Tom Williams Champion Racer: Racine a Speed Marvel and the Winner of 6,897, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-07


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TOM WILLIAMS CHAMPION RACER. Racine a Speed Marvel and the Winner of 6,897. Although jilrendy known to be a good colt, Kaclne first won real fame as a race horse when In a purse race at Washington Tark June !, 1S!0, he defeated Marion C, Gymnast, Alinont, Churchill Clark, X., Cecil li. anil Jed at a mile in l:ffiJ, cliilng a iiuarter of a second from Ten Broecks mile record, which had stood unbroken since 1S7S. It was naturally deemed a performance of extreme importance, and the discussion that followed showed such general interest that it led the Monmouth Iark Association to give the race against time, in which Salvator ran a mile over a straight course in 1:G5J, this race occurring August 2S of the same year. ltacine lirst started as a two-year-old in the Debut Stakes at San Jose, California, March SO, ISSi, and ran third to Iliuy and Guhlo at a half mile iu 401. April 2 he won the Motor Stakes at the same track, defeating Guido and Pliny at five furlongs In 1:02. April 0 lie won the Lick House Stakes from Pliny and Miuope at three-quarters in 1:101. At the Bay District, Sau Francisco, spring meeting he won the California Stakes at a half mile in 4S1, the Select Stakes, at five furlongs in 1 :02, and the So So Stakes, at three-quarters in 1:141. At the Sacramento, fall meeting he won the Introductory Stakes, at three-quarters in l:luj, wllli 123 pounds up, aud the California Autumn Stakes, at the same distance iu 1:115. In both his stable mate. Flambeau, ran second aud it was claimed that the later was restrained both times to allow Hacine to win. While admitting Racines excellence, Califoruians have always insisted Flambeau was his superior and there is no doubt that lie was a great two-year-old. Later on that fall ltacine won two stake races at Stockton, one at Sau Jose aud the Autumn Stakes at San Francisco, the latter a mile in 1:14, with 115 pounds up. His only defeat that year was iu the first race iu which lie started. His first start as a three-year-old was iu a mile dash at San Jose, April 0, which he won easily in 1:421, with; 11S pounds on his back. In the Tidal Stakes and Pacific Derby at San Francisco he ran second to Flambeau. He then won a race at Sacramento and was brought east under lease to Thomas H. Williams, now president of the California Jockey Club. At Washington Park he won three races, all for purses, and was raced no more until at the Morris Park meeting in October. Here he won at a mile from Eon, Kingstock, Volunteer II. and auother over a heavy track in 1:44 and took the Protectory Stakes from Druidess aud Chaos. His last start was for a purse, iu which he ran unplaced to G. W. Cook at three-quarters. After winning two stake races at San Francisco, ltacine was again brought east the next year by Mr. Williams. His lirst start was at the first meeting ever held at Hawthorne and he was beaten by C. W. Cook for the Spirit of the Times Stakes at seven furlongs, but beat Proctor Knott, Geral-diue. Helter Skelter and others. Then, in a row lie won foiir purse races at Hawthorne. At the Washington Park meeting he won the Oakwood Handicap and three purses and ran unplaced in the Wheeler Handicap and Boulevard Stakes. Verge ilOr lieat liini iu a purse race at even weights, but iu the Oakwood Handicap lie carried 124 pounds to 108 on Verge dOr and running the mile and an eighth in 1:5::, defeated the latter easily by a length. From Washington Iark lie was taken east and won good races at Saratoga and Sheepshead Bay, 1 tit t with the exception of the Baciug Stakes at the latter track, all were for purses. Bacine was not raced iu 1802, but estine out again in ISO", and won seven races out of twelve starts. His lirst start was for the Boulevard Stakes at Washington Park, which he won from Biley, Galiudo, Maid Marian and throe more good 1ics. Then, after being beaten in two purses and winning one, lie was taken to Saratoga where lie won tlie Troy Stakes and Sea Foam Stakes and was beaten iu a purse race by Gaiindo and Highland. He was then taken back to California and, after a successful fall campaign at San Francisco, was retired and sent to the stud the following year with the following high-class record: Racine, h. h. 1887, by Bishop Fairy Rose. Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. Sd. Unp. Won. 3S5-0 2 12 11 O 1 0 if 0,572 1800 :; io 7 2 o l 7,220 1U 4 27 15 0 1 5 KJ.220 1802 5 Did not race. 180," C 12 7 1 2 2 0,SS5 Totals ...4 04 40 0 4 8 .:;0,S07

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