The Creditable Racing of Samuel R. Meyer When a Four Year Old, Daily Racing Form, 1914-02-26

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i j l j : ; : 1 ; ! 1 i -h THE CREDITABLE RACING OF SAMUEL R. MEYER WHEN A FOUR -YEAR -OLD When Samuel R. Meyer was a two-year-old lie was started iu but one raee and did not gain the honor of a place in his solitary attempt. When a three-year-old he was given an easy campaign of eight races, of which be won two. Hut last year things were different witli him and, so industriously was be used, that in the course of an arduous experience lie was sent to tbe post in forty-eight races and captured thirteen of tuem, besides being second or third in nineteen more. Also lie did so well in the way of picking up money for his owners that he gained for himself a good place in the select list of the thirty chief nioney-winning horses of the year, lie belongs to the middle class of handicap horses, is a capital mud runner, sprints well and stays well, a mile and an eighth In such fast time as 1:51 being to his credit in one of his winning races of last year. The two races that fell to him as a three-year-old were purses won over the Montreal Driving Clubs short track and of small value, while the horses he beat were of small account as racers. It was only in P13 that his racing was of a character to deserve notice. He raced as the property of T. Abadie in 1912 and up to tbe middle of February. 1913, when lie passed into the ownership of L. II. Adair. Abadie took to Charleston, where, in his lirst race of last year. January 25, be ran unplaced at three-quarters to fhenvood, Republican and John Furlong in 1 :14, finishing fourth. His next start took place February S .mil be won at three-quarters in 1:15, slow track, defeating Queen Bee, Prince Ahmed and two more. Three days later he ran second to Caugb Hill at six and a half furlongs in 1:20, Republican linisliing third, with live more unplaced. This was a good race for the Charleston track, tbe first three-quarters being covered in 1:13, which is considererably faster than that distance has been run there this winter. Caugb Iliil was then in line rorm and carried 120 jiouuds to his 1023j, while Republican bad up 102. February 17 be defeated Sir DIaise, Royal Tea and Paton at live and a half furlongs in 1:07. These races were ail lor Abadie and when he next appeared in public it was as tbe property of L. II. Adair. This was in a dash of six and a half furlongs in which be ran third to Sir Blaise and Prince Ahmed in 1:21. the even-money favorite, Sherwood, finishing unplaced. His lirst triumph in tbe colors of his new owner occurred March when be easily defeated Chemulpo, Jack Kellogg and three more bad ones at live and a half furlongs in 1:00. This lie followed up by taking up 10S pounds and defeating Sherwood, 114; Caugh Hill, 127; Sir Blaise, 111; Noble Grand, 10:., and Firbal, 101. at the same distance in 1:07. Then, after twice run ning second, lie won again. This was on March 27 and was his last race at Charleston. It was at three-quarters of a mile in 1:15, over a sloppy track. Carlton G. was second and Lochiel third. Then lie was taken to Louisville and ran unsuccessfully iu seven races before again earning brackets. His first victorv in Kentucky was at Douglas Park, June .!, in a dash of three-quarters of a mile, in which lie defeateil Sonada. Presumption. Quartermaster. Boiling Stone and Marjorie A. in 1:12. In bis next five races be well and was always plaeed second or third, but did not win again until at Latonia, June 21. Then, at a mile and an eighth, he ran an excellent race and, carrying 105 pounds, won from Gowell, 112; Any Port. 102. and Impression, ICO. and. running the distance in 1:50, finished two lengths in front of the Latonia Derby winner, Gowell. This good performance lie supplemented with another when, on June 20, with 10S pounds up, he ran a mile and seventy yards in 1:4:. and won from Morristown. 100; Cream, 90y.; Coy Lad. Ins, and Any Port, 100. Then, in the Quickstep Stakes at three-quarters, he ran fourth to Helios. Presumption and Gowell in 1:11 and accumulated four more defeats before again crossing the winning line lirst. This was at Hamilton, July 31, when, at a niKe and a sixteenth, lie carried 111 pounds and won iu 1 : 10 from Lochiel, Elwah, Flora Fina, Barnegat and Cousin Puss. Then lie was beaten iu six successive races! in only one of which he was placed. An agreeable change in his luck occurred at Churchill Downs. LoiiisviPe. October S. when, in a handicap at a mile and seventy yards and weighted with 105 pounds be won from Klcburne, 130; Sleetli, 10S; Ymir, 103: Benanet, 91 i: Foundation, 102, and Just Red, 07, covering the distance in 1:43 and the first mile iu 1:39. At the same track. Oetotier 13, he carried 110 pounds at a mile and an eighth and, traversing the route in 1:51, won witli ease from Just Red, 97; Ymir. 103.. Mid Princess Callaway. 103. Two days later, witli 114 pounds up, lie ran a close third to Prince ileruiis 101, and Sleeth. 110. at a mile and a sixteenth in 1:15. and was then taken to Latonia. There, on Monday. October 20. he won the most important and valuable race falling to him in the c iirse of the year. This was the Latonia Autninn Inaugural Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, in .which he was assigned 109 pounds. The track was muddy and tbe other starter were Morristown. 10S pounds-Klcburne. Ill: Leociiarcs. 110: Prince Henuis. !S, and Princess Callaway. 103. Klcburne was tbe favorite :it 2 to 1 and Samuel R. Meyer was nearly S to 1 iu tbe mutuels. The muddy going suited Morristown ex-ceiientlv and lie made the running until in the last strides when Samuel It. Mover got up and nailed him f . r the ,480 of first money by the narrow margin of a nose, Klcburne finishing third two lengths awav That was the only race he won at the Latonia fall meeting, but it was a good one and was run in 1-4S lie ran one more nice there and was then taken to Charleston. There be was beaten four times in succession, but on Christmas Day finally won a race, when he defeated Duquosne, L. II. Adair and Gordon at three-quarters of a mile in 1:10 over a muddy track. His record and pedigree are as follows: Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Unp. Won 1911 - 1 0 0 1 1912 v S 2 1 o r, 1913 1 iS 13 S 11 k; Totals 3 "" 1." ! 11 22 ;,S24 Virgil..: Vandal f lll,,,lw Hyn.enia f Hanover J Florence..... J Lexington Weathenvilch 1 ,, ,, Bounie Scotland... Bigo Bourbon Belle , Qlwen Mary f Handsel -I - D J Vandal I Falcon f Hermit j Xewminstcr -5 f Peter....... 1 I Seclusion W VlaranfcTlla. ...!. Lady Masbam . Bro toStrafTord h -S , Maid of Masham g I . ,. ISIsiIr Atbol Stockwell rt s . . VGciille. Zitclla.... .1 I Blink Bonny ri . i0t Daniel ORouike , I Birthdav M n - W -z Parmesan . Sweetmeat 5 J Creuiorne i I Gruyere r St." George.... J Rigolboehe J Rataplan j Mare by GardUam I Adventurer j Newmiuster Strategy J I Parma I l-ballm Minerva J Stockwell Applelon -j , ,Mare ,y H vutua I Salvatoror Prince Charlie... j Blair Atbol r -Marlenhurst. . . . I Kastern Princess J ilvuu ,,.., I Saliua J Lexington I I Lightsome . Australian West Australian L Christine j Bmilia La Grande Duchse J Lexington Ann Iunis

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