Glen Riddle Stable: Crusader Being Primed for Last Year on the Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-13


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GLEN RIDDLE STABLE ♦ Crusader Being Primed for Last Year on the Turf. ♦ Progeny of Famous Man o War Occupy Majority of Box Stalls at Farm Near Berlin, Md. ♦ BEPJJN, Md., April 12— When Samuel D. Riddle bought a four-hundred-acre tract of land here on the eastern shore of Maryland for a hunting camp and game preserve It was not in his calculations that it might become the winter home and training quarters for some of the greatest thoroughbred horses that the world has known. He was seeking a location where he might find rest and recreation without being too far away from the conveniences of a modern community and transportation facilities. He was an enthusiastic sportsman and he enjoyed the hunts meetings around Philadelphia and in Maryland. His first investments in thoroughbreds were jumpers. Then he became interested in the racers on the flat and acquired a small but rather select stahle that raced with a gratifying measure Of success. Then Man o War fell into his possession and uie fame of the Riddle establishment increased at a phenomenal rate. The hunting preserve near l.erlin, Md., became a center of interest for the entire racing world. Clen Riddle Farm was adapted for its more lucrative occupants though it is likely to remain attractive as a place to enjoy a season of duck shooting and there is a plentiful supply of other game throughout this section of Maryland. It is close to the mean and the climate is many degrees milder than that of Raltimore. Man o War thrived here and his sons and daughters and the other well-bred horses that carry the Clen Riddle silks give evidence every year of the advantage for developing racers that are to be found on this Maryland peninsula. The super-horse sees little of Clen Riddle Farm nowadays, for his services are in constant demand in Kentucky and it is advantageous for the breeding industry that he be kept at Faraway Farm in the Rlue Crass section. INK MII.K TRAINING TRACK. As Samuel Riddles thoroughbred investments increased in number and value he built larger barns and added to the facilities for training. The stables are big, airy and carefully maintained, for Clen Riddle racers have earned tin- gratitude as well as the affection of their owner and they must be given every advantage that will benefit them. The training track is one mile in circumference and fifty feet wide all the way. This strip cost more than 0,000 to construct and it is one of the safest as well as one of the fastest in the country. As the Riddle interests in racers became larger Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords grew enthusiastic and added flat racers to their stable of hunters and steeplechasers. Their horses are wintered at Clen Riddle and the Jeffords training stable and winter quarters is maintained on the same scale and just as modern in its details as those which house the Riddle horses. Ceorge Conway, trainer of the Clen Riddle horses, is one of the most experienced ejat-ditioners of thoroughbreds in this country today. Conway assbted Louis Feustel in the preparation of Man o War for his turf career and he was Cwyn Tompkins right hand man when Amreican Flag and other great sons and daughters of Man o" War were made ready for their turf careers. He has had great experience with them and no man can know them better. It IS Ml KltS LAST YEAR. The most valuable as well as the most ■■tractive bane under Conways care is Crusader, admittedly the champion of all ages in IMS, Conway is devoted to this brilliant racer and there is an affection between the horse anil his trainer that one cannot avoid noticing whenever Conway goes anywhere in the neighborhood of Crusaders box stall. Hack has been written about Crusaders condition and there is little that may be added. He is in splendid condition and looks buger and beter than ever. There is every indieution that lie will add many rich stakes to his long list. This may be his last year in racing ami he has been given every preparation to make it his greatest. Corvette is quartered close to Crusader. Conway says she has wintered splendidly and will be a greatly improved filly this year. This four-year-old daughter of Man o War was in the money in seven of her nine starts last year and won three races. Artillery, a four-year-old son of Man o" War. has been one of the disappointments anions the net of his famous sire, but Conway has given him a lot of attention this winter and he looks big enough and hand-Some enough to retrieve himself this season. Conway says lie is much improved in every impact and has trained encouragingly. TIIKEE-YEAK-OLD SI KINO. The thr | ear-olds at Clen Riddle are: lygmalion. whieh did not train satisfactorily last year, but now is working well and My make good. I umpy, MM that did not race often last year. Indian Pipe, whieh started only once as a tw«i- -ear-old. Astron. ■ ehestnut gelding by North Star III. — Karly Morning, that has not been to the barrier. Part MOM. B Man a War filly that has won only one of her ten starts, but she is giving encouragement that she will do better tilts season. Cilded Kase], a maiden that has improved ci.nsjderahly during the winter. Bivouac, a son of Man o War that broke down in training and did not faee the barrier, but Conway will give him an early chance to make jtimiiI. The group of juveniles in the Clen Riddle stable has more than its share of fillies There is only one Man o War colt in the lot. War Whoop Is his name and he is from Highest Appeal. He is a smart-looking chestnut and is likely to be heard from if he continues to train as he has been doing at Glen Riddle Farm. Conway regards him highly. There are six Man o War fillies among the two-year-olds and they are a handsome lot of misses. Conway says they are the largest fillies that the great sire has sent out. A description of them follows: Miss Problem, a half-sister of Friars Carse, being from Problem. She is bigger in every way than her brilliant half-sister. She is a chestnut and has shown a world of speed in her trials. War I arling. a brown filly from Early Bird. A racy-looking individual and Conway says she can run. Windlass, a chestnut filly from Milky Way. that has taken after her famous sire in markings. Canteen, chestnut filly from Offensive, that has not been given her final trials. She is beautiful to look upon and ought to be a winner. Admirals Lassie, from Sun Disc, a chestnut miss that is attractive in every feature. Marine Blue, one that looks like her famous dam, Top iz. He!- quality cannot be questioned and she has trained splendidly. OTHER .11 VENILES IN STABLE. The other juveniles in the stable are: Tokio, bay filly, by Fair Ilay — Yokohama, that is one of the best-looking youngsters in the lot and one that Conway says may be expected to run some great races. Highness, chestnut colt, by High Time — Nakomis, that looks small and in many ways resembles Sarazen, but is speedy. Exalted, brown filly, by High Tim. — Lady Comfey. therefore half-sister to American Flag Shan Rediker. brown colt by Oceanic — .Masquerade. This one is a big fellow. Cem of the Ciean, bay filly by Oceanic — Santissima, is good looking and gives promise of being very speedy. Vespers, bay filly by Colden Broom — Shady, thus a half-sister to Taps, that has trained nicely and will be an early starter. Ti - entire estabishment will be sent to Havre de Crace in a few days and will be kept there during the Maryland season. Candidates for the Pimlico Stakes will be vanned | to the track for their engagements.

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