Ballot and Sir Martin: Send Largest Number of Winning Juveniles to Racing of 1923, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-31


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BALLOT AND SIR MARTIN Send Largest Number of Winning Juveniles to Racing of 1923. Wrack, Polymellan, Black Toncy, Iluon II., Light Brigade ami Sun Briar Other Sires to Figure Prominently. 4 There has been complaint in England that the male line of Hermit is dying out there, but so long as Ballot continues virile it is certain to flourish here. He has already accumulated an extensive family of hardy and useful horses, although, as yet, lie has sent no son or daughter of the first order to the races. He had ten winning two-year-olds in 1922 and improved on this creditable showing with fifteen in 1923. In this he tied with Sir Martin for first place in the list of sires of winning two-year-olds. There is a touch of parallelism in the records of these two sires. Both were high-class race horses in this country. Both were sent to England and raced with distinction abroad. Both were then brought home to the land of their birth to the benefit of its breeding interests. For the first time in his stud career Ballot had a winner of one of the majcr prizes of cur racing when his son Diogenes won the Hopeful Stakes of 1923. Besides he has three more promising sons in Stanwix, Chilhowee and Mr. Mutt. Sir Martins best was the flying filly Happy Thoughts, which won her first five races in such style that she was sold for 5,000, but trained off after her sale. It is pleasing to note our home-bred sires leading in this department as well as in other respects. One of the most successful stock horses imported to this country in recent years has been the good stallion Wrack. He has been a benefit from his start here, and finished third to the two leaders with thirteen winners. Polymelian followed with twelve. Then came Black Toney, Huon II., Light Brigade and Sun Briar, with eleven each. Of these Black Toney did best, with the Futurity winner Beau Butler, Black Gold and Sue Donovan in his contingent. He is one of the best of our younger generation of stallions. Sun Briar seems to impart a measure of his own wonderful speed to his progeny, and sent some speedy two-year-olds to the races. That good race horse Colonel Vennie came to the front with ten winners of the useful crder, a record equaled by Whisk Broom IT. Following in a group with nine winners each come Delhi, Peter Quince, Spanish Prince II., Transvaal, Ultimus and "Vulcain. No real star of the first order came from this group, but Peter King, Princess Dorcen, Deep Thought, Rustic and Tree Top raced well enough at times to give pleasure to any owner. Dick Finnell, Fair Play, Jim Gaff-ney, Marathon, Seth, The Manager, Theo. Cook and Uncle eacli had eight winners. HIGH TIME IMPRESSES. The young double Domino sire, .High Time, made a profound impression. Practically everything he sent into racing won, and among his seven was the nonpareil Sarazen. So remarkable was the racing of this young gelding that when he was sent into winter quarters turfmen of great experience and trained judgment were left in a daze of wonderment concerning what migjit be the limit of his possibilities. Besides him, High Time had another rarely good one to his credit in Time Exposure. Another previously unknown sire leaped into instant fame when Mentors wonderful son. Wise Counsellor, began his victorious and high-class career. The young English horse Ambassador IV. made a fine impression in sending out such a real star as St. James in his first crop of two-year-olds. Cudgel made a good start with tho fast filly Fluvanna and five more winners. Omar Khayyam had seven winners, but so far his stock is disappointing. Tracerys brother. Trap Rock, had a fine colt out in Lord Baltimore II. The leading sires in respect to the number of winning two-year-olds in the racing of 1923 follow: Racea Amount Sire. Winners. Won. Won. Ballot 15 30 02.1S0 Sir Martin 15 2:! 20,144 Wrack 13 27 20.058 Polymelian 12 31 42,304 Black Toney 11 37 115.745 Huon II 11 27 27.092 Light Brigade 11 22 23.280 Sun Briar 11 23 4S.003 Colonel Vennie : 10 2t 20,583 Whisk Broom II 10 15 21,226 Delhi 9 17 14,599 Icter Quince 9 24 48,937 Spanish Prince II 9 19 23.02C Transvaal 9 27 41,109 Ultimus 9 21 45.129 Vulcain 9 17 19.021 Dick Finnell 8 24 25.111 Fair llay 8 13 39,233 Jim Oaffney 8 It 11.405 Marathon 8 29 37,430 Pennant 8 15 21,005 Seth S 23 3 5.740 The Manager 8 11 9,710 Theo. Cook 8 -19 29,030 Uncle 8 . IS 17,991 Boots and Saddle 7 10 12,338 Friar Rock 7 . 8 0,755 High Time 7 25 51,505 Master Robert 7 14 11,382 Omar Khayyam 7 11 12.S05 Sweep 7 11 10,497

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