Havilands Career on the Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-21


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HAVILANDS CAREER ON THE TRACK. The ten-year-old brown gelding, Haviland, which was destroyed at Oakland recently, leaves the turf with one less of the old timers which raced on all of the tracks in the middle west during the past few years. Race-goers, who attended racing at the tracks around Chicago will readily recall the horse and possibly many of his good performances for most of his best races were run here. Haviland made his first start at St. Louis, June 27, 1899, in a race for two-year-olds which was -won by Morris Volmer. He was owned and trained by M. Deathcrage and ridden in most of his nine races run that year by jockey Caddy. He won three straight races for Deathcrage at St. Louis the following summer and in November was shipped to Oakland, where Deatherage disposed of him to G. W. Miller, who. in turn sold him tc Fred Cook. Cook brought Haviland to Chicago, where he raced at Harlem, Hawthorne, Worth and Roby. Codk wintered him at his down-state farm and sent him to St. Louis for the opening of racing there the next spring before shipping to Chicago. Haviland won the Maywood Handicap at Harlem after his arrival at the local tracks. He was fourth to John Bright, Aladdin and McChes-ney in the Harlem Stakes and finished unplaced in the running of the Northern Stakes at Hawthorne, which was also won by John Bright. He met some of the best performers on the local tracks that year and held his own with all of them. The horses which beat him and. he in truu beat, woufd make a formidable list and only a few are recalled, viz.: Argregor, Six Shooter, Silurian, Con-stellator, George Arnold, Hermencia, Jiminez, Alaska, Chorus Boy, Brownie Anderson and his stable mate, Oindurman. After winning the Prairie State Selling Stakes at Worth in 1003, Cook sold Haviland to Edward Corrigan, who raced him until July 19, 1905, selling him to J. D. Stevens, who owned him when he was put out of the way. Haviland ran nearly all of his races over a considerable distance of ground and his time of 1:41 J for a mile and fifty yards made at Washington Park in 1903 still stands as the American record. Stevens did not send him to the post during the present year and his tabulated record is as follows: Haviland, br. g, 1897, by Lcttoon Anvolee. Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Won. iso9 2 9 2 . i :: ? 015 1900 3 30 7 11 0 0 2,885 1901 4 30 10 0 S 4,995 1902 5 12 3 2 0 7 3.4S0 1903 0 29 S 7 2 12 G.S30 1904 7 29 9 7 3 10 0,095 1905 S 2S 10 3 5 10 3,940 1900 9 11 1 2 1 7 450 Totals . . . S 17S 40 45 21 03 S29.S20

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