The Winner of the First Kentucky Handicap at Douglas Park, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-21

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THE WINNER OF THE FIRST KENTUCKY HANDICAP AT DOUGLAS PARK : T : : In view of the outcome of the Kentucky Endurance Stakes of this year it seems a racing certainty that Rudolfo would have, won that important event had he remained souud. He was a horse that developed slowly and was -not able to win a race as a two-year-old, but improved as time passed on and in the long run proved himself to be quite of" the old-time tribe of long-distance stayers. He gave an inkling of this near the- close of his career as a three-year-old by unexpectedly winning a dash of a mile and a half at the Latonia autumn meeting from proved stayers, and a few days later demonstrated conclusively that long-distance racing was his specialty when he won the Latonia Cup at two miles and a quarter. There was nothing in Rudolfos racing when a two-year-old to suggest future celebrity. He was bred by George J. Long at Bashford Manor and was raced by that respected turfman and breeder. In his six attempts at that age he was placed but once. This was when he finished third to Island Queen and Pliant at Churchill Downs, September 23. 1011, in a dash of five and a half furlongs, run iu 1:06. It was noted o him in his races that lie was usually slow in establishing himself fully in his stride and going fast in his finishes. When a three-year-old lie was not started in a race until June 3, at Latonia, when he finished third to Gates and Grif in a selling race at a jnile and a sixteenth, run in 1:47. At the same track, June 11, he ran second to Puck at a mile and seventy yards in 1:44. In these two races he raced as the property of Mr. Long, but when he next appeared in public It was in the ownership of H. H. Emmons, for vlom he was destined to win many good races and much money. On this occasion, he was unplaced to Princess Callaway, Caliph and Mary Davis, but was a close up fourth, the race being again at a mile and seventy yards and run in 1:45. His first winning race for his new owner and himself followed. This was at Hamilton, August 10, when, in a dash of a mile and a sixteenth for" maidens, ho won by two lengths in 1:47 from such commoners as Cast Steel, Tom Sayers ami six more slow ones. He was taken to Louisville and ran unplaced in three races at Douglas Park. From there lie journeyed to Porter. Ind.. and there, on October 18. ran third to Effcndl and Ozana at a mile in 1:41. In his second race at that track he was unplaced to Ozana, Rosturtium and Sir Blaise at a mile in 1:30. This race was a handicap, in which he was only given 100 pounds to 112 on Ozana, 05 on Rosturtium and 110 on Sir Blaise. Turning over a new leaf, Rudolfo abandoned the ways of the humble selling jdater to blossom out as a great stayer and high-class stake horse. At Latonia, November 5, with 08 pounds on his back and an extreme outsider in the bettiiig, he was started in a purse race at a mile and a half against Colonel Hollo-way, 100; High Private, 121: Cream do Menthe, 102; Manager Mack, 102, and Helene, 00, and showed what he could do when sent over a long route by running the distance in 2:32 and winning "as Ills rider pleased" by two lengths, with the other horses finishing in the order named. Then he won fame for himself four days later by taking the Latonia Cup in a canter by fifteen lengths. In this cveilt he carried 10S pounds and his opponents and their weights were, Colonel Holloway, 108; Cousin Puss, 100; Star Charter. 122; High Private, 110, and Tay Pay, 100. The track was slow that day, but after being reserved behind the leaders for a mile and three-quarters, Rudolfo passed them in a twinkling and won pulled up, the time for two miles and a quarter being 3:5S, and extremely fast under the track conditions. That was his last race of the year. Rudolfo made his reappearance in racing this year at the Lexington spring meeting in an overnight handicap, May 2, and defeated Princess Callaway, Any Port, Mockler and Bell Horse easily in a dash of a mile and seventy yards, run in" 1:44. Three days later. In a similar race and at the same distance, lib ran a dead heat with the fast colt, Yankee Notions in 1:42, and was given the purse to avoid a run-oft. Yankee Notions was then thought to possess a good chance of winning the Kentucky Derby and it was deemed unsafe to subject him to the severity of. another race forthwith. He carried 105 pounds to 114 on Rudolfo. At .Churchill Downs. May 13, Rudolfo rau a good third for a purse to Froglegs and Buckhorn, at a mile aud twenty yards in 1:30, a new record at the distance. They each carried 107 pounds to his Ii2. May 20 he took up 115 pounds and defeated Yankee Notions, 105; Gowell, 103, and six more good racers, at a mile and an eighth in the fast time of 1:31. Then he moved over to Douglas Park and there won the big race of his career when, on May 20. be carried 110 pounds in the lirst running of the Kentucky Handicap, with 0,000 added, and triumphed over Ten Point, 110; Any Port, 100; Gowell 100: Flora Flna, 100; Milton B., 103 JA: Hamilton, 110; Foundation. 107; Buckhorn, 120: Froglegs, 121. "and. Miss Thorpe. 00. He ran the mile and a quarter of the race iu 2:05 anddefeated Tenlotntbya length, the race being of the net value of 2,150 to his fortunate owner. After this grand performance he was not started again until July 17, when he won a purse at Fort Erie from Ymir, Flabbergast and two more at a mile and a sixteenth. He carried 120 pounds, the weights on the othes ranging fnfm 104J to 10!. Four days later he took up 12! pounds and was lieu ten by Flabbergast, 107. at a inile and an eighth, mainly because he was waited with too long and failed by a length to get up when sent for.the race. That was his last race. He fell lame and. while it was for some time denied that anything serious was the matter with him. it was finally found necessary to turn him out of training, iu Imhw of a recovery in time to play a distinguished part in the racing of 1014. His record and his pedigree are: Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Unp. Won. 10U 2 0 0 0 1 5 .$ 47 1012 3 11 3 1 2 5 3.S10 1013 J 5 1 1 0 14.450 Totals 3 24 8 2 4 10 S,310 r Enquirer I Leamington J Faugh-a-Ballagb. . . 1 j D.of Pantaloon. r-Falsetto....... . I Lida J Lexington. , Australian -j West Australian. . I Farfaletta 1 j Emilia. t, r -Sir i5ir Huon iinon or or j 4 , Elkhorna Glencona. Lexington. BattS I . Nutbourne J The- Nabob. woodlands r ,v " f Princess. o J hiteface Turuus. - I t Ignite i. -- . I Nan Darrall. P 5 C Alarm -j Eclipse. Luminous t i jj I I Maud. 8 IH KadyLumley stfee. , -VRossington,. faster j MarS" f Sabine... J , . .Lily Agnes I Ml?T?ies. J I Lizzie Stone Itt0 Iwatoma...... " . I Ninette Kotlage Girl. .Springbok. Australian j WestAustralian. I J .,, J Lexington. Hestei 1 I Julia Magee... HeadsI-Say. I f King Alfonso I Bayadere 1 Capitola. I Bvflowcr "j "Sir Huon given.

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