Corrigan Likes Beacon Light, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-20


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CORRIGAN LIKES BEACON LIGHT. "Cotlontown is a good horse and from the reports tif his recent work in the cast, I expect that he will run a good race in the Suburban Handicap tomorrow," said Edward Corrigan vesterdav. "But it strikes me that Beacon Light will be the most prominent of the western representatives at the n of the journey. Beacon Light is a fast and -ourageous horse and he is one of the kind that Will rim -all day. I got a good line on him the day be beat John Carroll a hard race at soven-Ighths of a mile at Nashville in the spring of 1905, mid that was when John Carroll was at his best. .John Carroll could run a quarter of a mile in iny race in as good as twenty-three seconds, and that usually killed off those rnnning against him, tint it was not that way in the race with Beacon Light. Nicol was riding John Carroll and he lniew what the horse was capable of. Columbia Girl went out in front the first part of it, but Beacon Jjiglit soon had the lead. Turning into the stretch rsicol made bis bid with John Carroll, but Beacon iIght did not weaken. He quickened the pace and In the drive displayed admirable courage, winning by a short neck. Beacon Lights race in the Brooklyn Handicap, where he finished second to Superman, was an index to his quality, It Is clear to those who know he was just off the cars a few hours before the running of the Brooklyn that Beacon Light was not as fit as he should have been, but Ids race of last Friday, though lie outclassed cvorv-hlng against hipi, is sufficient indication that Tom dsh. bo is handling him for Tom Haves and F5:il Ileadley now, has him ready for the Suburban. -Willi no mishaps he will have a piece of the money or I miss my guess." Reverting to John Carroll, Mr. Corrigan said: John Carroll is at my farm in Kentucky and is doing very well. Last summer the track at La-tonia was as hard as a board and racing over it Cave him a bad leg. I sent him to the farm and, is you know, tie was gelded. I think I will be able to patch liim up for a few- more races." In speaking of the report that he bad decided to idiip his yearlings from the farm to Hawthorne to be broken and trained, Mr. Corrigan said: "That 3s not fully correct. I have forty-three yearlings lint I will not train thorn .ail. I have made up my mind to sell the majority of them lwfore they liave a bridle on. They are a good looking lot, but forty-three is beyond the number I feel like handling."

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