Teddy Founds Fourth Male Line Here: Ajax Stallion and Three Sons, Full Brothers, Vital Factors; Sir Gallahad III., Bull Dog, Quatre Bras II. and Sire Exert Powerful Influence, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-18


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Teddy Founds Fourth Male Line Here Ajax Stallion and Three Sons Full Brothers Vital Factors SirGaliahad III Bull Dog Quatre Bras II and Sire Exert Powerful Influence InfluenceTwentyfive Twentyfive years ago three American lines were prominent those of Domino Fair Play and Ben Brush True all three were of English origin In the years to follow other stallions were brought to our shores but as brilliant as some became it remains that none were to sire sons who could gain a solid foothold and carry on for them Strange is it not For of the hundreds of horses to be imported the three who were to be found the three American lines Bonnie Scotland Austra ¬ lian and Eclipse came in the short span of tliree years 1857 to 1859 Some five years after the first World War or in 1925 the American racing and breeding worlds heard that a syndicate of Arthur B Han ¬ cock William Woodward Robert A Fair bairn and Marshall Field had imported Sir Gallahad in a son of Teddy Plucky Liege by Spearmint Those unacquainted with racing on the other side asked many questions about this new invader invaderSir Sir Gallahad m a stake winner in Eng ¬ land and France soon demonstrated the value of Teddy and his clan a clan well known in Europe In 1926 Sir Gallahad m who cost 125000 made his first season in stud in this country In 1927 his first crop appeared but no yearlings from that lot were sold at Saratoga But that first crop included Gallant Fox and Happy Gal and it was then that we in America started questioning one another about Teddy his record and his accomplish ¬ ments It could have been said that he was one of the greatest sires of all times but for the purpose of this sketchy review of his particular clan let us check back for some of the details regarding him himNot Not Raced as Juvenile JuvenileTeddy Teddy a bay stallion 1913 was by Ajax Flying Fox out of Rondeau by Bay Ronald He did not race as a twoyear old but at three was not out of the money in seven starts winning five including the Grand Prix de Saint Sebastian and the Prix des Trois Aus At four he won his only start the Prix des Sablonniers beat ¬ ing La Farina In his last ten years in France he was the leading sire two sea ¬ sons second twice third twice and fourth once that being the best showing by any stallion in that period Sent to stud he sired many stake winners and among them Rose of England Oaks Ortello Milan Grand Prix Italian Derby St Leger Bru rieaux Jockey Club Cup Leonidos IL Lihcolnshire Fotiphar Prix Daru and Asterus Anna Boliva Ptolemy Chickmate Celerina Wellington Shred Bishops Rack Betty and many others Among those many others were Aethelstan H Chrys ¬ ler n and that famed trip who were im ¬ ported to this country namely Sir Galla ¬ had in Bull Dog and Quatre Bras n full brothers Turf historians may say that Perdita or Selene were as great but few will say that they were greater than Plucky Liege whose matings with Teddy are an epic page in the annals of thor ¬ oughbred breeding breedingSon Son Preceded Sire Here HereLike Like Diomed Teddy was brought here late in life He stood at Kenneth N Gil pins beautiful Kentmere Farm in Virginia aricf it was there that he sired his first foals in this country and who were two yearolds in 1935 Before his death on July 12 1936 he was to sire among others Case Ace Sun Teddy while his daughters were making good as both racers and pro ¬ ducers both abroad and in this country To mention just one La Trbierine the dam ot Black Helen American Derby C C A paks and Bimelech now the head man in the stud at Colonel Bradley s Idle Hour Stock Farm FarmStrangely Strangely enough Sir Gallahad m came here before his sire He was shortly followed by his full brothers Bull Dog and Quatre Bras H No pair of brothers had ever come to this country to so solidly Establish themselves and their line in the pattern of American breedings Sir Gallahad HI became the Cynosure of all eyes when his son Gallant Fox earned 308275 as a threeyearold thus estab ¬ lishing a worlds record in earnings for any one horse in one season Gallant Fox was mainly responsible for the 1930 crowning of his daddy as the premier sire of that year when his get won the largest amount ever credited to any leader in one season winning fortynine races and 422200 A great stallion had arrivedJ but probably few in this country realized it was but the start of a career that Within a few years was to bring the claim he was the xriost successful importation since the days of Leamington For in the years to follow he was to be leading sire on three more occasions and also headed the brood mare sire list in 1939 In those ten yearSj his sons included besides Gallant Fox Fighting Fox Gallahadion Gallant Sir Foxbrough Bold Irishman Tintagel The Scout Sir Andrew High Quest Hadagal Insco Roman Special Agent Sir Damion and others while his daughters included Pansy Walker Happy Gal Betty Derr and Flying Gal He was also sire of the dams of Johnstown