Racing of the Champion Two-Year-Old of 1910, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-16


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+ RACING OF THE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD OF 1910 •i * Last year, following his custom, James H. Keene sold a number of his Castlcton-broil yearlings, retaining a selected division for bis own use in racing. Among those sold was a bay colt by Kingston — Curiosity, it was bought by K. W. Heflner for .7 HI. but was either bought for John B» Madden or was subsequently soid to him by Uefi*hei. It was a bad-luck sale for Mr. Keene. Had this colt lieen retained by him instead of hehag sent to the -ales paddock he would now again be the leading American winner instead of being a bad second to Sam HUdreth. However, it is not on record that Mr. Keene has expressed egret because of the mistake made ami he lias followed the victorious career of the colt with as much pride and solicitude as if it had been racing in his own colors. The champion two-year-old of the year, Novelty, is the one referred to. Noveltys introduction to racing took place at Belmont Park. May is. in a purse race at four and a half furlongs over a muddy track. Piuvious had been racing eominendably and with V. Powers in the saddle was a 4 to 5 favorite. Aldrian was second choice at to 1 and Novelty, ridden by B. Dutgan, was at 1 to 1. in a hotly contested finish Novelty defeated Pluvious by a head, with Aldrian a good third, in 54/-,. Novelty carried 110 pounds, the others 115 each, it was a promising debut and before the colt started again he became the property of Samuel . HUdreth at a reported price of ,000 and a contingent interest in possible future earnings in certain stakeraces. Following his sale Novelty was beaten three times before he won again. May 21 he ran in the Laureate Stakes at Belmont Park and Babbler beat him by a bead, defeating the fleet Semprolus by three lengths. Zeus. Dust and Plutocrat ran unplaced. Distance live eighths straight, time 1:00%, track muddy. His next race was at Sheepshead Bay. June 20, for a parse, at fire and a nail furlongs. He was a 7 to 6 favorite, but Meridian won by four lengths, with Aldrian second a length before Novelty. The latter made the running to the stretch, but retired precipitately when a furious from the finish and lost caste decidedly for a time. July 4 he started in the second part of tin Double Event at Sheepshead Bay and. racing in pretty Much the same fashion, led to the rtretch, then pave way and finished unplaced to Footprint, Meridian and Naoshon. Cowl and Kingpin were also unplaced. Footprint carried 134 pounds. Meridian 122, Naushon 130 and Novelty 122. The Straight three-quarters were covered in 1:11. The fact is that Novelty was slow of development and later on. when fully ripened, took ample revenge on his conquerors in this race. At Empire City. July 8, Novelty won his second race when he easily defeated Heretic. O. I. Buster and three more commoners lor a nurse at live anil a half furhmgs. At the same track. July IB, Gauntlet, carrying 107 pounds to his ISO, beat him a length at live and a half far longs in 1:08% for another purse. Novelty, as usual, made the running at a fast clip, but tired in the final furlong But he was now about ready to show his true form and entered upon a wonderful career, in the course Of which he met but one more reverse. July IS he won a purse at three-quarters from Heetagon. Stare. Aldivia and Golden Sand in 1:13%, giving Heetagon 20 pounds. July 20 he won another purse at the same distance in 1:13% from Star Charter. Seth and three more, carrying 12V. pounds and giving away much weight to the others! July M he won from Heetagon and Mr. Gollgbtly at three-quarters in 1:12%, carrying 12 pounds to 100 on Heetagon. These races were all at Empire City and. being now ready for sterner tasks, he was taken to Saratoga, where a sensational career and lasting fame awaited him. His first essay there was tor a purse at live and a half furlongs, August ." . over a slow track. He was :: to 5 favorite, but oniy won from Nightfall by a neck, probably saving lieen indulged a bit. Zeus was third and nine more youngsters ran unplaced. He carried 116 pounds to 101 on Nightfall. Then followed is last defeat. This was in the United States Hotel Stakes, at three-quarters. The track was heavy and. Shilling being under suspension, t;. Archibald hail the mount on Novelty. Whether the colt was not at his best on that particular nay or whether Archibald did not understand how