American Horses Deeds Ini England, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-09


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AMERICAN HORSES DEEDS IN ENGLAND Although Mr. H. P. Whitneys horses did not do as well as had been anticipated during the recently-ended Hat racing season, Amcrican-brcd animals again annexed quite a goodly share of the years prizes, winning, as a matter of fact, over 100 races, worth between 50,000 and 200.000. Tracery was, of course, the bright particular star amongst them, and he cannot be regarded as otherwise than unlucky not to have headed the list of successful individuals. Had he won either the Ascot Gold Cup or Jockey Club Stakes he would, of course, have done so easily, but as it is. he is a close third to Jest aud The Tetrarch, with -a trifle over 0,000 to bis credit. Curiously enough. Mr. Belmont, his owner, had only one other winning representative in this country last season, this being the four-year-old, Golden Rock, another son of Rock Sand, which carried off the Chesterfield Welter Handicap at Doncastcr Spring Meeting. Mr. Whitneys winning total worked out at just over 5,000 the result of IS successes credited to 13 horses. To the total named the speedy Har-moulcon was the best contributor, the value of the three races he accounted for the 50th New Biennial Stakes at Ascot, the Harewood Handicap at York,, and the Great Eastern Railway Handicap at headquarters amounting to 2,075. Meeting House won the Crawfurd Plate at the Craven Meeting, and at the First Spring contrived to stay the Two Thousand Guineas distance well enough to finish third to Louvois and Craganour. Afterwards, he was rather disappointing, but as he won one of the Ascot Biennial events, wortli ,100 he did not do so badly as many of his stable companions. Borrow, which like his frequent rival, Diadumenos, was a model of consistency in a year so notable for upsets in form, captured the Ayr Cup, and subsequently beat White Star and Hornets Beauty in the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket, so that he, too, paid his way, but very few of the remainder of Joyners charges did anything to justify their retention as inmates of the Balaton Lodge boxes. Several of Mr. Whitneys horses not long ago returned to the land of their birth, where it is believed there arc better prospects for the resumption of racing than there have been for some years past, and this will account, too, for the fact that so few yearlings were sent over this autumn to Joyner. The popular trainer, however, will, it is understood, have charge of a number of Lord Lonsdales horses In future, and it will be interesting to sec the result of his handling of the home-bred -product. Up to the very last day of the season, Mr. Louis Wiuans string of expensive race horses had earned less than ,0CO as a result of their years work, while to make matters worse. Lady Eileen had died suddenly a few days previously without making any contribution towards her purchase price. Just as the curtain was about to fall, however, the American-bred Dalmatian, putting unwonted resolution into his work for once, snatched the spoils of the Manchester November Handicap from Work-girl, whose friends had felt justified in regarding their money as won. Sir Martin, on the previous day. had won the Ellesmere Welter Handicap, and it is melancholy to reflect that this undoubtedly good horse has failed, from one cause and another generally ill-luck of some sort to account for more than one race since he carried off the Coronation Cup in 1910. Mr. Winans as is well-known, has a partiality for American-bred horses, but on the whole ho has reaped little reward for his belief In them, for in spite of his last Saturdays victory, Dalmatians balance must be well on the wrong side, while Adam Bede, though he did so well last year with the Duke of York Stakes and the Cambridgeshire to bis credit, has not contributed a penny this year. Apart from Dalmatian and Sir Martin, in fact, the only American to win for Mr. Winans was Brigham Young, by Ogden out of Caprice, and he only landed a paltry hundred sovereigns. "Augur," in London Sporting Life.

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