Passing Of A Popular Sprinter., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-24


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PASSING OF A POPULAR SPRINTER. The death of Tocolaw at Oakland last Saiurday evening marked the passing of one of the most BOpatar horses that ever raced in California. Toco law was a six ea,ohl chestnut horse hy Rassetlaw i.a Toqnera. lie was bred at Ram-ho del Pass and was taken to New York in the summer of ]!KI2 and sold at auction to A. I.. AatS for ..i00. But lie did no; race in the colors of the bootblack king of the metropolis W. B. Jennings look him over from .V-te and he again crossed the continent to make ids lirst start at Oakland January 14. rMC. In this race he finished third, but ten days later he made ids second start, over a heavy track and won. running the half-adle in 49A. He did not win again until he became the properly of Jasper Madison. the colored ex jockey in 1*95, That tirst victory, however, was ai index to his fancy as to track. Though he won two races over a fast, track, he liked the going .soft and slow. His game was sprinMng. The distances from Bve-eigtbS to seven eighths suited him to a nicely. He never won a race at a mile. No one knew his capabilities better loan his colored owner, and through the thirteen victories Tocolaw scored for him, principally in handicaps, Madison was elevated to a slate of afllueine, for he took down many a big wager over his triumphs. Tocolaw, however, did not lie the property of the former lackey. Less than a fortnight ago he sold him to Charles Williams. While cantering at Oakland .liter .he races last Saturday afternoon one of the bandages on the front legs of the horse became un fastened. He stepped on the trailing cloth, tripped, fell and broke a leg. His destruction was Beeea-s.iry. Here is a record of Tocoiaws performances and winnings: Tear. A. sts. 1st. 2d. .id. Baa. Won. 1803 2 :: l i i ii $ 420 thtd I •-, o i 1 ;:, 1805 4 IT b 4 5 2 2.703 1808 5 22 ti r, 2 it 2,970 190T 6 1 1 • 4 :;T"i Totals .-,.- u 12 » 18 ,r, ;r

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