"No Account" Surprises Green B. Morris., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-29


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"NO ACCOUNT" SURPRISES GREEN B. MORRIS. "I once beaarhl two caltS as yearlings, one by Pit Milloy. which .est me a good strong price," reeentlj said Green P. Morris, tin- reteraa turfman, while discussing about horses, which after having beea rated as of no sCCOUnt, suddenly develo|.e.| mi suspected speed. "I rated him as the making of a real stake horse and another which l bought for 60 l.e, inae I liked Ins breeding, turned out to be of absolutely no account as a two year-old and Would have been glad to sell him for sdoo. but nobody w.n.ieil aim and I was in the habil of using him is a hack. I let the stable DO] s ride him out la Hie lake arhea they net out fishing and he v . , 1 1 1 , 1 eoaae back with two or three of them on his back besides a lot of fish. One morning at Morris 1. rfc 1 put a little stable boy . u his back and sent bin I as a sort of schoolmaster for the others, becaa ■■ he could not run faster than hey ought to work. "Win n 1 put the little green boy up on him I said to him: Now I want you to show me how far you can heal these other fellows. You just light into this colt and send him al ng as fast as v.. i cm. Ai the saaae tine- I told the other bays to pall back to him as 1 just wanted to give the youngsters an easy vvok of three quarters over the hill at Morris Park. Well, you can guess how surprised I a/as when tli- little hoy and ihis hack of mine raced right out in front as if the other-; were standing -till. The other b ..vs knew I wanted it to be easy vv.uk and when they saw the hack cutting out such a pice they eased up their colts and let him go. "When i,.- riaished the three quarters over the hill and down the chute in 1:11 . I made sure that my watch eras aot fooling me and I was ashamed ti ask anybody what the time really was until 1 came to Ch rley Boyle from Canada and Peter Waldea ami they asked me what I had beea keep bag under cotct. I told them I was afraid mj watch was wrong, but they showed me their watches and Ihe.v just agreed with mine. Then we agreed t . keep it quiet and we put up everything we had on a maiden race in which 1 started him and of course he won in a .anter. That, was when he was a three -yea i old and as he had jn t got out of the maiden class it took tin general public some tune to realise how go.d he was and in the meantime we cleaned up well, taking several stakes with good prices ab. ill him. "Then I was offered .s:il.0 i0 for him. but I would not look at it. for I had him in that big champion ship stake worth 8,000, which I knew 1 could win. but just before the race he got a nail in hi- foot and died of lo. k jiw. That was Lisimoay, a tin year old bay colt by Lisbon Patrimony by But Mal-loy."

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