Broomsticks Prepotency: Great Whitney Stable Stallion Possesses This Quality to an Extraordinary Degree., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-20


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BROOMSTICKS PREPOTENCY Great Whitney Stable Stallion StallionPossesses Possesses This Quality to an anExtraordinary Extraordinary Degree NEW YORK N Y May 19 Periodically there appears in every country where racing is i sport of the people an outstanding thor ¬ oughbred sire one whose qualities are trans ¬ mitted so unerringly that his progeny may be identified at a glance by those who make a study of equine type Broomstick whose get have performed so brilliantly and never with greater success than this year possesses this quality of prepotency to an extraordinary degree degreeIt It is a safe prediction that none who saw Broomstick race as a two and threeyearold had any idea of the future that awaited him as a stock horse When racing he was small not more than 151 hands at two nor 152 at three and it is doubtful whether he weighed as much as 900 pounds while he was performing so conspicuously in the colors of CapL Sam lirown of Pittsburgh The day he beat Irish Lad in the Brighton Handicap of 1901 a bystander commented to Robert Tucker the astute trainer who had charge of the Brown Stable Hes not much more than a pony Yes was Tuckers response hes little but hes all horse and I wish we had another like him himThe The story of how Broomstick beat the fouryearold Irish Lad by a short head for the Brighton has been told a thousand times Broomstick won the race but Irish Lad was the real hero of the day as lie broke down a quarter of a mile from home and finished on three legs furnishing an epic example of gamecock courage That Irish Lad was a better racehorse than Broomstick is of gen ¬ eral belief Cast in a much more rugged mold than Broomstick he too was destined to give the turf many notable performers some of his sons and daughters being among the best of their time in France FranceIt It will surprise many who knew Broom ¬ stick during his racing career to learn that lie has developed into a 16hand horse weigh ¬ ing 1200 pounds Today at the age of 12G he looks ten years younger and unless something happens to mar his splendid stud career he bids fair to equal in years of service any thoroughbred stallion that has It is seldom that a horse gets such good performers as Bostonian and Rip Rap at 22 and there are a number of good two ycarolds now in training that were sired when he was 23 23The The showing of the get of Broomstick and worthy of the attention of breeders and fanciers It should be interesting to the general public too The winner Bostonian is by Broomstick Yankee Maid by Peter Pan and she was out of Yankee Girl by Sir Dixon Avhcse grandam was Maggie B B The second colt in the Preakness Sir Harry in by Wildair son of Broomstick Ballotade by Ballot Basseting by BassetlaAV a son of SL Simon Whiskery is a son of Whisk Broom II by Broomstick Audience by Sir Pixon Prudery by Peter Pan and the next dam Polly Flinders Burgomaster the handsome son of Hamburg Hurly Burly which won the Belmont Stakes of 190C for Harry Payne Whitney Ona gets some idea of the strength of the Whitney Stud by analyzing the above for Broomstick Whisk Broom II Wildair and Peter Pan are still carrying on for this great establishment for the production of bloodstock

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