Huggins Opinion of the Duryea Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-29


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. ! ■ I , ; . HUGGINS" OPINION OF THE DURYEA HORSES. New York, February 28.— John Huggins has returned lo Sheepshead Bay from a long visit to his ranch near Fulshear. in Fort Bend county, Texas, and will lake up the training of the horses in the H. B. Duryea stable which Simon Healey handled during his absence. He returns considerably improved in health. It is impossible for me now to say what my horses will accomplish during the season. They did not go into winter quar ters in as good conditions as they should, but they are all in good health now and Mr. Duryea has made liberal engagements for most of them. Bedouin has not been sound for some time. Chase-away has something wrong with his back, and Running Water, a mare which cost Mr. Duryea a tidy sum of money last year, did uot seem to be any account in tlie fall. "Mr. Duryea seems to think that Chaseaway may train next season, but I am not sure he will. It looks very much to me as though Chaseaway has big head. "Big head is a serious complaint and if my diagnosis is correct the fact of his having been turned out in Kentucky all last season will not help him. Bedouin was never good in the early spring, you will remember, and Running Water does not seem to get on her stride until mid sum - mer. Mr. Duryea paid handsome prices for two-year-olds last season, but I cannot say that there is a top-notcher in the string. "The youngster. Strike Out. we bought from Builew, can step a fast three furlongs, but whether he will go farther than that is a question. I have seen fast yearlings fail to make good many times. The youngsters I broke are good lookers and oue or two of them showed speed, but nothing to brag about. I am not given much to winter predictions. you will remember."

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