Time At Washington Park., Daily Racing Form, 1898-07-17


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TIME AT WASHINGTON PARK Yesterday will always remaina remain red letter day in the annals of racing at Washington Park It was befitting that a vast crowd should be present to applaud the marvelous feats of the gallant througbbreds thoroughbreds Ailyar Halyard tied the track record at five and a half furlongs and Candle black the track record at six furlongs Then the much improved colt Goodrich clipped a full two seconds from the mile and a half record for all tracks and Pat Dunnes Dunes good horse IDavid David Tenny Teeny wiped out the mile and a quarter record conjointly held by the two mighty racers Salva Salvia tor tore and Morello Marcello And to fill full the mea sure of wonderful things done Azucena Sauce went a full mile in 139 flat and sent Racines Raciness track record of 1 39i into the list of musty things eclipsed and to be forgotten by all but the grey gray beards of the turf turfSuch turfs Such marvelous racing is in keeping with the traditions and reputation of Washington Park as a racetrack It is the natural result of the concentration of all the best racehorses of the west on the only western course that can induce their coming together It is very gratifying that the revival of racing over the premier western track should be marked by such a bril brail ¬ liant pliant sequence of recordbreaking reverberating performances as its patrons have witnessed daily since Amer Amber ¬ ican Rican Derby day Always a fast track the Wash ¬ ington Kingston Park course is now simply a marvel In those qualities of soil drainage and perfect caretaking creaking that enable horses to skim over its firm but elastic surface with the speed of a swallow cleaving through the viewless air airIt airlift It is not probable that Goodrichs Goodrich mile and a half performance will be eclipsed for many a day to come And yet it must not be hastily concluded that Goodrich good and much im ¬ proved colt as he evidently is is a ivonder Pioneer It is the track that is a wonder What record could Hamburg not smash over it And what a pity it is that this great colt in his present peerless form cannot now race over it No doubt he could set a new line of records at all distances that would stand as long as Ten Broecks Brocks did But it is a case where the horses of the day and the track of the day cannot come together unfortunately

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