Jeffords 1924 Stable: First of Man O War and Golden Broom Coup Among the Juvenile, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-21


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j JEFFORDS 1924 STABLE 4 . First of Man o War and Golden Broom Coup Among the Juvenile. Diogenes Is Being Fitted for he Kentucky Derby and Other Important Thrcc-Year-OM Fixtures. 4 NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 20. There will be more interest to the turf in the stable campaigned by Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords this year than at any time since the advent of their colors to the turf. There have been some good ones shown each year, but 1924 means more, for R. A. Smith is fitting sons and daughters of both Man o War and Golden Broom for the races and it will be the first crop for each of these young sires. It will be remembered that in the Saratoga yearling sales of 1918 Samuel D. Riddle paid ,000 for Man o War, the son of Fair Play and Mahubah, while Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords paid the top price of the year when she gave 5,600 for a son of Sweeper and Zuna. He was named Switch when he was led into the sales ring, but his name was afterward changed to Golden Broom. It was particularly appropriate when a son of Sweeper brought such a high price. Man o War went on to be one of the greatest horses and possibly the greatest horse that has raced on the American turf. Golden Broom, costing more than three times as much, was something of a disappointment and at no time raced to what his price should have warranted. TRYING FOR STOCK HONORS. Now the contest between the pair of them starts afresh, for 1924 will see the first crop of each in training. The Jeffords stable has six of the produce of each and all are equally engaged, so that there will be no advantage. Trainer Smith has seven Golden Brooms and six by Man o War, but one of the Golden Brooms, a son of Cintrella, is the property of Archibald Barklie, though he is in the Jeffords stable. When "Bob" Smith was in New York a few days back he said that the youngsters are all a fine-lookng lot and that they were wintering exceedingly well. He is convinced that he has some runners in the stable, but he would not name any particular choice he has made at this time. Besides the dozen by Man o War and Golden Broom there are two gelded two-year-olds in Argyle, a son of McGee and Miss May, by Shapfell, and Orange Pekoe, a well-named son of Tea Caddy and LAvenir, by Rabelais. The names that have been selected for the Jeffords two-year-olds are particularly appropriate, as has been the rule of all Mr. Jeffcrds selections. Those by both of these young stallions at once suggest the breeding and some of the best are Flagship, a son of Man o War and Understudy ; Seaplane, by Man o War Bathing Girl; Lightship, by Man o War Smoky Lamp ; Homeric, by Man o War Batanoea. The Golden Brooms are all named gold or golden. There is Golden Locks, a daugh- Continued on eighth page.

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