One of the Sterling Racers of the Schorr Establishment, Daily Racing Form, 1914-05-06


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T" pi- * itHBBJ - "mBL I - r .i + + ONE OF THE STERLING RACERS OF THE SCHORR ESTABLISHMENT i- j_ JOHN W. SCHORRS B. H. FROGLEGS. 5. BY MASETTO— FROGMORE. ■ So formidable I reputation as a race horse did John W. Schorrs sturdy colt. Froglegs. acquire in 1912 that the next year found him in the unenviable, but justly earned, p sit ion of being required to figure as top weight, or thereabouts, in the import.-nt handicaps of the year. This grandson of St. Simon is a worthy representative of the extensive fasaiy of that chief of modern sires. His racing has shown him to he an ■ xiremly bandy campaigner of great speed and the most indomitable gaineness. his i-esoule tenacity in elcsely fought finishes being his most outstanding characteristic. As to ids hardihood the fact that he was a thoroughly good three-year old after having taken part in thirty-lour races when a ! wo year old speaks for itself. According to the FngPsh view of racing, a two year old called upon to stand such an arduous campaign should have been wrecked by it. Bat Froglegs throve under hard work and was a much belter race horse- as a I hree year old than be had been whin a year younger. At that age he won but five races out of his numerous attempts and of the i - but one was a stake race. This was the Bine Point Selling Stakes at Laurel. October 4. 1911, at live and a half furlongs, in which he carried 113 i ouiids and won bv a length and a half from the favorite, Moisant. 114 pounds, in 1:12%, over a slow track. Light o M l.ile. 100 pounds, was third, and Khna. 1is : Mary Emily, 95, and Duval. 104. ran unplaced. Froglegs began racing as ■ three-year-old in the Woodstock Plate, at Toronto. May is. 1912, and. carry lag ll!." ]miiuh1s. ran third to Light O M Life. 117. and Jenny oddes. 107. Distance one and one-eighths ml!ea and lime 1:55%, over a good, but not fast, track. May 111 he won a parse at a mile from lfwana iuinbo. Tallies and three others in 1:44%, over a sloppy track. At Montreal. June 2 he was beaten at se-en eighths of a mil,- by the fast sprinter, augh Hill, in 1:27%, over a slow track. Acton finishing bird, line 7 he won a handicap purse at a mil ■ and an eighth. He carried 107 pounds and won bv a half length from Gay Fisher. 118, in 1 :.Vii--. with Picolata third. His Toronto conqueror. Light 0* M Life, was an nnpla 1 starter Willi only 00 pounds up. These races were in the way of preparation for the Hamilton Derby, which was run June 15. tarrying 117 pounds he won it in a canter by six lengths, with Jenny Ceddes second and the Kentucky Oaks winner. Flainma. third. It was a sloppy track and the time was 2:09%. A week latci he araa called on to see what he could do in competition with the flower of the Canadian handicap horses and acquitted himself grandly, but did not win. The race was the National il: ndicap. at a mile and an eighth and the starters, weights and order of finish were. Ocean Bound 115 Ir.glegs. IKi: Plate fllass. Iliv Star Charter. 122: Olambala. 120. Picolata. OS: Gay Iisher. 