More of the Late William Lakeland, Daily Racing Form, 1914-02-05


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MORE OF THE LATE WILLIAM LAKELAND. Nt w York. February L--William lakeland, who di d in a lirooklyn Hospital .Monday, was lioni in Maucisestor. ICiilaml. in IS.".::, ami came to this conntrv with Ills parenis when 11 years old. They s-ttl il !n Patterson, X. .1.. anil it was at the old Passaic track that younn Lakeland had his first taste of racing, lie look to ihe horse with a natural aptitude that quickly obtained for him employment with apt. William Cottrlll. a Mobile. Ala., sports-tran. Lakeland joined his employer as an exercise boy. He rubbed horses and beeatiie a jockey of iinnertiince. remaining wilii Captain Cot trill until the death of thai sportsman, aliout INNC. At that time Tom Patterson was training the Cotlrill horses, ami the vottiis Kiislishnian could not learn in a better school. He learned his lessons well, and while stiil miller employment he owned and raced horses of his own. One of his notable performers In those early day wa Little Keb. a horse with which he won three races In one day ami live In two days. It was while in the employ nf Captain Cot trill that voillic Lakeland went to California, where he rode Wildlille to victory in the four miles of the Wise Plate Tor Littell. The following spring he won al four-mile heats on Foster for apt. T. O. Monro. This was at the old Day Distrlet track at 4fc San Finnelseo anil was for a stake of 0.001. After becoming too heavy for Hat races lie continued to Villi jn seeplpthasis anil later settled down as a trainer. It was in the seventies" that Lakeland came to Driglitoll l.each and from that time he lived at li t truck bv Hie sea. There he established himself al lip coliier of Coney Island avenue and Ocean Parkwnv. nml hi barn has housed many a champion. It was then that he fitted Exile for his victory in the llrooklvn Ilnmlieap. He had Oplou. the sire of Sir Martin, that he subsequently sold to John R. Mnilileii. There he Iltled the mighty Hamburg for his races, when the oolt was owned by Marcus Dalv, and Incidentally Lakeland always said that Hamburg was the best horse he over trained. Others that he had where Maximo Comes, tiiesal. the dam of Electioneer, ami later Electioneer himself. Emma ., the dam of Commando, one of the greatest sires that ever stood in this country, and the horse that had much to do with the marvelous successes of the late James U. Keeue on the turf. Domino, Hie sire of Commando, was trained by Lakeland, and horsemen generally are of the opinion that no one but Lakeland would have been able to bring him to the iiost. .... While it is not generally known, Mr. Lakeland retained an interest in Commando until the time of Commandos death. He purchased Emma C. from his brother Alfred for S10.000 after that mare had shown a sensational trial. Mr. Keene was desirous of buying the mare, but Lakeland would only sell a half interest. It was not until after the death of Commando that he sold his share to Mi: Keeue. While in the employ of Mr. Keene he fitted many of the turf heroes of their time for the races. It w:ts Lakeland who prepared Domino for his Futurity victory in ISO" and Hornpipe for his victory In the Itrooklvn Handicap two years later. Others of the older ones that Lakeland trained wore Hab- cock. Tea Tray. Kimball. Tattler. Ceneral Harney. a horse that icrfornieri brilliantly at both two and four-mile heats: Peg Wof-fiugtou. Victory. Typhoon. Dutch Skater, Quesal. Emma C, and coming down to more recent times. Electioneer, winner of the Futurity, and Cold Ten, Fair Rosamond. Motley. Paul Clifford. Peaceful, Scorpio. Ten Candles, lleno. Jacquin and Algie. Lakeland for a considerable time operated a public training stable, and he was always In groat demand, his stable Loing full at all time.. In his long years of turf usefulness Lakeland enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. A man of unswerving integrity, to know William Lakeland was to know what was Iwst in the sport. He was in ill health the greater part of last year and for two months preceding his death had been suffering from a tumor. He Is survived by his wife, Ella Jenkins: a son. Albert, and two daughters. Eintna C. the wife of Charles W. B. WnrilelL and Lena. The funeral services were held at his late residence on Xeptune avenue, near Ocean Parkway, tills evening and the. burial will be in the family plot at Patterson. X. J. ;

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