Sir Martin Again a Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-02


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SIR MARTIN AGAIN A WINNER. At Manchester, England. November 21. Sir Martin, carrying the top weight of 140 pounds and starting as an outsider at 100 to Cin the betting, won the Ellesmere Handicap at three-quarters of a mile from eighteen speedy opponents. It was his first victory in a long time and led London Sporting Life to say: "Sir Martin stamped himself as the real good horse his trainer. Joe Cannon, has always held him to be, when winning the Ellesmero Handicap at Manchester from a big field yesterday. Good horse as he is, it was but his second success in this country, as he has been rather a difficult animal to train." It is somewhat singular that such a newspaper would make the error of saying that it was "Ids second success in this country." In his first year of racing in England, 1909, Sir Martin at his first start won the Wednesday Welter Handicap at a mile. Then won the Challenge Stakes at three-quarters of a mile and the Durham Stakes at a mile and a quarter, all being run at Newmarket. Also In all prolmbility he would have won the Epsom Derby but for falling at Tattenham Corner. In 1910 he carried 129 pounds and won the Coronation Cup at Epsom from Bachelors Double. Lou-viers, Dean Swift and four mora opponents of high class. He started In the Ascot Gold Cup that year, apparently with chances second to none, but was badly beaten. Immedlatelv after the race it was discovered that he was an extremely sick horse and he came close, to dying. As a matter of fact, he never fully recovered from the effects of that seTere race when, not in condition to run.

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