Galtee More a Great Race Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-15


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GALTEE MORE A 6BEAT RACE HORSE. A g»tod borse beyond all doubt was Galtee More, and well I remember how on his debut in the Hurst-bourne Stakes at Stockbridge a well-known owner asked me if I had seen the colt iu the paddock. * Jo and have a look at him." said he, "he looks more like a four than a two-year-old." And so he did. Business in the ring did not suggest a Beck-humpton good thing, but he won easily enough from Jiiqm mart, and went on to I.iven ool to be beaten a short head by Brigg. which thus avenged the previous defeat of the blue and yellow. After that Mr. Gubbius big fellow had a triumphant inarch, winning in succession the Molccoinh at Coodwood. the Rous Plate at Doncaster. and the Middle Iark Ilate. when he upset the odds of 5 to 1 laid on Velasquez easily by six lengths. As a three-year-old he won seven out of eight races, including the Guineas. Derby and St. Leger. and Lord Roscbcry has gi od reason to rcinemlier the achievement, as ill the first two he continued his juvenile superiority to Velasquez and at Doncaster bent Chelandry. The Newmarket Stakes. Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot. Sandringhani Cup and Foal Stakes at Sandown Iark were as childs play for him, and by way of wind-up to a great season he started favorite under the crusher of 132 pounds and ran extremely well in the Cambridgeshire, but was overtaxed to give thirty-two pounds to Comfrey, and was unplaced. Shan threw away this race on St. Cloud, but it is fair to add that he was then a new-comer to Newmarket and. like many other jockeys on that wide course, may be excused for thinking he had won. It was a tremendous finish lietween the two named. Sandia and Cortegar. heads dividing the pair, and Galtee More could have beeu right on top of them: indeed although beaten. I think it was his best performance ami a fitting conclusion to his racing career. He was sold to go to Hussia. — "Vigilant" in London Sportsman.

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