Over ,000,000 in Purses Won by Bull Dogs Offspring: First Sire to Be Credited With That Sum From Get Foaled in United States, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-04


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BULL DOG Over 4000000 in Purses Won by Bull Dogs Offspring First Sire to Be Credited With That Sum From Get Foaled in United States StatesBy By BOB HORWOOD HORWOODNEW NEW YORK N Y June 3 When Mrs Ada L Rices twoyearold colt Current News won the second race at Jamaica on May 8 of this year he pushed the total earnings of the offspring of the stallion Bull Dog to more than four million dollars and made him the first sire whose get have amassed such a sum exclusively by the ef ¬ forts of horses foaled in the United States The exact figure give or take a few dollars was 4002582 as of May 8 Since then the total has been increased by several thou ¬ sands of dollars dollarsSir Sir Gallahad m who is seven years older than Bull Dog actually passed the 4000000 a few months earlier than his full brother but of his total earnings by offspring 25857 pounds were earned in England and 539712 francs in France sums amounting to approximately 135000 135000CoHolders CoHolders of AllTime Record Bull Dog and Sir Gallahad HL who can be regarded as the coholders of the all time record for monies earned by their offspring with the younger stallion being I the undisputed leader on the North Amer ¬ ican continent are sons of Teddy and Plucky Liege by Spearmint and were bred in Normandy by Atlantisborn Jefferson Davis Conn In addition to this pair the remarkable Plucky Liege threw Quatre Bras n a stakes winner here and in France and moderately successful sire who is also by Teddy as well as the Epsom Derby winner Bois Rousel and Admiral Drake winner of the Grand Prix de Paris by other sires siresOddly Oddly enough Captain Conn always at ¬ tributed the failings of Sir Gallahad ILT Bull Dog and Admiral Drake on the race track to a temperamental streak tracing to the Spearmint blood in their dam though this blood made her one of the greatest producers of all time timeSir Sir Gallahad ms outstanding feat on the race track was a victory over Epinard in a seven furlongs match at St Cloud in 1924 though he won other stakes and placed third to Le Capucin and Niceas in the French Derby of 1923 The Grand Prix of that year was won by his stablemate Checkmate a horse estimated at least 10 pounds his inferior at any distance Sir Gallahad HE ran away before the start jumped the fence circling the Longchamps track and went Tor a swim in a lake in the Bois de Boulogne BoulogneBull Bull Dog was ranked with Chateau Bous caut as one of the two best French two yearolds of 1929 but won only two stakes as a threeyearold the onemile Prix Daphnis at Le Tremblay and the Prix Fleche dOr In his other starts he ap ¬ peared to refuse to extend himself in the stretch stretchBadly Badly Frightened as Juvenile JuvenileIt It is legendary that Bull Dog was badly frightened when as a twoyearold he was struck in the face by a folded news ¬ paper thrown at him by a spectator on the rail It was also evident that he was never more than half fit for any of his engage ¬ ments in 1930 his trainer George New town died soon after an ailment that had attacked him early that spring Bull Dog appeared in vastly better condition at Cold stream Stud in 1943 than he had when racing 13 years earlier earlierAdmiral Admiral Drake showed great brilliance in winning the Grant Prix de Paris of 1934 and the Grand International dOstendeimt was also very temperamental and seemed unwilling to do his best for any other rider than the late Steve Donoghue DonoghueQuatre Quatre Bras n was also inclined to be erratic and had a little less intrinsic class than his brothers Bois Rousel Plucky Lieges last foal was probably the steadiest of her male offspring and gives promise of being another highly successful sire sireRivalry Rivalry Brought Into Focus FocusThe The rivalry between Sir Gallahad HI and Bull Dog which has been brought into focus by their almost simultaneous attain ¬ ing of the 4000000 goal extends back for several years and the late Charles B Shaffer who imported Bull Dog and his son E E Dale Shaffer as well as Charles Kenney manager of Coldstream Stud where the younger stallion stands near Lexington Ky have made no secret of their distaste when Bull Dog is referred to as Sir Gallahad ILTs brother And right ¬ fully so for Bull Dog is famous in his own right rightSir Sir Gallahad HI was imported in 1925 by a syndicate composed of William