Tea Trader Tanforan Pet: New Zealand Horse Popular With Pacific Coast Fans--Sprinter of the First Class., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-10


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TEA TRADER TANFORAN PET New Zealand Horse Popular With Pacific Coast Fans — Sprinter of the First Class. SAN BRUNO, Calif., May 9.— New Zealand has produced horses of first class for many years, and opportunity to witness any of the runners from her nurseries in action gives much zest to the contest, as is shown by the popularity of the colt Tea Trader at Tanforan. The good-looking chestnut from "down under" is contending with the best California has to offer and apparently is improving all the time. Coming from Phar Laps country and campaigned by Phar Laps owner, Tea Trader had only to demonstrate he could put up a battle on the track for him to win all hearts. To say the colt is a "pet" at Tanforan is to put it extremely mild. He is accorded an ovation on his every appearance under colors. In all likelihood Tea Trader, which has been brought to the height of form cleverly by his trainer, will be a starter this week in a special over the Spreckels course, a distance ideally suited to the invader. In Australia and New Zealand, as in England, there are two distinct types of performers — stayers and sprinters. As is well known, Phar Lap was essentially of the staying category; there was no stopping "Lightning" when he got into his long, frictionless stride. Tea Trader, on the other hand, is a sprinter, which is indicated by his difference in conformation from Phar Lap back of the saddle, although the two horses are remarkably similar in other physical lines. «.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1930s/drf1933051001/drf1933051001_19_6
Local Identifier: drf1933051001_19_6
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800