Australias Greatest Race Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1915-07-22


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AUSTRALIAS GREATEST RACE HORSE. C.i: Ion- , ,,i r -i ..,, i|„. • im-i w i htghlj .- and the hnrse i- regarded, and m-Ui m», as one ol the in -i ever lo.ih-ii bis id. -,i ih,- line. Men who -.iw Th. itll I. win his second Sydnej Cap tell im- the performance excelled Carbines Melbourne in p. The Barb carried its pounds and covered the two miles in 3:40. Carbine carried 1 .-"i ami ran the iwo niih s in 3:28*4. I hiil not -im- Iin- Hurl, win the Sydney Cap, and therefore cannot write of my own knowledge on tint race; lmt I saw Carbine win the Melbourne Cup, and it was one of tin- Quest lines I ever saw. The nine- an widely different f.,r the iwo mil-. The Barb mast have been a greal horse, but BO was Carbine, and a- to the merit- of th- pair 1 leave it to tttriites who have seen both ai their beat. Mr. Dan HP.jiei purchased Carbine as a yearling at the Sylvia Park sale on January 4. Iss7. for ,100, and that he got a bargain everyone know-. There are lew better buyers of youngsters than Mi. OBrien. I believe the late Mr. w. Gannon just missed lieiis the purchaser of Carbine, and had be secured him instead of Gatling there would have been a vast difference in his exchequer. Carbine a- a two-year-old started rive times and scored live wins. His tirst win was at Christehurch iN. /.. Tattersalla Olah meeting, whan he won i he Hopeful stakes, tive Furlongs, 1:05%. At the Canterbury i. Z.i Summer meeting, January, 1888, he won DC Middle Park Plate, and al Ihtindin in February. In- won the Champagne Stake-, carrying 129 pounds ami beating Man ton, viZ. by three lengths. At the Canterbury A. /. i Autumn Meeting he won the Champagne Stakes with z± up. Derritt bad rid den him in his previous wins, lmt on this occasion White had the mil The following day he won the Challenge s al -. 107 pounds. White being again in the saddle, and he ran si furlongs in 1:15. ai three yean "id in- first race wa- in mat memo rable Derby when Ensign heat him. Hales hud th,-mount on Ensign ami Derritt on Carbine. -Mr. OBrien has uhon his opinion on that race. and. needles-10 s:i. he thinks Carbine should have won. Ensign just beat him hy a head, due to Hal, magnificent riding. Mr. Donald Wallace, who was afterwards to become the owner of Carbine, won tin Cup with .Mentor. in March 12, 1888, Carbine wa- knocked down to: 5,009 lo Mr. li. Ryan, for Mr. Wallace. The third day ot the same meeting la- won the Plying Stakes from Pippo and Carriugton, and the fourth day of th- .ieioriaii Racing lulls spring Meeting In beat Wycombe and Meloa in the Foal Stakes with 132 ; -"Uids each iii the saddle. The mile and a quatrer was run ::i 2:0814 and carbine won iii a -anti r h. a length. Ai the Victorian Racing Club Autumn meeting tin-in t year, 1889, be ran third, carrying 124 in the Newmarket Handicap, to Sedition. 101, and Locniel, 130, ami he started favorite at I to 1. In Un- Australian Cup I.oehiel. 119, beat Carhhse, lis. by three pari- ol a length. In these rice- he carried Mr. Wallaces ion.-. IF- won the Champion Smk.-i i-ih in ., couple of lengths, beating Abercorn ami M. los. Mick OBrien rode i.iin. He followed ihi-ttp bj landing the All-Aged Stake- on the fourth day trim Sinecure and ChlntS, and later in the da won i he Loch Plate hy half a head from I.oehiel. witli Carlyon third. At th- Australian Jockey Club Autumn meeting. April 22. 1889, he commenced by g second to Abercorn fur the Autumn Slake-, the Australian Peer being third. He followed this up h waning the S.dn y Cup with the crasher oi 126 pounds for a three-year-old on his back, ami he heat Melon, 114. and Abercorn, 130, winning by a head. It was jn ihis race that Carbine made a marvelous run, as be was Interfered with at the half-mile post ami dropped hack to last. T Abercorn giving him a year ami only in receipt of |. in pounds wa- a brilliant performance, that has seldom i pmied. lie won the All-Aged stakes mid the Cumberland Slakes on the third day healing I.i.ebiel and Abercorn in he last-named race, on the Fourth day he won the Australian Jockey Club Plate, three miles, by half a length from Abercorn, with the unlucky Meloa third. That brought to a close a brilliant three-yes r-old career. As a four war "Id In started by running second in Dreadnought in tin- Caulfleld Stakes, Brave In ing third. In the Melbourne Sink.