Newcomer to Trotting Sport Enjoys Championship Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-05


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Newcomer to Trotting Sport Enjoys Championship Stable YONKERS, N. Y., May 14. — Ralph H. Kroening, of Milwaukee, Wis., has probably one of the most outstanding stables on the grounds. The stable consists of only seven or eight head, but it is the quality that counts. Under the excellent care of Guy Crippen, two champions, one trotter and one pacer, plus a Hambletonian candidate, head the list. Lord Steward, a four-year-old gelding, by Darnley, was purchased by Kroening as a two-year-old for 0,000. At the close of his three-year-old season. Lord Steward had won 23 dashes, seven seconds and five thirds in 38 starts, more wins than any three-year-old trotter in 1950, earning 3,297. Highland Ellen, a pacer by Highland Scott, brought 5,000 at the sale when she was purchased by Mr. Kroening. From the start of her career, she went on to be the fastest of her gait and sex over mile and half-mile tracks. She took a race record of 1:58% in setting a world record of four heats at Lexington, earned.8,357 and set track records at Toledo, Laurel. Baltimore and Elkhorn. Mainliner, a youngster of the stable, is now three years old and is prepping for the famed Hambletonian classic at Goshen this August. Mr. Kroenings ambition to win a Hambletonian prompted him to pay 5,000 for the colt. Late in the 1949 season, Kroening purchased a trotter and a pacer. Today the total earnings for his group far surpass any previously credited to a Wisconsin stable.

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