Four Young American-Bred Sires: Something About the Pedigrees and Performances of Von Tromp, Meelick, Helmet and Cataract., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-16


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FOUR YOUNG AMERICANBRED SIRES Something About the Pedigrees and Performances of Von Trorop Meolick Helmet and Cataract CataractVon Von Tromp Is one of the sons of Ben Brush which have magnified the fame of their sire by sending speedy and desirable scions into American racing tlie fast colt American Ace being a presentday ex ¬ ample Bred at the famous Castleton Stud You Tromp raced well for the late James R Kcene without being one of his best winners Probably his best exploit in racing was when he won the Septem ¬ ber Stakes at Sheepshead Bay when a threeyear old and defeated such good ones as Cairngorm Ox ¬ ford lied Friar Kose of Dawn Don Royal and Cederstrome at a mile and threeeighths In 221 His breeding is beyond cavil and Is as follows f Bonnie 3 la g jjj Bramble Scotland Qu aJ t VTW ivy Lear Au AuaJ Ra Ras I fn Le s Rcform Vim J Koseville Sto Lvibia StoLvibia Al AlEla Ela fNewminster To r Hermit t Be 2 TaJ Iseclusion Ta J Mi Mia a fSee Saw Bu 2 lMazurka Ma MaIMabille IMabille Pa If Meelicks stud life had been spent in the vicinity of Lexington where he could have had access to the aristocratic brood marcs of the blue grass instead of in comparative obscurity in Texas it is quite within the bounds of probability that he might be one of the most noted sires of the time An excellent race horse in his younger days there is none better bred in the United States today One remarkable feature in his pedigree is that in the third generation back it includes five Epsom Derby winners in Galopin Hermit Iroquois Bend Or and Siiotover It Is doubtful if this can be matched in the case of any other horse anywhere On the whole it seems that it would be a profitable enterprise if some one of our big breeders could make arrangements for the use of this richly bred horse for an experimental season or two Here is his pedigree pedigreeoj Vedette oj c J fGalonin ° IM rSt Simon Flying Duchess 5 1st Angela King Tom a Adeline Adelineg g 2 1 Hermit Newminstcr g w Lonely Seclusion 2 I Anonyma Stockwell StockwellMJU MJU Miss Sarah flroquois Leamington LeamingtonH H 3 Tammany I Maggie B 15 3 2 Tullahoma reat Tom 4 2 jJ Blink Bonnie BonnieS S 15 rBend Or Dohcaster R I Isis J Rouge Rose 1 w Shotover Hermit I Stray Shot When a horses pedigree shows two such grand sires as Domino and St Simon there is good ground for thinking he should have been a good race horsu and the making of a successful sire That is Helmets case and he was a good race horse and is a successful sire He was not raced often when a twoyearold but won the Hopeful Stakes Matron Stakes Champagne Stakes and ran a close third to his stablcmatc Maskette and Sir Martin in the Futurity Stakes of 1008 Moreover ho continued to be a fast race horse until retired to stud service at E R Bradleys Idle Hour Farm From there he has sent out many winners and this year among others is represented byt such highly desirable two yearolds as By Gaily Beck and Call and Best Pal His lines of descent are Domino AlarmDomino J fHimyar J Hira Alarm = S Bonnie fGalopin j Vedette Q 1B Gal A Bonnie Flying Duchess L D00n Rapid Rhone Rhoneo o J Queen Mary 1 I fGalopin Vedette g f St Simon Flylnff Duchess = ISt Angela King Tom = J v Adeline K rScotlisl1 Lord of the Isle Lady Kitz J Chief Miss Ann S AnnS James 1 Hawthorne Kettledrum v Bloom I Lady Alice Cataract has been rescued from obscurity in Ens land and la returning to the land of his birth to enter stud service in Kentucky This good son of Ben Brush was sent to England by James It Keene and raced well there for him as a twoyear old in 1011 winning the FiftyFourth Ascot Bi ¬ ennial Stakes at Ascot sind running third in the National Breeders Produce Stakes at Sundown Park At auction after the racing of that year was over lie was sold to T Pilkington for 4OiO After that his success in racing was of the indifferent order although he won races now and then His brother Pebbles was a capital racer in this country a few years back and will be represented by two yearolds in action next year Two halfbrothers of Cataract which have already achieved success in the stud are Ultimus and Runnymede His excel ¬ lent pedigree is as follows fBonnie 1 f Bramble J Scotland Queen Mary MaryAustralian Sj I IIvy Ivy Leaf Australian AustralianBay Bay Flower FlowerLeamington a Ia I I f Reform LeamingtonStolen Leamington LRosevilleJ Stolen Kisses KissesAlarm LRosevilleJlAlbia lAlbia Alarm AlarmElastic Elastic ElasticAlarm g fllimyar Alarm AlarmHira r Domino J Hira HiraEnquirer LMannie Gray Grayui Enquirer EnquirerLizzie Lizzie G GSterling uiSl Sl ui flsonomy Sterling SterlingIsola s I Dancing J Isola Bella BellaDoncaster J JJ Water pretty Dance DoncasterHighland Doncaster Highland Fling

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