Dolly Spanker to be a Jumper, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-18


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DOLLY SPANKER TO BE A JUMPER. Dolly Spanker, the some-time consistent handicap horse of the stable of Richard T. Wilson, Jr., is being entered nowaday in cheap selling races around Pvew York. This is quite a descent for a horse which, at Belmont Park last spriug, stepped a mile In better that 1:30. But Dolly cannot win handicaps any more. He is old and he has become cunning, and he will no longer extend himself under colors, although he works as swiftly and as willingly of mornings as he ever did. It might not be a bad idea for Mr. Wilson to make a jumper of Dolly Spanker. Dolly Is a horse of line size and muscular proportion. Weight should not bother him, nor is lie too old to learn a new game. Douro at seven learned to jump as well as any horse steeplechasing on this side of the Atlantic and William Garth has taught Graziallo to fence at live. The old-time notion that to make a successful jumper one must begin to school a horse at two, is no longer popular. And history is full of accounts of sulky, whimsical fellows running to their lornv when put through the field. A horse has little time to sulk In a steeplechase field. He must keep his mind on the business in hand or break his neck, and he realizes it.

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