Ross Will Sell Stable: Montreal Sportsman Announces Retirement from Turf May 31, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-12


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ROSS WILL SELL STABLE ♦ Montreal Sportsman Announces Retirement From Turf May 31 • Owned Sir Barton, Winner of Both the PreaLness Stakes and Kentucky Derby In 1919. TORONTO, Ont. May 11.— After May 31 this year, the popular orange and black silks of Comm. J. K. I... Ross will be missing from the turf, for the Montreal sportsman has definitely announced his intention of disposing of his entire racing stock and equipment at Thorncliffe Park, Toronto, Ont., on Tuesday, May 31. Though rumors to this effect have been more or less prevalent for a long time, and bore weight because of the fact that the stable has been reduced in numbers considerably during the past year, the news of Mr. Ross" intention to quit the ranks of the owners is a shock, and a sad one, to horsemen and the racing public alike. Mr. Ross could hardly be called a pioneer of racing in this country since his connection with the sport only dates back about eleven or twelve years, but since the establishment of the stable, the orange and black colors have played a prominent part in Canadian racing history, and on many occasions they have been carried to triumph in some of the richest stakes, not only in Canada, but in the Lnited States as well. The retirement of Mr. Ross is a big loss to the Canadian breeding industry as well as to racing proper. He bred many winners at his Vercheres Farm in Quebec, horses whose names are well-known wherever racing is popular. A few of these that are recalled are Hallucination, Vrana, Sudor, Assyrian Queen, French Miss, Flying Ford, Penstick. Tattling and The Pine. The last named three are racing at the present time and all are recent winners. Mr. Ross greatest triumphs came in 1919, when his Sir Barton and Billy Kelly ran one two in the Kentucky Derby, and Sir Barton also captured the Preakness Stakes the same year. As a matter of fact. Sir Barton enjoys the distinction of being the only horse that has achieved the feat of winning the two outstanding American classics in the same year. Those victories made the Ross name familiar all over the continent. The stock which Mr. Ross will offer for sale is as follows: Tattling, Lactarius. duest. Tiller. Optical. Whilhelmina. The Maple. Innkeeper. Tatara. Spams, Thesis. Rippling, Topnotch Burstone. Springald, Pavement, Miss Wisdom and a lead pony.

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