Ormonde And Priam Have Champions., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-23


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ORMONDE AND PRIAM HAVE CHAMPIONS In a discussion in England as to which was the licst race horse in the history of the British turf Jt Is interesting to note that two stallions imported to the United States have many champions John Porter through whose hands there passed a proces ¬ sion of almost peerless racers says there Is no doubt iu his mind that Ormonde was the king of thoroughbreds The late John Kent who lived long enough to see l oth Priam and Ormrtnde win the Derby the one in 1830 and the other in l8S i said without hesitation when appealed to for his oninlon on to the best horse he had ever known Priam Lord Chesterfield who sold the horse for 17500 to IMerrltfr Co of Virginia in 1837 afterward tried to buy him back for 2r 000 but failed In America Priam was not long regarded as a successful sire Frank Forester wild of him a feu years after his leath in 1847 Priam lias not onlv not improved Tint actually deteriorated the racing blood of America ais regards form and power wherever he has altered It

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