Flash Stakes

On Sysonby’s overstep and propulsion

Sysonby was a horse with tremendous leverage in his hind legs. Few horses do more than slightly overstep the imprint of the front feet, whereas the imported son of Melton completely cleared it, indication enough of the great propulsion he possessed in the rear.”
(Leonard W. Collins / The Washington Post, 04/28/1929)

PHOTO - Sysonby Flash S. (HW Vol. XLVIII No. 2487 1904.08.20)

Sysonby wins the 1904 Flash Stakes at Saratoga over Augur (2nd).
Photo by N. W. Penfield as published in Harper’s Weekly (Vol. XLVII, No. 2487), 08/20/1904.