Best Youngsters at Oakland., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-07


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BEST YOUNGSTERS AT OAKLAND. "While tl is doubtless a little early far prognostication, . especially as the principal two-year-old il stakes are yet to 1«- decided, it looks as if the beat three two-year-olda shown In California this vcir are Firestone. Raconteur and Creation." says the San Francisco Chronicle. "Firestone is the Ughly Hied youngster of the trio, lie showed i.i be Boeaeaaed a* great speed in his trials around New York and be lived up to his early promises in hla races oat here. Sam Hltdreth dev 1 -ped Fire . sad recently sold him to Thomas H. Willi nsta far 0,000, which is the biggest sale here since Yellow Tall was a two-year-aid. Firestone is a .1; | cbeatnat colt, by the English stallion !;, .! Flash, out of the California mare Modreda. by Madred. Firestone made his turf dehut on .; i | l, when he spread* agted the others in a field ..! eleven youngsters a bane owners were anxious to win roe Irst race of the year. Firestones net appearance waa oa January ." .• when he won a i ! is f 1 | | , ] 1 v I . I i I , , | | three furlongs race by almost a half dozen lengths. I The third and last appearance Of Firoslonn was on January 12. when he area b] over a half do/en T ] Iragftha Flraataaai is extremely faat nasi should develop in to a valuabh- colt. snaMMiaBy if a route — proves to his liking. The future career of Firestone L * uncertain at present, but it is not unlikely that he will lie sent east, where he is well engaged. "However, nothing detinite will lie decided upon H i,T for a few -weeks. Firestone will doubtless be a /- starter in the Bell Stakes and the Gebbard Handi- , cap. which are to lie decided on March 23 and Jjjj March 30, respectively. "Raconteur is a chestnut gelding by Toddington — Suspicion, and, like Firestone, first saw the light of day in California, lie was purchased as a yearling ,. by the Keene Brothers for 30. Raconteur was t Ixaten in his first start on January I, by Firestone. I but he has scored in his two subsequent starts in , the most impressive fashion. On January 2*. lie won in a field which included Creation by five - Utigths. Two days later he scored another win. 4 " Willing Love of !old by seven lengths. Raconteur showed conspicuous improvement over his first start. I I when he was beaten by Firestone. Raconteur made gj his fourth start yesterday and won. "Creation, like Firestone, is owned by Thomas II. ~ Williams. who purchased him from Burns and Water- g, house. After three defeat*, in which ho displayed J improving form. Creation scored his lirst victory on February 1. winning easily by six lengths. lie repeated on February fi, beating Love of Cold by four lengllis. He scored his third straight victory February 28. I ••Creation is a brown coll by Altainax. grandson r of Musket, dam Reereat ion. The latter mare is well known to California racegoers. Creation is being trained by Dr. Rowell, who is handling all the yiWmgsters owned by Thomas H. Williams. - "It may turn out that Firestone, Raconteur and i Creation are not the best two year olds in California, but they liguie best on the showing made in variotls races since January 1." I

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