Pointing for Rich Stakes: Pride of India and High Born Lady Henry A. Porters Hopes, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-01


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POINTING FOR RICH STAKES Pride of India and High Born Lady Henry A. Porters Hopes. Both Being Prepared at Benning for the Preakness and Kentucky Derby. BALTIMORE, Md., February 2S. Among the most promising of Bcnning candidates for tliis years renewal of Hie 3,000 added Preakness, the richest of the easts three-year-old races advertised for decision this coming season, and the Kentucky Derby, which will be worth more to the winner this year than at any time in its history, and be decided at Churchill Down on May 10, two are in the stable William P. Burch is training for Henry A. Porter, of Oklahoma. They are the three-year-old colt Pride of India, a maiden brother of Dominant, the star two-year-old developed in the season of 1915. and High Born. Lady, an Englbshbred daughter of The White Knight Lady Kchline, and a winner at the Bowie track last fall. These are the show horses of Benning track. Pride of India, which worked so well at Saratoga late last July that .Inmes Rowe was moved to offer Mr. Porter a large sum for him, is a sixteen-hand giant of the rugged old-fashioned Bonnie Scotland physique, powerful in front, short of back, clean of flank and splendidly underpinned. An accident in training, which prevented his starting in the Saratoga Special and Hopeful Stakes, caused Mr. Porter to order Pride of India away from the tracks in mid-August. And tiie Oklahoma turfman is not a bit sorry tiie son of Delhi Dominoes failed to get to ,the post iu the Special and the IIqpefuL.-Aandj Saratoga "JrirAugust Piide-of Inditi was a frtfefiiwlc- ward1 colt which hud not found himself. He is now :l matured horse and his legs look as though they would easily sustain his 1,100 pounds of bone and brawn through a brisk campaign. He has had considerable work in the open and lias not taken a liime step. IS A BIG, RANGY FILLT. High Born Lady is a big, rangy filly of the old-fashioned English type, and she shows breeding in every line. She lias never taken a lame step. She was late coming into form last year because, throughout the season, she was growing. If nothing goes wrong with these three-year-olds, Iiurch will have them ready for shipping to Kentucky early in May, probably after a preliminary race or so at Bowie or Havre de Grace and, after they have tried their luck in the Derby, they will return east for the Preakness. That High Born Lady will go on neither her owner nor trainer has the slightest doubt. AVhile there was a time last summer at Aqueduct, before the English filly contracted a cold which prevented her from filling her August and September engagements, when, she could outrun the sprinters High Time and My Friend, and she always showed that she could go on. She is to be named for the ,000 Kentucky Oaks, which will be run at Churchill Downs, and the $".,000 Maryland Oaks, which will be instituted at Pimlico this year. Although Pride of India lias never been tried seriously, even in private, at long-distance running, his is an old-fashioned distance runners pedigree. His .sire, Delhi, a Brooklyn Handicap and Belmont Stakes winner, was a long-distance runner, aud lie is tiie sire of horses able to go any distance. His dam. Dominoes, the mother of Diversion and Hippodrome, as well as of Dominant, was a daughter of Domino Editlia. Editha. a sister of Melton, the sire of Sysonby, was the mother of Hurst Park, one of the best of the long-distance running sons of Kingston.

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