History Of The Lincolnshire Handicap.: Incidents Attending the Running of Englands Great Spring Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-04


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I HISTORY OF THE LINCOLNSHIRE HANDICAP Incidents Attending the Running of Englands Great Spring1 Handicap Established in 1853 this the most discussed of all the spring handicaps has on six occasions only boon won by threeyearolds sixteen fouryearolds have proved successful nineteen fiveyearolds ten sixyearolds and four aged animals all of which however were seven years old oldAmong Among the latter is found the name of the first Lincoln winner This was the halfbred Caurlre which after running unplaced at Liverpool three weeks earlier mm by a head from Harp Another aged horse to prove successful was Vestrainster which only cost 00 guineas as a twoyearold and credited the hale and hearty veteran Mr G Hodg man the Father of the Turf with the Cam ¬ bridgeshire among other races racesThe The value of the first handicap was 795 and out of that amount the owner of the winner had to con ¬ tribute 50 toward the expenses A sharp contrast is afforded when it is pointed out that M Ephrussi was the richer by 7175 when Ob triumphed for the second time twelve months ago Kaleidoscope beat a very fine field in 1S7S when the stakes were worth 9800 this being the record value valueThe The year of its institution and the following one he Lincolnshire was run over one and a half miles but the next season the distance was reduced to one mile and has never been altered Since its foundation however the first favorite has won on ljut seven occasions the hottest being the mighty IJcndigo which started at 11 to 4 On the other liand Voracity and Oberon were so slightly esteemed that 50 to 1 could have been had about their chance The smallest field on record four only ran in 1855 tho first time the race was decided over a mile The winner turned up in Saucebox carry ¬ ing 5s t 121b and ridden by Fordham Saucebox is of course well remembered as the winner of the St Leger the twentysixth race in which he com ¬ peted as a threeyearold His dani dying soon after he was foaled the colt was brought up by hand yet in three seasons on the turf he started foe no fewer than fiftyfour races winning among others the Manchester Cup and Doncaster Stakes ere sold as a sire to France FranceThe The lowest weight ever carried to victory was iist 711 shouldered by Treasure Trove which won by a neck from a real good horse in Saccharometer the latter conceding 491b Barker the rider of the winner got into rather serious trouble for disobey ¬ ing the starter and was reported to the stewards of the Jockey Club It is hardly necessary to remind readers that Clorane carried the highest weight for setting at defiance his impost of Ost 41b he gave Quarrel 371b and a good beating Other fairly heav ¬ ily burdened winners were The Rejected a winner of 26 races with Sst lllb Winkflelds Pride with Sst Olb Ob with Sst lOlb and Poulet which also got a Lincoln winner in Lord George with Sst 71b 71bThe The greatest number of animals to contest the race was thirtysix This happened in 1881 when Buchanan in the snow gained an easy victory by ten lengths and thus earned his first winning bracket Thirtyfive started when Tomahawk was first past the post and the next year The Gunner defeated a field of thirtyone as also did Footstep in 1877 It was an era of big fields for between the two lastmentioned winners came Controversy which cantered home three lengths in front of a field of thirty thirtyOn On only one occasion has a dead heat been re ¬ corded namely in 1S71 when Vulcan a good son of Thunderbolt and the winner of thlrtyrthree races then seven years old walked over after a tie with Veranda the stakes being divided dividedIn In 1S70 when Sycee the grandam of Minting ran second the meeting was postponed from February 15 to 18 on account of bad weather weatherThree Three Lincoln winners have each been steered by M Cannon and 0 Madden The former was suc ¬ cessful on Clorane Winkfields Pride and Sir Geof ¬ frey which with Wolfs Crag only started once at three years winning the handicap under notice Maddens winning mounts were General Peace Little Eva and Over Norton Sporting Life

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