Leading Sires of 1923: The Finn, through Prowess of Zev, Establishes Great Record, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-30


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LEADING SIRES OF 1923 The Finn, Through Prowess of Zev, Establishes Great Reocrd. Ballots Large Family Wins Most Races and Finishes Second in Money Earned Man o Wars Daddy, Fair Play, Third. The extraordinary influence one great money-winning representative may exert on the standing of a sire is vividly illustrated in the case of The Finn and his son, Zev. The Finn is now in the greatly coveted position of leader of the twenty most successful sires of 1923. His exalted place is due entirely to Zev. This colt alone won more money in the campaign of 1923 than did the combined progeny of any other stallion which gained a place in the exclusive twenty list. Without his service The Finn would not have been in the list. . With him, The Finn did not heed the aid of any others of his progeny in racing to gain the pinnacle that now is his. However, this potent young sire had already shown in Kai-Sang and Oceanic his ability to beget high class racers, before the arrival of Zevs days of glory, and should continue in the list. -Ballot was represented by the huge family of seventy-eight sons and daughters and so worthily did they do battle for his honor that he landed second to The Finn in the years record. Fair Play has become a fixture in the twenty list and finished third in the lst of 1923 with Dunlin, Bracadale, How Fair and Grenadier his contributors of 0,000 or more. Such of his two-year-olds as Bracadale, Lad-kin and Mad Play significantly gave token that he will have good three-year-olds in the racing of 1924. None questions his greatness as a sire and his progeny is eagerly sought when to be had for a price. Broomstick, brilliant race horse and thrice premier American sire, had nothing truly great in racing, but scions which could run fast on occasions and did it so efficiently well as to give him fourth place, a considerable advance from his tenth place of 1922. McGee had little service from his wonderful son Exterminator, but in the emergency the latters retirement created, his other sons, In Memoriam and Firebrand, raced so valiantly and effectively that he holds the honor of fifth place in the sire list and leads the foreign-bred stallions in the list. Of the other foreigners, Wrack had a family of seventy in action. They raced to such good effect as to place him next to McGee. Little Chief was his best. Sam Hildreths fine racer of years back, King James, had three capital racers to his credit in My Dear, My Own and King Solomons Seal, which, in combination with lesser lights of his family, placed him in seventh place. Like the Domino Commando tribe of successful sires, King James is a male line descendant of Himyar and some day it is likely to be discovered that his daughters are priceless brood mares. It will be observed that of the twenty leaders of 1923, fifteen are American bred. One of the foreign bred is the long dominant and now four-year-dead Star Shoot, a wonder in his prime. The final standing of the twenty leading sires of 1923 follows: Per- Races Sire. formers. Sts. AVon." Won. The Finn 20 182 31 83,759 "allot 78 1,160 100- 1?25.734 Fair riay 38 46S 105 193.970 Broomstick 44 098 102 193.007 McGee -J9 777 117 192,219 Wrack 70 1,038 HI 187,030 King James 3i COO 01 1C5.001 Ultimus 45 028 109 101,221 Black Toney 31 435 85 157,570 Sweep 5C 837 120 150,107 Dick Finncll 40 77S 121 130,050 Vulcain 33 023 05 120,172 Star Shoot 35 G20 112 127,761 Jim Gaffney 42 571! 08 119,623 Uncle 53- 1,018 1 28 110,421 Jack Atkiu 44 935 139 113,130 Chicle 12 114 29 100,859 Ambassador IV 5 06 7 94,105 Marathon 33 510 90 94,000 Theo. Cook 44 091 92 92,351 Totals .20 822 12,081 1,945 ?3,044,159 .

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