Traverser's Racing Prowess., Daily Racing Form, 1898-02-04


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TRAVERSERS TRAVERSES RACING PROWESS PROWESSDAILY PROWESS DAILY RACING FORM presents its readers vutli vault an excellent portrait of a good colt Tra Terra eerser terser the 3yearoid son of Rossington Crossing and Betsy Broock Brock Just how good Traverses is nust must be loft to the campaign of the coming year to determine but one thing is quite cer Acer ¬ tain stain and that is that in point of mere speed few will be found to excel him provided of course that he retains the form thai lias Elias marked his career so far farTho fathom Tho Theo point yet to be solved in the case of Traverser Traverse is his staying powers His dazzling speed and his ability to carry high weight were amply established last year but in his single ossay assay at a mile ho failed However it cannot be said that he was disgraced on that occasion since he carried 120 pounds to Lieber Libber Karls Karl 108 and the latter good colt ran the mile race in 1 40 a record for 2yearolds Traverser Traverse ran at least in 1 41 if not better It is evident at least that his owner has no doubt of his ability to stay since besides entering him in the Brook ¬ lyn Handicap he has also nominated him for the Brighton Cup 2 14 miles milesVraverser Vraverser Traverse lias Elias started in sixteen races of o deb he has won twelve second once and three vimes vines unplaced He has won all of his races in California and seems to be the best 3yearold there He has to his credit such performances five furlongs in l00i five and a half furlongs in 1 06i six furlongs in 1 14 six and a half fur ¬ longs in 1 19i and has defeated such good ones as Tea Rose III Presbyterian Dr Sharp Count of Flanders Enchanter Ben Hadad Add Aspasia Aphasia II at Callatine Palatine Tripping Pingree Pongee and many others high up in the winning division

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