Brentano's Monthly; New Series Volume 3

Brentano's Monthly; New Series Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...was proven in after years--that there was one true source from which the American trotter sprung, the breeding of this particular horse would have been reduced to a.certainty, years ago. Imported Messenger was the fountain head of the American trotter, and that fact is universally conceded by all who have studied the subject. Lady Suffolk, the first 2:30 trotter, was an inbred Messenger, being sired by Engineer 2d, son of Engineer by imp. Messengfer, aniJ her dam was by Don Quixote, son of imp. Messenger. To this blood the majority of our trotting horses trace. Foaled in 1833, Lady Suffolk made her first essay upon the turf in her fifth year. Her career extended over a period of fifteen years, ending in 1853. In this time she trotted one hundred and thirtyeight races, winning eighty-eight times, besides three forfeits; her earnings in stakes and purses amounting to $35,006. In color, Lady Suffolk was an iron gray, which faded to almost white in her old age. Her build was very much like that of the typical trotting horse of to-day, standing about 15 hands, with straight neck, long body, powerful quarters, low hocks, a large, bony head, and good-sized ears; a form denoting speed and great endurance, which qualities she possessed to an eminent degree. In the course of her career she met all the noted horses of her time, such as Sam Patch, Long Island Black Hawk, Rattler, Dutchman, Napoleon, Ripton, Confidence, Moscow, and Lady Sutton. To enumerate all her performances would be a laborious task. In 1853 Lady Suffolk appeared twice on the turf, and was defeated both times. These races ended her public career. For two years the old queen of the turf rested in quiet enjoyment, and then went the way of all things. Any one who is familiar with...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904699
  • 9781236904690