St. Simons Racing Greatness: Galopins Superb Son Went Through Two Seasons Without a Defeat., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-14


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ST SIMONS RACING GREATNESS Galopins Superb Son Wont Through Two Seasons Without a Defeat Tiie great English race horse and sire St Simon was bred by Prince Batthyany and was by Galopin Flying Duchess being her tentli foal On the death of his breeder he was purchased by the Duke of Portland and commenced his racing career in 18S3 as a twoyearold He made his first appear ¬ ance at Goodwood for the Halnaker Stakes five eighths of a mile Avhicli he won easily from eight opponents On the following day for the Maiden Stakes he as easily defeated his sole opponent ji colt by Baife Katrine St Simon did not run again until September at Derby when cnrrylils tin highest weight 124 pounds among nineteen com ¬ petitors for the Devonshire Nursery Plate he was again an easy winner This great performance he surpassed the same month at Doneaster for tin Prince of Wales Nursery Plate when with 12C pounds up and giving over a stone t the highest weighted of his twentyone opponents he won easily St Simons final contest that season was a match for 2500 with Duke of Riclimiind t even weights which he easily disposed of He thus won the five races for which In ran as n twoyearold without once being extended His first race as a threeyuarold wax at Newmarket in a race called the Trial Match which carrying 112 pounds he won without un effort from the sixyearold Tristan 135 pounds trvdo 85 pounds being beaten off in company with tumble tumbleSt St Simon was never entered for the Derby but it is strange that among turf ntudcuts ami writers this fact is so llttlo known St Simon however put in an appearance nt lvsoiu during Derby week when no opponent venturing to face him for the Epsom Gold Cup lie hud a walkover for that trophy The Ascot Gold Cup two and one half miles was St Simons next venture which he won easily from four opponents Then in the Gold Cup at Newcastle he beat his four opponents easily and wound up his threeyearold career by adding the Goodwood Clip two and onehalf miles to his successive triumphs defeating Ossian by twenty lengths with Friday beaten almost out of sight sightThis This was St Simons last race He was never in danger of defeat in any contest during the two seasons on the turf The death of his breeder caused St Simons nominations for the classics to become void but the Derby was uot one of these nominations

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