Badge a Gallant Race Horse: Byron McClellands Favorite and a Most Consistent Performer, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-02


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BADGE A GALLANT RACE HORSE. Byron McClellands Favorite and a Most t Consistent Performer. Byron MeCIellanel wa3 fortunate in owning a 1 succession of high-class race horses, but of them all 1 Badge was the horse of his heart. This was a 1 Belinont-bicd horse that he bought when a yearling and started In racing early, his first start as 3 a two-year-old having been made at New Orleans 3 March 1, 1SS7, for a purse of 50. At the same place, April 11, he won the Hurstbourni; Stakes 3 from Merei, Lily Virgil and five more two year-aids. Three days later he ran second to Jack Cocks for the Boston Club Stakes, and was then taken north. At Lexington he ran second to Perkins for the McGrath Stakes, and won the Breeders Stakes from Amos, Patton, Huntress and four others. Taken cast he first ran second to King I i.ish for the Flash Stakes at Saratoga, and in his ne-xt essay won a sensational race at Sbeepshead Bay. It was only for a purse at three-quarters if a mile, but be defeated such oleler stars of the ! -ime as Cyclops, Kingston, Santa Uita, PearL Jennings, Britannic, Gleaner and Long Branch. He t .vas at 0 to 1 in the betting. Subsequently he .von the Autumn Stakes and several purses. The carter of Baelge as a three-year-old was a :usy one and of twenty-nine races in which he .tailed, be won fifteen. Most of his races were for mrsos, but he won the Palisade Stakes and Cape May Handicap at Monmouth Park, the Katemah Han-licap at Jerome Park and the Finality Welter Ilan-Jieap at Washington. In the Palisade Stakes he de-eatcd three fine racers when he finished in front Raceland, George Oyster and Taragon. He was t high-class four-year-old, winning the Merchants Iandlcap and the Kentucky Handicap at Louis-.ille, the Midsummer Handicap and the Rahway Handicap at Monmouth Park and the Racing Stakes it Sheepshead Bay, defeating among others such toted horse-8 as fenny, Tristan, Hypocrite. Mont-ose. Laviuia Belle, Bella B., Bess, Now or Never, ilindoocraft and Little. Minch. One of his best aces was a mile; In 1.-10 flat for a purse at Sheeps-lead Bay. Thia race was rim June 2ti, 1SS0 and Baelge won easily from Dwyer Bros. fast filly, Bella B. and nine more. Miles In 1:10 are common now, but at the end of that, year only Maori, Badge, jtuyvesant and Al Farrow had the credit of having won at a mile in a race in that time or better, so it was then a notable exhibition of speed. When a lhe-year-old Badge won fifteen races, but all were purse; races except the; New Yeirk Jockey. Club Handicap at Elizabeth, but he met anil defeated such fast ones as Eon, Ford ham, Al Farrow, Ballston, Barrister, Do Muth, Castaway II., Cynosure; ami Seymour. The next year he won six races In eleven starts, all for purses. His .ast year of success was 1S02, when he won twelve races. His chief success that year was in the Silencer Handicap at Saratoga, in which he de-feateel Versatile, Santa Anna. Charade, Kimberly, Dundee, Blitzcn and India Rubber at a mile and a luarler in 2:07. Dundee was the; favorite at S to 5 and Badge was at 10 to 1. His recorel In ill was as follows: Badge, 1. li. 1885, by Ill-Used The Baroness. Ve!ir- Age. Sts. 1st. 2el. :id. Unp. Won. 1SS7 2 20 5 ;. :: $ 7,-155 isss a,. 15 10 1 :: is 2:15 issi 4 20 i:t s 5 :: m 113 ::: in 11 r, 5 i::!c50 15591 .....; 11 ; 2 :: 0 4,075 1S!I- 7 ::2 12 0 .1 7 10,50 iso:: s 10 it 2 ; 2 - :i75 Totals ...7 107 70 47 27 253

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