The Three Great Races of broomsticks Splendid Daughter, Regret, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-04


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: THE THREE GREAT RACES OF BROOMSTICKS SPLENDID DAUGHTER, REGRET , When that marvellous Whitney filly, Artful, was a two-year-old she was given two educational races in which she was second to stable mates before being sent out for the spoils of the track on her own merits. A different poli-jy was pursued with Regret, which is probably the best filly raced in the Whitney colors since Artf uls days. She Avas sent to the post in her first race, entirely fit aud ready and, in her short, but militant career, won every race in which she was started, than which nothing more could be asked from a horse in racing. Regret is strictly home-bred and, barring her grand dam. Elf, is all American-bred for four generations back, such American-bred stars of racing as Hamburg, Ben Brush, Bramble, Hanover, Riley, Modesty, winner of the first American Derby here in Chicago; Hindoo, Fellowcraft and Longfellow cropping up back of her sire and dam. She serves as a satisfactory demonstration of the fact that we still have virile and effective native lines of breeding. She was nominated to a number of stake races of this year in England, but, fortunately for our own racing interests, was not included in the baud of yearlings sent across the Atlantic in 1012 to be trained by rotund Andrew J. Joyner. For next year she is engaged there in the Epsom Oaks, Red Rose Stakes at Manchester and Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, but, under existing circumstances, is not likely to be sent abroad, although, if she makes normal improvement through this winter, she might prove able to win the fame of being the second American-bred winner of the Oaks. Her dam, Jersey Lightning, was not of any great note in racing, but, by virtue of her excellent breediug, could hardly fail to prodee winners aiid may be destined to greater fame as a stud matron, than she has already gained as the lain of such a liyer as Regret. Regret was not raced early and was not introduced to patrons of the sport until in the month of August at Saratoga. Her first appearance was in the Saratoga Special, at three-quarters of a mile, Saturday. August S. Tlie contestants of this rich event ran on their merits without penalties or allowances, colts carrying 122 pounds, fillies and geldings 119. That Regret was a good filly was a matter of general report, with Joe Notler up and coupled in the betting with her stable mate. Prince Henry, she was a joint lavorite with the Rutler. crack. Pebbles, at S to 5 each, the starters being Regret, Pebbles. Paris, Luke. Lady Barbary, Prince Henry, Trial by Jury and Charter Maid. Well poised at the start and quick as a cat on her feet, she was away .first, while Pebbles was not ready aud got away last of all. Covering the-first quarter in 23, the half mile In 47 and running the full distance in 1:11, Regret won every foot or ihe way and by this extraordinary display of speed and stamina at once stamped herself a great filly. She on y won by a length at that from Pebbles. This grand colt struggled along in the rear until near the last turn, then, becoming .settled in his stride, came on with an electrifying flight of extreme speed that landed him in second piece three lengths in front of Paris. Whether he would have beaten Regret If off as well is one of these propositicn.4 fruitful of argument after the decision of a great, race. However, he fairly: divided the honors of the race with her although she took the money. Just one week later, Saturday, August 15, she made her second start. Tills was in the second running of the Sanford Memorial Stakes, also a dash of three-quarters of a mile. The track was somewhat slow from a rainfall of the day before. Being a race of penalties and allowances, her success in the Saratoga Special had gained her the limit and she was now burdened with the quite substantial impost of 127 pqUnds. She was opposed by Solly, J. IS jwunds; Dinah Do, 107; Lady Barbary, 122; Garbage, 127; Pan Mnid.VlOT: Capla, 110, and My King, 110. Coupled with Dinah Do in the betting, she went to the post a 4 to 5 faior-ite and, striding to the front immediately, showed the way throughout to the others, without once hying reJeased from restraint.- The race was run in 1:13 and, weights and track conditions considered, was a high-class performance. On more than one occasion Solly proved himself a downright good colt and was Always in closest pursuit, but. try as he might, could not make the slightest impression on the magnificent creature out in front. Dinah Do ran the best race of her career and was third, a circumstance that proved cestlr to followers of the Whitney stable afterwards. Regret ran in and won three races and each of them was run on a Saturday. Thus it came about thati her next and last race took place on Saturday, August 22. This time it was in the valuable Hopeful, Status, worth 59,500 to .the winner;- Timewas.wJien .lt5-.jsttnrn o the victor, .was-nuieh,. greater,, another splendid filly gaining 20,700 for her owner when Tanya won it in1904. The track, was quite heavy, the starters and weights being Regret. 127 pounds; Andrew M., 114; Pebbles, 130: The Masquerader, 122: Kilkenny Boy, 114; Phosphor. 110; Bill Dudley. Trojan and Top o th Morning, 107 each; Pan Maid and Royal Martyr. 104 ea:h, . . This time Regret had no advantage at the start and was outpaced and ititha deepest tOing for the first linlf, hut, coming to the outside in tlie homestretch, rapidly overhauled andjjmssedthos. in front of her rindfflnally won by a half length from the 20 to 1 outsider. Andrew M.. in 1:10. As on; the occasion of his- first clash with her, PclrtKcs got away last and was last to the homestretch, then, in A supreme effort, managed to get up in time to take third place, running a truly remarkable race. That ended Regrets racing for the year and she was sent Into retirement. Her record and pedigree are as follows: . Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Unp. Won. 1014 -.- v.- 2 3 3 0 0 0 7,300 r Bramble j Seotland. . j f Ben Brush .... J y Leaf j Australia ! C Reform J Leamington I Tto-oville J 1 . Stolen Kisses .... , A11a f Alarm BroomstieV, j. ...-. Elastic 1 L f ,,,, Galopiu Vedette f . - ... f Oalliard. j 1 Flying Duchess . lir I t Mavis Macaroni " . Lir ........... s iMerlette . , , Bend Or i Doncaster R-3 : - Sylvabelle.. J . Rouge Rose St. Editba Kinsley Vale g g i 1 Lady Alice . ---. H . - ... Hindoo... J Virgil .. I Hanover... Florence t f Hamburg J t Bourbon Belle j "fta D00""1"1 Fellowcraft J Australian L Lady Reel 1 j Aerolite g ;,. $ t, I ijuhj Tei-M-v i.i0iim LMitii" ... Mannie Gray j 1 Lizzie Enquirer G. " I ., rngfellow i Leamington Riley J Nautura i , , v Geneva.. J War Dance -l Daisy P. .. jLaGItana I I War Dance J Lexington , h L"lty 1 "j Iteel I"11"1 J Planet I Balloon

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