The Tetrarchs Fast Daughter: Reasons Why Elements in the Lines of Descent of the Filly Herodias Suggest Her Future, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-28


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THE TETRARCHS FAST DAUGHTER REASONS WHY ELEMENTS IN THE LINES OF DESCENT OF THE FILLY HEROD IAS SUGGEST HER V FUTURE EXCELLENCE AS A BROOD C MARE By EXILE A recent arrival in Lexington is the gray filly Herodias, daughter of the undefeated as a race horse and now leading British sire, The Tetrarch, dam Honora, by Gallinule. All authorities agree that speed is the one great essential in a brood mare. Quoting from the Duke of Beaufords letter, which appears in The British Thoroughbred Horse: "A slow mare never will breed a race horse or fast hunter, never mind how speedy and good the sire may be." Speed has Herodias in plenty. The New Zealand breeder, Mr. Stead, has it the best of the mares .stand from fifteen Tiands to 15.2. Herodias is not a tall mare, but a fast one, a mare looking mare, one having plenty of room to carry her colt; a daughter of the Roi Herode sire, the sire of The Tetrarch, and a member of the Geheimniss branch of the No. 14 family. The expected, to me at least, has happened. Having now for some time past thought Herod blood necessary for England, so it has proved, for The Tetrarchs son, the as yet unbeaten Tetratema, may prove to be another St. Simon, and daughters of the gray wonder must in time prove of exceeding value as brood mares. Vahren, dam of The Tetrarch, is by the Guineas winner Bona Vista, thus introducing the famous Bend Or Macaroni combination. The Tetrarch is a member of the Rigolboche, by Rataplan, branch of the No. 2 Burton Bard mare family, from which come the Derby and Grand Prix winner Cremorne; his sister, Mabille, ancestress of Peter Pan and Von Tromp, of Priscillian and Stromboli, and of Thrush, Pietermaritzburg, that good French race mare Clyde, the ill-starred Maiden Erlegh. This a family hard to beat. Gallinule, sire of Herodias dam, Honora, is the top hole brood mare sire in England, and Gallinule, unlike his sire, Isonomy, in color, derives his chestnut ;coat , from the sire of his Hermit dam. Neither Honora nor Word of Honor seems to have been able to win, and the latter, a daughter of that extremely fast horse Saraband, winner of a big pot; at Kempton . Park, ?ew Stakes, Ascot and other races as a two-year-old. Speed,, however, ,Eeema to., have iieen Sarabands forte, for as a three-year-cld he could only get second to St.: Mirin: for the Ascot" Derby, but managed to win the Chesterfield Stakes in a mediocre field over the Craven course,, one and one-quarter miles, at Goodwood. Saraband, however, even though he was a member of the No. 14 sire family, never sired anything really worth while as" arace horse. His best, I think, was the colt Miiford, which won some big races for "Mr. Jersey" as a youngster, but did little good thereafter. Saraband, however, sired Admiration, dam of Pretty Polly, and Honora is bred on a similar plan of mating, both of them by Gallinule, dams daughters of Saraband, and each a member of the No. 14 family. Geheimniss won the Oaks -from St. Marguerite, but was beaten by Dutch Oven for the St. Leger, the Derby winner, Shotover, third, thus giving Fred Archer his only classic success for that year. Geheimniss that same year ran unplaced to Mr. Pecks good thing, Hackness, for the postponed Cambridgeshire. Well do I remember the postponement, due to a severe storm, and rotten cold, too, it was for English October. If suitable mates can be found for Herodias I hold to the opinion she will make a success of it as a brood mare, even though her pedigree discloses a certain deficiency in Matchem strains. This, however, can be supplied by her mates. Some good staying horse, one having a dash of Melbourne close up, should suit her well, and from such a union something quite first class may result. . v Le- Samaritain. . 2 J Le Sancy 4 i Atlantic 3 H f -, , Gem of Gems 4 E 1S9j J . , ! sray, r Rol Herode. j! - Clementina Doncaster 5 E Clemence 2 E cT i " fr 1J0 1904 , War vjr Dance mnce - Galliard ....13 E -3 . I Rox.elane ........ War Pajnt 1 E J 1 E Speculum u a g Uose of ork " 1 Rouge Rose 1 H .- H f Bonil vista 4 i I!en1 0r 1 "I KoSgeSKose 1 H I chc8tnut- 1889 2 Vahren 2 Vista ..... ffe1.. r." S H cliestnut. 1897 1 j Speculum . ......... 1 E! 2 I Castanla J Hagioscope n 23 " Sophia 23 H! I2 Ros-GarVien feff t ster!ins 12 1 ::::::::::ii I 8 . r Isonry Honpear " "i Gallinule ...19 J y, 187o lIso,a,Bella J Stockwcll . 3E 2S r r , . 1884 moil Isoline 19 J3 g. chestnut. I .... r I Newminster 8 ,E; 2 l Moorhen ! j eclusiou. .............. r. H; . 1 Daughter of ..... er . ......... 2 E j Muncastcr 10 na........... E .,. j f "Saraband .......14 . , V ..Word of I chestnut. 1883 .. j Scottish chief 12 E L Honor ....14 . liigmanu 1 ling , f jIasQUeraJe 14 E chestnut, 1892 Tnjjrnpi,n .... -. J Headsman 13 E . Geheimniss J Rosicrucian 0 Madame Eglentina ... 5 H I Xameless i Ulinkhoolie 10 E No Name 14 E

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