Black Arrow Dies at Epsom, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-27


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BLACK ARROW DIES AT EPSOM. Black Arrow; Colonel W. Hall Walkers famous four-year-old black colt by Count Schomberg Black Cherry, died of an Intestinal trouble at Epsom, England, Sunday, July 14. Black Arrow was foaled at his owners Tully Stud in County Kildare, Ireland, and grew to great size. Ills career on the turf was sensational. He made his debut in the Newmarket Two Year Old Plate and the consummate ease with which he defeated Bulbo, Scotch Mistake and lifteen others, inducing the gigantic Waterllower, won for him the publics ;fdmiration. Next he ran away with the Coventry Stakes at Ascot. Then he developed a decided aversion to the starting gate and at times coma not lie induced to face it under any consideration. In the Levant Stakes at Goodwood, he was a heavily supported odds-on favorite, but to the dis- may of everyone he wheeled when the barrier ascended and took no part in the race. In the Champion Breeders Foal Stakes, at Derby, -he showed what a good horse he was by giving Spearmint three pounds and a three lengths beating. After this his aversion to the barrier became more pronounced and he failed on three occasions, getting the worst of the start each time. Beginning his three-year-old career in the Two 1 Thousand Guineas, it was early evident that his attitude toward the barrier had not changed, for, on arriving at the post, he commenced to prance and rear. However, he got off first, only to be well beaten at the finish. In the Payne Stakes at Newmarket, he bolted before reaching the post, but, although dwelling a trifle at the start, got away fairly well and beat Buckniinster, Sella and others. Black Arrow was stopped in his preparation for the Derby through bruising one of his feet, but recovered in time to race for the coveted prize, and had to be led up to the starting barrier. It was some time before lie could be induced to go near the other horses, but eventually he got off fairly well, though he hardly ever showed up in the race, In which he finished tenth. At Ascot in the St. James Palace Stakes he showed what he could do when In the humor, for he easily beat Lally and Beppo, whlph had finished in front of him in the Derby. When he came out for the Lingfield Park Plate he was at his very worst, buck-jumping all over the track for nearly twenty minutes. Lyn-ham handled him with patience, and twice adopted the plan of walking him up, but no sooner was he level with his horses, than he swung around again. When the lever was eventually pulled he got away like a Hash. lie won the race with ridiculous ease, 4 but on returning to scale Mr. Bass, the owner of Sancy, which was second, lodged an objection on the ground that Black Arrow did not start from a standstill, and seriously interfered with Sancy by jumping in front of him. This the stewards overruled. Black Arrows last race was in the Atlantic Stakes at Liverpool. He resolutely refused to face the barrier. Albert Hall and Vcdas were the only other starters. When the gate was released Black Arrow declined to start at all, and went back to the paddock. Vedas was left a long way. and Albert Hall linished at his leisure. Black Arrow was then sent out again, and ran the course, but the stewards decided that, having once returned to the paddock, he could not be placed, and disqualified him for third place. It was expected that he would nice again this season, and many valuable engagements had been, made for him. As a two-year-old he won 5,095, and as a three-year-old 4,35.0, a total of 39, 145.

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