Most Successful English Trainers: As Trainer of Mr. Hultons Horses R. C. Dawson Leads in Races and Money Won, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-03


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MOST SUCCESSFUL ENGLISH TRAINERS. As Trainer of Mr. Kultons Horses R. C. Dawson Leads in Races and Money Won. In a season so considerably curtailed as was that of the present year, it was really a remarkable accomplishment on the part of the Whateombe trainer. It. C. Dawson, to send out as manv as twenty-one winners of thirty-two races -worth over 10,000 pounds. W. Waugh stood next so far as the value of races won is concerned, but his total of 15,000 pounds was largely helped by Oannobies big contribution in the Jockey Club Stakes, which stood out by itself as by far the richest race of the year. The actual number of events won by the Kingsclere stable as compared with several others was, however, insignificant, and next in this respect to the "Whateombe establishment stood those of the Hon. G. Lambton and Fred Darling, with twenty-one and twenty respectively. A more modest stable or, to be more correct, one in which the big prizes of the turf are not usually sought after is Tabors, which did remarkably well to account for eighteen races, leaving the powerful Manton establishment with fifteen to its credit, and another famous one in Chattis Hill with fourteen, while Foxhill had thirteen successes and the Middleham stable controlled by Colling a like number. Looking through the several lists of winning horses sent out by the trainers referred to, one is faced first of all with a somewhat bewildering array of good-class performers from the Whateombe quarter, and one cannot help feeling that Mr. "Dick" Dawson must have hail a trying experience in endeavoring to "place" satisfactorily the numerous good animals under his charge, under such restricted conditions. How well he succeeded, however, is now a matter of history, and if he met with several unexpected reverses, he enjoyed good fortune in other directions, this, after all, being an experience common to everyone associated with the "sport of kings." Possibly the most disappointing horse at the famous Berkshire quarter was Flaming Fire, which, prior to his sale to Mr. Louis Winans, had carried off but one race, the Burwell Plate at Newmarket in May, in which he defeated the aged Khedive III. by three-quarters of n length, with the only other competitor. Gratian six lengths behind. After coming into Mr. Win-sins possession the three-year-old did not succeed in getting his head in front, and it is to be feared that it will be a difficult matter to hit upon a nice for Flaming Fire to win, and which will be at the same time sufficiently valuable to recover the outlay expended upon him. The great Derby and Oaks triumphs of Fifmella, however, served as ample compensation for whatever other disappointments fell to the share of il. C. Dawsons stable. It was a great pity that the filly was prevented from opposing Hurry On in the St. Leger substitute, the September Stakes, as even if one believes that she would have been beaten by Mr. James Buchanans fine colt, she would have incurred no disgrace thereby, and the precise status would have been placed beyond dispute. However that may be, Fifinellas name will go down in history as the heroine of a double event which it has fallen to the lot of few fillies to achieve. At the conclusion of the 1915 season it was open to question whether Fifinellas stable companion, Atheliug, was not the best colt of his age, just as she was the best of her sex. The son of Desmond and Wood Daisy, nevertheless, has not lived up to his early reputation, although there was every excuse for his failure in the Two Thousand Guineas, on which occasion lie was obviously not at his best. He won only one race during the season just closed. The success referred to occurred at his next effort, in the Midsummer Stakes, when he easily disposed of Ali Bey and Foxton, but afterwards he failed to finish within many lengths of Hurry On in the September Stakes, was beaten by Grosvenor and Es-comb in the Great Foal Stakes, and cut a rather poor figure behind Cannobie in the Jockey Club Stakes. If Atheliug, therefore, proved to be a rather disappointing colt as a three-year-old, it may have been that he was a trifle unfortunate. Apart from him and Fifinella, though, the Whateombe trainer enjoyed many successes through such other three year-olds as Salandra now in India, Analogy, Julian, Arius and Nisus, while of the older horses, Silver Tag and Torloisk both paid their way well, in spite of sundry disappointments. Then there were juveniles like Knutsford, Margaretlial and Silver Wand iu the stable, and the wonder is that the Whateombe total was not an even more formidable one, as it must have been, but for the mishaps which must inevitably occur in any training establishment, however, capably managed. It was just the same with the Stanley House stable, which, but for the coughing trouble making an unwelcome visitation towards the latter end of the season, would almost certainly have won a greater number of races. As it was, though, Mr. George Lambton wound up the season in triumphant fashion, as his charges, Eos and Diadem, carried off the Cambridgeshire and Moulton Stakes on the same afternoon, thereby affording ample compensation for certain earlier disappointments which Mr. Lambton had sustained. Va Via was yet another winner for the stable at the Houghton meeting. ... , A classic victory through the medium of Canyon was celebrated earlier in the season, while Eos, apart from the Cambridgeshire, liad taken the Fal-month Stakes. Diadem also tod done well prior to Cambridgeshire day, as amongst other events she had carried off the New Coventry Stakes and Fulbourne Stakes. Phalaris, Hastti, Serenissima, Whitewash, Russet and a Marchetta filly were others of the Stanley House horses to do well, and mention must not be omitted of Coq dOr. which, although unfortunately a gelding, is probably destined to win many races in the future. London Sporting Life. ;

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