John W. Schorrs Winner, Macy, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-08


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JOHN W. SCHORRS WINNER, MACY. Of all the good horses that the Memphis turfman, John W. Schorr, raced over Chicago, and St. Louis tracks in the days when racing nourished at the two cities, none was more popular with racegoers that the brown horse Macy. This good son i of Hindoo was, not strictly speaking, a high-class i horse, but when at his best was very close to being . one. lie was brought out and first raced as a two-year-old in 1S90 by Clayt Bros., of Lexington, Ky., and was sold to Mr. Schorr before thp close of the year. He won . four races for Clay Bros, and two for Mr. Schorr, all purses, and won at t Oakley, Latonia, Newport and St. Louis. As a three-year-old Macy ran in thirty races and was only unplaced in two. He began racing at Memphis, where he won three purses and was taken i to St. Louis where he won liis first stake race. . This was the Inaugural Handicap at the Fair f Grounds, in which he ran its mile in 1:10, and j defeated Ulysses, Nimrod, Laureate, Harry Duke and three more fast horses. He won one other stake race that year, the Crescent City Handicap at New Orleans, December 29. It was a dash of a mile and an eighth, in which he carried 114 pounds and defeated Judge Steadman, 90, Dr. Sheppard, : 110, Milwaukee, 97, Oudague, 101. Requital, 127, EllsmOro, 90, Balkline, 103 aud Sea Robber, 105. His other winning races, of the year were all for purses. Macy was at his best when a four-year-old and gave many exhibitions of great speed against good horses cast and west. As usual, he began his campaign for the year at Memphis, where he was beaten in a mile dash by Pat Dunnes good horse Salvable and won the Chickasaw Club Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth, defeating Rcrap; Buck-videre, Good Times and Marquise. Then lie "was taken east to rim in the Metropolitan Handicap at. JflJrris Park, but was unsuccessful and finished fourth to Bowling Brook, George Keener aud Octagon, with Ben Holladay, Imperator, Algol, Dr. Catlott and Typhoon II. behind hint. He only started in that one race and was at ouce brought west and introduced to Chleagoans. This was at iiiirlom Juntf 2. 1S9S, where he won a purse at a utile and a sixteenth from Indra, J. 11. O. and two more in AS. After defeating Indni again, ! . " i . i ., for another purse, he was beaten by The Devil at a mile and a sixteenth over -a heavy track when a 1 to S favorite. On the first day of the Washington Park meeting lie won the opening race and defeated The Devil. Davit? Tenny and three more at a mile in 1:413. That was the day Tlrik Coat won the American Derby aid the track was heavy. June 2S lie won at a mile and seventy yards in 1:44 wth 122 pounds up. July 2 he defeated Hiirly Burly. The Roman, The Elector, Monk Way-man, Graziella and Donna Rita at a utile and twenty yards in 1:40 Hat, that being, nowthe record for the distance. July 9 he met Imp, the afterward famous "Coal Black i.ady," at a mile and an eighth and was an odds-on favorite at 13 to 20, but found her matchless stealing stride too much for him and was beaten two lengths in 1:51 J. She earried 112 pounds to his 117. It was a great race and Macy was by no means disgraced, lie won his .next race at Washington Park, defeating The Manxman and Traverser at a mile and one hundred yards in li.451 and was taken east and won good races at Gravesend aud Morris Park. His last racing of the year was at Roby. where he won three races, in two of which he defeated Imp, but with the weights in his favor. Among the good horses he defeated down east were Handball, Sir Walter, Whistling Con, White Frost, Bangle, Candle Black and Danforth. Macy was campaigned for several years more and won races, but he became infirm In his forelegs and required careful management. In 1S99 he won but two races, a purse at St. Louis and another at Hawthorne, running a mile in 1:401 in the latter. lie "was sold that year to Sam Lazarus, who still owns him. He won four races for his j new owner in 1900, a purse at Washington Park j at a mile and an eighth, another at Hawthorne, in which he ran a mile in 1:401 over a fast track and one at a mile and a sixteenth over a heavy course. His fourth win was at Harlem in a mile and an eighth dash over a muddy track. After being in the stud two years, Lazarus brought him north and won three races with him. at Kinloch Park and Fair Grounds at St. Louis, ilis record is as follows: Macy, br. h. 1894, by Hindoo Alga. Year. Age. Statist: 2d. .id. Unp. Won. 1S90 2 12 0 3 1 2 $ 1,075 1S97 3 30 14 10 4 2 S.495 1S9S 4 31 14 9 5 3 7,125 1899 5 13 2 3 3 5 1.000 1900 0 14 4 1 5 4 1,700 1901 7 4 1 2 1 0 470 1902 S Did not race. 1903 9 17 3 1 1 12 1,400 Totals ...7 121 44 29 20 2S 1,805

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