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HOURLESS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM Sam Hildreth, while recently discussing the re-tirenient of Hourless, said he was one of the greatest horses he ever trained: "He was," said Hildreth. "not only a fine looking banc, but a runner. He was a horse of wonderful sl« -d, bad as good a disposition as any horse ever had and knew more than half the men. "There never was a sounder horse than lie appeared to be tlie day he took bis last work. lie did a mile in 1:42, which was only a canter for him. I had not hurried him in any way and cant understand what caused him to become lame. He came out of the work in good condition, but the next dav Ids left foreleg filled and became slightly bowed. It was not a serious looking bow. and he might I iv- Im-cii fixed up to race iii the fall. "Kut it didnt take much to cause Mr. Belmont to decide to re I ire him. Iu fact, his retirement was considered at the close of last years racing. The major would not have sold him at any pri -c. The stable now has only eleven horses in training and boiue of Uiuse will be t old, Our best is Luculiite."