Kentucky Live Stock Record,
ton's blindness. When ho came to me from
Kentucky In the year 1853, no horBe had
bettor eyes than ho had. The late Capt.
Wm.J. Minor told me he would like much
No. 10 JORDAN'S HOW.
to see him work, and 1 Invited him to come
?B. G. BRUCE, - Editor and Proprietor. the next morning. That night
got out of his box stall, and stood the wholo
night at the seed box. My stable was a large
one, with a passage In the middle, and
double doors on each end , and the bars must
have been lest down of bis door, so that he
Any Irregularity 111 ine dollvery of the could get out In the passage to Hie seed box,
Record should be and 1 not knowing to Is, when Captain
mmedlatelv made Known 10 mo jruuuauor. Minor came worked the horse two miles. He
Correspondents attending Publio Bales moved so 6lugglsh that I knew there was
will much oblige us by promptly forwarding something wrong, tind I did not give him
marked catalogues containing names of pur- any more wark. As soon as Captain Minor
chasers and prices, or ether Information as to went away I went over to the stable to see
what was the matter. I sound the horse
ah communications IntendedRkcobd must with a high sever, both eyes closed, and I
Live-stocIn the Kentucky
be accompanied by the writer's name and bled him freely. At the same time told Old
address, not necessarily for publication, but Henry (my headman) he had to tell me
as a guarantee of good faith.
how the horse came in such a nx, and he
All letters addressed to this paper, contalnH'ranK)y acknowledged ,the horse getting out
and ever aster
ing proper interrogatories, will be duly an- - ofthostabloto theieed-boxswerd tnrougn ine column oi nuerics uu this his eyes were effected. 1 have no doubt
Answers. Those of a private nature, musi
accompanied by a stamp; otherwise they that working the horse full brought It about
Ho shrunk to nothing, and It was more than
will not be answered.
nothing but a sew green
papers of our subscribers a week aster he ate
The tag on the
on which is the name of the subscriber, willn blades of fodder,
I am very much pleased, and take much
also have a printed number, when subscrib-tlopaid and
has been corresponds when the number pleasure in reading the memoir of Lexing
with the number
of the paper
on the tag, the subscription will have ex- ton that you are now finishing. Every word
you say about him Is true. He was undoubt
are re- edly the best race horso that ever
Correspondents and contributors
J. B. Fryob.
quested to write only on one side 01 a sheet Very truly
Lexington was the flist horse that carried
time for fourml'es below 7:20, and since that
two ol his daughters have pioduced horses
that have beat his performance. He wrought
THE LIVE STOCK RECORD.
a wonderful ohange In the time records, and
for the past twenly years he and his get have
seek the journal that has
occupied the highest positions on the Amer
the largest number of readers, and the Live ican turf. Is we examine the Racing Calen
Stock Record has a larger circulation Hum dar, we find the fastest and best time on
record at all distances, from a
all the non sccidar papers put together
sour miles, have been mado by Lexington
in Lexington. This is a
and his sous, or else by horses out of Lexing
ment, but a true one, and its circulation is ton or his son's mares. Besides all,thls you
larger among the better classes in the sur- cannot lay your flnger upon a sire of any
rounding towns and counties tributary to note. Imported or native, whose reputation
as a stallion does not rest upon Lexington
TsxinntarCi trade, which mah ,t the brst blond. The best of these stallions get are mil.
medium for.auvartiiers tn ine JJtu&ygw
pirijMnr.mi raare,oriauahtraxUxls-SnaRL- ,
gion, Umintet men. dm, ous on mfsf ',' once hjuu
largest number of readers and the b&tMasS lngton (except in the caso of Longfellow),
King Alfonso, Glenelg, Waverley
0 buyers, shouldavail themselves of ilf rcU Lougfollow, Virgil, Buckden, Australian,
umns, as a medium
Alarm, Billet, John Morgan, Revolver, King
Ernest. Catesby.Enoulrer (whose dam is bv
(Lexington), Hiawatha. Melbourne, Jr., Glen
garry," Lelaps, Saxon, Dickens, Star Davis
Harry O'Fallon, and a number of others, to
say nothing of what his sons have sired. It
Memoir of Lexington.