11T, and John Furlong, 107. Ocean Pound won by a length and a half in such excessively fast lime as 1:50%, Froglegs defeating Plate Class for second place by a half length. In the Canadian Derby, at Fort Brie he was called upon to give weight to T. C. McDowells great colt. The Manager, as well as to the fleet Kuckhorn and could noi do it. but made a noble effort, lb- carried 110 xuiuds to 11:. on Tin- Manager and 107 on Buckhom and at the end of a thrilling finish The Manager was first by three -quarters of a length wilh Bnckborn second by a nose belter I ban Froglegs. The other starter, llamina. was beaten off and the time f the mile ami a quarter was 2:04-.. At the same track he next ran third to [iOVetle and Plate Class in Hie Fourth id July Stakes, aj a mile and seventy yards, he- distance being covered in the record time of 1:42 and the Iii st mile in 1:37%. At Windsor he was second to his stable mate. Star Charier, in the Frontier Stakes and. of course, could have won. In the Dominion Handicap, at Fort F.rie. July 27 it was the sane- and behind the two were John Furlong. Countless, P.uekhorn. Cuv Fisher Plate Mass The Manager and Superstition. Star Charter running the mile and a quarter in 2:03%. Froglegs carried 110 pounds Bnckborn MB and The- Manager 111. Froglegs was now called on and won his next four races Thev were a mile purse at Fort Frie in 1:38, with 115 pounds up: a mile and an eighth purse at Hamilton in I".. over a heavy track, defeating C tless and Duval; another purse at the same track and distance in 1-52% beating Mission and Duval, and the Hamilton Cup. at a mile and a quarter, in which carrying 1 If. pounds lie ran the distance in 2:04 and won easily fiom Cuv Iisher, 109; Chester Kruni. 102 and Plate Class Tc, At Windsor, August XI, P.uekhorn defeated him ill tin- St. Clair Handicap, at three-quarters of a mile in 1:13%, carrying 110 pounds lo 120 on Froglegs. After that he won but three more races and ill were purses and in races where he was beaten it was when conceding mack weight to good horses and only tier J gallantly contesting every yard of the way. In 101.! Froglegs started in but four races, of which he won the first. This wag when rt even wei-hts 107 pounds each, he met his Irequeiit antagonist, Ifiickliern. in a purse race at a mile and twenty vards over the Chun-hill Downs track. May IS, and. defeating the latter by a head in 1 -.10 made- a new American record for the distance that still stands. Carrying 125 pounds it, the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs mil 124 in the Kentucky Handicap at Douglas Park, he ran unplaced in both Hi fourth and list race* of 1913 was la the National Handicap a] Hamilton July 1. In this i„. carried 125 pounds and. falling lame hi tbe race, tinished unplaced to Kingly. 96; P.uskin. loo. and Klchurne. 10r, H». was at once retired from racing in the hope that a long rest would cure his injury and enable him to take part iu the racing of 1014 Tin- record and pedigree of this good horse are: V-nr. Age. Sis. 1st. 2nd. r.rd. Dam, Won l»l 1 - M 5 7 R M $ 4 m "12 :; 2.; 10 s „ 2 5,0 748 WIS 4 4 1 o n 1 g5 Totals CT CA Hi 15 12 2T Sid 122 I Vedette 5 Voltigenr. f Cnlopiu J I Ms. Kidgway. j Flying Duchess The F. Dutchman. f Rf. Simon. . . . - l Malaga. King Tom J Harkaway. I. I St. Angela J I Pocahontas. J Adeline J Ior f Maaetta J, Lady Fairy. 5 I Newuiinster Touchstone. f Cathedral ; Bees Wing. t I Bteisn. Moments. .. J Melbourne. , ... .1,1,0- I tady Abb.- -J 3j K.„|V Klizah. Ih. 4 a I _ I King Tom J Ilarkawav. , , , 1- Winkle J g - Lady j Pocahonlas. 3 5 "* I Bridle i , »5*"» g ■r- Moaaeda. « " r Wenlock . iKKl Clifden i 5*W2,""**r- b J HentoCK I he Slave. f Quicklime .... J Mineral ] Rataplan. Manganese. * 1 Beadsman ] Weatherbit. v Duvcrnay -. Mendicant. I Frogmoie J I fnikau, Voltigciir. / Ayacanora. f ramalai j The 111 Ised Hieadalbane. " i J Klleruiire. I Forever WotMlbine Censor or Kentkv. Flelirs lies Champs. sFhieie S Alan" gag* I I ady Scarhcirough. Leamington. f Lady Luuiley.

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