“A remarkable yearling filly has been developed in the stable of James Murphy. She is a bay by King Alfonso, dam Veritas, by Lexington, full sister to Vauxhall and Foster. She galloped a quarter in 23 ¾, carrying a good-sized boy, and could have run it in 22 seconds. Her time was equal to 1:35 to the mile. She is the most remarkable yearling in Kentucky. She belongs to Maj. John S. Clark, who bought Minnie C. at Alexander’s sale, and sold her at a big profit. This filly was bought at Alexander’s sale for $525. The brother to Foxhall brought $5,200. Mr. Murphy is justly proud of his new charge. He has a young one that ran second to this filly in the trial, and he is delighted with the performance.” (Chicago Daily Tribune, 07/31/1881)
This filly, later named Vera, would capture the Kentucky Oaks (12f) at the age of three.