When Lexington was purchased Jjy the Is in the light of suoh facts as these that we
late Sir. R. Atchison Alcxander.'jiis- great must judge ol the worth and merit of this
great horse's produce.
- powers as a racehorse had to be acknowlTo show what the descendants of this horse
edged from his grand performances, but his
detractors, having nothing in the way of hie have done, we annex a table of the best
breeding, form and performances to com- - second, and third best performances at all
'plaln of, charged that he would get blind distances.
HALF A MILE.
colts. The chnrge has lately been reiterated
by imp. Leamington,
that a largo percentage of his got went blind. Ollllpa,Oleata (2), Lexington,!)? lbs: Sar
This Is untrue, and the proper way to Judge
atoga. July 25, 1S71
of the matter is to take some of the largest juiziu q, u i tj, uy wuuuerer sou 01
Lexington), dam Katie Peurco, 07, lbs;
breeding farms where Lexington's sons and
Lexington, K ., May S, 1880
daughters are to be sound. First look at Idalia, b (2), by imp. Glenelg, dam
item by Lexington, 107 lbs; Monmouth
Woodburn Farm, the property of Mr. A.. J.
Park, July 4, 1876
Alexander, who has two sons of Lexington,
OF A MILE.
Asteroid and Pat Malloy, both have good
eyos, and he has some twenty-twbrood Mollle Brown, b f (2), by Kin Allonbo,
dam Mol'le Wood by Lexington, 97
mares, five of whom are blind.
lbs,;Springfleld,IU., June 17, 18S0
In the Freakness Stud, North Elkhom Brambalelta, b f, (2) by Bonnie ScotFarm, property of Mr. M. H. Baulord, there land, dam Ivy Loaf, graudam
by Lexington, 8S lbs; Grave-senare threejsonsof Lexington, Baywood, Mon.
archist, and King Lear, all three have good Bye theL. I Sept.I 4, by Bonnie Scot- 1:02)4
Way, ch (2),
oyes. Thore are twenty-twmares, only
land, dam Carotin by Imp. Scythian,
lbs: SueeDShead Bay. Sent. 21.
tvo of whom are blind.
In the Ranoocas Stud, property of Mr. F. Bonnie ..
Wood, b f (3), by Bonnie ScotLorlllard, Jobstowu, N. J., there nro two
land, dam woodbine by Lexington,
1C2 lbs; Saratoga, July 20, 1878
sons. Cuke of Magenta and Uncas, both
with good eyes, ana eighteen brood mares'
TUREE QUARTERS OF A MILE.
only one of whom we believe is blind, The Barrett, bo (2), by imp. Bounle Scote
land, dam Suo Walton by Jack
Banshee. Hereis as small a percentage of
HO lbs: Monmouth Park, N. J.,
blindness as can be shown by any sire, and
Aug. 14, I80O
is infinitely smaller than either imp. Glen-co- e Knight Templar, ch g (3), by Fellow-crat- t,
dam Emma Johnson by Union,
or Yorkshire. It 13 easy enough to make
77 lbs;Sleephead Bay, L. I., Sept. 18,
charges, but it is an entirely different thing
to test them by actual facts.
Gouvorneur, be (2), by Harry Bassett,,
dam Fenny by Jerome Edgar, 82 lbs;
jA.8 a three year old no colt had better eyes
than Lexington, and his subsequent blindONKJIII.K.
ness waaowlng to accidental causes, as will
(6), by Fhaelou,
be seen by reference to the- following letter Ten Broeck, b h by Lexington, 110 dam
from his former trainer, Mr. J. U. Fryor.
Louisville. Ky.. May 24.1877
Boardmxn, b g t4), by Bonnie Scotland,
My Dear Sir. Your letter of the 28th
dam woouDine Dy i.exingion, ui ins;
Sheepshead Kay, Sept. 21, 18S0
ultimo was received, and I hasten to give alt Search or, b e(3), by Enquirer, dam Bonthe Information
can concerning Lexing.
nie May by Bonnie Scotland, 00 lr.s;
Kentucky Live Stock Record,
Vol. 13, No.
