Here and There on the Turf: Appreciation of Rev. Settle. Juvenile Special Suggestion. T. F. Ryan, the Breeder. Engagements for Epinard, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-20


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Here and There on the Turf Appreciation of Rev. Settle. Juvenile Special Suggestion. T. P. Ryan, the Breeder. Engagements for Epinard. It was fitting that the horsemen and breeders should show their appreciation of the staunch defense of racing made by the Reverend Thomas H. Settle before the Kentucky legislature last spring. A part of that appreciation was shown at the Tuesday night auction of the thoroughbred yearlings of Phil T. Chinns Himyar Stud. There was an imported miss by China Cock Nuit Blanche IL that was sold and resold until ,600 was realized for the church of the Good Shepherd of Lexington, of -which Mr. Settle is the pastor. Colonel Chinn made this possible by the donation of the iilly, while the bidders to make up the donation to Mr. Settles church were T. J. Pender-gast, W. E. Walsh, Coley Madden, Major. August Belmont, E. F. Sims, A. J. Buchanan, B. B. Jones and Jefferson Livingston, who, after "buying the filly twice, became her possessor. It will be interesting to watch the racing career of the daughter of China Cock and the wish is universal that she races to fame. Thomas IL Settle is a man of whom both the church and the turf have good reason to be proud. Unfortunately it takes a degree of courage for most ministers of the Gospsl to go to the defense of racing. One of the chief reasons for this is a fear of what his par-j ticular flock may think of him. Thousands of the men of the cloth at heart are broad-minded, but it is that fear that keeps them from taking the stand that was taken by Rev. Settle. There are just as many red-blooded men in the pulpits, possibly, as there are in other walks of life, but they have not this fine courage of the Lexington parson, whose example might well be followed to the everlasting good of the greatest of all sport and to the actual bettering of mankind. The Saratoga Association has a chance to arrange a two-year-old special that would be of sporting importance if a meeting can be brought about of Mrs. Vanderbilts Nicholas, "Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunny Man and Samuel D. Riddles American Flag. There is no chance for the three to come together at equal weights at the meeting, in the course of their regular engagements, and each has shown enough to make certain that such a meeting would ba a tremendously popular attraction. Nicholas only has the Adirondack Handicap left in his stake engagements, so naturally he would not be started in the Troy Stakes. He is not an eligible to the Hopeful Stakes, and he is not engaged in the rich Futurity of the Westchester Racing Association, to be decided at Belmont Park. Undoubtedly Max Hirsch would welcome a meeting with the other two good colts and it is probable that. the sporting value of such a racs would appeal to both Mr. Kilmer and Mr. Riddle. Such a race, at three-quarters, would be worthy of a big endowment as a feature, while it is entirely probable that the ojvner of each colt would be willing to have a substantial sweepstakes for the meeting. It would be hard to conceive of a better race at this time and it would afford Nicholas a chance to take his proper plaice among the two-year-olds that he does not enjoy at this time by reason of his limited stake opportunity. The two-year-olds the Oak Ridge Stable is racing this year are mostly home-bred sons and daughters of Sea King, which died a couple of years back. Jubal Early and John S. Mosby, sons of Ruby Nethersole and Puff, respectively, they daughters of Star Ruby and Ballot, are two of the best of the Oak Ridge Stables Sea King colts. They will be coming on presently. Both can run fast. Under instructions, trainer John Loftus has waited with these colts in order that they might have ample time for development. Mr. Ryan named his Sea King colts, the last sons of their daddy, to have a chancs to race for Civil war heroes of the Confederate service, with whom his Virginia kin served from 1861 to 1865. Thomas Fortune Ryan, not Clendennin J. Ryan, bred the two-year-old Idiosyncrasj, which defeated Fair Vision, Florence Nightingale, Teapot, Gold Brick, Pleasant Memories and some other speedy maiden fillies Saturday at Saratoga in a dash of five and a half furlongs. Idiosyncrasy won after suffering many rebuffs, a couple of them in the last sixteenth. She looks a good long-distance running prospect. She is a daughter of Sea King, he a son of Persimmon, which Mr. Ryan imported from Great Britain some twelve or fifteen years ago for service at his Oak Ridge Stud. Sea King, a grandson of St. Simon, sired Paul Jones, Kentucky Derby and Suburban Handicap winner of 1920, and many other good horses. One of his stars is Sea Tale, a brilliantly successful steeplechaser in the A. C. , Bostwick string. Mintless, the dam of Idiosyncrasy, is an imported daughter of Minting and Gooseberry, she a. daughter of Crowberry and Sardonis, she by Marcion. It is interesting to note that Pierre Wer-theimers Epinard has bean named for two of the rich Laurel Stakes to be run over the j Maryland track in October. His engagements I are in the Washington Handicap, at a mile and a quarter, which was an added money value of 5,000, and the Laurel Handicap, which is at a mile and has 0,000 added. Should the distinguished visitor make a clean sweep of the three specials arranged for his entertainment, it will make a tremendously good drawing card at Laurel, and it would also mean that he would in all probability swell his winnings materially. !

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