Ten Broeck in England: American Owners Invasion of English Turf Recalled by Writer, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-27


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TEN BROECK IN ENGLAND 1 American Owners Invasion of English Turf Recalled by Writer. His Horses Wero Prepared for Their Classic Ylctorles at Primrose Houst Newmarket. : In recounting the history of the Primrose House, one of the historic training establishments on Newmarket Heath, the Newmarket correspondent of the London Sportsman writes as follows: There are few training establishments in this country which have not an interesting history attached to them and I have taken some trouble to hunt up that of Primrose House. As I have gone back in this case for nearly seventy years and have had to trust mainly to my own memory and to that of a man who knew Newmarket a half century ago better than I did, I must ask to be pardoned if I make any slight slips. So far as I can make out the house was occupied about midway in the "fifties" by It. Ten Broeck, who was, to the best of my belief, the first American to challenge our supremacy on the turf. The invader did pretty well, as in the Cesarewitch of 1857 Prioress spelt Pryoress in the "Racing Calendar" for that year after making a dead-hcat with El Hakim and Queen Bess, won by a length and a half. It may be noted that George Fordham rode her in place of Tankeslay in the deciding heat. The filly was then- a four-year-old and, two years later, a four-year-old colt named Starke carried Mr. Ten Broecks colors successfully in the Goodwood Stakes, the Bentinck Memorial Plate of ,000 at the Newmarket July meeting and the Warwick Cup. BARON ROTHS CHILD NEXT TENANT. Baron Rothschild was the next notable tenant of Primrose House. Joseph Hayhoe was in charge of his horses and occupied the trainers house. These were the glorious days of Favonious, Hannah and Corisanda, when "Follow the Baron" was the general watchword and those who did so enjoyed a right royal time. Then came Lord Rosebery, hut whether he purchased the place or it was left to him by his father-in-law I am unable to say. However, he did not have his horses there for Blanton resided in the trainers house and did full justice to Lollypop and many other good horses belonging to the Duke of Hamilton. Blanton, I fancy, was followed by Joseph Cannon and then came A B. Sadler and Basil Jarvis. About three years ago Lord Rosebery sold the house, stables and paddock to Frank Curzon, who has always courteously allowed me to have a look around whenever it was convenient for his trainer that I should do so. Hobbs has now been succeeded by John Watts as trainer.

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