Some Notable Horses of Endurance, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-10


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SOME NOTABLE HORSES OF ENDURANCE. The famous English mare, Virago, won both the Metropolitan Stakes and City and Suburban in 1854, and three other horses accomplished this double. In 1870 Sabinus, a fine stayer, won the City and Suburban by a length, and an hour later took the long-distance one by four lengths. Both races were contested on the same day for nine years, although the Great Metropolitan was founded five seasons earlier than the "City." In 1873 Mr. Brayleys five-year-old Mornington won the City and Suburban by three-quarters of a length from Cremorne. The next day, April 1, carrying six pounds extra, and ridden by Tom Cannon, he carried off the longer event by four lengths from a couple of great stayers in Dutch Skater and Uhlan. On the same day jockey Mornington Cannon was born, and from the horse he got his name. The late Mr. P. Lorillards American-bred gelding, Parole, was the only other animal to win both handicaps. He was then six years old, and Archer had the mount on each" occasion. Cas-tlereagh alone opposing him In the Great Metropolitan Stakes.

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