Here and There on the Turf: Sounds Big, Means Little. Messenger Out of the Ruck. Stoneham to "Come Back"?, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-18


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. Here and There on the Turf Sounds Big, Means Little. Messenger Out of the Ruck. Stoneham to "Come Back"? The German horse Wallenstein scored his s . seventeenth victory at Grunewald a couple of f weeks ago and, incidentally, brought his winning total above the million-mark figure. At t . the present exchange rates his big total would 1 hardly represent the winnings of a moderate selling pluter over here. And the 80,000,000,000 soviet rubles which represented the governments percentage 2 from the mutuels at Moscow, July 23, would 1 hardly be enough to pay the days expenses . for running the mutuel pavilion at an American track. It sounds like a lot of money, but it wouldnt buy much American hay. It is no improbability that the winner of ! the Hopeful Stakes was revealed in the decision of the Grab Bag Handicap. Speed, and then more speed, is the prime essential in racing. In running the three-quarters of that race in 1:11, Messenger ran the distance in faster time than is to the credit of any other twb-year-old of the year. For the present, that gives him place No. 1 among the stars of his age. He takes no penalty frdm his success, but that is of minor importance. He is a colt of great power and weight should sit lightly on his muscular back. It is high time that some two-year-old should emerge from the general ruck. Messenger seems to have done so. No one would begrudge the chairman of the Jockey Club the pleasure of possessing the crack two-year-old of the year. Charles A. Stonehams purchase of McKee from John 13. Madden for a reported price of ?35,000 is an indication that this owner plans to build up his stable to a point where it will once more be formidable in racing. Last year the Stoneham colors were prominent because of fine performances of Yellow Hand, but the handicap star of 1021 broke down badly early this year and was lost to racing. The two-year-olds which Mr. Stoneham purchased as yearlings turned out to be failures and he was left without a worthy representative to carry his colors. McKee is a good colt and a stake winner and if his race behind Goshawk in the Saratoga Special last Satureay shows his true form, he should be a valuable addition to the Stoneham Stable.

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