Richard Ten Broeck in England, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-15


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RICHARD TEN BROECK IN ENGLAND. It may interest some of our readers at home and overseas if we give an account of Mr. Ten Bnecka match with Captain Little at Warwick, and also tell of his mare, Irioross. running a treble dead heat in the Cesarewitch. this being the only time in the history of this handicap a dead heat among three took place and it was the first victory of the Americans on English soil. The match between Ten Broeck and Little WW! over five furlongs, with owners up. "The American." says distance, "was dressed in a most extraordinary manner. He wore a pair of large worsted cord breeches, black jack boots, a racing jacket cut very low in front, like a dress waistcoat, and to thank up with, bad a cigar in his mouth. Tom McGeorge started the horses and. Mr. Ten Broeck puffing away at his weed and sitting quite back iu his saddle, looked more like riding in the park than racing. When the flat; dropped iie was soon seven or eight lengths behind ā€” in a five furlongs match. Needless to My, 1 e was beaten, but not so very far, as he came with a tremendous rush when the race was all over, and George Payne, who hid done Mr. Ten BroeckV com -misssin. said: "If I had not put him on ,000 I would have sĀ« rn he had pulled the horse." When Mr. Payne met him coming back to the weighing room, the American remarked: "Waal, I lata la-had the foot of me all the way." Mr. Payne laughed heartily, although he had lost ,500 himself, and said: "Well, my advice. Ten Broeck, is never ride again. I never saw such a mess in my life as you have made of it." Prioress Cesarewitch at 100 to 1. Mr. Ten Broeck invaded England in the year 1897, but fortune did not smile on him. A start was made in August, but iu two months, so much at a discount had the American become, that in the Cesarewitch the four year old Prioress was dropped to 93 panada. Already the resources of Mr. Ten Broeck were becoming rapidly exhausted, when a turn in his fortune came witli the victory of Prioress, whose chances were regarded as being so hopeless that at the start 1.000 to 10 was freely offered against her. After the first heat, Mr. Ten Broeck. who had employed American talent only, was induced to substitute George Fordham for Taiikerley. who had ridden in the first heat, and with gratifying results, as the mare won the run-off. There were forty-five starters and the summary of the deciding heat follows; The Cesarewitch Free Handicap of 25 sovereigns eaeh. 15 forfeit, with 200 added by the Jockey Club; the second to receive 50 sovereigns out of the stakes; the winner to pay 30 sovereigns to the judge. The Cesarewitch Course 2 miles. 2 furlongs. 28 yards i. i Mr. R. Ten Broecks Prioress bred in America 4 years, 6-9 Taiikerley. Deciding heat G. Fordham 1 Mr. W. Robinsons El Hakim. 3 years, ti-9 Little. Deciding heat Bray I 2 Mr. Saxons Queen Bos*. 3 years, 4-10 Grim- shaw 3 Betting at starting ā€” 1 to 1 against Monsier Bah ler, 8 to 1 against El Hakim. 25 to 1 against Queen Bess. 1.000 to 10 against Prioress. It appears that after the dead heat Prioress was given a gallop of three miles to limber her up, but it did not seem to hurt her. Over seven miles galloping, and some of it at racing pace, was quite sufficient for one day. ā€” Dublin Sport.

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