Creditable Racing of a Castleton - Bred Handicap Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-03

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i CREDITABLE RACING OF A CASTLETON - BRED HANDICAP HORSE Lahore began his racing career in the colors of the late James R. Keene and for that famous breeder and turfman won the first of the only two races in which lie participated when a two-year-old. His first start was at Sheepshead Bay, June 28. 1910, iu the time-honored Surf Stakes, at five and a half furlongs over a slow track. He had distinguished opposition, of which, by reason of previous successes, Footprint and Stinger had incurred penalties that made their weight 130 pounds each. Textile carried US pounds ami Lahore, Special Brew, Archduke and Colston had up 115. Lahore was last to the last quarter, witli Textile making the running, but here Lahore put iu such good work that he passed Textile in the last sixteenth and won from him by a length and a half. Footprint made a gallant effort under his big impost and finished a good third. The race was run iu 1:07. Footprint was the favorite at S to 5 and it was 5 to 1 against Lahore anil Archduke coupled. When lie next started in a race it was as the property of James Kowe, at Toronto. September 24, in a purse race at three-quarters of a mile. This lie won in 1:10 over a flow track, with Babbler second and Nightfall third. Tints lie passed into winter quarters as an unbeaten two-year-old. Albert Simons had hiru in charge at Toronto and trained him as long as he remained in Lowes ownership. His first defeat came in his first race as a tliree-year-oid. This was iu a purse race sprint of three-quarters of a mile, at Jacksonville. Fla.. January 10, 1911. He was a 7 to 5 favorite, but second to the i hen extremely fast horse. Crover Hughes, in 1:12 was the best lie could do. He carried 115 pounds to 10! o.i the winner, was beaten a length, and Antenor was third. His next essay was in the Magnolia Handicap, :;i seven-eighths of a mile, anil this lie won from Jack Parker by a half length in 1:20, with Barleythorpe a good third, Mary Davis, The Nigger and Dr. Dnenner running unplaced. He carried 101 pounds to 117 e.i Jack Parker and 110 on Barleythorpe. In the Jacksonville Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, witli 107 pounds up, he ran unplaced to Tint Nigger, 04 pounds; -Mary Davis, 111, and Boh R., 10.. It was a fast run race, the mile being covered in 1 :3S and the distance in 1:45 -if, . February IS, in the Live Oak Handicap, at six and a hair furlongs, he finished third to Guy Fisher and Countless in 1:11. with Han-bridge, Judge Monck. Herbert Turner and Slar Charter behind him. Lahore was poorly ridden and taken wide on the turns. He carried 10.". pounds to 115 on the winner and 123 on Countless. Success attended his next effort, which was iu the Ponce tie Leon Ilantlicip, at a mile for three-year-olds, run February 25. The starters and weights were Lahore, 11!; Dr. Diiemier, 111; Star Charter, 117; Governor Gray, 11."; Jack Den-inan. !1; Judge Mon.-k. 110; Pharaoh, !.".. and Antenor, loo. In view of the subsequent performances of Star Charier and Governor Gray it can be seen that Lahore was set a hard task, but he proved equal to its requirements and. in a thriiiing finish, won by a head from Dr. Duenner, which was lapped out by Star Charter and Governor Gray. Lahore was the favorite at 2 to 1 and Governor Gray was second choice at li. to 5. Tlie race was run in 1:40. That was his last race at Jacksonville and a high-class one it was. lie tiid not start again until June 20 at Hamilton and then ran second to Law ton Wiggins at seven-eighths of a mile in 1:251,;-,. with Everett third and two more unplaced. Then he ran second to Shannon at three-quarters of a mile in 1:12 and on June 24 was fourth to Meridian. Everett and Naushon in the National lihndicap, at a mile anil an eighth, which Meridian won all the way and ran the distance in the new track record time of 1:511.-,. ju next two races he was also unplaced, but in the Canadian Derby s: molded and so nearly fell that ho had no chance. At Fort Erie, August :!. lie won his last race as a tnrec-year-o:d. This was a dasli of three-quarters over a heavy track for a purse, in which lie defeated Snaimon. Ben Loyal. Little Father and Follie Levy iu l:10Vr,. After that lie ran in en races without winning, but had the ill fortune of finishing second in six of the ten and never failed to run a good race. His first start as a four-year-old was at Montreal. June 7, 1012, in a sprint at three-quarters of a mile, in which lie carried IB! iiounds and wou from Caugh Hill. 110; llwana Tumlx, lOOVi, and six others in 1:14. tlie track being good, but not fast. In fact, the Blue Bonnets course has no" standing as a fast track in its best condition. This was a good beginning, hut it was not followed up, as he was beaten in his :-ext six raees and did not win again until August 10. at Hamilton. In the meantime lie had finished second to Little Father in the Wentworth Plate nt Tuwito, third io Watervale and Knights Differ iu a purse at Hamilton, third to Granite and Knights Differ iu a purse at Fort Erie, unplaced to Spring Board in a purse at the same track, seco id to Helen Barbee in a purse and second to Plate Glass in 1 he Canadian Sportsman Handicap, both also at Fort