Bill Smith on Chilton and Belmar, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-08


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•BILL " SMITH ON CHILTON AND BELMAR. William Smith, who trained the Icrses owned and raced by his brother. George K. Smith, better known on the turf M "Pittsburg Phil." says Chilton was the best horse he ever trained. "I have not seen aii.v of the Chilton youngsters yet. but several of them are racing at New Orleans and they already giw si. me praaajae of inheriting some of the racing qualities of their sire. If it bad not been for bis bad legs 1 believe that ChU tun would have been one of the great horses of turf history. He had a marvelous turn of speed, and it was only his bad underpinning prevented liis being really gnat. He ci.uld carry his speed as far as horses are asked to rata, and the sport lost a wonderful horse when he broke down." "Bolmur was a more than useful banc t" me." sa.vs Smith, in speaking of the si te.-ii year old graj beta* by Bchidcr. — Adele. now owned by T. 1.. Watt and loaned by him for s|„d duty in West- ¥ cluster c.uni.v as a bleeding bureau stallimi "He was one ol those old fashioned tough horses that really did led conic to his maturity and his leal good form until he rendu d his fourth year. He tertainly was a good horse, and I will nevci forget the time he beat Sir Walter. it took some horse to do that when Sir Walter Was "By the way. do you kuow that he won six handicaps in a low V That is racing for a haraa that is in the hands of handicapjx-r Vosburgh. Yoa cant fH.l Mr. Vosburgh much, but the old gray horse wa- one that did. He had a fashion of winning iiis races by a nose or a head each time. It did not make any difference what the company was. Delmar wouhl not beat the bad oins an further thltll he did the good ones. "The old horse is up in Westchester . omtl v now. I go up and see him eaea in a while Be is kwh ing m II. hat hi m m white now. Be is sixteen j cars, old and iiuvU lui many a year of. * LuU duty."

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