Beldame Has a Daughter: Consensa, Result of the Great Mares Union with Meddler, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-07


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, BELDAME HAS A DAUGHTER. CONSENSA, RESULT OF THE GREAT MARES UNION WITH MEDDLER. Nominated for Belmont Stakes of 1910 How Sire Was Chosen and Mr. Belmont and John Hyland Parted. New York, November 5. Among the yearlings of 1907 entered in the Belmont Stakes of 1010, nominations to which have just been made public, is the lilly Consensa, by Meddler, out of Beltlamo. She is owned by August Belmont and so unusual a name is due to the fact that the yearling is by a stallion chosen by a majority of the committee of international breeding experts, as a fit mate for the peerless Suburban winner. She had not won the Suburban when this committees report was made, but Immediately after her decisive victory in that memorable race, Mr. Belmont, in the natural exhilaration of the moment, said to W H. Uowe, tfie pedigree expert, now the editor of the stud book, "I bow to the decision of the committee in choosing Meddler, but I would have preferred another horse." Mr. Belmont did not mention the name of the horse he would have chosen. A year later came the death of Sir.Tames Miller iu England, which put upon the market the triple event winner, Hock Sand, and, as William Easlou was at that time in England, he promptly began negotiation for the horse on behalf of Mr. Belmont. After some of the most hurried negotiations ever heard of, during which large sums were spent in cabling, which must have astonished the. slow-going British executors of the deceased turfmans will; Hock Sand was purchased for 25,000 aud, as he was insured for that amount, this and the cost" for sending him to America, must have reached in the neighborhood of 35,000 before his new owner caught sight of" him on the vessel which brought him over. Except Ormonde, Hock Sand was the most costly purchase which had ever landed in America and the dock was the scene of no little excitement. Hock Sand at first declining to leave tlie vessel until a little coaxing succeeded iu allaying his timidity. It is safe to say that as long as both live, or until the union proves a failure. Hock Sand will be mated with Beldame and the produce will be watched with more than usual interest, especially by Mr. Easton, who, in his unobtrusive way, lias figured largely in the destiny of both these Illustrious racers. It was his efforts which placed Beldame in the fall of her two-year-old career iu the hands of Fred Burlew for Newton Bennington, in whose name she won all those great races at three years idd which served to confer fame upon her. Mr. Kastou has for years been a potent adviser to James H. Haggiu when each season that noted breeder has placed upon the market the output of the Haucho del Paso Stud. It was the famous auctioneer which brought to Mr. Haggins attention desirable trainers iu whose hands it was wise to place the Haggin racers. He had seen that Burlew had been very successful in early develop mcnt of young thoroughbreds, anil when, a short time after the Shcepshead fall meetiug of lfio::, Mr. Belmont unexpectedly announced that he .was about to retire for a time from racing and put alibis race horses up to be sold, Easton suggested that Burlew would Ik a good man to take Beldame and race her for a year. Her racing qualities were all that Cwero sold. The arrangement proved so successful that Beldame went through the year 100-1 with a remarkable record and this caused Mr. Belmont to determine to come back to the turf, which he had really never left and, iu 1005, Beldame ran in his name and colors and won the Suburban of that year, greatly to her owners delight. "It was his second victory for the famous classic, Henry of Navarre having won for him iu 1800, though he ran In the name of the Blcmlon Stable, an arrangement due to a domestic bereavement at that time. John .T. nyland trained Henry of Navarre for Mr. Belmouc that year and the friends of that- trainer have thought that it was a cruel stroke of fate when the elements contributed to his severance of relations with hia employer In the autumn of 1003, which prevented tlie possibility of ids earning the fame which attaches to the trainer of so great a performer as Beldame Was. Strange to say, it was due to a rainstorm which fell on the morning of Futurity day of 1903. The track had been rendered into such a state that Hyland feared the effect of the going on Beldame. Up to the very last moment within the. legal time of scratching Hyland waited, and at last it was decided not to run. The jockey who was to have ridden the mare, stood waiting the decision of the owner and trainer. His name had been sent out on the tissue slips announcing preliminary information and, at least one wcll-known turf journalist never knew until the next day that Beldame did not start, and he wrote of her as having Tun in the race, which was won by Hamburg Belle, with another Hamburg second in Lconldas. Three days later Heldame and Ocean Tide fought out the finish of the Great Filly Stakes and, after n terrific struggle. Beldame was awarded the race. Within a month came the surprising news that Mr Belmont was selling off. It marked the termination Continued on second page. BELDAME HAS A DAUGHTER. Continued from first page. of Hylands connection with the stable, which had existed for eight years. Both Mr. Belmont and John Hyland are the best of friends, however, and no one could he more loyal to the Jockey Club and its chairman than is the man who ought to have had all the honors of Beldames sciutiliant career. For a man who rode steeplechasers more than thirty years ago, Hyland is a surprisingly young and well preserved man, his good humor is proverbial, he is a keen and pungent critic, and is a gold-mine of highly interesting turf lore, for, in his day he has trained many great race horses. Oddly enough, ho has informed the writer, one of the fastest race horses lie ever had in his stable was Keenan, which ran second to Bright Phoebus in the Realization of 1S95. Here, again, a rainstorm on the .morning of the race day prevented Hyland from scoring a success, for the race was run over a sea of slush and Keenan would not extend himself. The horse was afterward sent to England and later to India. He won high-class races in the latter country. : J. J. Burke.

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