Creditable Career of Suffrage, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-11


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CREDITABLE CAREER "OF SUFFRAGE. James R. Keene lost about the best filly in his stable at Sheepshead Bay last Monday when his four-year-ohl chestnut Ally, Suffrage, by Voter Queenston, succumbed to the injuries sustained one day last week by slipping from the gangphfnk leading to the car which was to transport the mare to Castleton Stud at Lexington, where she was to join Court Dress and others in winter quarters. The death of Suffrage fore-shortens a brilliant career on the turf and later as a matron in the stud, If her performances during the two years she raced is any criterion of future worth. Suffrage did not race as a two-year-old, but made her first appearance under colors at Brighton Beach,, July 10, 1900, in a special-weight race for maiden fillies and mares, which she won over Tipping, Nemesis, Miss Ogden, Cloisteress and eleven others, running the six furlongs in 1:151 and ridden by Shaw. In her second race she attracted the attention of the turf world by finishing second to Rose-ben at Sheepshead Bay, September 15, at the long odds of 100 to 1 and ridden by the comparatively unknown rider, Myers, and in front of such tried performers as Far West,- Dolly Spanker, Big Ben, The Clown, Diamond Flush and others of lesser note. At Gravesend a week later Suffrage defeated Lotus, Jacobite, Consistent and nine others, running the short three-quarters in 1:10, three lengths in front or Lotus at the finish. In this race she .was ridden by Radtke, who rode her again in the Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park, October 12. finishing second to Rosebcn, with Handzarra third. Suffrage established u new track record for thu six furlongs straight course at Belmont Pari; In her fifth race, miming it in 1:10 aiid defeating Frank LortWIy two lengths. She then beat Bertha TJ. and Silver Wedding after a terrific stretch struggle over a slow course at Jamaica, October 23, and closed her career for the year by giving weight to her opponents and defeating them easily at Aqueduct November 7. Out of seven starts during the season Suffrage won five and was second to Rose-ben in the other two. Suffrage established another track record for Aqueduct when she defeated Handzarra in a five furlongs race by cantering the distance in 59s. Her second race as a four-year-old was in the Crotona: Handicap at Belmont Park when she defeated Jack; Atkin by two lengths, rantoulle, Rosebcn, Frank Gill, Dreamer and Brookdale Nymph beaten off. In her third race this year, which was an- all-age handicap for fillies, she defeated Brookdale Nymph by two lengths at Graveseml, running the short course in l:09j. In all of her subsequent races she gave weightto all of her opponents save Rose-ben, when the "Big Train" beat her for the thiyd time at Brighton Beach by a length, carrying 140 pounds to her 127. Suffrage only won one race after this effort and was unlucky in most of her races by meeting interference and was the victim of several of the listless rides for which Walter Miller was so severely criticised last summer. Suffrage ran her last race at Aqueduct when she was beaten by Hessian Iii an all-age race last month. The tabulated record of her two seasons on the turf Is as follows: Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Won. 1900 . 3 7 5 2 0 0 ,035 1907 4 15 C 3 1 5 7.350 Totals ...2 22 11 5 1 5 1,985

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