Reno Meeting Proves Successful: Waterwood and Chrome the Juvenile Developments of the Meeting-Plans for the Future, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-12


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RENO MEETING PROVES SUCCESSFUL Waterwood and Chrome the Juvenile Developments of the Meeting Plans for the Future. ItENO, Nev.. October 11. The popularity with which the thoroughbred is held out west was fullv demonstrated during the recent nineteen davs fail meeting of the Iteno Jockey Club. With fewer horses, a shortage of riders and a week of cold ami rainy weather, the promoters of the meeting won their way through handsomely, despite these obstacles. Inspired by his success, manager W. W. Finn is making an effort to secure a lease on the Jteno track,: which will .permanently establish this city in a chain of the smaller racing plants in the west. From a horse standpoint there were really but two developments at the meeting. As it happened, they were both two-year-olds. One is Waterwood, a little chestnut colt, by Honevwood Shasta Wnter, and the other is Chrome, the first of the get of the horso Sigurd. Chromes dam is Queencup. Probably the greatest interest in a racing way during the meeting came about witli the clashing of these two-year-olds. Waterwood gained the title of champion when he won the Juvenile Stakes, but he was defeated on the closing day of the meeting by Chrome in such a decisive manner that there are those who are of the opinion that the son of Sigurd has an equal future before him. Waterwood is not a fully developed two-year-old, inasmuch as lie is a late foal and has just passed his nccond milestone. However, the colt has showed every tendency of a development to travel over a long route, and it bt possible that his owner, Goorge Wingfield of Nevada, may turn him out at his Nevada Stock Farm until such time as the call for tlte 1020 spring training. It is further possible that Mr. Wingfield. may enter him extensively in all the big eastern stakes. Sigurd, the sire of Chrome, is a brother to Tia-jan. He was bred by Mr. Adolph H. Spreckels at the Napa Stock Farm, and this is really his first opportunity to show his proclivities in the stud. The horse is now standing up in Oregon way. and from a breeding standpoint he represents all the blood developments that made the ranch of Mr. Spreckels nationally famous.

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