Williams Profit with Carthage, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-07


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WILLIAMS PROFIT WITH CARTHAGE. Captain Jim AAilliams has profited handsomely through the enforced exchange of Phil Finch for Carthage, and there is every reason to expect that the four-year-old son of Serrano and Hcttie Green will add considerably more to the Kentucky turfmans exchequer before the season closes. The acquisition of Carthage was not premeditated on the part of Captain AVilliams. It was the result of a quick decision. It happened in a twinkling after Phil Finch had won the Merchants Selling Stakes for him at Latonia July 0. John Murphy stepped out and bid Phil Finch up. AAhen Murphy reached 3,000, 2,200 more than the price at which the six-year-old son of Goldfinch Philistia had been entered to be sold, Captain AAlllIams decided to let Phil Finch go, and made a bee line for the secretarys office to claim Carthage, which had finished second, from J. B. Respess. Captain AVilliams got Carthage for 2,470, 200 less than Phil Finch had brought him out of the race. An hour afterward he declared that he had got the better of the deal and that he would prove it within a fortnight. Since then Carthage has won four straight races for Captain AVilliams, netting 2,010 in purses and a considerable sum in wagers. It may he that Mr. Respess, who bred Carthago and raced him up to July 0, knew fully- the qualities of his horse and was looking forward to a coup in the east; but if he did not it is apparent that Captain AVilliams has the better eye for a horse and is the better trainer, for In three weeks he has won nearly as much with him as Respess had iu all the time he had Carthage. Carthage, while not extremely speedy, and probably has no more than average capacity under weight above 110 pounds, is a horse of "more than ordinary tenacity. Before Captain AVilliams got him he had never won a race at a distance greater than a mile, but in his last effort he went a mile and a quarter and won in a canter from Cederstrome, Sonoma Belle, Miss Crawford and others over a sloppy track in 2:003. AVhile in some of his races lie has led from the start, it apparently pleases him best to -come from behind and make his run through the stretch. Since ho has no preference as to track conditions, he should make a mighty useful winter horse. Here is a record of Carthages performances and winnings: Yoar. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Won. 1903 2 13 G C 3 1 2,270 1900 3 5 2 1 0 2 073 1907 4 C 5. 1 0 0 3,210 Totals 20 12 S 3 3 0,183

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