Confido, the Unlucky, is Dead, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-12


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C0NFID0, THE UNLUCKY, IS DEAD. Tom Bird was advised yesterday of the death of his unlucky horse, Contido, when he was making preparations for the arrival home of the son of Hamburg to go Into winter quarters. Confido was to have been shipped from Baltimore on Sunday, but a wire reported him sick, and a later telegram announced that he was dead. He was a four-year-old, by Hamburg Martha II.. that was bought by Mr. Seagram as a two-year-old, but he went wrong that season and did not race at all last year. .Mr. Bird bought him last fall, and after a good wintering had a speedy and promising maiden for this years campaign. That he was a real "hard-luck horse" stands out in his racing record. Winning twice, he was eight times second, on six of the?e occasions being beaten only by a head or the scantiest of niarglus. Three other times he win third, and with a small share of good fortune ho would have won ten races instead of two, so slight Is the difference between success and defeat. Francis Nelson in Toronto Globe.

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