"Like Father, Like Son": Halma, Bubbling Over and Gallant Fox Have Sired Winning Sons for Kentucky Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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"LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON" Halma, Bubbling Over and Gallant Fox Have Sired Winning Sons for Kentucky Derby. LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6.— To the tune of the age-old "like father, like son" refrain, three sons of three Kentucky Derby heroes have won the big race. Three colts — three sturdy, rugged colts have inherited the stamina and speed of their sires to complete three father-son victories in Americas truest test for three-year-old thoroughbreds. But there is little or no hope for another this year. None of the more formidable candidates in this Derby are sons of prior winners of the famed classic. The dashing black Halma, a famous little racer owned by Byron McClelland, romped to triumph in the 1895 chapter. Then seven years later his son Alan-a-Dale, Major Thos. McDowells flashy, white-legged chestnut, sped to victory in it. Bubbling Over and Burgoo King, two striking looking chestnuts, were the next pair, both winning for their owner-breeder, Col. E. R. Bradley. Still rated the colonels best Derby winner, Bubbling Over was champion in the 1926 session, while his son, Burgoo King, claimed the 1932 running. The last combination to win the Kentucky Derby, Gallant Fox 1930 and Omaha 1935 were also bred and owned by the same person, William Woodward, noted turfman, banker and diplomat. But be assured that Gallant Fox and Omaha wont be the last. Therell be more in just a few years. Nine of the last eleven heroes of the Derby are now serving in stud duty in prominent nurseries, mostly nurseries from which Kentucky Derby winners have come. 4

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