Stedfast to Race This Year Only, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-26


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STEDFAST TO RACE TILTS YEAR ONLY. It has been definitely decided to retire Stedfcst lo the stud at the conclusion of the forthcoming racing season. Foaled in 190S, Lord Derbys horse is a son of Chaucer and Be Sure, by Surefoot, and a half-brother to Cocksure II.. whose sire was Count Schomlierg. During his four seasons on the turf Stedfast lias won many important races, and at one period of his career there was nothing in it between him and Prince Palatine, which may be said to have always been ids greatest rival. After running second to Sunstar for the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby of his year, Stedfast was not beaten again that season. Eight races, including the Jockey Club Stakes, in which he defeated I.emberg, fell to his share, and It was in the last or these, the Kingsclere Stakes, that lie anil Prince Palatine first met. The latter, giving seven iKiunds, was beaten by half a length, and again succumbed at level weights, in the Coronation Cup of tlie following season. The "Prince" took his revenge in the Eclipse Stakes, but it was a desperately near thing, the verdict being a short head. Soon after this Stedfast met with a mishap, and from this lie had not quite recovered when lie encountered ids rival again in the Jockey Club Stakes, this being palpable from the fact of his being beaten, though in receipt of as much as thirteen pounds. An attempt was made to win the Ascot Gold Cup Willi him last year, hut here again Prince Palatine barred the way, winning by a length and a half. Stedfasts engagements this year again i,nclude the Gold Cup. while lie also figures as joint top-weight, with Long Set, in the Jubilee Stakes.

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