Polymelus Wonderful Sire: His Produce Had Earned Over ,000,000 Up to End of 1921.; Despite His Descent from "No. 9 Family," Cyllenes Son Becomes Deservedly Famous., Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-27


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POLYMELUS WONDERFUL SIRE His Produce Had Earned Over 1000000 Up to End of 1921 Despite His Descent from No 9 9Family Family Cyllenes Son Becomes BecomesDeservedly Deservedly Famous So far as the purchase of thoroughbreds is concerned the luckiest day of Solly Joels life was Thursday September 27 190G when Somerville Tattersall persuaded him in the Park Paddocks Newmarket to pay J21COO for Polymelus PolymelusBred Bred by Lord Crewe and foaled on Febru ¬ ary 26 1902 I remember the colt greatly im ¬ pressing me when I saw him at exercise with others of Porters team on the Wednes ¬ day morning prior to his making his debut in the Ascot Triennial Stakes StakesPolymelus Polymelus was favorite and until halfway up the hill Morny Cannon seemed to be win ¬ ning easily on him but the horse changed his legs and getting unbalanced was beaten four lengths by the freely supported L Neu ¬ manns Petit Bleu BleuThis This daughter of Eager was subsequently chiefly famous for producing Blue Tit which has been such a wonderful friend to Sled mere Bought for only 1500 the last four foals of this daughter of the St Leger win ¬ ner Wildfowler that have been cent up as yearlings have collectively realized 175750 175750To To return to Polymelus he won three races in the black pink sleeves white cap of his breeder during 1904 these being the Rich ¬ mond Stakes at Goodwood and the Pkous Memorial and Criterion Stakes at Newmar ¬ ket securing them all easily The next year he again ran for the Ascot Triennial in which he had met with his first defeat and here on even terms lie proved too good for Ludwig Neumanns Llangibby rOLYMELUS E All OLD FAIL At Stockton Cyllenes son won the Dur ¬ ham Produce Plate and then captured the Duke of Yoitc Stakes at York while at Don caster he ran second in the St Leger three lengths behind Mr Singers Challacombe and wound up the season by easily capturing the rich Gatwick Stakes These wins totaled 40142 and ere running again he had been sold privately to David Faber for I believe 15000 but never won for him and having failed upon seven occasions he was disposed of as mentioned above to Mr Joel JoelThis This then rather leggy fouryearold bay son of Cyllene from Maid Marian by Hamp ¬ ton won that autumn for his new owner the Kempton Duke of York Stakes Champion Stakes and Cambridgeshire Stakes and be ¬ sides the 19625 he secured by capturing these races Mr Joel also won a large sum in bets over his colt In 1907 Polymelus ran third to The White Knight and Troutbeck with the favorite Polar Star last of the four runners for the Coronation Cup and then under 133 pounds easily beat eight others for the Princess of Wales Stakes at one and onehalf miles worth 21200 21200POLYMELUS POLYMELUS AHTD DANXY 3IAHEK 3IAHEKIn In these five races the son of Cyllene was ridden by that great jockey Danny Maher who died in November 1916 and this was the horses last appearance on a race course In 1908 Polymelus commenced his stud duties at Maiden Erlegh his fee being 490 and the first of his offspring to score was Polish when she won the May Plate at Wolver hampton on Monday June 5 1911 1911No No one would have imagined from this initial victory that Polymelus would turn out the marvelous success he has and yet between then and the close of the 1921 sea ¬ son his produce have won on the flat no fewer than 2S01 races worth 1019850 In 1914 he headed the list with thirtyfour races worth 143035 the St Leger winner Black Jester being the chief contributor with 55040 The next year largely through the efforts of his best son Pommern he again came out on top with sixteen races and 88690 Polymelus has also headed the list of winning stallions for the last three years with fiftytwo races worth 113270 fortyone and a half races value 202750 and fortyseven races worth 171535 re ¬ spectively spectivelyI I remember when that highclass and re ¬ markably handsome race horse Cyllene first went to the stud remarking to a keen breeder that I was convinced the son of Bona Vista would prove a great stallion and he replied owing to his belief in the Figure System Never No horse of the number nine fam ¬ ily ever will Cyllene however begat four Derby Avinners in eight years as well as Polymelus the champion sire of his time Zria a great horse for siring jumpers and others The famous American champion Man o War is by another number nine horse Fair Play so these do not say much for the Figure System Audax in Horso and Hound

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