Failed to "Come Back": Electioneer, Winner of Futurity, Makes Poor Showing after Stud Service, Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-20


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FAILED TO "COME BACK" ] ELECTIONEER. WINNER OF FUTURITY, MAKES POOR SHOWING AFTER STUD SERVICE. ■ i Wins Only One Race on Being Returned to Training i and Has Again Gone Into Retirement — Something of Similar Cases in the Fast. Electioneer, winner of the Futurity of 1910. furnishes a good illustration »f the futility of attempt- : in;; to race a horse after he has done service in the stud. The rule is one that does not always hold . good, it is true, for there are some notable exception-, but as a general proposition the records of Ainerieau racing show that such attempts are usually attended with failure. Electioneer went WRM after running a few races as a throe year-old in 1007 Bad filtered the stud- at au exceptionally early nan in consequence. After the lapse of three years, he rami- back to the races in 1011. He started ouly oiiiv thai year, but in 1M2 he raced four times and tin- s;nii total of his winnings for the two years is sj.mi. v. inch certainly is an Insignificant amount lo cuainensate lot the trouble and expense entailed in getting li i 111 back to the races. He has again lieen , retired and is now standing at E. H. Bradleys idle Houi Farm la Kentucky. The notable exceptions to the rule referred to include Ogdou and isldor, which were retired from the track to the Bitter Bool Siud in Montana by Marcus Daly in 18M ami 1880, respectively, and were , brought back to the race* in rati, after Mr. Daljra death, by William Lakeland and Hie late "Pitts-burg Phil." Both of them wuu « considerable string of races before they went into retirement for the vcond and final time. It is a coincidence that may be remarked in passing that it was in William Lake lands colors that Electioneer, with which this article cliietly deals, won the Futurity. Other in statues in which horses have been raced successfully attcr having been in the stud for some time include T. C. McDowells Allan a Dale. J. L. McGlaaU Frank 6111, Flambeau. Coldsmith and The Huguenot. I In- two last named horses showed more than flashes of their former greatness on being returned to training, and the latter won a race at a mile in 1:40 at i"ii rears of age. The 1riar served a few mares at Howling Br«Ofc Farm in the spring of 1S!8 between the time he won the Lawrence Realization and the fji.jighton up ot 1897 and the Flight Stakes and TfTwln City Handicap of 1S0S. but lie was absent from "the races for only part of one season. Flambeau, regarded as the best horse ever produced at the famous Palo Alto StH-k Farm of the late Senator Lei an 1 Stanford of California, went into the stud when four years old and came back and raced with marked 8UC-ci us a six-year-old. In California rating of later years, tlw opposite was true of •"Lucky" Baldwins Crusados, but Barney Sehnibeis Deutscbland was able to make a good showing on being re-entered in training aftei a short period of stud service. The late Jen. A. Buford attempted to race the famous Enquirer after he had been several years in the stud, but he got him to the | ost ouly once, and then the uk tl horse was disgracefully beaten. So much for thai phase of the matter. Klectioneer was bred by the late kfal, B. G. Thomas at his Dixiana Stud in Kentucky. This t a rni is Put a few miles from the Castleton Still of .lames R. Keeno. the home of Voter and the birthplace of the ally Pope .loan, which ran second in tile ■ Futurity won by Klectioneer. In the spring of 1003 I 1 ijor Thomas was presented by Mr. Keen* with a season to Voter and sent Qucsal over. Electioneer was the result ol the mating. When the colt grow to I be yearling age. Major Thomas had so high a regard for him that he declared him a "second I Domino." and in the latter part of May. IMS, had him photographed beside the monument of that noted horse. n .lime 20. 