Erie. Then lie wen his race al Hamilton, defeating Countless, iyitiglits Differ and live more at three-quarters over a heavy track in i:l"Vr,. Two days afterward he won again at the same distance in 1:14. from Kosseaux. Worth. Guy Fisher and Wintergreen. but was unplaced on Augcst 10 to Worth. Granite and Penobscot in 1:12 on a fast track. At Havre tie Grace, August 24, he ran secend to Guy Fisher at a mi!e anil a sixteenth, beaten a neck in 1 :40 and ran unplaced in his next two races. September 20 -he defeated Yankee Notions and Amoret at three-quarters in heavy going iu 1:14 ami then was taken lo Laurel. Here, after running secend to Yankee Notions in a purse at three-quarters, he also tilled the same place in tlie important Baltimore Handicap, at a mile aud a sixteenth. This T. C. McDowells great colt. The Manager, won in 1:44. carrying 118 pounds to 10$ on Lahore. But the latter was a close second and in front of such other stars as Froglegs. Worth and Lawton Wiggins. Tiiis race was run October 5 and in his next start. October :1. Lahore had his revenge. This was in tlie ?5,000 American Grand National Handicap, "t a mile and an eighth, tlie richest stake race at Laurel. The starters and weights were Lahore. 10S pounds; Bounder. !4: The Manager, 127: Hilarious, 110; Worth, 117; Froglegs. 121: Star Charter, 125; Sir John Johnson, ill: Superstition, 107, and Carlton C.. 100, being probably the best handicap field started iu a race in this country that year. The race was run at a tremendous pace and. in a great finish. Lahore won by a head in 1:50. witli Bounder second a neck before The Manager. Tlie latter was quite tlie hero of tlie race, hut the high merit of Lahores performance was not to be disputed. He started once at the Pimlico meeting and yvas unplaced at seven-eighths on a sloppy track to Flying Yankee, Acton and Spring Board. Then at Norfolk. November 21. he won at a mile in 1:.!0 from Carlton G.. Guy Fisher and four more and wound up his racing of 11112 by running second to His Majesty in the Exchange Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth in l:4S!r.. over a heavy track, Sebago finishing third. Last year Lahore raced as the property of J. O. Talbot t and for him won three races out of fifteen siarts. However, all were valuable stake races, so it is obvious they were sufficient to atone for the defeats. The first of tlie three was the Kings County Handicap, at Belmont Park. July 10. In this lie carried 115 pounds to 107 on Donald Macdonahl and 120 on Meridian, and. running the mile and an eighth of the race i:t l:51Vr.. won by a nose from that noted o!d warrior, Donald Macdonahl. Tlie second was the Delaware Handicap, at Saratoga. August 0. distance one mile. Willi 112 pounds up lie won by a heart from Light V M Life, 107 pounds, in l:."!Hf.. Guv Fisher, 1C0 pounds, was third, and Starbottle, 07: Gov Lad, 07: Sebago, IK:: Sliackleton. 100: Cliff Edge, OS: Spring Board, 100, and Adams Express. 120. were the unplaced ones. Tlie third was the Washington Handicap of one and one-eighth miles, at Laurel. October IS. The track was slow and, carrying 112 pounds, he won luckily by a head from Donald Macdonahl. 104 pounds, in 1 :54. Ten Point was third with 12S pounds in tlie saddle and ran a great race, but had forced Donald Macdonahl so wide at tlie head of the stretch as to deprive the latter of a certain victory and for this infraction of the ru!es of racing was disqualified, G. M. Miller being placed third. These were all good and hard won races in bitterly contested finishes, but one of his losing races was better than any of those lit; won. This was when lie finished at the saddle of the grand horse. Whisk Broom IL. when the latter won the Suburban Handicap and ran its mile and a quarter in tlie unprecedented time of 2:00. Of course lie carried K.O pounds to 112 on Lahore and so was immensely best, but Lahore beat Meridian by five lengths, while Nightstick, G. M. Miller and Cock o tlie Walk were beaten off, so right then and there he ran the best nice of his career and a noble display of speed and stamina it was. So far as is known Lahore lias wintered well and is probably destined to further laurels iu tlie racing of 1014. His performances and his pedigree are as follows: lear. Age. Sts. 1st. 2nd. .5rd. Unp. Won. liilO -.2 2 2 0 0 0 $ 2,000 ion :: 2t :: o 2 7 4.425 1012 -1 "1 " 2 0 7.5S0 101;: r 15 :: 4 2 0 s.005 Totals 4 50 32 20 0 10 ?2::..100 5 1?lie Scot,!"11 f Bramble Qun Mary - I J Australian 1 ivv ny Leif MMl -Ben Brush ...J 1 Bay Flower Reform i Leamington l Roseville i Stolen Kisses ? Albia J Alarm pDcUi!.. ........ . 1 Elastic I i Fitz Gladiator rmnie"ne f Mortcmer ompiene j Ma,d of Hjlrt Comtcsse i TheBaron or Nuncio g I Veva ....i J. f Lusebia -3 Australian West Australian g a . L Lizzie Lucas j Lmiha q E.igless..i J Glencoe jijj-j : i Mare byGray Eagle SI Australian J West Australian - Spendthrift Emilia tt " J ? 1 Aerolite ACroute -I 1 Lexington Fiorine 5 , I j-Kingston 1 Victorious owmJnsr . , I. Kapanga 1 Mare by J. Diddler .. Kapnnda -I Stockwell l Nora-Creina .. Adelaide Solon... J West Australian I f Bareahline J Dam of Bdcatcher . Ballyroe J Belladrum V-.Mavourneen . . I Bon Accord I Albert Victor J Marsyas L Gavdene y I Princess of Wales Flora MacDonald.. j Scottish Chief Mayflower

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