W. R. Coes Stable for This Year: Includes Such Good Ones as Sweep on, Terentia and some Promising, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-03


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W. R. COES STABLE FOR-THIS YEAR Includes Such Good Ones as Sweep On, Terentia and Some Promising Two -Year-Olds. NEW YORK, N. Y., January 2. W. R. Coe will begin the racing season of 1919 with a stable of horses that are more than useful; in fact, the list indicates Mr. Coes colors will be seen prominently in stakes, and races of minor importance as well as steeplechases. The most promising of the stable include such horses as Sweep On, Terentia, Over There, Uncles Lassie and one or two other three-year-olds which gave promise- of developing into better horses as the season of 1918 closed. Mr. Coe won thirty-six races last year and 8,228 in prizes with the. horses lie started and which were trained by William Karrick. While Sweep On won the greatest amount, there is -some doubt in the minds of experts whether this colt was better- than the filly Terentia. After winning the Astoria Stakes at Aqueduct", In which she beat Elfin- Qneen, acknowledged to-be the then best filly of the year, she struck a decline in form and did not live up to her promise. Elfin Queen gave her quite a little weight upon that occasion fourteen pounds, to be exact and in the final test Terentia appeared to lie outrunning H. K. Knapps fast filly. This fact raised Terentia in the estimation of horsemen, who predicted a bright future for her. She may come back to that form as a three-year-old, as many fillies do between their two and three-year-old years. Should she live up to precedent then it will be a question which is the better three-year-old in the Coe stable Sweep On or Terentia. Both are well above the average and may be factors in the important three-year-old raeVs. Uncles lassie won a couple of selling stakes last year, but she does not compare with either of the two mentioned, being one of those middle class horses designed to selling stake class, hardly being good enough for handicaps and too good to be entered in cheaper selling races. Polymelian fell lame so badly at Saratoga that his trainer gives no promise of his returning to the turf this year. That he was a sprinter of exceptional quality he proved when he picked up 140 pounds and won the Luzerne Highweight Handicap, running three-quarters of a mile in 1:10, beating Old Koenig, George Starr and others, conceding nil of them weight. It was in this race that he fell lame, making the performance even, more meritorious. That race affected .Old Koenig also, as he pulled up in bad condition, but he will probably recover and be in training again. The six-year-old mare Bet will be the ..leader among the Jumpers in Mr. Coes stable, unless he has some new developriients to introduce. Bet is one of those mares which can be depended upon to run her race when in condition and is intelligently ridden. Not only is she a fast mare on the flat, but a rarely good jumper. It was generally thought she lost a race or two last year by lack of intelligent riding. This may or may not have been true, as no jockey can ride n perfect race at all times, and mistakes will happen wheti intentions are of the best. The three-year-old Over There might develop into a fair sort of colt. His past record is promising, and while he did not give any positive nssnranc.es he is a weight carrier, he may show that necessary quality when given n trial this year. All considered, Mr. Coe has a good stable outside of those in the two-year-old division, of which "he has a number and all are selected stock.

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