Lexington, Ky., May 13, 1875. (This-waa mile beat race in which ho dis1:41
tanced the field)
Warfleld.b s (5), by War Hance, dam
P'lorac by M Ickey Free, 103 lbs; Sheepa- 1:12
head Bay, Sept. 25, 1880
ONE MILE AND AN EIGHTH
Bob Woolley, br c (3), by Imp. Leamington, dam Item by Lexington, 00 lbs;
Lexington, Ky., Sept. 0, 1875
Hlmyar, b h (5), by Alarm, dam Hlra by
Lexington, 115 lbs; Louisville. Ky.
Sept, 30, 18S0
(1), by Panic,
- EthelMurray, b fby Jack Malone, dam
lbs Brighton Beach, C. I.. July 31, 1878 1:51
(a doubtful record)
Hlmyar, bh (5), by Alarm, dam Hlra
by Lexington, 115 lbs; Louisville, Ky.,
May 5, 18S0
Blue Eyes, ch c (4), by Enquirer, dam
BucbubyPlanet.llO lbs; Louisville,
Ky., May 28, 1879
ONE MILE AND A QUARTER.
Mendelssohn, be (J), by Imp. Buckden,
dam Metella by imp. Australian,
grandam by Lexington, Oolbs; Lexing2:08
ton, Ky., May 10,1880
Beatitude, b f (4). bv Bonnie Scotland.
dam Marlnos-- i by Jack Malone. 107 lbs:
Chicago, June 21,1880
(jnaney uornam, Dg wi. uy uiarney-stoudam Aurora Ilaby, grandam
Ultima by Lexington, 87 lbs: Lexing
ton, Ky., May 18, 1877
ONE MILE AND
Ten Broeck. bo(4), by ImpPbmton.dani
Fanny Holton by Lexington, 101 lbs;
Louisville, ICy, Sept 23, 1876
(This Is erroneously given in Racing
Calendar at 5:26.)
Ellas Lawrence, b c (3), by imp Billet,
dam Sprightly by Lexington, 98 lbs;
Saratoga, N Y, Aug 28, 18S0
Frogtown, b c (4), by Bonnie Saotland,
dam Ada Cheatham by Lexington,
104 lbs; Lexington, Ky, Sept 21, lS72...52j
Vauxhall, b c (4), by Lexington, dam
Verona bv Imp Yorkshire, 108 lbs; Saratoga, N Y. Aug 7. 1869
Helmbold, ch o (4), by Australian, dam
Lavender by Wagner, out of Lexington's dam, 108 lbs; Saratoga. N Y, July
Ten Broeck, b c(4),by imp Phaeton, dam
Fanny Holton by Lexington, 104 lbs,
vs. Time; Louisville, Ky, Bept 27, 76....7:15J4
Fcllowcraft, ch c (4), by Imp Australian,
dam Aerolite by Lexington, 108 lbs;
Saratoga, N Y, Aug 20, 1874
Lexington, b h (5), by Boston, dam
Alice Carneal by Imp Sarpedon, 103
lbs, vs. Time; New Orleans, La, April
Janet, br m (6), by Lightning (sou of
Lexington), dam Kelpie by Uonnle
Scotland, 115 lbs: Louisvlllt, Ky.Sept
Knight Templar, ch g (3), by Fellow-crafdam Emma Johnson by Union,
92 lbs; Louisville, Ky, May 24, 18S0
Jericho, ch c(4), by Revolver, dam Skylight by Lexington, 110 lbs; Nashvlllo,
Tenn, April 28. 1SS0
Knight Templar won the first heat by
sour lengths, and came In flist for the
second by a length, but was distanced
for a soul, and race given to Jericho.
Egypt, ch h (aged), by Planet, dam
Lady Barry by imp Emu, 118 lbs; Louisville, Ky, May 28, 1879
Uncas b c (4), by L xlngtoa, dam Coral
by Vandal, 107 lbs; Bheepsbead Bay,
Luke Blackburn, b e (3), by Bonnie
Bcoiiana, aam ivevaaa dj Lexington,
lbs; Sheepshead Bay, June 22, 1880.2:21
Spendthrift, ch c i3), by Australian,
dam Aerolite by Lexington, 123 lbs;
Jerome Park, N. Y., June 10, 1879
ONE MILE AED A HALF.