-, one of the grandest race- I ever -aw. Abercorn, M.dos and Car bine ran in that order, and a blanket would have covered the lot. The time was 2:ii7-.. for the mile ami a quarter. In the sensational Cup won by Bravo he carried 14 pounds and ran seesatd, Mann being in third place. He again won the Plying sitaki -just beating Dreadnought. In the Canterbury Plate in- went wrong ami was rased Off, Abercorn being the winner. This. 1 think, is the only time he e,i finished out of a place. lien commenced in iin- autumn a series of remark able successes, i he like of which we have seldom Been. lie started at the Victorian Racing Club meeting mi March 1. 1899, hy winning the Fsendon Slake-, beating Singapore and Meloa, ami his Cup conqueror. Bravo. He ran third in the Champion Slake- lo Meli - and Dreadnought. Hi won the All Aged Stakes and the I.och Plate on Hie fourth day. Iii the Loch Plate he heni Singapore ami Fishwife. the n aie which produced Creel to him since he has been at the -Mid. It was at the Australian Jockey Club Autumn meeting on April 5, that ta • started a aeries of runs that have never been equaled. He won tive welght-for-age races at the Sydney Cup meeting in four days, a truly remarkable performance. In the Autumn Stakes he beat Melon aad Dreadnought. lu the Sydney Cup with 135. he won easUj iron Mantilla and Muriel. He won the All-aged Siak -from Prelude and Cerrese, and on lite same day the Cumberland Stakes From Dreadnought and Helos. He wound up by winning the Australian Jockey Club Plate. :; miles, from Mekw anil Dreadnought. Whal a glorious ending to a four-year-old career. Mick OBrien rode him ill all these runs. A- a tive year old he was only once beaten Out of eleven i.i. -is He came over to Sydney ami wmi the Spring Stakes at the Spring Meeting in Sep tember, 1S.h , from Melo- and Sir William. In the Craven Plate be ran that great race with Mega phone Unit induced Mr. Wallace lo pit: base tic -mi of NcwImIiI and Sound. The mile .•.ml a ipiar ter was covered in H:o7. Al the Victorian Racing Club spring Meeting, 1890. he won tie- Melbourne stake- oi the opening day from Gresford and Melo-. Then came that never-to-be-forgotten Melbourne Cuo in which he curried 143, and beat Highborn 92 ami Comae Id. He started a favorite at 4 to 1. and won by two lengths and a half in 3:284, the two mile record fur the colonies. It was a marvellous performance, and P.ob Ramage, who rode him. i-neviT tired of relating how he won. Hlghbornx deeds since the Cup make Carbines victory, giving hint 53 pounds, one of the most extraordinary win-on record. I shall never forget the cheers tint! greeted the victory of the most popular idol thai ever trod "il a track, nor shall I forget the WSJ in which Hlckenbotham, ids trainer, had to eoax him down to the pi at Carbine was not seen in public again until the Victorian Racing Club Autumn .Meeting, where he won the Essendon Stakes, the Champion Stakes, an I lie All-aged Stake-, all of which races be bad won in previous years. In the All-aged Stakes Penance rin bun a terrific race. At the Australian Jockey Club Autumn Meeting. 1891, lie won the Autumn Stakes from Highborn, which afterwards won the Sydney Cup. On the third day. April L Marvel beat him in the All Aged Stakes, but later an in the day Carbine had his revenue hv beating Marvel in the Cumberland Stakes. He also again won the Australian Jockey Club Plate, with odda of 10 to 1 on him. Ihis was the close of Carbines career on the liirf. a glorious record which it has give me I he | leasiire to look up, and which I have no doubt will he read with Interest .iust to revive old assocta-1 i. ti-. "era." in Sydney Referee.

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