How the Rivals Measure: Dimensions of Zev and Papyrus Compared-American Colt Outweighs English Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-17


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HOW THE RIVALS MEASURE Dimensions of Zev and Papyrus Compared American Colt Outweighs English Horse. NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct 16. Much interest has been developed among racegoers and lovers of horses in general as to the individuality of the contestants in the great 00,000 International match. Zev is generally regarded as the larger of the two, but unless he has grown considerably since he was measured by Dr. Robert McCully at Saratoga last August he is exactly the samo height as Papyrus, though he scales a trifle more in weight than the Epsom Derby winner. The following table will be exceedingly Interesting to students of conformation. "It develops that Papyrus is the stouter horse through the heart and is longer from point of hip to hock, while Zev has more bone below the knee and a greater muscular development of the forearm. Papyrus. Zev. Girth 73 inches 70 inches Between eyes 7 " 9 " Point of hip to hock .... 41 " 35 " Cannon bone 84 . 8 " Withers to ears 33 32 " Croup to tail 0 " 21 Forearm 18 " 19 Withers to point of shoulder 29 " 30 Withers to croup 30 " 30 " It is said that Zev has grown considerably this fail and it is just possible that he will now weigh more than he did at Saratoga. At that time his weight was given as 1,070 pounds, which is more than the average three-year-old in training weighs and indicates that he Is a solidly made animal. His height was given at 15.3 hands, which is exactly what Papyrus scales. The weight of Papyrus is 1,040 pounds. His extra girth would indicate unusual heart and lung development, while the two inches more in leverage in the hind quarter will mean much in any analysis that might be made by an expert

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