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AS GOOD AS TIFFIN?

SPEEDY ENGLISH FILLY

Myrobella, a grey filly by Tetratema, displayed wonderful speed over the early part of the Sandown Park National Breeders' Produce Stakes, five furlongs, the most valuable two-year-old race on the English calendar, and, quickly attaining an unassailable position, she won in a canter unchallenged. All Gordon Richards had to do, states the "Sporting Life" of 18th July, was to sit still and wait till the post was passed. It was one of the easiest rides he has ever had. The Beckhampton trainer, F. Darling, has had charge of many good horses, but not since that fine mare, Tiffin, who died last year in foaling, has he had a more pacy filly than Myrobella, who is held on lease by Lord Lonsdale from the National Stud for her racing career. The win was worth £6953 to Lord Lonsdale and £300 to the National Stud. It sent Darling to the head of the season's trainers' list. Myrobella is the. third daughter of Tetratema to have won the Produce Stakes. In addition Tetratema sired the colt Thy--1 estis, who won the race in 1930. It may be recalled that The Tetrarch himself had his most narrow escape of defeat in this race in 1913. He suffered at the start, and '< l™£ four or five lengths. He was giving 171b to Calandria, from whom he took the lead about a fnrlong from the finish to win by a neck. Tetratema followed his illustrious sire's example by winning the race in 1919. It was his first race that season, and he won by four lengths. In his turn, Tetratema has continued the great reputation of the family in the race. Three of his winners came in succession They infre the never-to-be-forgotten Tiffin in 1928, Queen of the Nore in 1929, Thyestis m 1930, and now Myrobella.

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AS GOOD AS TIFFIN?, Evening Post, Volume CXIV, Issue 50, 27 August 1932

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AS GOOD AS TIFFIN? Evening Post, Volume CXIV, Issue 50, 27 August 1932

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