Cherokee Rose II, Crimson Saint, Liz F., Potheen, Rare Bloom, Rare Perfume, Rare Treat, Rosie O’Grady, Rowes Bud
One thing a researcher always gets plenty of when he writes a series like this is suggestions. And you can imagine the number of times we have been taken to task for not having done the family of Storm Cat. Well, now everyone who was made nervous by that fact can relax -
By adding this group of mares to the list, we need to backtrack just a little bit to long-
*Royal Rose's best daughter, Cherokee Rose II (1910 by Peter Pan) is then added, as are Rosie O'Grady (dam of Erin and Broodmare of the Year Potheen); Liz F. (dam of Intent, and out of Rosie O'Grady's daughter Weno) and Rowes Bud (a half sister to Rosie O'Grady and closely related to Weno).
Rowes Bud is the branch to whom Storm Cat traces, but even as she is named, so too are all the connecting lines to tie up the family and make it complete. Which should have been done in the first place.
All of this re-
This female family has been in the hands of many good breeders from Calumet Farm to Harry Payne Whitney to George D. Widener. *Royal Rose herself was bred in England after being purchased by James R. Keene and was imported to the U. S. as a suckling. Keene also imported her dam *Belle Rose, one of several important English producers he would bring to his Castleton Stud in the late 1890's and early 1900's.
Besides the *Royal Rose branch with which we are immediately concerning ourselves, *Belle Rose is also responsible for another important group of individuals via the family of her daughter Pink Domino. This large family will be discussed another day, but a few of its descendents include John P. Grier, Beau Purple, Crafty Admiral, Red God and more recently, Hennessy.
Cherokee Rose II
Although Keene bred all of Royal Rose's stakes winners, Cherokee Rose II was purchased from the Keene dispersal in 1912 by H. P. Whitney. From her, Whitney bred both Rosie O'Grady and Rowes Bud. Rowes Bud, incidentally, was so named to honor trainer James Rowe Sr.
After Whitney's death, Rowes Bud was sold twice -
The "Other" Storm Cat?
Personal Hope's story is worth mentioning, for he was sold to South Africa to stand at stud after having served as a dual-
Personal Hope has a great deal in common with Storm Cat pedigree-
Storm Cat's own story is all about speed. His second dam, Crimson Saint, is logically by Crimson Satan, whose dam *Papila is a Reine-
Crimson Satan did not always sire pure speed, but when he was bred to the Bolero mare Bolero Rose, who had set a six-
Adding Secretariat's classic influence to the raw speed of Crimson Saint did little to quench the fire. Their offspring Terlingua did not set as many track records, but she was a two-
At this point, it is well worth noting that although he has never been considered a very successful sire, Terlingua's full brother Pancho Villa is still a very important horse. How important will be determined by whether or not people can put aside their prejudices about his daughters long enough to breed them to Storm Cat sons and thus inbreed to the full siblings -
(Of course, this can also be done with daughters of other Crimson Saint sons like Royal Academy or Encino, but it's not as potent.)
Though Potheen has nothing to do with Storm Cat, we do owe her her due.
This daughter of Wildair-
Although she had placed in a minor stakes, she was far from a top-
In all, Potheen produced four stakes winner, three of them major winners: Arlington Lassie winner Theen, Champagne and Futurity winner Pot O'Luck and the great champion filly Bewitch. Her other stakes winner was Lot O Luck, who won the Peabody Memorial.
There is not much of Potheen's family left. Sadly, Bewitch produced only one foal, even though she lived to be 17. Her only foal was a filly, but she died as a two-
So Potheen's inclusion in the list is more to correct an historical oversight than anything else. As a Broodmare of the Year, she deserves the honor, and there is undoubtedly still some of her blood floating around out there. As a matter of fact, we know a breeder whose mare is sired by a horse named I. C. Diplomat, a son of Icecapade that traces to Potheen's daughter Theen. Naturally, since he was by Icecapade, the horse is inbred to half sisters Erin and Potheen. So if you really want to seek out Potheen's blood, some is still available.
This branch of the family found its way to Brookfield Farm, where its best representative became Intent, sire of Intentionally, he sire of In Reality. For a sire line that became known for its speed (Intentionally was a champion sprinter, In Reality's get are also speedsters), Intent's own race record certainly gave no hint of things to come.
The son of War Relic, who raced in the colors of his breeder Harry J. Isaacs, twice won the marathon San Juan Capistrano Handicap at 1 3/4 miles and he also won the Santa Anita Maturity (now the Strub Stakes) and was disqualified from a win in the Santa Anita Handicap. When Intent was crossed to My Recipe (by Discovery) to produce Intentionally, the mating doubled Fair Play and obviously ignited the fire of the line, plus the Balancoire II family from which Intentionally's dam descended also contributed a fair amount of speed.
By the time In Reality came along, War Relic, who was himself inbred to half brothers Fair Play and Friar Rock, and was sex-
This branch of the family has also produced a handful of other good horses who raced well from Florida to England, but it is struggling. Two of the more recent stakes horses from the family are Group 2 second Beau Sher (by Ile de Bourbon) and Gold Lake (by Gold Stage), who won several restricted stakes before being exported to Australia. We don't feel very hopeful about this branch of the family experiencing a rebirth, but the dam of Intent, who kept the Man o' War sire line going, still deserves Reine recognition, and she will be so designated.
The pedigree of *Royal Rose is a study. She is 4 x 5 to half siblings Haricot and Blink Bonny (out of foundation mare Queen Mary); and 4 x 5 to full siblings Newminster and Honeysuckle, the latter her fifth dam. In addition, she has four crosses of Pocahontas (1837) via King Tom, Rataplan, and Stockwell x2. Filling out her pedigree are sex-
When *Royal Rose was bred to Peter Pan to get Cherokee Rose II, another line of Newminster and another of Melbourne were added, plus another Pocahontas line via Rataplan. The next mating, Cherokee Rose II to Broomstick to produce Rowes Bud, added two more Pocahontas lines, one via Stockwell and one more unusual line of Knight of Kars, and it also sex-
The key, however, is *Royal Rose's own pedigree as a foundation. When a mare starts out with such a pedigree, she would have to be bred to very poor stock in order not to succeed. Fortunately for the breed, this did not happen.
As to whether or not this particular family is a sire-
The New Reines