Noble Old Guido., Daily Racing Form, 1896-05-08


view raw text

NOBLE OLD GUIDO GUIDOOld Guido Old Guido has dropped out of sight though the report is that he is being made ready at St Louis for the eighth season Guido is nine years old and has run 167 races according to the books A lot more races may have escaped Guido was run in the bushes a great deal and bush records are often missed The last seen of him was on the Indiana tracks last fall fallHe faille He was a bad horse to bet on then His party knows how bad It fell down with him several times and yet he showed a lot of his old speed But when it came to the racing test with cord and steel Guido would not try Who could blame him The highclass highlands race horse is almost human In time he tires and sickens of the spur and whip and hates the level track he knows so well Early they are associated with pleasure the welcome contest of youth and refined pedigree But later comes the pain of it all and the refusal to accept it Ten years ago White Hat McCarthy he of California and and C H Todds Odds 1887 American Derby fame sold an old mare named Aurora to a rural breeder of California for 210 She was in foal to Double Cross an inbred son of Bonnie Scot ¬ land Joseph Cairn Simpson and Coon Sullivan the latter still at Riverside 111 where Bonnie Scotland stood after he had come from Ohio to Illinois know all about Aurora The mare in time produced fer fear the Californian a big colt which was named Guido and was knocked down at a yearling sale for 85 to C V Tupper Upper of San Francisco FranciscoDan Francisco Dan McCarthys McCarthy 210 was used as part of C H Todds Odds purchase price He won the American Derby of 1887 and earned White Hat 12000 And yet the shrewd McCarthy has often wished that he had been lucky enough to have kept the old mare and got Guido through her herTappers serapes Tappers Tapers 85 yearling developed into a racy looking youngster and showed some quality as a 2yearold when W H Babb Bbb his present owner paid 5000 for the colt All Guidos Guido 2yearold races were run in the west In them Racine beat him three times and he beat Racine and was beaten by Pliny Plainly once In eleven starts the Double Cross colt won twice was second four times third once and unplaced four times Several of his starts were in the quarterhorse quarter company of Red Elm Sunday and Bob Wade through Colorado and Montana In 1890 Guido established his quality As a 3yearold he started thirtyone thirty times in all sorts of western company and won twentytwo twenty races was second four times third twice and unplaced twice Here is a whaleboneandsteel whalebone 3yearold said turfmen Turkmen And so Guido was wasIn washing In 1891 poorly placed and badly ridden Guido started thirtyfive thirty times in the best of western company winning eleven races Ho was second thirteen times third four times and only seven times unplaced Only the good care and treat ¬ ment meant he got helped to compensate the great horse for the merciless use made of him The worst of the western boys rode Guido in most of the races in which he was unplaced With Monk Overton Overtone the colt did especially well There seemed to be a bond between them and before he went west leaving Guido to be accli acclaim ¬ mated in Chicago Babb Bbb said that the next sea ¬ son he would try to judiciously race and place Guido and never start him with a poor jockey on his back Every time Guido starts in 1892 and Overton Overtone can ride him he shall said Babb Bbb The promise was not kept Some of Guidos Guido 1891 winning performances were remarkable That of mile heats at Washington Park in 14114 1 41 with 117 pounds up made a new record and showed the finest quality At St Paul ho ran a mile with 117 pounds upinl unpin 40M and Aug Au 2 at the same place he was second to Prince Fortunatus Fortunate one and oneeighth neigh miles in 1 544 and won at a mile with 122 pounds up in 1 42 There were few better horses in the west than Guido that season Guido earned Babb Bbb in 1891 8540 and 6100 in 1890 In his seven years on the turf Guidos Guido record runs this way Year start iFirst fairest Sec dllhirdl Delhi V 35 13 3 6 13 23 4 3 3 13 26 5 4 1 16 60114

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1896050801_2_5
Library of Congress Record: