Fortunes Made in Racing Horses.: Some Notable Cases Among the Big Winners on the American Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-17


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FORTUNES MADE IN RACING HORSES. Soiae Notable Cases Among the Big Winners on the American Tun, It is a wonderful tiling, the fortune of the race track. How many a horse bought for a song has won thousands. How many a one bought for a fortune lias proved worthless. Here are some notable iii stances: Two of the most noted cases were the 00 Moi llo and the W~ Bacdand, MoreBo. as s ling, was l.ouul.t by Dosw.dl. of Virginia, and at the Washington spring meeting in 1S92 1 . showed sin h form that he was bought by Frank Van SOBS and W. M. Singerlv rot 62,500. He won the Futurity under great physical disadvantage, and ia 1800, as a three-year-old. was the wonder of the west, ia turf. At Washington Park bis phe-■ssseaal race in the Wheeler Handicap. When he Went on after the flying MaM Marian, which covered the first mile of the mile and a ausrtfr in 1:08%, and caught her aft r She had at one time a lead of twenty lengths, will never be forgotten by those who iaw it. Morcllo was a three-year-old with the physique of a four-yoar-old. He was never the same after a hurt he received by rearing up and falling backward in the Cotnsshua Stakes at Chicago. He was sent to California and died there, after two SC three seasons at the stud. Raceland Bargain at 65. ; I llliaaii became the owner of iiaeeluul for S2t;." . aft.-;- a well-known horsenutfl declined to buy him because of as ansowad heck. He woa many r.,.. . sad was -.old to the late AwfUSt BelSBOBl for 020,000.* Trailed by". lames Kowe, llaceland became one of the bi st campaigners on the turf, and at the death of Mr. Belm.ii;. in 1800, the adding was sold to M. F. Dwyet at a big price an. I for him won many stakes. Lake Blackburn was bought by the Dwyers as ■ two-year old for a*.*rW. and the following year be bee. line i hampioii of lis a.a. His defeat in the Coney Island Cup of 1881, won by ilemnore. is one of the . i -iti.inal chapters of the turf. Ip to a Short .inn before the race be was regarded as a certainty. There was a great deal of ante-post •• tting I ■■• e days and Jasses K. Kelly, a bookmaker irtsod to pay out a tectum sa Luke Black- 1 inn if I e vi ii the cup. One day h.- was told by "docker" that Luke Blackburn was laiae. He tie n s, nt to William Jennings, owner of GlenUMre, ; i i toM him he was ••on" 83.001 io nothing to start Oh ••iniore. which up to that time Jennings had not decided to do, as be regarded Lake Black-1 a .is a certainty. But win n informed of the i-t r*i lameness, lensdagi at once accepted Kellys Oer and Chr.moro started and -.von. He was a cheap hot . as Jennings purchased him as a three-i . M tor 8380. Oh am iini rictory yiehted ■ net profit of I07.000 t. Kelly and Bliss. Tiny won 000,000 in their future t""k and 808,000 on the race on their post look at the track. Out of this total of 02,000 they bad to deduct only s.y mk. wbh-a they laid .ig: in--1 nothing to indie .leanings to train and : tart hi- bat w. Madden Paid ,200 for Hamburg. Hamburg SOU tor 0,000 as a stalliofl when the opiate of the late William C. Whitney was n. and up. lud previously been bought for 800,000 at the sale of the Mn.-us Duly estate, and Mr. llilv had paid 800,000 to John B. Midden for hiin. Maiden paid 2208 for him BS a ye.nling to C. J. bright. When Hamburg won his first race at Uravcscud in May of lbJ7, he opened in Uie bet ting at 10 to 1 and was backed down to even money. Sold to Marcus Daly for 0,000, Mr. Daly declared be would retire Hamburg if he won the Brighton Cup. which be did. Tod Sloan rode. Hermis was sold to P. B. Thomas for 1917.sh0,000 after L. V. Bell paid 5,000 to II. M. Ziegler for him. Stealers trainer. Charles Hughes, had pur. based Hemfal as a two-year-old for ,300. Hermis nought ample financial returns to Mr. Thomas, as well as much glory, for he won the Suburban and Brighton Cup, besides many other Cold Heda showed in the Suburban and Brighton Handicaps that be could take up weight and break away with light weights and sprinters, hold his position, go to the front when catted on. and stay there. Otto Wondorly. who rode him in the Suburban, enthusiastically pronounced him the fastest horse he ever rode. Gold Heels was owned as a yearling by the late W. C. Whitney, sold by him to Dave Sloan." who received from McLeWve ,V Co.. .5i0 for him. QoM Heels later on went through teresa] Other hands. Tom Hayes said that he was the only horse be e.r had which coul.i t.!ke up 130 pounds and run oii-nuarter of a mile in 22 seconds. Endurance by Right Cheap Yearling. Endurance by Bight was purchased as a yearling by Mr. . S. Barnes for 2200, and her racing qualities were based to John W. Schorr, who finally bought her. He sold the filly to the late Mr. Whitney for 5,000. Don Alnnao, purchased by M. !•". Dwyer for 0,-080 at the McLewee sale did not earn this amount for his new owner. »i. W. Johnson, purchased bv t! late Dr. Knapp for 0. XH. was a failure ill his new owners hands. On the other hand, in the i same stable, little sir Walter, a cheap purchase, ■ won a fortune in stakes and purses, including the Brooklyn Handicap of 1S91. Dr. itiee bought from August Belmont for a moderate price, much less than would have bees taken but for the fact that the colt bled, won the Brooklyn Handicap of 1804, defeating, among others, Henry of Naval re. a three year-old. |aj this race Clifford was left at the post. He would have won a fortune for Leigh and !..-■. Clifford, as a two-year-old. was stolen from his Kentucky home and not discovered until months afterward. Be was a high-class horse, but was affected BJ an attack of inf li.enz.i . Waterboy, as a yearling, could not elicit a bid. He was aa ungainlv fellow, and no horseman would take a chance with him. He was r lamed to J. B. Hnggin, his breeder, and as a three-year-old, when being i repared for the American Derby, dislocated his p.-lvis. This put him in sling-, for three months. At first it was thought necessary to destroy him, but a Chance was given him and he lived to be-eonie one of the best herses in training. Winn Kinby Mack was a yearling, be ran Into B barbed wile fein e. It was thought he would never be a racer, but be lived to become the only horse that ever won the Brooklyn and Suburban Handicaps in the same year ISOf, Friar Rock repeating the feat in 1018. Vii Taaibi. a was one of a job lot of banes bought b: Charles Smith from Theodore Winters for 0,000. She was a great marc and won countless western stakes. Plaudit, raced by John E. Madden, ami sold to Mr. Whitney for 5,000, did not earn much when ae Changed hands. Yet he was said by William Walker to be as good a colt as Hiaiyar. his sire. Africander, winner of the Belmont and Suburban in 1088, coal ,000 as a yearling, was sold for .*10.00 bj Julius Fleischmaii to Dwjrer and Defuse! and aftanrard was valued at 0,000.

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