Orbys Great English Son: Orpheus Selected by Judges as the Best Horse of the Present Season, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-23


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ORBYS GREAT ENGLISH SON Orpheus Selected by Judges as the Best Horse of. the Present Season. After Orpheus, by Orby Electra, the four-year-old in Sir H, Cunliffe-Owena English stable, had easily won the one and a half miles Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket June 30 in 2:32 with 134 pounds up and then the Duke of Cambridge Handicap under 137 pounds at one mile, Mr. Allison of the Sportsman a good judge writes of Orpheus this way: "Wo may safely rank Orpheus as the best horse in England at the present time and he simply played with- the others. Orpheus is accounted as by far the best of the many sons of tin? Irish-American Orby, and of him and his American grandmother, Rhodora, by Hanover, Mr. Allison writes: "Touching Orby and his maternal grandsire, Hanover, I can only once- more, express my regret that an exception was not made in fayor of Hanover when the Stud Book was finally closed to every touch of outside blood. It is fortunate, indeed, that Blioda B. was admitted before the closing ordinance came into force, for it is inite plain that the double lines of Glencoe through Vandal, which Hanover inherited, through his sire and dam. as also the free line of Queen Mary through his maternal grandsire, Bonnie Scotland, has assimilated, splendidly with the, Pocahontas and Queen Mary blood which abounds in this country," Orpheus goes to the stud next y.car after fulfilling a few racing engagements in the autumn.

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