Stallions of Nearly the Same Age: Liens of Descent Which Produced the Sires Fitz Herbert, Dalhousie, Swynford and Short Grass, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-04


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STALLIONS OF NEARLY THE SAME AGE Lines of Descent Which Produced the Sires Fitz Herbert, Dalhousio, Swynford and Short Grass. Fits Herbert was one of the superior race horses of recent American turf history. He won the Suburban Handicap when a three-year-old with 105 pounds up in 2:03, and in the following year carried 130 pounds and won the Brooklyn Handicap in 2:05. He ran in forty-four races and, winning thirty-one of them, was but three times unplaced in his entire racing career. Besides beins wonderfully speedy, he was a stayer as well, winning the Bowie Stakes at two miles when a three-year-old in the then American record time of 3:25-. He also won the Lawrence Realization Stakes at a mile and five-eighths in 2:45. which is the present American record for that distance. When done with racing he was sent to France and his stud life has been spent there as the property of C. II. Mackay. Quite a number of his progeny have been brought to this country and done well in racing, but none has been near the equal of himself. His pedigree shows some interesting peculiarities and is: f Hampton "Lord Clifden fEothen...- I Lady Langden g fS LSultana f Oxford o-i Besika wi? I . fPoulet fleutEtro fn LMaon. ...J Printanlere I Cyprus.... fKingTom g Jl !W J iCypriana 2 fEnquirer f Leamington Q , ii r Emperor. J l-Lida Xa LVesperlight. . fChilde Harold gJ I Bude Light H VS1 fMortemer fCompiegne ? i2 I, Lassie... J Comtcsse rt 1 Wyandotte. . . fLeamington Nemesis Dalhousio is a male line descendant of Irish Bird-catcher through Oxford, Sterling and Atheling. His sire, Bryn Mawr, was a capital race horse. Dalhousio- only won a single race when a two-year-old, but was a backward colt and ran some good races with the best of his age and time, without winning. He did better as a thrcc-ycar-old by winning three of his four races and running second in the other. His last race was for the Windsor Hotel Cup over the Blue Bonnets track at Montreal, which he won in slow going from Don Antonio, Chief Kee, Polls, Thco. Cook and five more. An injury prevented his racing any more and he was sent into the stud. With limited opportunities he has sent some good stock to the races and his pedigree reads as follows: , Athel- f Sterling. f Oxford ing,..A Sister to OVhisper - f I King Alfred fZeltinger t- V I Namesake ir., . The Bard Longfellow a lMwlir weir--l i .Bradamante sapphire f Stratford iGflm t?.2. The 111 f Brcadalbane. fStockwcll rt f Uscd... Blink Bonny K v I Ellcnnire. ... f Chanticleer tls SJ Ellcrdale "I . r Hermit fNewminster O Fair Bar-J , seclusion I barian.llR Wild Dayrcll v I Gay Swynford is deservedly one of the present-day fashionable sires in England. Like Dalhousio, he is a direct male line descendant of Irish Birdcatchcr, but through the superior line which reads Oxford, Sterling, Isonomy, Isinglass and John oGaunt. He is one of the few highly successful stallions in England with none of the blood of Galopin or St. Simon in his veins. He was a grand race horse. His crowning achievement as a three-year-old was his victory In the Doncaster St. Legcr of 1910 over Bronzino, Lemberg, Marajax, Rosedrop and others of high fame. He run unplaced to Lemberg in the Ensom Derby of that year and took ample revenge in the St. Leger. The following year he ran second to Lemberg in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, then won the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket, with Lemberg second, and wound up by easily defeating Lemberg again in the 0,000 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The clashings of the two great horses were intensely interesting, but in the long run Swynford got the best of Lemberg. His high-class lineage is here set forth: ,. , J f Isonomy... J f Sterling rlsinglass. isola Bella - rS LDeadLock. fWcnlock P o H I Malpractice g.a ? fSt. Simon.. fGalopin . LEaFlccheJ St. Angela S I Quiver f Toxophilite O g J - m. by Y.Melbne S- I f Hermit.... fNewminster g a -Tristan.. J Seclusion ? o S Thrift f Stockwell v jj;J . Braxcy L-s The Earl., f Beadsman km Pilgrim- J T . I Mad. Eglentine u age.... aAley...f Macaroni t Secret Short Grass was a notable figure in racing both in England and the United States. He is Irish bred and took one little race at The Curragh when a two-year-old. He did better when a three-year-old by winning four of his six races, none of any great value. The next year he was beaten in all of his five races, which took place in England in high-class handicaps. In. 1913 he won the Riddes-town Selling Plate at Epsom and was bought by Emil Herz for 530 guineas. For him he Avon that year a selling plate at Newmarket, the Redcar Handicap at Redcar and the October Handicap at Haydock Park. In 1914 his only victory was in the London Cup at Alexandra Park, in which ho was a 10 to 1 outsider. The great war breaking out Mr. Herz brought him to this country. Here he established quite a reputation as a horse of re-, markable speed and a great stretch runner. In 1910 he won the Queens County Handicap from Roamor and seven others at a mile in 1:30; won the Brookdale Handicap from-Borrow; Avon the Empire City Handicap from Roaiiicr, Spur, Friar Rock, Stromboli and avouimI un that year by carrying 12S pounds to victory in the Bowie Handicap at Pimlico. Altogether he Avas a real race horse in this country. He has not been in the stud long, enough to haA-e any representatives in racing, but some of his tA-o-year-olds Avill. show Avhat they can do next year. With the folloAving taking pedigree he can hardly fail to prove a successful sire: ... , f Doncaster f Stockwell fBcnd Or.. Marigold e 2 r t Rouge Rose. . fThormanby Ellen Home f Macaroni fSweetmcat lNapoli... t Jocose ST I Sunshine fThormanby t Sunbeam 2 f Sterling f Oxford W-fshst I hiaSt-i i Cherry TV gS IuchesS....efo II f Hackler. . . . . f Petrarch W C bun- : i i Hackness W w,rst-- Solstice f Solon Bessie

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