Here and There on the Turf: The New Juveniles Statistics of the Lot Old Cherry Malotte Punishment of Corcoran, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-17


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Here and There on the Turf The New Juveniles. Statistics of the Lot. Old Cherry Malotte. Punishment of Corcoran. Including the racing of Tuesday at the Fair Grounds, Oriental Park in Cuba and Tijuana in Mexico there have been eighteen juvenile races decided since the first of the year; or, in other words, eighteen races in sixteen days of sport. This would make it appear that the baby racers have had many an opportunity, but the fields have invariably been large and there are still many young thoroughbreds at each of the winter tracks that have not yet made a racing appearance. This is just one more argument for the early racing of thoroughbreds of tender age. If the old rule prohibiting the running of the youngsters until April 1 was in effect many an opportunity would have been wasted and every race course at that time would be cluttered up with two-year-olds that should have been weeded out and classified long before that time. It is probable that a vast majority of the juveniles that are now racing at the winter tracks will not be in the way when the better ones arc uncovered in New York, Maryland and Kentucky. By this it is not meant that the crop is a bad one, but only a few of them that gD through the winter campaign stand up to race on the larger circuit. These same juveniles furnish good sport at the three winter tracks and they will go on through the year, but most of them will gravitate to the smaller tracks if they are to pay their way. Early racing of juveniles has its uses in taking care of many thoroughbreds that otherwise would have scant chance to earn back their keep. The eighteen juvenile races that have been run have been won by sixteen different horses, so that it is safe to say that up to this time there has been no sensational development at anyone of the courses. The ones to win two races were both fillies. Edward F. Whitneys Gymkhana has two scores to her credit at Oriental Park, while A. Baronis Nellie A. has Avon twice over the Tijuana track. Gymkhana is a chestnut daughter of Jim Gaffacy and Our Hannah, by Yankee, and she was bred by A. B. Hancock. She cost Mr. Whitney ,700 at the Saratoga yearling sdes last August. Nellie A. is a dark bay daughter of Atheling II. and Nellie B., by Sir Wilfred. She was bred by the Nevada Stock Farm and was bought privately as a yearling. Other statistics that can be gathered from the juvenile racing up to the sport of Tuesday show that there are fourteen different sires represented in the list, with Runnyincde and eld Uncle each sending two different winners to ths post. The score of sexes has been remarkably even, for seven colts, eight fillies and one gelding have been victors, though the two-time winners were both fillies. The one gelding that has won is Seths Treasure, a son of Seth and Tender Bloom, by Sir Dixon, which was bred by B. A. Jones. The Runnymedc pair arc both raced by I C. B. Irwin and are Runpreserve, a chestnut daughter of Runnymede and Preservation, by Salvation; and Runlathc, bred along decidedly similar lines, for he is a chestnut son of Runnymede and Salathe, by Salvation. Runprescrvo was bred by J. W. Fuller and Runlathc by A. B. Sprcckels. The Uncle pair are A. W. Youngs Dress Goods, a chestnut daughter of Uncle and Black Silk, by Ornament, bred by C. Nuckols, and F. Grabners Step Along, a chestnut son of Uncle and Ivabel, By Ogdcn, bred by W. B. Miller. Step Along was purchased at the Saratoga sales by C. T. Worth-ington for ,500, while the others were all bought privately. Of the winners there were seven chestnuts, five bays, two browns and two blacks. Besides Step Along and Gymkhana, the only other of the winning two-year-olds of the year purchased at the Saratoga sales last August was Parmachenee Belle, a bay daughter of Troutbeck and Lucy Jackson, by Rock View, that went to Mr. Whitney for 500. The juvenile winners of the year arc Gymkhana, Nellie A., Sam Mengel, La-honton, Whcaton, Silent Pardner, Mary Dear, Parmachenee Belle, San Isabel, Seths Treasure, Don Eduardo, Runpreserve, Dress Goods, Run-lathe, Oil Lady and Step Along. There will be -great interest in the racing of Cherry Pie through the field this season in the memories that wil be awakened of his illustrious dam, Cherry Malotte, the magnificent daughter of Orlando and Dottic. This mare made her first appearance over an American course as a four-ycar-cld in 1913 and she went on season after season until she had run forty-seven races without having fallen at any time and on only two occasions did she fail to finish. In one race she was pulcd up by Vincent Powers when hopelessly beaten and in another when in a winning position she stumbled and Powers was unseated. In her long career she was only eleven times "out of the money." She was eighteen times winner, eleven times second and seven times third. It was Vincent Powers that rode her in most of her races, but Tommy- Wright and Henry Lawrence Bell, the clever amateurs, also scored several victories with her. Ernest Heider and T. OBrien were the only other jockeys to ride the great mare. It is small wonder that Mrs. Whitney had such a warm place in her heart-for the dam of Cherry Pie. Cherry Malotte earned every bit of admiration. There never was a more honest mare raced through the field and in her long years of brilliant racing she took up all sorts of weight and was always pitted against the best cross-country horses. Her last public appearance was in the Meadow-brook Handicap at Belmont Park on June 8, 191S. Then a nine-year-old, she took up 150 pounds to gallop off with the prize. Cherry Pie has every right to make a brilliant jumper if lie takes after his mother in any respect and it is the hope of Vincent j Powers, who shared in almost all of the triumphs of the mare, that the son of Chicle will be a worthy son. It is generally agreed that Corcoran was none too severely punished when the Fair Grounds stewards suspended him for five days j for his foul riding on The Roll Call Tuesday. ! As a matter of fact, it- would seem that he had I j been dealt with leniently, for it appeared that his fouling was intentional. It is frequent that a jockey with a desire to win may be guilty of a bit of roughing, but when it comes to repeatedly changing the route of a mount for the express purpose of impeding a contender, it is a guilt that should be dedfc with severely. The action of Corcoran on The Roll Call might readily have caused an accident had Sedgefield been ridden by a les3 alert jockey than Ivan Parke. But Parke is always awake, has courage, thinks quickly and he saved himself and, in spite of the interference, almost landed his mount winner. From time to time the stewards at the Fair Grounds have let it be known that they will not tolerate rough and foul riding and it is expected that the punishment of Corcoran will have a beneficial effect, although his punishment was hardly severe enough to fit the offense.

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