Challedon Pasteurized Bos well Sky Larking and Pomayya to men ¬ tion but a few of them themBull Bull Dogs Turf Career Short ShortBull Bull Dog a bay or brown stallion was foaled in 1927 and had a short racing ca ¬ reer among his triumphs being the Prix Daphnis and the La Fleche dOr Imported by the Shaffers he was placed as head man at their Coldstream Stud in Ken ¬ tucky and made good from the start In 1935 he was tied for the honor of head ¬ ing the list of sires of twoyearold win ¬ ners In that year he first made the Leading Sires list and has had promi ¬ nent placing ever since In 1939 his suc ¬ cess was as assured as that of his illus ¬ trious full brother and a partial list of his winners included Tiger Bull Lea St Bernard Coldstream The Fighter Top Dog Dogaway Finance No Competition Up the Creek and many others As he came five years after Sir Gallahad in his daughters had not had the opportunity to show their worth as producers although Talma Dee Nectarine Log Miss Ferdi ¬ nand Little Nymph Evening Tide and Miss Dogwood had shown their ability on the race course courseEarly Early in the success of Teddy Sir Galla ¬ had III and Bull Dog breeders eagerly sought their sons and daughters for stud duty Gallant Fox sired Omaha and Gran ville Teddy begot Case Ace and Teddys Comet and Bull Dog sent Coldstream out to carry his banner As they were retired these sons were placed in the stud of their owner or taken by other breeders By 1930 it was amazing to go through the records and see the number in active service Besides the trio of Sir Gallahad HI Bull Dog and Quatre Bras n Teddy was represented by Aethelstan Alfred the Great Case Ace Tedious Teddys Comet and Sileil du Midi MidiThe The sons of the sire were not nearly as great as Sir Gallahad in numbered however for his list included Charing Cross Count Gallahad Gallant Fox Glaston bury Hadagal High Quest Insco Liberty Limited Sangreal Sarada Sir Herbert Barker Snow King Special Agent and Tintagel Gallant Fox had Omaha Gran ville and Valiant Fox and Bull Dog had Coldstream and Bull Lea Insco whose passing was a breeding tragedy had sired Lawrin Derby winner winnerSeldom Seldom a year passed without Sir Galla ¬ had in having one or more outstanding performers In 1940 he led the sire list with Gallahadion Fenelon BoldIrishman Roman Foxbrough and lighting Fox his best performers Second to Blenheim n in 1941 his best earners were Fenelon Fox ¬ brough Amphitheatre Roman and Sir Jeffrey In 1942 his daughters Good Morning and Vagrancy earned high rat ¬ ings Good Morning was one of the best juvenile fillies of the year In fact al ¬ though Askmenow finally won the honors Henry McDaniel and some others thought Good Morning entitled to top ranking Vagrancy was the best of her sex regard ¬ less of age to race in the last year a sea ¬ son weak in the number of good fillies Vagrancy had no difficulty defeating them but like Top Flight she failed to cope with the colts coltsOther Other Members of Line LineBull Bull Dog too has been giving a fine ac ¬ count of himself in recent years In 1940 he was third to Sir Gallahad m and Chance Shot on the Leading Sires list with no less than seventyseven performers carrying him to that standing His best winner was Our Boots who earned 71351 and the trio ranking next were Woof Woof War Dog and Up the Creek In 1941 he was third again this time topped by Blen ¬ heim il and Sir Gallahad HI Our Boots again scored heavily but he had no less than eight other stake winners namely No Competition Bull Reigh Bulwark Eternal Bull Buster Woof Woof Miss Dogwood Cassis and Dogpatch DogpatchBull Bull Dogs best twoyearold racer was to come in the 1942 season however in Occupation who though he bowed to Count Fleet as the seasons champion de ¬ feated him twice and performed the unique feat of winning four major Futurities Among his other twoyearold winners were Towser Supremes Best Bullpen Bulls Eye Dog Show and Bulrushes The third full brother to Sir Gallahad m and Bull Dog Quatre Bras n has in no way duplicated these feats but he has sent some good ones to the races in Robert E Lee Dotted Swiss Arms at War and others Among his twoyearold winners of 1942 were Eurasian Bras Four Stars Plucky Teddy and Stella Elliott ElliottThe The accomplishments of this trio of full brothers can by no means encompass the accomplishments of the Teddy line in 1942 Teddys son Case Ace had seven winners out a juyenile group of twelve Flares by Gallant Fox had six out of eighteen Hadagal by Sir Gallahad in had ten out of twentyeight and Cold stream by Bull Dog had seven out of eleven Those are but a few of the many who had juveniles which in turn will come along to add to what is already a Teddy success In retrospect the accomplishments of this line is one of the most brilliant pages in the racing and breeding of this country Within a quarter of a century it has as many if not more male line rep ¬ resentatives than any of our three long established American lines Sir Gallahad m has sired fine sons and daughters and it wpuld not be surprising if the daughters made a great impression on American bloodstock Bull Dogs daughters too should prove fine producers

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