Englands Winning Sires: Great Future Predicted for Hurry on, Sire of This Years Epsom Derby Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-18


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ENGLANDS WINNING SIRES Great Future Predicted for Hurry On, Sire of This Years Epsom Derby Winner. interesting! The sire statistics are unusually this year. We find Lemberg at the top of the tree for the first time, thanks mainly to his remarkably good three-year-old daughters, Pogrom, Sister in Law and Soubriquet. He is only a few hundreds in front of Hurry On, whose stock have won ?lG2,58i, though the oldest of them are three-year-olds. It is rare indeed that any sire has done so well as Hurry On. St. Simon, indeed, came out first in 1890 with his earliest three-year-olds, but even he had not a Derby winner among them. The amount they won was much the same as that accumulated by the Hurry Ons, viz., 03,995. Persimmons first stud season produced Sceptre, and thanks mainly to her he headed the list in 1902 with 84,050. Even Sceptre, however, did not win the Derby. Hurry Ons record is. in fact, unique, for he has not only nearly headed the winning list I this year but also is responsible for the Der- I by winner, Captain Cuttle, sired from his very first mare, and he also has to his credit the champion two-year-old, Town Guard, as well as other good ones like Hurry Off, Roger de Busli and Miss Marget. Nor should the three-year-olds Diligence and Preston-grange be forgotten. Spearmint has come out well, with a total of. 51,250, towards which Royal Lancer is the chief contributor, though Spike Island, Welsh Spear and Poisoned Arrow may be equally good colts. Tracery is well up, fourth, and he was unlucky in the failure of Tamar to stand his Leger preparation, as also in the disappointments of Monarch throughout the season. His two-year-old son Papyrus will probably give him a high place next year. The Te-trarch has a large number of winners, among which Tetrabbazia did best .and the two-year-old, Ishtar, looks like holding her own next year. Swynford ranks sixth and he may go higher in 1923, for he has several improving two-year-olds such as Tranquil and the Galante colt. Tredenis is seventh, thanks largely to Golden Myth, which has retired and will stand at Mentmore next season. He ought certainly to make an early success with Lord Roseberys mares. hurry o?s future. If one may venture on a prophecy as to stud, it is that Hurry On will go absolute top next year and possibly continue there for years to come. His case is analogous to that of St. Simon, which never ran after three years, but opened stud life at five. It has happened, howrever, in this century that no stallion has been individually pre-eminent for many years. Polymelus has been a good deal to the fore, no doubt, but the records of Stockwell, Hermit and St. Simon are quite unrivaled. It is difficult. to account for these phenomena, for, though the output of bloodstock has much increased, there was not in the earlier days nearly so much craze for fashion, so that other less-known horses got a fair chance. It almost seems that there are septennial periods or, at any rate, were during which a certain male line asserts itself and then dies down for a while. It is, of course, true that Hurry On does not represent the Stockwell male line, but I have no manner of doubt that this horse is reproducing the Stockwell type, which Galopin and St. Simon smothered for a good many years. Hermit brought no such change. His greatest successes were with mares of Stock-well blood, such as Devotion, and. being essentially a sire of brood mares rather than of stallions, the descendants are more typical of Stockwell than of him. W. Allison in London Sportsman.

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