Hamburgs Best Son, Now in Retirement, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-15


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HMKjjflHflB jHHjjjjjjjjPPPPPI HAMBURGS BEST SON, NOW IN RETIREMENT. J H. P. WHITNEYS BURGOMASTER, BR. C, 4, BY HAMBURG HTTRLY BURLY. A very great race horse was Hamburgs crack sou, Burgomaster. There is hurilly a doubt that he would have completely dominated the eastern racing situation in 1000 Had he remained sound. His early retirement that year gave" Accountant a clear field lif a succession of rich Stakes, air of" which he would have won and more besides. He was a brown colt of commanding appearance, great speed and staying powers up to any weight. As a two-year-old Burgomaster ran seven races, won live and was twice unplaced. He began his racing career at Gravesend. Thursday, June 1, 1905, in a five furlongs purse for maidens, ami was not placed. Inquisitor winning with Transmute second and Cary third. Two days later be showed the benefit of the education received In his first race by coming in first by six lengths in the rich Great American Stakes at five furlongs, run in 1:01. Bohemian was second, Jerry Wernberg third and Woolwich, Vendor, Quorum and Samson ran unplaced. His next start was for the Great Trial Stakes at Sheepshcad Bay, June 24. This race was run over a muddy track and, at the finish of a fierce drive, Security won its 0,55O of first money by a head, with Timber, George C. Bennett, Bclmerc and Burgomaster but heads apart behind him. The race was run in 1:15 and, carrying 129 pounds, Burgomaster was giving five pounds each to Se-. curlty. Timber and George C. Bennett, and twplve pounds to Behnere. After this reverse He wa3 never beaten and proved himself iiicontestibly tha best colt of thu year. July 31 he won the Flash Stakes at Saratoga by three lengths, with 125 pounds up. beating Gallavant, 122; Vendor, 125r Velours, 117; Mohawk II., 117; The Irishman, 117; Don Diego, 125, and Penrhyn, 122, running the five and one-half furlongs in l:0Sg. At the same track, August 19, he won the United States Hotel Stakes, three-quarters, In l:13i, with 127 pounds up, easily defeating Pegasus, Ormondale, Bellsnicker, Oyauia, McKittredge and Samson. At Sheepshcad Bay, September 0, he took up 130 pounds, running the last three-quarters of the Futurity course in 1:12, won cantering from Whimsical, 121; -Juggler, 115; Jacobite, 110; Bill Phillips, 107; Flip Flap, 111; Ravcna, 105; Vendor, 122; Fine Cloth. 103; Accountant, 118; Sidney F., 10S, and Clark Griffith, 110. His last race as a two-year-old was in the colts half of the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park, which he won pulled up in 1:12, defeating Penrhyn, Battleaxc and Ethelred with ridiculous ease. The record of his running for two years is as follows: Year. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Uup. Amt. 1903 7 5 0 0 2 9,500 1906 2 2 0 0 0 20,380 Totals 9 7 0 O 2 ,8S0

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