Wood ¬ ward R A Fairbairn Marshall Field and A B Hancock and stands at Mr Han ¬ cocks Claiborne Stud Thanks largely to the feats of Gallant Fox Sir Gallahad HE led the American sires list in 1930 with what were then record winnings of 422200 Incidentally Chicle a son of Spearmint and endowed with the same temperament Captain Cohn felt that English sire had transmitted to Sir Gallahad HE and Bull Dog through his daughter Plucky Liege led the list in 1929 with 289123 289123Bull Bull Dog was not setting the turf afire as a threeyearold in that year of 1930 but the success of Gallant Fox caused the late Charles B Shaffer to buy him from Cohn that fall Sir Gallahad DJ has had four more seasons in stud than his younger brother and has led the sire list three times while Bull Dog was on top only once in 1943 1943Sire Sire of Sires SiresBoth Both Sir Gallahad DX and Bull Dog outbred themselves so far as the racing performance of their get compared with their own feats on the track but Sir Gal ¬ lahad m is eclipsed by Bull Dog as a sire of sires by the achievements of Bull Lea who led the list for the first time in 1947 and is virtually certain to do so again this year Last year Bull Leas get amassed a new record sum of 1259718 and the total earnings of his get is now close to 3000000 Armed Citation Bewitch Faultless and Twilight Tear sons and daughters of Bull Lea have all earned more than 200000 each eachWhile While Sir Gallahad m is represented at stud by several sons the best known of which are Gallant Fox Ampitheatre Bold Irishman Charing Cross Count Gallahad Fenelon Fighting Fox Gallahadion Great Union High Quest Roman Sirasia Special Agent Tintagel and Vain Bachelor and his grandsons by Gallant Fox Flares and Omaha none of them have approached the success of Bull Lea That 13yearold son of Bull Dog Rose Leaves by Ballot could die tomorrow and still be almost certain of becoming the worlds record sire of money winners within the next three years yearsBull Bull Lea was bred by the Shaffers at Coldstream Stud and sold to Warren Wright as a yearling for 14000 Though he is eighth on the list of Bull Dogs off ¬ spring in the matter of money won on the race track he must be considered one of the great bargains of all time I Dogs get Has been provide by a great number of horses in all categories rather than by a few who have literally hogged all the money in one year Occupation was the richest of Bull Dogs get with earnings of 227036 followed by Occupy 217214 Bull Reigh 183390 Canina 150770 The Doge 145665 Our Boots 126152 and Cassis 101382 101382None None of these horses figure on the list of the 30 leading money winners of all time yet Bull Dog was the sire of the winners of 137 stakes races through May 18 of this year won by 49 different horses The Coldstream stallion has had 331 foals of racing age of whom 316 have had a chance to race which means that his per ¬ centage of stakes winners is 155 155While While there seems to be a fairly wide ¬ spread impression that Bull Dog is es ¬ sentially a sire of sprinters while Sir Gal ¬ lahad m is commonly associated with stayers the fact is that both horses were at their best at middle distances and both have gotten horses capable of running any distance from the most abbreviated sprints to comparative marathons It is true that generally speaking the Bull Dogs seems a bit more precocious than the offspring of the older horse but their durability is demonstrated by such as Bulwark who is still winning at 15 Top Dog a winner at 13 Bull Whip a winner at 11 and Up the Creek who showed good form at 10 10Bull Bull Lea Won Widener WidenerBull Bull Lea won the Widener at a mile and a quarter beating such good horses as Sir Damion and Stagehand while Bull Reigh Canina Coldstream Floradora Our Boots Tiger Westminster Up the Creek St Bernard No Competition Nectarine Little Nymph Finance Dogpatch Cer ¬ berus and Bulwark all won stakes at dis ¬ tances greater than a mile mileWhile While Bull Lea alone would make Bull Dog a sire of sires Bull Reigh Cold stream Eternal Bull Occupation Tiger and The Fighter are all showing definite signs of success at the haras harasWhile While the exploits of Citation Faultless Coaltown and other Bull Leas now in training are enabling him to gain rapidly on the earnings of his sire the current crop of Bull Dog twoyearolds are adding to his total and there are several in the crop who can be expected to keep their sire in front when the rich twoyearold stakes are run later in the summer

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