Luke Blackburn, b c(3), by Bonnie Scotland, dam Nevada by Lexington, 102
lbs; Monmouth Park, Aug 17, 1880 4 2:31
Torn Bowling, b c (1), by Lexington,
Kadi, bg(6), by Lexington, dam Katoua
dam Lucy Fowler by Imp Albion, 101
by Voucher, catch weight, about 90
lbs; Lexington, Ky, May 12, 1874
lbs; Hartford, Conn, Sept 2, 1875...1:12, 1:11.,
Faroie, br g (4), by Leamington, dam
Dan Sparling, b c (4), by imp Glenelg,
Maiden by Lexington, 97 lbs; Saratodam Item by Lexington, 106 lbs;
ga, N Y, Aug 14, 1877
Sheepshead Bay, L I, Sept 21, 1880
ONE MILE AND
1:4114, l:l'J, 1:11' i
Ten Broeck, b c (3), by Imp Phseton,
Ada Glenn, ch f (4), by imp Gienele.
dam Fanny Hollou by Lexingtou, 90
dam Catlna by imp Australian, 10ii
I be; won the first heat.
lbs; Lexington, Ky, Sept 9, 1875
Checkmate, b g (5), by Glen Athol, dam
Hlmyar, be (3), by Alarm, dain Hira by
Full Cry by Vandal, out of Spring-brooLexlngton, 105 lbs; St Louis, Mo, Juno
by Lexington, 111 lbs; Sheeps4,1878
head Bay, Sept lb. 188)
Camargo, ch c (3), by Jack Malone, dam
Monitor, ch g (3), by Glenelg, dam Minx
Vedette by Vandal, 100 lbs; Louisville,
by Lexington, 98 lbs; Fiospect Park,
Ky, May 20,1875
L I, Sept 13, 1879
ONE MILE AND
TWO MILE HEATS.
BradamSnte, ch I (8), by War Dance",
GeorgerWIbsrraaciisffiTfMlfc, Jfov. 17,
land, dam Nevada by Lexliv
Willie'D., bg(4), by Revolver, dam Skyg;01
lbs; Louisville, Ky, SeptbO, 18HJJ,
light by Lexington. 102 lbs-- ; Prospect
uienmore,cn u (a), ny uien Atnoiuam
Lotta by Hunter's Glencoe, 1(11 lbs:
(aged), by Lexington, dam
Sheepshead Bay, J une 25, 1SSO . .1
31 Arizona, b moy me jure. llllbs.; Louisimp. mub
ville, Ky., May 18, 1875
Ten Broeck, b h (a), by imp Phaton,
ram canny notion ny r,exingipn 110
lbs vs. Time; Louisville, Ky, Al829,
Norfolk, b c (4), by Lexington, dam No1S77
vice by Imp. Glencoe, 100 lbs.; Sacra..:.......3:27
MoWblrter, chc(3), by Enquirer, lam
mento, Cal., Sept. 23, 1805; best average
Ontaiio by Bonnie Scotand, lOOlbs;
Louisville, Ky, May 28, 1877
Brown Dick, br c (3), by imp. Margrave,
Courier, b o(4), by Star Davis, damMlly ,
dam Fanny King by imp. Glencoe, 86
lbs. (age dating from May 1); New OrJ byMay 28, 1877 101 lbs, Louislle,
leans, La , April 10, 1855
. . . 5:30M 5:28
Mollle Jackson, ch 1(1), by Vandal, dam
TWO MILES AND
Emma Wright by imp. Margrave, 101
iloultor, ch g (1), by imp Glenelg, .On
lbs.; Louisville. Ky., May 25, 1861.
