Career of a Good Son of Dick Welles, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-28


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CAREER OF A GOOD SON OF DICK WELLES. The duatlu of Dick Roller, the son of the famous Dick Welles, which occurred Monday morning at Latonla as the result of lung fever contracted while being shipped, from New York, robbed J. B. Respess of a promising colt which gave every indication of being able to uphold the renown of bis speedy sire. Dick Roller made his debut in tihe turf world at Latonla June 30. when he ran third In the Cincinnati Trophy after suffering from Interference throughout the race. Horsemen who witnessed his initial appearance freely predicted a brilliant future for the colt. His next start was made at Fort Erie, where lie won In hollow Xasliion from a field of twelve fairly good two-year-olds. Third place was the best he could do when next out. Then he was sliipped to Empire City, where he ran second to Footpad In tho Wakefield Stakes. His next effort wiis his greatest performance, the winning of the Knickerbocker Handicap, in wUiIch be decisively defeated such good two-year-olds as Erbet. Footpad. Wise Mason and nomecrest. He made good In what proved to be his last start when on August 28 he annexed the Frivolity Stakes, spreadeagling his opponents and winning nulled up. Dick Roller failed to keep his engagements in the Great Eastern and Flatbusb Stakes on account of having contracted a skin disease. It was the intention of "Mr. Ttesness to give the colt a good rest this winter and he was confident that as a three-year-old Dick Roller would bring more fame to the Dick Welles family. During his short ibu t successful career he earned for his owner the sum of ,245. Ills record is as follows: Dick Roller, b. c, 2, by Dick Welles Lady Roller. Year. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Anit. 190S 6 3 1 2 0 ,245

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