The Tetrarchs Great Influence: Roi Herodes Gray Son May Equal St. Simon through His Racing Children, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-19


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THE TETRARCHS GREAT INFLUENCE Roi Horodes Gray Son May Equal St. Simon Through His Racing Children. "It may be that in The Tetrarch we have a horse destined lo effect an influence on bloodstock similar to that effected by St. Simon." writes Special Commissioner Allison in the Ixmilon Siortsman. "It is true that The Tetrarehs first year at the stud will not compare for a moment with St. Simons, :::it the second year seems not unlikelv to bring him on terms of equality, and it should be remembered that St. Simon did not make his first stud saason until after a years interval from being taken out of training. In other words, he was a year older than was Tlie Tetrarch when he began. In fact. The Tetrarch in his second season was the same age as was St. Simon in his first, and therefore the present two-year-olds by The Tetrarch come into reasonable comparison witli the first St. Simons. The latter included St. Serf. Memoir, Signoriua and Semolina names to conjure by and famous for all time; but who shall say that Tetratema, Tetrameter and Sarchedou will not in time to come be equally famous? One can only surmise as yet, but such a contingency cannot be described as "unlikely. Moreover, Roi Herode, in reference to The Telrarch, has a status similar to that of Galopin and St. Simon. In both cases the old horse became slightly overshadowed by the extraordinary success of his son, and there was not the uniformity of success in the careers of the old ones as of the sons; but Galopiu was a great sire indeed, second only to St. Simon in merit. Even when lie was quite old he headed tlie list of winning stallions for a season, and such sons of his as Donovan and Galliard were enough for fame, even if there had been no St. Simon. Moreover, mares by him have proved invaluable matrons, and it is needless to do more on this point than mention the name of Galieia, dam of Rayardo, Lemberg and Silesia dam of My Dear. Roi Herode has proved to demonstration again and again that he does not depend on The Tetrarch alone for his claim to be ranked as a great stallion, and his general influence in -the future may be not less than .that of Galopin. It is safe to say that gray will be a frequent color in times to come, and the character of the British thoroughbred will be considerably altered."

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