Minx by Lexmgton, HO lbs; Baltlmre,
Sherrod, ch h (4, by Lecomte, dam
Md, Oct 20, 18SU
Picayune by Medoc, 101 lbs., won the
Aristldes, ch c (4), by Leamington, ivm
second heat. The lat two miles of
Saiongby Lexington, 10S lbs; Le.Mg-lothe first heat were run In 3:35; the last
Ky, May 10, 1876
two of the second heat In 3:36Ji: the
Mate, h h (6), by Australian, dam Made
last mile of the third heat In 1:18.
Gross by Lexington, lllflbs; Sdiat.ja,
These are the best three and best tblid
NY, July 31, 1875
heat on record
5:35, 5:3i4, 5:2S
TWO MILES AND A QUARTER
Preakness, b h (aged), by Lexlngin",
clam Bay Leuf by Imp Yorkshire, 14
Springbok, ch h (5), by imp AustraliJ
dam Hester by Lexington, 111 10s 18:56
Dead hrat Jor Saratoga Cup. StaKS
divided. July 29, 1S75.
Blue Eyes, eh h (5), by Enquirer, dm
Buchu by Planet, 115 lbs; Chicago, UJ
June 22, 18S0
Harry Bassett, ch 0 (4), by Lexiugin;
dam Canary Bird by imp AltalomOS
lbs; Saratoga, N V . J uly hi, mi ,
TWO MILES AND A HALF.
Arlstides.ch c (4), by imp Leamlngiq;
darn Sflronir hv
ma--Lexington. Kv.Msv J. IK7B
Katie Pease, eh f (4), by Planet, tml
i.iiuuio oiausueiu uy imp uieucoe,u
lbs: Buffalo. N Y. Sent id. i,vm
TOUR MILE HEATS.
Ferlda, b f (4), by imp. Glenelg, dam La
Henderson by Lexington, 105 lbs.;
Sheepshead Bay, L. I., September 18,
Lexington, b c (4), by"Boston, 'dam
Alice Carneal by Imp. Sarpedon, 103M
lbs.; New Orleans, La., April 14, 1855.....7:233;
Lecomte withdrawn alter
gavo the raco to Lexington. first hent, which
Glenmore, ch h (l), by imp. Glen Athol.
tlitni Lotta by Hunter's Glencoe, 10S
Md., Oct. 25, 1879
Willie D , bg"(4')', by'RevoVverfdam Sky7131
light by Lexington, 105 lbs., won the
first heat by three lengths; Glenmore
won the second by half u length and
the third by a head.
Lecomte, cb c (3), by Boston, dam Reel
by imp. Glencoe, 89 lbs.; New Orleans,
La., April S, 1851
iVinaliitil .) n ..1 Or... n. . .. t, l jdiV.
""" uuuiiicutj oy .
Take a carelul look over tula list, and ou
Albion, 90 lbs; Baltimore, Aid, Oct!
will find only 6lght names out of the
performances mentioned but what
TWO MILES AND
Lexington's Wood is cjosely Interwoven.
Ten Broeck. b c (i. bv imn Phmmn h .
u1........ U.U1LV.I4 .. JL.6A.1 UglO U , 1U3 IK!
Enquirer's dam was Lida
Lexington, Ky, Septlti, 1876
"as;; Blue Eyes, besides havingby Lexington, and
TWO MILES AND
through Enquirer, his great grandam. was
Hubbard, ch 0 (4), by Planet, dam MJ.I
Alice Carneal, Lexlbgtou's dam. 'rSSbnly
nie luuimuuiu uy imn. uiei.rnM lire ih!EsSs: names lu the list in which
Saratoga. Aug 0. 1873
there laS6l a diKentucky, b h (6), by Lexington, aixim
rect cross of Lexington's blood, either ou
iMtiguuiin uy imu uiuucoe, 1..1 loi: Jr 9
sire or dam's side are By the Way, Glenmore,
rome Park. Oct 3. 1800- wii
Katio Pease, Hubbard, Egypt, Brown Dick,
Tom Oohiltreo, bro (4),.by Lexlngto.
dam Katona by Voucher, 118 ibb; jM
Mollle Jackson and Lecomte, and only oue
lomel'ark, N Y, Jurrol7, 1878
ml)i of the eight stands at the head of the best