Demurrers Racing Career, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-24


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DEMURRERS RACING CAREER. A steady campaigner that has changed hands no less than ten times in his eight seasons on the turf is Demurrer, the nine-year-old bay gelding by Deceiver Florettc, now on the northern circuit in the stable of J. Clay. There is nothing phenomenal about Demurrer. He has paid his way, with pos-sihly something over, winning at least one race every season. A mile is as far as lie eares to go and the limit of his speed is about 1:101, with not over llu pounds up. Three-quarters of a mile Milts him better, and he can do this in around 1:11 J. He is enough of a rogue to make blinkers a necessary part of his racing equipment, and just now a muddy track suits him better than a fast one. Demurrer made his first start at Sheepshead Bay 3 line lit, 1000, as a two-year-old hi the colors of John B. Madden, and won. A. L. Aste then bought him and won a race with him the lirst time lie sent him to the post, and this was followed by victories in the Woodcock and Iartridgc Stakes. He got some part of the money in all the races he ran for Aste save one at the Umpire City track. J. I. Kramer bought him from Aste and scored the lirst out at Brooklyn in the spring of 1901, but Demurrer failed to run to his two-year-old form, and was only in the money three times out of eleven races for the rest of the year. Kramer was gratitied to see the horse win his lirst start the following year, but subsequent races were disappointing, and he finally sold him to Schaffer and Meyer, who sent him to the post six times before he won for them at the fall meeting at Bcnulng. The following season Demurrer again won his lirst out at the Beuning spring meeting. His numerous races on the New York tracks that year were poor, but he won one at Aqueduct and another during the fall at Beuning. Schaffer then shipped Demurrer td New Orleans, where he raced several times, but was in the money only once. For the fourth time Demurrer started the year with a win when he won a race at Toronto in the spring of 1101, but he did little afterward. In ithe winter SehatTer shipped the gelding to New Orleans, and sold him to IT. ,. lc Annan, who passed him on to C. It. Talhert, who let him go to M. Kofler. and he In turn sold him to O. O. West, Jr. From West he passed to W Iedrick, who won a race with him last year Iedrick sent him to the post four times during the recent meeting at Hamilton, and saw his number hung up twice, once second and once third Demurrer finished third in his lirst race at Windsor, when Pedrick sold him to his present owner and trainer, who later won a race with him Herewith is given a table of his races and amount of money won: Year. A. Sts. 1st. 2d. lid. Unp. Won. 1000 2 s -t o 1 ,105 iixn :: 12 1 1 2 s t:t.- 1002 4 12 2 1 IS 1,415 100;? n :u :t a r. 2:1 1,720 1001 0 it 2 1 1 7 810 i!or. 7 17 1 0 1:: 1,17. i!oo s u 1 o 2 s :no 1007 0 It 1 1 2 7 !5G5 Totals 110 17 8 10 75 ,S05

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