Blood Lines of Extreme Speed-VIII., Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-07


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Blood Lines of Extreme Speed VII I By SALVATOR The present table is the nexttolast in the series being presented in which the fastest performances at Various distances and by various classes of race horses are being systematically listed in the endeavor to ascertain which lines of blood are the leading ones when it comes to such a test testWe We are now surveying one of the shortest lists of performances thus far tabulated because it is at the longest distance one mile and a half This is really the greatest DerbyIt race in the world the English Derby It was also that of the Kentucky Derby for the first 21 years of its existence 1875 to 1895 In 1896 that event was shortened to its present distance of one mile and categoryThe a quarter which removed it from the true Derby category The American Derby was in the commencement also at a mile and a half being so conditioned from the outset in 1884 until the long suspension of racing in Chicago which began in 1905 When revived in 1926 it was still run at a mile and a half as also in 1927but was then like the Blue Grass event shortened to a mile and a quarter Today the Belmont Stakes is our only classic which is at a mile and a half Consequently it is the only American stake even with any claim to consideration as an authentic Derby DerbyAmong Among events for older horses moreover while races at a mile and a half were formerly established at all the leading meetings the rage for sprinting and lopping off the routes promiscuously of all sorts of contests both stake and purse events has reached such a stage that today we have only one of importance the Manhattan Handicap which is at a mile and a half It however is nobly sustaining the role allotted it and the renewal for the past season of 1942 saw the American record lowered by Bolingbroke the son of Equipoise turning in the splendid time of 227 as against the former mark of 228 made by Sorteado when he won the renewal for 1939 1939The The table below shows that 50 of our presentday race courses carry records at a mile and a half but if the dates were appended when the records quoted were made it would be revealed that many of them are of years standing A canvas of the 1943 American Racing Manual fromwhich the list has been compiled would reveal the further fact that not a single race at the list has been compild would the principal meetings of 1942 this including such as Arlington Park Washington Park Aqueduct Jamaica Detroit Rockingham Park Woodbine Park etc etc etcAs As the encouragement of distance racing is recognized as among the most Important duties of such associations their negligence in the matter is something much to be deplored deploredThe The table of records quoted therefore is not at all representative of the capacities of the modern American thoroughbred over the great classic distance Of the events now programmed at it most are overnight events for horses of moderate if not positively low class so their results give no indications of higher capability which is still another feature calling for real and deep regret It pre ¬ sents to foreign countries an entirely false picture of cur breed of horses as regards their gameness and stamina over distances which are a truly searching test of those qualities qualitiesHere Here however is the table Track TrackAgua Horse 1 1Bonnie Agua Caliente Bonnie Sea AkSarBen Snobeedo Aqueduct Spin On Arlington Park Playdale Bay Meadows Terry Hill Belmont Park Bolingbroke Beulah Park Glasby Blue Bonnets Whidden Bowie Clear Sky Brighouse Park Bay Sister Chinook Park Craig McGee Churchill Downs Summer Night Churchill Downs El Rey Connaught Park North Wales Dade Park Lord Wrack Delaware Park Ksar of Audley Detroit Black Stockings Empire City Henry O Empire City Mamas Choice Fair Grounds Royal Flight Fairmount Park Firth of Tay Fort Erie Doubt Garden State Trimly Hamilton Cave Adsum Havre de Grace Drumbeat Hawthorne Hernando Hialeah Corydon Hollywood Sorteado Jamaica Milford Keeneland High Fidelity Lansdowne Park Rodney Pan Laurel Park Thunderclap Lincoln Fields Golden Nut Longacres Valdina Minx Long Branch Bossie Eye Mount Royal Old Faithful Narragansett Park Ace of Spades Oaklawn Park Top Spin Oriental Park Foundation Stone Phoenix Scroll Pimlico Altawood River Downs Storm Angel Rockingham Park ParkSanta Abyssinia Santa Anita Mioland Saratoga Sombrero Suffolk Downs Col Goodnight Suffolk Downs Conrad Mann Tanf oran Victoire Thistle Down Sweet One Thorncliffe Park Sam Pass Tropical Park Histrionic Washington Park Hydromel Woodbine Park Khorasah Time Sire Male Line 230 Messenger Fair Play 233 Snob H Monarque 235 Insco Bend Or 229 My Play Fair Play 232 Terry Sundridge 227 Equipoise Domino 2 32 Baigneur Monarque 233 Miller Virgil 231 Sir Barton Isonomy 232 Black Toney Domino 236 Craigangower Bend Or 233 Star Shoot Isonomy 233 Peep o Day Sundridge 237 Bachelors Hope Bend Or 243 Wrack Hampton 232 Ksar Dollar 233 Ormont Rock Sand 234 Charade Orlando 234 Waygood Rock Sand 233 Royal Ford Isonomy 2 33 Rock Flint Rock Sand 232 Star Shoot Isonomy 232 Trimdori Hampton 232 Compute Hanover 232 Trompe la Mort Ion 233 Hanover Hanover 228 St Germans Isonomy 229 Tresiete Sundridge 237 Falsetto Leamington 236 Insco Bend Or 233 Crystal Pennant Domino 229 Vulcan Rock Sand 235 Golden Guinea Bend Or 230 Jack High Ben Brush 233 Black Servant Domino 235 Horron Rataplan 232 Omar Khayyam Solon 233 Macaw Domino 233 Rock Flint Rock Sand 237 St Germans Isonomy 230 Master Robert Bend Or 231 Colonel Vennie Bend Or 234 Questionnaire Himyar 229 Mio dArezzo Ion 231 Star Ruby Hampton 233 Yield Not Hermit 233 Stars and Bara Domino 233 Uncle Isonomy 233 Supremus Domino 234 Baigneur Monarque 229 Masked Marvel n Hampton 229 Light Brigade Bend Or 232 Omar Khayyam Solon ImportedAs Imported As aforesaid there are fifty different tracks included in the table but owing to ties the number of performances is fiftythree fiftythreeOf Of these the male lines represented have the following credits creditsBend Bend Or eight Dqmino seven Isonomy seven Rock Sand five Hampton four Monarque and Sundridge each three Fair Play Hanover Ion Solon each two Ben Brush Dollar Hermit Himyar other than through Domino Leaming ¬ ton Orlando other than through Himyar and Domino Rataplan Virgil other than through Hanover each one oneThe The following sires have two representatives each Baigneur Insco Omar Khay ¬ yam Star Shoot St Germans Rock Flint

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