Whitney Wants Messenger, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-18


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WHITNEY WANTS MESSENGER SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 17. Harry Payne Whitney was so much im- I pressed by the showing of Messenger in the i Grab Bag Handicap that he submitted a fat offer of 5100,000 to August Belmont for the spanking son of Fair Play, which has all the ear marks of a great hoise and might develop into another Man o War with racing. At the present he is as promising as Man o War and Louis Feustel, who has trained both colts, is as enthusiastic over Messenger as he was over the champion. Mr. Belmont left for New York on Wednesday evening and is expected back some time Friday, or perhaps early Saturday morning. Thosa who know Mr. Whitney best say that he is not the man to stop when he wants anything. Negotiations for the acquisition of j the giant chestnut will no doubt be renewed as soon as the breeder of Messenger reaches ! Saratoga. I If the exchange is made the colt will fill I his racing engagements and be placed in I the Brookdale Stud. Mated with the daugh-! ters of Broomstick and Whisk Broom II. he j should be a success. In the opinion of good judges Messenger is ! a more evenly turned colt than Man o War. Both are remarkable as race horses and are a credit to the Fair Play Rock Sand cross j which has given the turf so many good horses.

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