1905, tin- colt was sold by auction at Nhccpshead Bay along with other yearlings from i Major Thomas farm. D. A. Bovle. bidding for William Lakeland, liought him for ,300. Mr. ; Lakeland anpropriuti ly gave him the name of Flee tieaeer. The colt was broken and trataed by his owner. lb- made his first start at Brighton Beach ! on July 13, mm;, when le- waa beaten a head by McCarter, six furlongs in 1:14%, McCarter carrying ■ 122 to Eloeiioneers 102. Electioneer was practically left at the post. 11- overhauled his company one by on ami was going like a cyclone at the finish. His . • mi. 1 start was in the Montaak Stak-s at Brighton Beach, on .lulv 25 when he was beaten a length I and a half hy Balvidere. six furlong- in 1:13%. He carried 107 as against Salriderea 108. In this race D«»n Enrique waa third and hfcCarter fourth. His i third and last Start prior to the Futurity was in the Plash Stakes ai Saratoga, on August 0. when he wax beaten a bead by Peter Fan. which carried 125 to his ii7. The distance was iie and one-half fur longs ami the lime eras l:0ft%. In his race he showed superlative speed, but hotted when the ■ stretch was reached. otherwise tie might have won. ii the Futurity be heat Pope Joan. De Maud, Yankee Jim. Peter Fan. Conville. Horace E.. Old Honesty, Ballot, Yankee Gaa, Keataeky Beau. Pur -lane. Oran, Altitude ami Don Bnriqae. After his ■ iiiiily victory, he won the Autunm Maiden Stakes, and the Produce Stakes running three-quarters in 1 ]:]."-. wilh lit up in winning the latter event. , A- a three-year-old Electioneer was beaten half n length by Peter Fan for the Standard Stakes. : ii mile and i quarter, in 2:08%; he ran second to Ballot for the First Special, one mile and a quarter, in 2:07. defeating Salvidere, Montgomery, Running i Wider and Frank Gill: was third to Ballot and Halrhtere for the Second] Special, one mile ami a i half, in 2:M •-.. and won an overnight race at one e mile ie 1:39%. As proviouslv stated, he won the e Futurity in the colon of William Lakeland, but his s remaining races in 1906 and 1907 were run in the B nunc Of .1. f. Van Ness, and he still remained the e 1 roperty of thai gentlesaan when he stood at t Thomas B. Gardners Timbeiiaad Stud, near Lexington. Ky.. in 1910 and mil. It was in the tall of Bin that Electioneer came e back to the races. n,. ran once unplaced at Pim-Uco and then went on to Charleston, where, in ii March of last year, he won the only race to his s credit following In- return to the track. lictioneer is a half-brother to Tommy Atkins. ;. Which, in the first High of two-vear-olds in VMH, i, was winner of tie- Juvenile Stakes. Neptune Stakes. . six furlongs in 1:14. with 127 pounds: second for He Double Event with US pounds, giving Klkborn i aini Beau Gallant Dfteen pounds each: third for the e Futurity, with 129 pounds, conceding seventeen poittuN each to Ballyhoo Bey and Olympian, and s Dd lor the Platnush Stakes. He was sent to England, but died upon arrival. He is also a half brother to Truni|«-t a two year old stake winner 1899, ami also a winner in 1900, to Maximo -Jli •-• a two year-old winner in 1807 and again "l good and frequent winner in 1K0S. 1S00 and l!iKl. to David II. a winner in England for five seasons, and to Trocan. also a winner. Qucsal. Ins dam. was a high .lass mare, winning six races at three ami three at four years old. Queen Ban. Lie. lioneers second da in. was a stake winner and is a sister lo the high-class winner Brother Ban. Voter, the sire of Electioneer, was one of the fastest horses and beet Weight carriers of recent Mara. He was a frcpient winner for four seasons in the talari of Janata K. Keens, The following tabulation shows Elcctlonecrs racing record year by year: Electioneer, br. h. 1904, by Voter — Quesal. Year. Age. Sis. 1st. 2d. 3d. Lnp. Won. nine, 2 7 3 3 o l ::.70i 1907 3 8 1 2 1 4 2,080 BMis 4 Did not race. loon ." Did not race. 1010 0 Did not race. Bill 7 1 0 0 O 1 l il 2 8 4 t 1 0 2 200 Tolals 4 20 I r. 1 8 $."i0.o71

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