Australias Champion Horses Dies., Daily Racing Form, 1914-06-25


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AUSTRALIAS CHAMPION HORSE DIES. The death is announced at the Wclheek Stud. Kngland. of Carbine, the celebrated stallion, belonging to the Bake of Portland. By Musket, out of Mersey. Carbine was foaled in 1SS5. and had t Bus attained the age of 89 years. Be was bred in New Zealand, where he established a reputation as the best horse produced by that colony. .*s a tuoveai-old he ran five times, being successful ui all occasions. The following sea-on he ran iu ten races, of wblcfa In- wmi nine, his solitary defeat taking place in the Australian Jockey Club Derby, in which Bastes defeated him by a head. In the early part of his third sea-on on the turf. Carbine was amiss; but later in the year In- recovered his form to such an extent that at one peri. id he won no fewer than four races within the space of five days. His greatest performance, and one which sot the seal on his fame. was. however, recorded as a fire year-old, when he carried off the Melbourne Cup. On that occasion his weight was 145 pounds, and lie was giving Highborn, himself a horse d more than ordinary ability. 110 less than 50 pounds. The estimation in which he was held is testified hv tin-fact that notwithstanding his burden lie started I iv-orite, and the nana following his triumph was of a 1 1 character never previously associated with a race H course in Au-tralia. In his next race lie was ile- H feated by Marvel: but took bis revenge on his con- M Bailor the same afternoon. H Space is too limited to do nuaajnata justice to Car- U bines turf career. II may however, lie stated that H in all he ran in forty three races, being since H| ful in thirty-three. He was likewise aecend six: | times and third thrice, the milv instance iu which | he failed to get a place being in the race in his H early lour year did days alluded to abSTII. His win M nines aggregated 37,730. H When nine years of age Carbine was purchased M hv the Duke of Portland, the arte* paid being | 5,000. The duke was doubtless Influenced b the H -in 1 e-s which had attended the Ranting of St. Simon M and Quiver, the latter being almost a fall -istcr to M Carbines sire— which produced Memoir and La M llei he in consecutive rears. At the stud Carbine M wa- a c nispieiioiis success, one of his sons being H Spearmint, the Derby winner of 1383: while another iH celebrity was Wallace a big winner In Australia . | Others of lesser renown were Carabine. Wanrravc. H Boinba. Diimlonald, and CarRill, all winners of ini- B IHirlant races. H During the past four years Carbine had been living M a life of case at Welhcck. H

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