led home by Morvich. Kai-Sang and Oil Man. Then Pegasus, a stout favorite, and Whiskaway fought out a purse race, and the Whitney colt bea I the Kentuckian easily. Rut in the Grab Rag race the Cdden .Maxim colt showed speed, courage and general racing quality and beat Surf Rider. Pillory. Runstar. William A. and others, the three-quarters, under 118 iK.unds. in 1:11.-.. This was Pegasus lx-st race. In the Grand 1 nion. Sam Hil.lrotis sharp pair. Kai-Sang and William A., each gave him eight pounds and a licking. Saratoga over, the Jones stable went to its favorite racing ground — Kentucky— -and in a purse Pegasus was eased up to let his associate Back- minister win. In the Fort Thomas Handicap the •olt was run to exhaustion to keep up with the winner, again his stable companion the flying Miss Joy. uhi.-h 1k-:i t the fine Hewitt pair. Washington and Startle, in the race. Pegasus tried another handicap before he finished the year. The handicapper gave him top weight. 122 pounds, for the 0,000 Queen City at Lat.-nia. yet he and his partner ivockiiiinister were stout favorites. Startle won. The finish riding was raagfe and Pegasus in front was humped by the winner under Master Lyke and fell. Pegasus racing during the last year is outlined in the table below: Race. Track. Wt. Rider. Disf. Time. Fin. Val. Purse 112: Lunsford Latonia .7 1-2 f 1:07:15 3 8 100 Pane 112 Oaraw Latonia 5 1-2 f 1:07"0 1 1.150 Purse 115 t;arner Saratoga 5-S :5»-r, 3 100 I". S. 1111 llo Garner Sam toga 3-4 l:lls Inji. Purse 10S Garner Saratoga o 1 2 f 1:8S1| 2 2 K Crab Bag 118 Keogh Saratoga 3 4 1:11 -. l MM ti. Ill HH...119 Lyke Saratoga 3 4 1:11% I 7nil Purse 123 Ltmsford Latonia 3 4 1:17% 2 291 Ft. Thomas. .123 Keogh Latonia 31 1:15% Lnp. ... Queen City.. 122 Scobie Latonia 1 1:39::.-, Iup. ... Totals — Races. 10: won, •_: second. 2: third, 3: unplaced. 8 S5.7I4 Pegasus is choicely bred, with three stout American lines on his dams side, and the Golden Maxim Australian and Biti-di strains of s|ed and stamina lioth on the other. Here is his pedigree: ;= r Donc.ister J s Golden J Bend Or I Baa** Rose Garter. | fWaateek "• IJJaata I Sandal » J I it f Musket »-= 2 [Miss J Maxim [Realization 5- ?, .Maxim.],. , Miruil Vetituna.... a!l« IrjMea £? f-. fSt. Serf Sk I rDaateek-J ■"■ I The Task Z 7 land... [, -Derfarg.Ila.. . , I f Onondaga g" §J ,.;Nil, n. B l w f f Ormonde » S I sTrllaaa 1 ," Onnonde.. , [Wm Watercress Brummei si,!,li"1 I Mkaa II.

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