to et the best results from him are problems, but the fact remains that third to Naushon and Iron Mask was the best he could do and a IHMir third at that, being beaten seven lengths by Naushon. Which Carried 122 pounds to 114 on the others. The time of the race was 1:14 and the other starters were Blaekloot. Silver Brush and Antonor. Iron Mask was the favorite at ,s to ," . while it was 2 to 1 agahvst Novelty aud 1 to 1 against Naufeboa, none of the others being seriously considered. This race was run on Wednesday and the following Saturday the rich Saratoga Special, over the same distance, came up for decision. The track was slow and the starters were Novelty, Iron Mask, Naushon, Whist. Zeus, Meridian and Special Brew. In view of the result of the United States Hotel Stakes it was to ik expected thai Naushon would be the favorite and he dosed at I to 5. with Iron Mask second choice nt 21 to 1 and Novelty an outsider at 12 to 1. Shilling was on Novelty and. taking him to the front at once, raced Iron Mask into defeat in rive furlongs and. drawing away, won by a length and a half in 1:14%. Iron Mask taking second place by a head from Naushon. This was decidedly what some of the raw scribes of the daily newspapers call a ••form reversal." lint Novelty, in the long run. showed conclusively that it was no fluke. August 17 he defeated Textile in what Was really a match a three quarters for U,000 a side in 1:13%. It was very easy and the track was fast Three days later the most valuable race for two-year -olds of the Saratoga program WU run. This was the Hopeful Stakes ;lt three-quarters and of the net value of 19,140 to the winner. James H. Keene started Iron Mask. Swceoaw iv and Heatherbroom and this trio was an even-money favorite at post time, with Naushon second choice at 4 to 1. Shilling was under suspension again and HUdreth entrusted his colt to the little colored jockey. A. Thomas. This and. 130 pounds was too much for the layers and so it was again 12 to 1 against Novelty. The starters were Novelty aud Textile. 130 pounds; Iron Mask. Naushon and Footprint. 12." : Watervale and Blackfoot. 115! Bwaananoa. Sweepaway, Heatherbroom and Bouncer 112 each. Hiding as well as cfutld be asked for. Thomas kept Novelty in lost- pursuit of lion Mask to half way down the homestretch, where he moved up and. taking the lead, drew clear and won by a length and a half in 1:14. the tr ick being slow and Iron Mask again defeating Naushon by a head tor Second money Uter that there was e mere 12 to 1 against Novelty. Noveltys supremo test came in his next raee. this was the Hensselaer Handicap, run xugust 27 In 1vi7 Hamburg won the Great Eastern Handicap at Sheepshead Bay when carrying 135 pounds and this had ever nmee been held to be a. tremendous performance. Novelty was given the same impost here and his opposition was of high elass. But he carried his big impost nobly and. after attending Semprolus closely to the stretch, resolutely withstood a menacing challenge from Naushon and gave the latter nine pounds and a head beating. Textile was a good third and ten other Hue t wo-vear-olds ran unplaced The trick was fast and the race was run in 1:13. A truly marvelous race it was. All that now remained for Novelty to attend to was the winning of the Futurity and it was "ener-illv conceded that unless Bashti could interrupt his victorious career the race was as good as over How tic lefeated her and ran three quarters in 1:12%. w ith 127 DOOMS up. is a matter of too recent occurrence to call for description here. It set the seal on his slowly maturing greatness and no one now doubts that be U one of the grandest young horses ol modern racing. His record and his interesting pedigree are as follows: Vent Sts. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Fnp. Won. ••«■ U 11 2 2 1 S72.t5.iO i ,. Melbourne f Australian - ] Mowerina fSpend,hrift....J I -ilia j I Aerolite 1™"« j AUTarnoal 1" ™ j gSSS? f Kingston fe 1 ■coromi Scottish tauw Chief i L. of the isles ■* r Victorious Miss Ann • , » Lady Jane unterer % I kapanga - pe*P*ng Jane rt I J Tho Huron nl Stock-well gsj [ Kapmsda " K»*11 Pocahontas d -i J Adelaide j -,! ■1llH;,: , , g o i j Brntandorf /-..., j New minster g4 r Friars Balsam. ... ihr,mi 1 Seclusion S ,.,,, j Breadalbane f Voter -i 1 Mower of Dorset. Imperatrice * I Mavournect, j BaHyroe i -iosi.y j J.iaydeiie dSSS f Homino I nr!iU Manuie Bray I Pink Domino. . U. ! I" i.,.,,.. D Beaudeseri i Sterling L I Sea Cull Monte Bona *llmr I Hedge Bose

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