Wickliffe Colts Arrive at Gravesend: Fourteen Yearlings from 1916 Crop of Kingston Stud Are a Fine-Looking Band, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-14


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"WICKLIFFE COLTS ARRIVE AT GEAVESEND. Fourteen Yearlings from 191C Crop of Kingston Stud Are a Fine-looking Band. New York, July 13. Fourteen colts from the 1910 crop of Kingston Stud yearlings have arrived at John Whelans training stable at Gravesend track. Contrary to expectations, only the colts were forwarded in the shipment. Messrs. Corrigan and McKinney, who are lessees of the Kingston Form, which is under the management of Miss Elizabeth Daingerfield, had intended to have their whole yearling crop, including fourteen colts and twelve fillies, sent to New York in one shipment, but at the last moment it was discovered that only one horse car was nvailable, so that the fourteen colts were sent along while the fillies were held up until a car should be obtainable for them. John Miller, in whose charge these yearlings were brought up from Kentucky, had every reason to be proud of the band, when he landed them at Graves-end and turned them over to the care of assistant trainer Alf. Holberg, who was in waiting to receive them. Trainer "Whelan arrived at the stable soon after the arrival of the youngsters and expressed himself as especially pleased with the manner in which they had shipped. In fact, there was not a gaunt, or tired-looking one in the string, and all appeared ready for their hay the moment they took up their new quarters. To one who had not seen these yearlings before they left Kentucky they furnished an altogether agreeable surprise. While none of them looks at all overgrown, there is not one in the band that could be regarded as under-sized. Taken as a whole, they are wonderfully even and well balanced; and while not one has the look of having had his growth forced, all are in full flesh and absolutely fit to begin their education. They look like a band of colts which had been bred and reared for actual racing rather than for show or sale. It will be surprising if any of these colts should go amiss early in their educational period, as colts whose growth has been forced are apt to do. While they are well nourished, full of health and animal spirits, they are at the same time active and racy-looking; they are a healthy, robust and hardy-looking band. As to conformation, they are peculiarly attractive. Of course, this is not surprising, as they have been bred along scientifically-selected blood lines for generations and of late by a young lady who inherited a love of the thoroughbred from one of the most accomplished and successful horse breeders which this country lias known, and who has been profiting by his tutelage from her early childhood. She went to Kingston Farm from that world-famous breeding farm Castleton, whence went abroad such race horses and sires as Domino, Commando, Disguise, Ultimus, Hippodrome, the ill-fated Sysonby, Ben Brush, Sweep, Delhi, Colin and such a host of winning fillies and mares that it would be tedious to attempt to enumerate them.

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