Voladay a Horse of Much Quality: Cahill the Man Who Knows Him-Misused Early in His Racing Career, Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-20


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VOLADAY A HORSE OF MUCH QUALITY. Cahill the Man Who Knows Him — Misused Early in His Racinq Career. Voladay, since coming Into general notice as the winner of the Da lace Hotel Handicap and the family club Handicap al Oakland, has been referred to as the "transformed selling plater" and "Billy CabiUs Cripple," and In some instances slightingly. Mr. Cahill probably does m-t object to these comments, from which the average tint follower is apt to draw the deduction that Voladay s victories in the races mentioned might have been due rather more to what We have come to know as lacing luck than iirllividuai merit. If Mr. Cahill is a betting man it would be unwise of hi in to make any Objection. The fad thai Voladay spent the first three years Of Ids career on the turf running in races that Usually had an an ■ tioii at the end does not argue that he really is no bet. or than a Belling plater. Selling platers, as we have come to understand the phrase, do not run cue and one-quartet miles in 2:00|. A study of his creer 1 mi produce hut one eonclu-si. 11. tlsat Voladay was in bad hands until Mr. Cahill got him. This, notwithstanding the fact that be has always paid his way. He was a bargain for his first owner, a good investment for his second and a genuine bargain for his third, yet with better handling iio might not have Injured the leg that pin him in the list of "cripples" and it la certain tha! he would have tatuad more money. As it is he lias far outstripped the average thoroughbred in earning capacity. voladay, being hv Faraday, out of Alii Vols, has the bkWd of Hie best. He was bred 1a M. D. Bich-ardsen al Springbtnd Stud in Kentucky and was sold as a yearling at Sheepshead Day -Inly 1, 19 :.. for Siio to lho 1 id of 0. T. MUler, who was acting for K. It. Thomas. As a two-year-old he carried tin* , colors of Thomas in twenty races, winning four. among them the Holiday Selling Slakes at Brighton Beach, live and one-half furlongs in 1 lis. with 107 pounds up. over a heavy track. He had previously won at the same distance over a fast track with 117 pounds up in the same time. Three of those lour winning races were in the mud. Thus he showed I early thai mud running was his game. Fnun B. R. Thomas Voladay passed In the fall of loot to .1. . Roman and was trained by a man named Wheeler, who sen!, him to the post twenty three times as 1 three year old. chasing htm about al various distances and over BttJ kind of a track that happened I to he. yet be won over ,000 for Boman. II was i in Wheelers hands that be became a "cripple." Cahill got him in the winter of 1905, but did no start him until be was a four-year-old. In the time • he has had Voladay CahDl has started him in nine-Ken races, winning eleven, being only four times unplaced and taking nearly 0,000 ill prize iii.in •. . D is simply a 1 as,, of a horse of good quality in the hands of a knowledgeable trainer. Hero is votadays record and it is not the hind that selling pla tors can boast : Sear. A-c.Sts 1st. 2d. 3d. Hup. Won. D.104 J. LO ! 1 t II ,tU0 1903 • 23 li 1 •", 12 S.24."i 1906 I 11 -t 1 - 1 "Ii ■ 1907 .". s, 7 o 1 i 7,820 Totals «iJ IT 6 VI XI 7,820

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