Good Racing of One of the Four Best Three - Year - Olds of Last Year, Daily Racing Form, 1914-02-05


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GOOD RACING OF ONE OF THE FOUR BEST THREE - YEAR - OLDS OF LAST YEAR T While August P.elnionts great stallion. Uock Sand, was at Ihe Nursery Stud in Kentucky he sired sev-t r:i! colts better than Hook View as race horses, but the latter was beyond doubt one of the best thrce-year-oiils of l.U.!. In that he was but meeting the promise of. his two-year-old days, having run excellent races at that age. He is Nursery broil all over, his dam being a young mare by Hastings from the Henri Or mare, l airy Cold, and consequently a sister to that high-class racer. Fair Play, which, after Colin went wrong, was the best Ihreo-.vear-olil of his year. With such ancestry on both sides it was naturally to be exiR-etetl he would prove able to run fast ami stay well. Ifock Views introduction Itt racing took place at Pimlico. May 7. 1012. in a purse race at four ami a ball furlongs. The track was heavy and John W. ScIioits Drawny. a good Hamburg colt that was also making his lirst start, won by four lengths in ,"7, with Dock View second ami Chilton Song third. This was not an especially promising beginning, but four days later, al Ihe same track, he did better by winning :ie Pimlico Nursery Stakes, at the same distance. The track was fast that day and I!. Parrs coupled Little Hugh and Lace, was Ihe favorite at to 20. witli Uock View second choice at 7 to .". but View won in a cantor by live lengths hi ."54. with Little Hugh second ami Stockton third. His next s::.rt was in a purse race al Montreal, Juno He carried US pounds ami ran third to P.uskin, 100, ami I.rawny. 111. The distance was live-e ighths of a mile, run in 1:0.! over a good, lint dull, track. At I Isiinll-lon. June l.". In- won al the same distance over a sloppy track in 1:00 Itirse race, witli P.rawny oe- .:!. Monoeacy third and lour more unplaced. He carried 111 pounds to 11,; on Drawny ami 100 on Mon-oe.icy. June 2.! he look up 12.". pounds ami ran unplaced and last in the Spring Brewery Stakes, again at in e-eiglitlis of a mile. Cenesta. with only 110 pound. to carry, was in great fettle that day ami. runiing ile distance in oOfi. won by two lengths from Farrier, 10.!. and Spring Maid. 110. In the Niagara Stakes, ai Fort Erie. July 2. he ran second to the unbeaten Judge Wright in 1:00 ami carried lis pounds to HIS on the winner. Lysamler. 100 pounds, finishing third. In a purse race of live and a half furlongs at the same track. Julyd. ho stimihri anil lost his rider directly after the start. Next lie scored two victories in succession. The lirst of these was in Use Iroquois Hotel Stakes, at the second Fort Erie mooting. July !. The distance wa live anil a half furlongs and. carrying US pounds, lie won easily by a length in :,:. Li ochares. 112 pounds, was second and Cotiliilo. IC!, finished third. Iice. 10S: Dirndl of Keys. Ill: Tartar. 10S, ami Lysamler. 107, ran unplaced. The second was the Nursery Plato, at Hamilton. Align! 1.!. distance t lino-quarters of a mil Only three started. Uock View. 121 pounds; Hunch of Keys. DM. anil I.ecoharos. 10.".. Coyoting Ihe distance in 1 :l:!. Itock View won in a canter by three lengths, viith Hunch of Key. second by a head. In his next race he was beaten by Loocharos. This was in the Essex Handicap, at Windsor, August 2S. over a sloppy track. He carried 120 pounds to I OS on Leoohaies. Co other starters lieing P.aMyshe. 02 pounds, ami Miss Edith. 102. The distance was live and a half fur-ongs ami Loocharos bear him by a length and a half in 1:00. He ilid not start again until October 11. at Laurel. This was in a purse race at three-quarters of a mile, for which Frederick L.. US pounds, went to Die post an even money favorite. Hook View also carried US pounds and at the end of a severe drive tnrough tlie length of the stretch won from Leocharcs. 11."i pounds, by a half -length In such excellent time as 1:12.. Frederick L. finishing third. Coy, 107: Catleau, 10.!: Hester Prynne. 1021.. and Striker. 10.".. were the other starters in this good race. In his next and last two races of the year, the Annapolis Juvenile Stakes al Laurel and the Walrien Slakes at Pimlico, won respectively by Yankee Notions and Ten pi int. lie ran unplaced, but carried high weights and was not disgraced by any moans. In his winter retirement Uock View throve lustily and when the time for him to show- what he could do as a three-year-old arrived gave the racing public a view of an excellent specimen of the high-class young thoroughbred. His debut ill lOl.i was at Pimlico. .May 10. in a handicap purse for threo-year-ohls ami i-ver at a mile. The starters ages and weights were Uock View. !. 107: I.ochiel. .". 10S: Huskin. I!. 10.": Spring Hoard. 4, D 2: Pamlorina. :!, 00: John Furlong, i. 12.!: AmaUi. 10.!: Virile. !. 100; The Hump. 4. K.4: Cuy Fisher. 7. 