Nimbus New Record At Six Furlongs.: Notable Performances at the Distance in This Country and in England., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-20


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NIMBUS NEW RECORD AT SIX FURLONGS FURLONGSNotable Notable Performances at the Distance in This Coun ¬ try and in England When Nimbus ran threequarters of a mile in 111J at Yonkers he broke a triple tie in which Roseben Colonel Bob and Toupee jointly held the record for threequarters around turns In 111 Some day a fast horse favored by conditions and under pressure all the way will pass over the 111 mark When Dick Welles set the record at 111 at Washington Park in 1905 he showed that 111 can be surmounted by a horse of great speed On that occasion he was left at the post and was separ ¬ ately timed by a number of experienced timers none of whom made his time slower than 110 and two caught it at 1103 Unquestionably Roseben cond have done as well or better when in his prime primeNimbus Nimbus is a fast young horse and is to be given full credit for his surpassing race Tom McGrath brought about the breaking of the record by his amazing feat of running the first half in 4ii seconds It is all the more to Nimbus credit that he could follow such incredible pareninking and then go on and win Inder the careful and intelligent training of his new owner George Odom he should gather iddilionai distinction distinctionThe The correspondents and writers dealing with the Empire City racing seem to overlook the fact that a running meeting was hold at that track In lilOO at which some swift running was done No exact threequarters was run then because the configura ¬ tion of the course was unfavorable But huc tanuuda and Musette covered an aliout three luarters lli feet short in 108 Perhaps the most notable achievement at that mooting was the defeat jf Imp by tle fast selling plater Charentns at i mile and a quarter in 204 the fastest mile and i quarter run up to that time and which stood as he record umtil Gold Heels ran the distance In 0j at Brighton Beach July 1902 The scribes in question would do well to examine the records of ilmt meeting when occasions for comparisons arise ariseA A chute hus been made at Empire City from vlirh starts are now effected in races of three quarters In running the starts and finishes are lightly descending and favorable to fast records at the distance distanceThe The English record for threequarters of a mile on the straight turf course of Epsom Downs 107J is held by Master Willie five years old 122 pounds Tune i 1901 Master Willie was an excessively fast horse then five years old by St Davul out of Fraulein was ridden by F Rickaby and owned by Mr F Stokes Tlio record was made in the race Cor the Royal Stakes the day after Mr W C Whit ¬ neys leased horse Volodyovski had won the Epsom Derby DerbyThe The nearest to the English record is Artfuls 108 with l0 pounds up over the Morris Park six fur ¬ longs straightaway Artful was a twoyearold and made tin record October 15 1904 In winning the White Plains Handicap from Dandelion GloriUer and four others othersMaster Master Willies great speed is shown by his Eng ¬ lish fivefurlongs record of r Gx made over tlie same grass straight course at Epsom two years later This record was made in the Great Surrey Handicap at Epsom April 21 190o when with 13o pounds up Master Willie won by a length from Duke of Ma genta La Luno and a fast lot This record is but a trifle faster than Maid Marians IK5J also over the Morris Park straight October J 1S94 under 111 pounds Chris Smiths great mares record was made in an overnight handicap in which under Lounie Clayton she beat Hugh Penny lola Patri ¬ cian Hurlingham and Bellicose

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