Famous Triple Crown Winner is Dead.: Galtee More So Injured While Unloading from a Car as to Cause His Destruction., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-04


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FAMOUS TRIPLE CROWN WINNER IS DEAD, i Galtee More So Injured While Unloading from a Car As to Cause His Destruction. A recent issue of "Dcutscher Sport records the deatii of Galtee More, which took plan in Ger-niany late last month. Galtee More was being transferred from Grailitz to Hoppegarten for stud purpo-es. While being unloaded he met with an accident, which was obviously serious. It was hoped to save the horse, and he was conveyed on a sledge to the stud and put in slings. An examination, however, disclosed the fact that the upper part of one of his legs nras broken beyond all possibility of repair, and he was destroyed late in the day. Galtee More was a son of Kendal, his dam being Morganette. which was likewise the dam of Ard Batrick. and was tints responsible for two Derby winners. Galtee More was foaled in 1N9B and was owned by that popular Irish sportsman. John Gnbbias. for whom lie won the Triple Crown in 1S97. He was trained by Sam Barling at Beck-hamptou. and long before he first appeared in public he had established a great reputation by his style of galloping. He was a fine-looking animal, and a race horse all over. His first race was the Barstboarne stakes at the Btoekbriege meeting in July, which he won easily, beating Jatpieinart. Minstrel and two others with ease. Then followed defeat in a terrific finish for the valuable Great Lancashire Breeders Broduce Stakes of 2.000 sovereigns, at Manchester. Brigg winning by a head from .a Bee More and Clen-cally. which dead-heated. He was giving weight to -lMith horses, two pounds to the winner and eight pounds to his co-dead-heater. At Ooodwoo i a little later he started at 9 to 2 on for the Mole-comb Stakes, which lie won. and at Doncaster. September, ran away with the Bous Plate. Then followed his most important victory as a two-year-old. he winning tin- Middle Bark Blate by six lengths from Vriaaajaea, on which odds of 5 to 1 were laid:, and he retired for the season with strong claims to be considered at the top of the tree. His Wonderful Three-Year-Old Career. He commenced his three-year-old career by capturing the Two Thousand Guineas in runaway style, beating Velasquez by four lengths, and followed this ui by cantering in front of his opponents in the Newmarket Stakes. 100 to 0 being laid on him. In the Derby the same tale has to be told for with 1 to 1 on him he beat Vemsejan in a canter by two lengths. At Ascot he had no difficulty in winning the Brince of Wales Stakes with odds of 33 to 1 on ham; and at Saudown Bark, being only opposed by Cortegar in the Sandring-ham Cuii. gave him seventeen pounds and a rare hiding. In the St. Beger he was again unbackable. as Imikmaklll asked lor lo to 1. He had as opponents Chelandry. St. Cloud IB. Silver Fox and Goletta. but neither could live with him at the finish. In the Saudown Foal Stakes in October ho hail another easy task, finishing three lengths in front of Cortegar. though carrying 140 pounds. Filtered for the Cambridgeshire, he was given the great weight of 132 pounds, and few people expected that he would be seen at the peat. He took his chance, however, and was. moreover, favorite at 9 to 2. He failed to get placed in what was undoubtedly a strong field. Comfrey winning from St. Cloud IB. Sandia and Cortegar. heads dividing the first four. This finished his racing career, for in tin- next season he was sold to go to Bussia for 20.000 guineas. He sired many good animals there, including Irish Bad. the champion of 1903. Coming into possession of the German governnu nt. he continued getting good stock, and his progeny won almost all the principal races in that country. Amongst the best of his descendants was Fervor, a son of Festa. a well-known mare in Bngland. Fervor, amongst other races, won the German St. Ix-ger. Berlin Grand Brize and Hamburg Grand Prise. Orchidee IB. another of his get, won the German Oaks and St. Beger. Altogether his stock Sarins nine years won races worth nearly 110.000 sovereigns.— Bondon Sporting Life of February 10.

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