Two-Year-Olds of 1924: Juvenile Championship of Year More or Less Beclouded, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-18


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TWO-YEAR-OLDS OF 1924 j Juvenile Championship of Year i More or Less Beclouded. ! . Qualities of Master Charlie, Stimulus, Captain Hal, Sunny Mnn Star Lore, Candy Kid Are Compared and Discussed. . NEW YORK, N. T., Nov. 17. Two-year-old form during the year of 1924 is somewhat beclouded because some of the most desirable material in the juvenile division did not have a conclusive test over a long distance of ground in the autumn. Because of this one of the most fruitful subjects of discussion among turf followers during the winter will be as to whether Master Charlie could take the measure of Stimulus over a mile route, or whether Captain Hal was not the master of both, Avith the admirers of Sunny Man, Star Xiore, Candy Kid, Pas Seul and others that have shown quality presenting briefs on behalf of their favorite youngsters. Because of the widespread interest in the two-year-old situation, the breeding of the leading quartet will be found worthy of study. It is significant that two of the best, Master Charlie and Sunny Man, are foreign-bred, while Stimulus and Captain Hal may be claimed by those who have faith in the qualities of horses that run to American lines largely. Master Charlie won the most money among the two-year-olds and is a close second to Sarazen for the honors of the year. That he is a good race horse was demonstrated on many occasions. If he had not been troubled with splints, it is a question whether he could have lost a race in the East Beginning his campaign in California before he was really twenty-four months old, the imported colt performed well with the exception of his maiden appearance, which. was probably educational in character. He won the Tijuana Futurity so impressively that his eastern debut was awaited with interest. BLIXD SPLIXT TROUBLES. His recent appearance hereabouts was in the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica. That something was hurting him was evident when he ran out in the stretch in that event after showing a world of speed in the early part of the race. Horses do not bear out unless they have reason and trainer Blakely diagnosed the trouble as a blind splint. This was found to be correct. The trouble called for heroic measures, but Master Charlie was back in time to win the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Springs, with 130 pounds in the addle. This and his effort in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, were outstanding performances among the two-year-olds of the yean. "Whenever Master Charlie suffered defeat it was because of his predilection to run out Blakelys decision after the running of the Second Serial at Pimlico recently to retire the colt for the rest of the year vas sound, Charlie Tras one of the yearling "bargains of 1920. Designated as a cribber when lie was put up for sale, he was knocked down to Andrew Blakely, representing "William Daniel of Chicago, for ,000. There is every reason why Master Charlie should be a success. His sire, Lord Archer, won thu Brooklyn Stakes and the Peel Handicap. He was by the Derby winner, Spearmint, out of Baroness La Fleche by Ladas and the next dam was the great La Fleche by St Simon. Master Charlie is out of Bachelors Choice, a daughter of Bachelors Double, winner of the Irish Derby, City and Suburban, Royal -Hunt Cup, Kempton Park Jubilee and other stakes. He is also the sire of Comrade, winner of the Grand Prix de Paris. MASTER CHARLIES BREEDING. The second dam of Master Charlie is by Missel Thrush, a son of Orme and the noted mare. Throstle, while the third dam is impress Frederick by Pride of Prussia. The fifth dam. Green Erin, by Blarney, was a good winner and a half sister to the St. Leger winner, Kilwarlin, sire of Ogden and to the great stayer, Bendigo, victor in the Eclipse, Jubilee, Cambridgeshire and other classics. If there is anything in blood, Master Charlie should stay as a three-year-old. Stimulus has his own romance. He was bred by W B, Miller of the Greenwich Stul and was sold at the Saratoga Sales or 192a for ,000 to Marshall Field. The day after the sale some fault was found with the colt and there was a desire to turn him back lie finally remained in George Odoms hands and as in similar cases he has raced so well that both owner and trainer have reason to thank their good fortune that Mr. Miller did not accept their proposal. By "Ultimus, grandson of Domino and from Hurakan by Uncle, he has confounded the breeding theorists -by winning the Pimlico Futurity at a mile and only lost the other and more valuable. Futurity at Belmont Park by the matter of a few inches to the lightly weighted Mother Goose. Uncle was by Star Shoot from The Niece, lie was a line two-year-old. racing in the colors of S. C. Hildreth and winning among other good races, the Triumph Stakes ui one mile, over the Brighton Beach course The second dam of Mr. Fields good colt, whose autumn campaign was most brilliant was The Hoyden by imported Esher. that raced in the colors of the Messrs. Morris some years ago. The next dam was The Maid by Knlenheim and she was from JKate Mat-tingly by John Morgan, which was in turn from Ectsy Hunter by Oliver. Next in order were Blue Bell by Chorister and Blue Filly by imported Hedgeford. the progenitor of most of our best saddle horses. It is an old-fashioned pedigree and has few horses of quality to recommend it "Whether Stimulus will stay or not will be one of the interesting problems for discussion between now and spring. Undoubtedly Captain Hal is entitled to consideration as a prospect for the big races of 1925. He has improved steadily during a campaign which was confined to the west and his last races have been his best Easterners have a good line on his caliber through Kentucky Cardinal and Pas Seul, both of which raced at Saratoga and Belmont Park. That he is a more stoutly bred colt than Stimulus must be admitted, but like Stimulus he traces to Domino. His sire, Black Toney, by Peter Pan Belgravia, by Ben Brush, is a great grandson of that remarkable horse. His dam, Wavering, by imported Marta Santa, son of Martley, brought to this country by Ed Cor-rigan at the same time as McGee, was a fair race mare. Trained by Harry Van Ry, she mada a number of winter campaigns in Cuba. The dam of Wavering was Undecided, by imported Deceiver and she in turn was out of Flying Duchess, by Hindoo. The next dam, Belie Palmer, was by Bonnie Scotland, fjunder of the Ben Brush family and she was from Fannie Cheatham, by Lexington. Then came Laura, by Leviathan, and so on to Sylva. Sunny Mans lineage is purely foreign and it would be hard to improve on his blood lines. By Sun Briar, son of Sundridge and Sweet Briar n., by St Frusquin, one of St Simons most potent sons, there is little to be desired in the male line. On the distaff side he is equally as well fortified. His dam Romagne is by Polymelus, out of Malatesta by Isinglass, who was a daughter of Parisina by St Simon. The next dam. Princess Katinka, was by Macaroni. Looking at the pedigree of Sunny Man, there is good reason to expect him to run fast He was a speed marvel in the United States Hotel Stakes and Saratoga Special and looked like going on through the campaign. He was a good horse in the Hopeful though unplaced through having the worst of racing luck. That he carried his 130 pounds into sixth place finally was to his credit The above are only a few of the two-year-olds that go into winter quarters holding promise. That they will be the headliners of the three-year-old division is a question. The best of the three-year-olds of 1925 may come from the ranks of- the mediocre performers of 1924. Probably a score of owners believe that they have a colt of such potentiality in their stables.

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