Here and There on the Turf: Last Saturdays Big Race. American Blood Lines Prominent. Benefits of Great Races, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-07


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Here and There on the Turf Last Saturdays Big Race. American Blood Lines Prominent. Benefits of Great Races. Prince James Sound and Ready. Whitney Horses to Train at Bowie. Racing for St. Louis Next Year. It must have been pleasing to American breeders of the thoroughbred horse to see the showing of American lines in the finish of the two races for the Pimlico Futurity given by the Maryland Jockey Club Saturday. Six of the eight that shared in the big prizes are strongly American bred and most of these trace to the taboo line in the English General Stud Book. The dominance of the Domino blood is well illustrated in the running of each division. J. S. Wards Donges, a good second to Edward R. Bradleys Blossom Time, is a son of Celt and Bessie Melton. Celt is a son of Commando, the best son of Domino. Little Celt, as his name would suggest, and the one that was third for Sandy McNaughton, is another son of Celt. Then in the second half of the big prize Sallys Alley has plenty of Domino blood. She is by the stallion Allumeur, dam Salvolatile, a daughter of Disguise, by Domino. The Salu-bria Stables My Own, finishing third in this race, is a son of King James and Bcttie Lan-don, by Mentone. King James is of the stoutest American lines, being by Plaudit, a son of Himyar, the sire of Domino. Unsightly, the dam of King James, was by the English horse Pursebearer, but from Hira Villa, a , daughter of Himyar. Then Harry Payne Whitneys Rialto, a son of Chicle and Matinee : through his dam, a daughter of Broomstick and Audience, goes on through the stoutest : of American blood- lines. Altogether, the result of. the Pimlico Futurity was decidedly American and was further evidence of the i excellence of American blood lines. It is unfortunate, indeed, that some of those i that raced Saturday came out of the races i rather the worse for wear, but it is, indeed, , cheering news that Mr. Kilmers Sallys Alley - showed no ill effects from her magnificent performance. Blossom Time ran a truly good I race, but she would have to be at her best 1 and then some to race with Sallys Alley. Little Celt was so unfortunate Saturday that t it is possible he would have been the winner but for his bad luck at the start and through i the running of the race. He came out of f the race a bit lame. Then J. S. Wards Donges 5 has some excuse when he was not entirely sound after the race. No excuse was offered for August Belmonts How Fair, except the 1 bad racing luck she suffered from. Hers was 5 a truly brilliant race when the ground she 2 made up in the running of the race and the ; difficulties she overcame are taken into consideration. - Those in the second half of the Futurity i i i , - I 1 t i f 5 1 5 2 ; - were more fortunate and there will be a real contest for the Cup Tuesday, though it could be belter if there was no report of indisposition from the quarters of any one of the eight that raced so nobly Saturday. In spile of the fact that Little Celt was a t trifle lame after the finish of the race it is 1 still probable that he will be sold before 2 many days. Before the running of the Pirn- 3 4 lico Futurity Sandy McNaughton refused an i 5 offer of 5,000 for him and his wonderful race behind Blossom Time rather added to his value. McNaughton priced him at 0,- . 000 and, as thoroughbred values go, the son of Celt and Little Flower appears to be : worth every dollar of that figure. " i Just as horses like Man o Wat do great things for the prosperity of racing, so do big turf events work great good for the sport. Such races as the Pimlico Futurity attract to racing men and women who have taken little or no , interest in the thoroughbred horse. The mon- , ster entertainment of the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico Saturday, with two races for i 0,000 prizes, brought to the course many who had never been there before. The same 1 might be said of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont, Lawrence Realization, the old Coney Island Jockey Club Futurity, ; now run at Belmont Park; the Brooklyn and , Suburban Handicaps, the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga and the various other high lights of racing run over various courses. These events IC produce real racing and they are contests that ; call for all that is best in the horse. That j7 has always been admitted and there never has been an argument as to just what they mean among the horsemen and the breeders, but littls had been shown of their wider appeal. ! They are attractions that bring more friends to the turf than any other one thing. They show racing at its best and, while those not familiar with the delights of the sport are only attracted by the promised spectacle, it introduces them to racing in its most enticing development. Such an entertainment as was offered by the Maryland Jockey Club Saturday was a bigger and better thing for racing than is readily realized. It was a day of sport that will never be forgotten and its value to more firmly intrench the turf, not only in Maryland but every where horses are raced, can hardly be overestimated. Charles A. Thieriots Prince James, the four-year-old son of King James and Lacona that ! A. J. Goldsborough is managing so well for his employer, will race out his season. Trainer j Goldsborough said that the recent report of i his lameness was without foundation. This same colt has developed into a wonderful long-: distance runner and is not through adding to his laurels. He was not trained as a two-: year-old and through his three-year-old season he failed to escape from the maiden class, air though on one occasion he finished first, only to be disqualified. Lacona, the dam of Prince James, is an old mare and daughter of Potomac and Viola, the latter an English daughter of the Epsom Derby winner Kisber, which was imported to this country by the late August Belmont. She was purchased at the Belmont dispersal sale by the late Stephen Sanford for 1,000. Bowie has worked its way to an altogether new importance in the racing scheme of Mary- land. This has been shown by the class of horses that are engaged for the coming meet-r ing of the Southern Maryland Association, but that is not the only way in which the track ! has taken on a new importance. As good a judge as James Rowe has been attracted by the excellence of the track as an early train-l ing ground in the spring. That has induced him to send many of the best of the Whitney 1 horses there early next spring to fit them for j I their early engagements. To that end there ; i has been a fifteen-stall stable constructed for j housing the horses. The sandy soil of thej Bowie course resists frost so successfully that it is i ideal ground for early spring training and it is that which has attracted Rowe. His present intention is to train his Kentucky Derby and his Preakness Stakes candidates there, as well as horses that he desires to have ready for other early engagements. In the meantime, there has been more than 60,000 expended at Bowie since the closing of the meeting of last spring and the money has been expended to good advantage. The entire track has been regraded and there has been an addition of a hundred stalls to the stabling facilities. These are the two big things that have been accomplished, though there have been various other improvements. Joseph A. Murphy is now out with a promise that racing will be brought back to St. Louis. He has for years been working for a lestoration of the sport there and now his work has progressed to a stage where he sees Lis way clear to promise St. Louis racing. He has said that there might not be racing in the spring, but he could assure a fall meet-The success that attended the revival of racing in Chicago through the efforts of Mr. Murphy makes his plans look brighter ihan ever before for St. Louis. The restora-of the turf in St. Louis along the right lines would be a further expansion of the sport that should work out well for the whole fabric nationally.

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