Leader of American Owners in the Racing of 1912, Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-19


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a g Jk LEADER OF AMERICAN OWNERS IN THE RACING OF 1912 I _ 4. + OWNER J. W. SCHORR. TBI Memphis brewer and turfman. John W. Schorr, who came back to racing in P.tPO and progressed so well as to attain the proud posi-lion of Americas h-ading owner for the year ]!ir_. was an important and ixipular figure a do/.en years back when racing nourished on the tracks of Chicago, St. I.ouis, Memphis, New Orleans. Nashville. Loalsillle, I.atonia and Lexington and iH-sides sent his horses on occasional forays after the good thing- to be picked up on the tracks of New York and California. Much success foil to his share when such Capital racer- a- Sam Phillips, Sllverdale. Timemaker. Endurance kg Kight. K. W. Ilrode, Moharib. Jack Lory. Lady Schorr. Grey Kriar. Ordmmg. Bensanherst, Charleys Aunt. Useful Lady, Alard Seiieck. Jim- Prey, Fsherin. Presbyterian, Algol. Cathedral. George Loiper. Ianner Heiinett. Lie-Mr Karl and others of great worth raced under his color-. With these he won many Imnartaal stake races. I.ieber Karl won the Tewsesaee Derby for him and ran second to Plaudit in the Kentucky Derby. Sam Phillips and Silverdale won the St. IHiis Derby and in the Sheridan Stakes at Washington Park Sain Phillips defeated Advance Ouard and the American Derby winner. Sidney Lucas. Lady Schorr was a grand lilly and winner of the Tennessee Oaks, Kentucky Oaks and I.atonia Oaks, besides other good laces. Alard Scheek was a capital two-year old and winner of the Kenwood Slakes and the richer Hyde Park Stakes at Washington Park. Joe Prey won the California Derby. Algol wa-really a tremendous race horse. He wa- let into the Wheeler Handicap of 1H0S at Washington P.-irk witli only 197 pounds to carry, it being lappoeed he was only a sprinter ami not up to the mile and a piarter route. He made a spectacle of his opponents by winning in a canter in :4lj. Then he was taken east and so conducted himself there that the eastern handi-cappen feared they were simply turning him ici-e if they let him off with much less than Fid pound- at .any di-tauce. He was a horse for any man to be joyful about. But probably the Mat horse Mr. Schorr ever owned was the superb filly. ,.11. l*,..l Knditranco *«.., ...... by I..- Right. Ii..!,. He II.. bought 1.......1.. her I..... ...... filly. ,.11. l*,..l Knditranco *«.., ...... by I..- Right. Ii..!,. He II.. bought 1.......1.. her I..... ...... run ning pialities from "Co. F.ill" F.iirnes and later on. after Ike had proved herself a wonder, bought her outright. She won west and east in 1901 and in the fall he sold her to William C. Whitney lor the reported price of ,£5.000. She won sixteen rues in eighteen starts and should never have been beaten. ITalaeklly she was ruined for racing by a disease that devastated the Whitney stable in the winter of 1W1-2 and all of her racing was as a two-year-old. Every one of the Schorr horses named was a stake winner. In FMCi he abandoned, racing in a funny way. Al St. I.otlis. May 2.!. h became highly vexed over losing a •cmp.c of healthy bets and declared he was ready to sell all of his horses tor the lump sum of 0,400 and ipiit racing. Sam Hildreth promptly accepted the offer. Whether he really wished to abandon the sport may well lie doubled. However, lie was game and. taking the Hildreth cash, turned the horses over. It was an aggravating joke on him Ihat the three-year old colt, tnele Charley, was one of the horse- so -old and shortly afterwards this colt won the St. Louis Derby of the net value to the- winner of 0,695. Thus Hildreth acquired the horses for nothing and a profit. Mr. Schorr then retired to the peaceful ways of Memphis and tried to content himself witli brewing gmxl hear for his customers. Put lie could not stand the pressure long, especially after racing fell into distress. So in I90R he gathered seme horses and embarked in racing to such good effect that in the last four years his stable returns Mve amounted to the comfortable total of 4n»,3M. As things go in racing nowadays that is really a remarkable measure of success and no turfman of the day is more ch serving of jt. Mr. Schorr is an esteemed gentleman in his home community and abroad and entirely worthy of being the tirsi turfman of the land. If that honor falls to him again in W13 nobody wiil iK-grudge him the pleasure. As to the horses of his second period in racing, tile deed- of Star Charter. Leochares, labia and the others which have served him so well are of such recent occurrence as to he fresh in the mind- of those concerned and need no recital here. + 4-

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