Excellent Racing of the Porter: Plays the Star Part in the E. B. Mclean Stable and Numbers Such as Sir Barton, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-23


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EXCELLENT RACING OF THE PORTER PLAYS THE STAR PART IA THE E B. McLEAN STABLE AND NUMBERS SUCH AS SIR BARTON, CUDGEL, LUCULLITE AND BILLY KELLY AS VIC-TIMS OF HIS SUPERIOR SPEED A liberal purchaser of young bloodstock, E. It. McLean, has never reaped in racing up to the measure of his outlay. However, any owner who has one jewel of a race horse can and, as a rule, does view the shortcomings of the others in his stable philosophically. In The Porter Mr. McLean possessed that kind of a race horse. This high-class son of Sweep was usually in competition witli the best of our handicap horses, and right worthily did lie comport himself. He was in especially good form in the Maryland autumn campaign, in the course of which in one race and another he defeated such stars as Sir Rarton, Cndgel, Lucullite and Rilly Kelly, to say nothing of lesser lights. All track and conditions of tracks were alike to him, but he showed at his best on a fast track, where lie could give his great speed full play. An example was furnished at Laurel when, with 125 pounds on his back to 128 on Cudgel and 107 on Fairy Wand, he defeated them easily at a mile in 1:37, beating Cudgel by four lengths and making a new track record. In winning the ,500 Laurel Stakes over a muddy track lie carried 123 pounds and won by eight lengths, simply running away from Rilly Kelly, 118; Sun Rriar. 123; Lucullite, 123; On Watch, 100, and Fairy Wand, 120, the mile in 1:41 being a notable achievement in view of the track conditions. The veteran, Leochares, was by no means dead weight in the stable and, in taking ,159, ranked next to The Porter as a money gatherer. Mint Cat was meant by nature to be a good race horse, but infirm legs made it difficult to prepare him properly for racing. Under such a handicap this well-bred colt really did better than was rightfully to be expected from him. The record of the McLean stable, which was raced in the name of its trainer, J. F. Schorr, was as follows: Horse. Col. and Sex. A.. Pedigree. 1st. 2d. 3d. Won. The Porter b. c. 4 Ry Sweep Uallet Girl, by St. Leonards 7 2 2 9,220 Leochares b. g. 9 Ry Rroomstick Leayomira, by Woolsthorpe 5 7 "2 8,159 Mint Cat b. c. 3 Ry Catmint Arlette, by Suntlower II 4 .2 2 4.455 Ron Jour eh. f. 3 Ry Von Tromp Jourdain. by Watercress 2 0 0 2,350 Rapid Dav eh. g. 3 Ry Rapid .Water Sweet Day. by Peep oDay 1 0 1 1.451 Sandman II b. g. 8 Ry Rroomstick Sandria, by Sandringham 1 2 0 1,325 Flying Welshman ..ch. c. 2 Ry Rryn Mawr LAiglette, by Stalwart 1 1 0 1,055 Rettie Rluff ..b. f. 3 Ry King James Rettie Landon, by Mentone 1 0 1 905 Candle Light br. c. 3 Ry Light Rrigade Calandria, by St. Serf ......... 0 1 0 200 Uuelu White ....ch. c. 3 R.v Uncle Rusy Lass, by Meddler 0 0 0 75 Totals 10. .... v..v........vw.-. . .............22 15 Ji 0,201,. Fourth money.

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