Andrew Millers Return to Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-25


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; z . . • . " J i . • , ANDREW MILLERS RETURN TO RACING. Another pleasing sign of the times is that Andre v Miller, secretary of the Saratoga Association for the Improvement of the Breed of Horses, is to buy a string of thoroughbreds this season and actively return to racing. It is not thought likely that Mr. Miller would buy horses to campaign except in New York State and it is taken as an indication that the plans for a resumption of the sport are well defined at this time, though no announcement has lieen made of just how far the associations have progressed in that direction. Some seasons back Mr. Miller and his associates of the Newcastle Stable cut a very important figure on the American turt aud his return to active particiiwtion as an owner is of vast importance. Before the formation of the Newcastle Stable, in which F. C. Bishop. Blair Painter and Thomas Welsh were partners with Mr. Miller, he raced horses under his own name and the stable was trained by Welsh, who is now in France training for Joseph E. Widener. It was in 19o" that the Newcastle stable was at the crest wave of its success and an immense string of thoroughbreds were raced over the New-York courses. Walter Miller, at the time the foremost rider in the country, was under contract and Welsh did the training. That year, among others that were campaigned were McCarter. the best son of Knight of the Thistle: Running Water. J. C. Core. I.ig Chief. Momentum. The Squire. Inquisitor. Spooner, Paul Pry. Inauguration, Car rollton. Bulls Eye. Cosmopolitan. Explosion. Running Account. Baraetaeaca and several others that are well known to racing. In his earlier career as an owner Mr. Miller raceil Incantation and Coy Maid, a remarkable pair of Allies. Then later, and while the Newcastle Stable was still a power on the turf. Royal Captive. The Pippin and Wise Mason bore its silks with credit. Sir. Miller and his ass-iates of the Newcastle Stable paid ISO, 000 for the famous French stallion Adam, and brought hiin to America. When the Newcastle Stable had its final disbaudmeut and sale, in the paddock of the Saratoga course in the fall of 1910. Bashti. then a two-year -old. was sold at auction to Harry Payne Whitney for 0,000. the highest price ever paid for a two-year-old filly in America. This daughter of Adam and Disad- vantage was by long Kids the best of her Sex in 1910. bat was beaten in the Futurity, in which she raced for Mr. Whitney, by Novelty, now in France racing under the silks of Charles Kohler. Mr. Whitney shipped the till v to England in the hope that she would win the Oaks, for which she was eligible, but on the other side of the Atlantic she did not perform up to expectations, and she was later retained to this country. Mr. Miller is a steward of the Jockey Club and ha- ivei taken a lively inter st in the government of the turf. To have him back as an owner again is a distinct gain for the sport. — New York Tele-| graph. :

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