No Young Racers in Hildreth Stable: Lack of Two-Year-Olds Made Up by Powerful String of Older Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-14


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; ! 1 -; , : ! ! i 1 i I 1 1 i 1 i t j f t i r j t r T , I i, t J, NO YOUNG RACERS IN HILDRETH STABLE Lack of Two-Ycar-Olds Made Up -by Powerful . String of Older Horses. ffYORK. XiaiBetUand-SSimua-liti dretlf will come- to the races this" year Without a two-year-old. but what he lacks in that department will be made up in older horses. Of these he has thirteen, Including one, Mad Hatter, the property of Major August Belmont. This appears to be the only horse that will carry the Belmont colors this year. It is a iknVerful stable that will be presented, every horse being well up to the average as horses go. Horsemen believe it is the strongest small stable in -the, country, and in looking over the collection the opinion seems well founded. Every one in the bam is a winner, and some of them many times winners. Such a good class band arc they that one hardly knows where to begin to comment. There is Stromboli. which has been a handicap horse in the upper division for four or five years, and though eight years old promises to come back to his labors in healthy condition. He was shelved last year foi- a time, due to a bowed tendou, but he came back in the fall at Aqueduct and showed much of his old-time speed and gameness. With his winters rest he has seemingly outgrown his troubles and much is evidently expected of him, as he has been nominated for the big handicaps. Possibly next in importance to Stromboli is the good three-year-old Purchase, for which Mr. Hil-drqth has been offered huge sums, but he listens to none. He has another three-year-old. Cirrus, which gave such a good argument with War Pennant at Empire City. Some believe he is the, equal of Commander Ross colt, for which the latter is said to have paid a high figure, " 5,000 being the size of the check sent to Mr. A. K. Mncomber for War Pennant, Motor Cop and War Marvel, Following these comes Sunflash II., winner of many races, in which ho beat good handicap horses. Lucullite is also in tlic barn". This is .the horse that showed wonderful two-year-old form, but received an injury at Saratoga which interfered with his career. Last fall lie began to show some of his old-time form, beating horses that arc well up in the sprintiug division. He may come back to his old form under Hildreths care and attention, and should lie do. so there is no predicting his possibilities. Anotheri of the unkriown quantities in the Hildreth stable is Alibi. This colt did not become good until the autumn of last year and only graduated from the maiden class at Aqueduct; but he won his race in such easy fashion that he raised his standing in the horse community decidedly. It may be lie is only a selling plater, but indications point otherwise. NOT A BAD ONE IN THE STABLE. Out the AVay is another which will surely earn brackets. He showed at the fall meeting at Empire City he is better than the average by beating sucli horses as Star Spangled and Ultima Thule. Following these come Lord Brighton, Regal Lodge, Arrali Go On, Poacher, Princeps and Mad. Hatter, all of which will make their opponents step along in their respective divisions. Picking the primes from the group on past performances Mr. Hildreth has a half dozen horses worth while, and if Strom -boH, Purchase, Cirrus. Sunflash II. and Lucullite stand the strain of training and racing many a stake and parse will be credited to the Hildreth account. The more one looks over the list of horses the more powerful the stable becomes. They run from high-class selling platers up to the top of the handicap and stake division. There is not a bad horse in the band. Another addition to the establishment is Eddie Taplin, who will do the saddle work when the weights permit. Following is the rollcall of the S. C. Hildreth stable: Stromboli, ch. g, 8, by Fair Play St. Priscilla. Sunflash II., br. h, 5, by Sunbright Napthalia. Alibi, blk. c, 4, by Tracer Amicitia. Arrah Go On, br. g, 4, by Sweep Ellangowan. Lucullite, br. c, 4, by Trap Rock Lucky Lass. Out the Way, br. c, 4, by Peter Pan Sweepaway. Poacher, ch. g, 4, by Star Shoot Partridge. Princeps, ch. c, 4, by Fair Play St. Priscilla. Regal Lodge, br.. g, 4,. by Beppo Oriana. Cirrus, b. c, 3, by Tracery Morhingside. Lord Brighton, ch. c, 3, by Ballot Miss Crittenden. Purchase, ch. c, 3, by Ormdndalc Cherryola. Froperty of Major August Belmont: Mad Hatter, br. c, 3, by Fair Play Madcap.

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