Two Promising Stallions: Eternal and Leonardo II. in the Xalapa Stud Sale, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-21


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TWO PROMISING STALLIONS 1 Eternal and Leonardo II. in the Xalapa Stud Sale. First Mentioned One of Fastest Horses of His Time Both from Brilliant American Lines. Eternal and Leonardo II., two of the stallions of the Xalapa Stud the Fasig-Tipton Company will sell at Squadron A Armory in New York City. December 10 and 11, are fine young representatives of one of the two brilliantly successful American stallion lines, the line of Ben Brush, Bramble and Bonnie Scotland. This is the family that has given the American turf such horses as Broomstick, Whisk Broom II.. Cudgel, Sweep, Sweeper II., Meridian, Everest, Theo. Cook, Clifford Caughnawaga, John P. Grier, Upset and Buckhorn. Eternal and Leonardo II., like John P. Grier and Upset, have not yet been represented under silks, but both are splendid breeders. Eternals first crop will race as two-year-olds next year. There was no more prepossessing yearlings at last Augusts sales than his sons and daughters in the Xalapa consignment. William Zeigler, Jr., paid 6,000 for a brown son of Eternal Aquamarine. Mrs. George B. Cox, another of racings new recruits, paid 0,000 for a son of Eternal Almadine II., and ,100 for a brown daughter of Eternal Venice. Eternal is what the breeding sharps call a "pure dominant." A brown himself, he sires bays, browns and blacks, no chestnuts. He possesses in a remarkable degree the prepotent quality. His offspring are Eternals. A tyro readily identifies them. Leonardos first crop are among the weanlings they will be yearlings January 1 that will be sold at the coming sale. Younger than Eternal, Leonardo II. began stud duty later. Eternal is a son of Sweep and Hazel Burke, she a daughter of Sempronius and Re-tained II., she by Hanover. His family is the family of Tradition. Leonardo II. is a son of Sweep and Ethel Pace, a daughter of Troubadour and Sunbeam, she a daughter of Hindoo. Leonardo II. is a half-brother of Alfred Noble. Eternal was one of the fastest racer; of his time when such flyers as Purchase, Sir Barton, Billy Kelly and Duriboyne were racing. He defeated Purchase in the Brooklyn Handicap of 1919 and when he galloped a mile and an eighth in 1 :49, the first half in :45. In the Mineola Handicap of 1921 Audacious had to set a new American competitive record of 1:35, for one mile to beat Eternal after the son of Sweep had Continued on twelfth page. . . , ; j , ; , ; 1 i . TWO PROMISING STALLIONS Continued from first page. been left at the post and sacrificed much ground on the far turn by going wide. Eternal had 126 pounds in the saddle, Audacious lis. Tho first three-quarters of this race was run in 1:10, faster time than the Belmont Park track record for that distance. Previously, at two. Eternal had won the 0,000 Hopeful at Saratoga and licked Billy Kelly, the most formidable of his two-year-old rivals, in a special race at Laurel Park, Maryland. Eternal and the redoubtable Billy carried 122 pounds apiece and Eernal won by a half length in 1:12 through the slowest going of the East. Eternal won the last five races of his first years campaign. Leonardo II. s. most signal achievement at two was the winning of the Hopeful renewal at Saratoga. He defeated Prudery, Oriole, Steplightly, Nancy Lee, Grey Lag, Dimmes-dale and some others. Steplishtly afterward won the Belmont Park Futurity. Nancy Lee, which had just before won the United States Hotel Stakes, afterward won a Kentucky Oaks. .Grey Lag later became a star of the first magnitude. This Hopeful victory was Leonardo II.s fourth straight. He got through his first year with a clean slate and won a renewal of the Withers at three, beating Sporting Blood, Grey Lag, Touch Me Not, Knobbie, Exodus and Montalvo. These two young stallions will undoubtedly prove the great attraction of the Xalapa dispersal.

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