The future of Crepe Myrtle

“Here’s a filly by Equipoise, out of Myrtlewood, formerly queen of American sprinters – six furlongs in 1:09 2-5 at Arlington Park, Chicago, in 1935. They named her Crepe Myrtle. One wonders why!

With Equipoise himself having set the existing American track record of 1:34 2-5 for the mile, also at Arlington Park, Crepe Myrtle will certainly be watched with more than average interest.

Will she inherit her proud parents’ talents? Will she, too, carry on the traditions they bequeathed her as champions, or will misfortune and adversity interfere? Dame Fortune looks on with an inscrutable smile; only Time will reveal the secret.” (The Vancouver Sun, 01/10/1940)


 

The 2-year-old Crepe Myrtle, with a record of (4) 1-1-1 and earnings of $950, would not amount to much on the track. However, Dame Fortune was on her side – she would foal the Alsab filly Myrtle Charm, who would become Champion 2-Year-Old Filly of 1948 and the third dam of Seattle Slew.

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