Here and There on the Turf: Enormous Nomination List Pimlico Futurity of 1925 Honored Significance of a Few Names Isinglass is Uncrowned, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-04


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Mere and There on the Turf Enormous Nomination List Pimlico Futurity of 1925 Honored. Significance of a Few Names. Isinglass Is Uncrowned- The final count of nominations to the Pimlico Futurity of 1925 has exceeded the most sanguine expectations. The list shows a total of 1,558 named. This sets an altogether new mark, and what is of equal importance is that there are 156 different owners and breeders represented in the list. The Maryland Jockey Club did a big thing for breeding when this futurity was inaugurated and it was certain of success from its inception. This has been manifest from the way it has steadily grown in importance. Then a bigger thing was done, when, by reason of the number named overnight to start this year, the race was run in two sections with 0,000 added to each. It is remembered how a filly wras the winner of each race with Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sallys Alley taking one, while the other fell to Edward R. Bradleys Blossom Time. The only other winner of this big race was Benjamin Blocks Morvich, which won it on the occasion of its first decision, in 1921. Never was there produced a stake that found greater favor with breeders, and although it has only been decided in two years, it is in the very forefront of the big races of the American turf. It is i probably destined to reach a venerable and ! honorable age. The race is one for entire colts and fillies and it is closed for unborn foals. All of the breeders of importance are repre-! sented in the list of nominators, but what counts for more is the number of small breeders who have made one or two nominations. That is the evidence of the way the breeding of thoroughbred horses is expanding and it is such races as the Pimlico Futurity that induced such an expansion of the industry. Just a few more names of the race horses that mean something derived from the names of sires and dams: Jigstep is a daughter of Celt and Fox Trot. Seths Lemon combines both sire and dam, being by Seth Lemon Girl. Gaudy is a son of Bryn Mawr and Fancy Dress. The Decision brings his dam to mind, for he is a son of King James and Verdict. Ashlin combines both sire and dam, for she is a daughter of Ashton and Linolin. Fly By Day is a daughter of Broomstick and Fly By Night II. Missionary suggests his dam in his name, for he is a son of Hourless and that good mare Mission. Lucky Hour is also one that is happily named, for his dam is Lucky Catch and he is by Ferole or Hourless. By his naming Hour-less is chosen as his sire and it would be hard to find a more appropriate name if it was to take in both sides of his pedigree. Maximac, winner of the Thanksgiving Handicap at Bowie, is another that combines both sire and dam in his name. He is by Golden Maxim Lily Mac. An attainment of real importance has marked French racing of the present year without attracting any particular attention so far. This is the ousting of Isinglass from the proud distinction of having won more money than any other horse in the history of racing. His dethronement was brought about by Madame Blancs great colt Ksar, quite a wonderful animal in all respects. In all Isinglass is credited with having won 91,275. He started in twelve great races, won eleven of them and was second in the other. Ksar has won in first money alone 1,552.025 francs, or 10,405, and is now the record money-winner of all time and all lands. Up to this year Sardanapale has been the bright particular star of French racing in that respect, but he is quite eclipsed by this later luminary of the equine world. Of course, Ksars winnings have been in francs, which are now depreciated in value, but fluctuations in exchange are not considered in computing racing values. A jockey club says the franc shall be rated as twenty cents and that governs, whether the franc is at a premium or a discount. It is quite probable that had our Man o War been kept in racing through a four-year-old career, he would have supplanted Isinglass, but he was not and this crown of greatness has passed to France.

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