112. ami S, 101. No better trial could be desired than such opposition would be sure ti furnish. Huskiu was the favorite at odils-ou. but Hock View took the lead on Ihe first turn and. . owing ti.e way witli ease, won from Lucli!e; by a length and a half under restrain; in 1:401$.,. with Huskiu t;irtl. four ei.gtls further back. This wa - c ear demonstration to experienced turfmen that Mr. P.elniout was jn posession of a Ihroe-.vear-olil of much more than average excellence. This view he confirmed without much delay. His next star: was in the loiig-establisl-.od Withers Slakes, al He!inout Park. May .!1. All carretl 1ls pounds and his opponents wore Prince Eugene. Yankee Notions and Cock o the Walk. Whatever chance the latter good colt may have hail was extinguished when lie unseated his rider directly alter the start. Yankee Notions was the leader to II. e "asl turn, whore Uock View passed him ami took a comfortable lead, but had to be ridden out lo resist a sudden and unexpected challenge from Prince Eugene. This nilt had been brought back from an unsuccessful career as a two-yoar-o!d in England and made quite a favorable impression in this race. So it came about Iliat when the two met again in the Brooklyn Derby. June 0, Prince Eugene was a 0 to 20 favorite. This was because, under the oontlitinns of the race. Hock View carried 12.! pounds lo his 101 and his favoritism seemed well founded. Hut Hook View led nearly all lie way and won hard hed by three-quarters of a length in 2:07. the distance of the race having been -lit down from a mile and a half lo a mile and a quarter. This race showed clearly enough that Hock View was more than twenty pounds bolter than Prince Eugene. Yet. illustrative of the uncertainty of racing, tin- latter defeated him the next time they met. Iliis occurred June K!. in the forty-lif Hi running of the Delieo il. which was run as a handicap last year instead of at regular stake weights as in its previous voars. Four started at a mile ami tltiee-eightlis. Hock View carrying 12S pounds; Prince Eugene. 100; Fiving Fairy. 100. and Harnegat. 11.". Prince Eugene won from Hock View by a half length in 2:1S. the fastest time recorded for the race at the distance, nut the result was a lluke and Hock View should have won. He was caught between Flying Fairy ami Prince Eugene in the stretch and pinched out. then came witli a rush again anil was gaining on the winner witli every stride, but failed to quite get up. July 4 he Cornell 127 ootimls to 110 on Monoeacy and 00 on Itock Fisii and won the Lawrence Realization and won in a canter bv six lengths, covering its mile and live-eighths in 2:.".1. Then lie was taken to Saratoga and. on At:gi:t 0. won the Travers Stakes, at a mile and i quarter, with great ease in 2:00"-.. with Prince Eugene second and HarneL.-it third. Hawthorn ami HingMng running unplaced, lie carried 120 pounds to 120 on Prince Eugene. 11" on Harnegat and Hawthorn and l!!i on Uingling. His last race of the year was in the Saranac llamlicai, at a mile, run August 10. Fr.r this ho was given Did pounds and the other starters were lilt Point. 121: Nightstick. 100: Loocharos. 10. ami Flying Fairy. 112. He was favorte at 4 to " in the betting, but had hardly a ch.nnce in the race because lie was caught in a collision at the start and almost thrown. Nalural y this was a serious detriment and. although ho eventually closed a big gap. it was too much for him and ho tired under his big inmost. Ton Point winning from Nightstick by a length in 1 :0. with Loocharos third and four lengths back. Thus Hock Views only defeats last year were due to uiiforfun-nalo racing accidents. At iliat ho might not have boon able lo give Ten Point six huiuIs and a beating, the latter being also a smashing good thrcv-year-old. Had the two boon able to race the distance through uiiinipoiloil one of the Interesting problems of iiie year would have !een settled, in part, at least. Hook Views record and pedigree are: Year. A-p- 11- -ml. "i d. I "up. Won. 1012 - " 1 4 $ ."..1O0 101.! J. J! 1 10.0H Totals 2 20 10 4 1 r. .5.7!0 fingfieh. j t. A.bans J Skwell r Sainfoin. j I Viridis S Marsyas j t M. of Palmyra .i.. Wcnlock j 1-ord Clifdon L Sanda 1" , .Mineral f Hock Sand J Sandal j Stoekwell 1 Lady Evelyn j l.aldpiii .1 Vedette ri St. Siinoi. ?iiim f ...J 0- J , Flying Duchess S I Uvqliebruiie. . . J St. Angola j King Tom f. .,.., Hermit j Newminstor W - l-M. .Marguerite..-.. . Seclusion j J Devotion Stoekwell m - Alcestis o 2 i o r . ,., Australian J West Australian rt i .spendthrift j . Emilia 5 r Hastings J Aerolite j Lexington i I Florine - - I HIue Hum or t ,-; ... 3 L Cinderella J Tomahawk Jfcoinoat Icol.leii View.. J M:,,ll,a - Hrown Hread 1 - i Tartlet j Done-aster I Stoekwell Or - Bend . .Mat.jol1 I Fairv Cold j 1 Douge Hose j Thorinaiiby .1 Ellen Home Dame .Mashain C.alliard. .. j C.alopin Mavis t Pauline j Hermit Lady .Masliam Tomahawk followed.

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