Ben Brush a Star Performer: Brambles Fast Son Won over 5,000 in Three Seasons, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-05


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BEN BRUSH A STAR PERFORMER. Brambles Fast Son Won Over 5,000 in Three Seasons. Ben Brush was one of the star racers of a dozen years back and since his retirement from the track lias been a decidedly successful sire at James R. Keencs Castleton Stud. His two-year-old career began at Louisville May 7, 1805, when lie beat Captive, Concession and two other youngsters for a purse at five furlongs. A week later lie won the Cadet Stakes at the same track in heavy going, defeating Del Coronado, Ben Kder and three more at four and a half furlongs. His next start was for the Harold Stakes at Latonia June 0, which he won, carrying 121 pounds, from Nimrod, 111; The Dragon, 111, Semper Ego, 113, Raniiro, 113 and Fasig, 110, all good colts. Then he won the Emerald Stakes at Oakley, defeating Raniiro, Ben Holla-day and two more and the Diamond Stakes, beating Ben Eder, Prince Lief, The Dragon and Sir Vas-sar. hi all these races he was the property of "Brown Dick." Taken east after the close of the Oakk-y meeting, lie won a purse at Sheepshead Bay and the Holly Handicap at Gravesend and was then bought by M. F. Dwyer. For the latter lie won six races in succession, the Prospect Handicap at-Gravesend, the Nursery Stakes, Albany Stakes and Champagne Stakes at -Morris Parle and two purses. His first start as a three-year-old was for the Kentucky Derby, which he won by a nose in a great struggle with Ben Eder, with .Semper Ego third, in 2:07?. Then, in the Schulte Stakes, at a mile, he ran a dead heat witli the crack tiliy. Lady Inez, and defeated her in the run-off. Travelling to Oakley, he ran third to Prince Lief and Ben Eder in the Oakley Derby, but revenged himself by defeating Prince Lief, Loki and Raniiro in the Buckeye Stakes, running a mile and an eighth in 1:531 witli 122 pounds up. At St. Louis, June 20, 127 pounds each, lie ran second to lVince Lief for the 0,000 National Derby which was transferred from Hawthorne to the St. Louis Fair Grounds because of the temporary suppression of racing In Chicago. Prince Lief only won by a nose. Ben Eder was third, with Raniiro, Argentina II., Don Carillo and Captive unplaced. It was a great race and its time for a mile and a half, 2:34, was never equalled over a St. Louis track. At Latonia, June 25, over a heavy track, he won the Latonia Derby with Ben Eder second, Loki" third and Semper Ego and Howard Mann unplaced. He was unplaced in his last two races of the year, the Fall Handicap and a purse at Sheepshead Bay. In his first start as a four-year-old, Ben Brush ran second to Premier for a purse at Gravesend, then beat Belniar, The Swain and two more fast ones for a purse at a mile. These races were his preparation for the Suburban of 1807. He carried 123 pounds, was the favorite at 2 to 1 and won under a pull by three-quarters of a length from The Winner, with Havoc third. The race was run in 2:07 and Belmar, Lake Shore, Sir Waller, Volley, Semper Ego and Dutch Skater ran unplaced. He was then twice defeated, but won the Brighton Handicap from The Friar and Volley. Beaten in the Midsummer Handicap at Saratoga by Sir Walter anil Havoc, he came right back and won the Citizens Stakes from Clifford, Howard Mann and Tragedian, Clifford being the favorite at 4 to 5. Subsequently he won the Omnium Handicap at Sheepshead Bay, defeating Hastings, Clifford, Ben Holla-day and three more, the First Special at Gravesend from Hastings and Requital, the Second Special from Ornament and wound up his career by running second in a sensational race for a purse at a mile and a sixteenth to the Himyar two-year-old, Plaudit. He was in all resieets a high-class race horse and his record was as follows: Ben Brush, b. h, 1893, by Bramble Roseville. Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Won. 1805 2 Hi 13 1 . 1 1 1,397 18!i 3 S 4 1 1 2 25,775 1S07 4 10 .8 3 3 2 18,045 Totals ...3 40 25 5 -5 5 1907.sh5,217

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