Canadian Interest In Claude Brown: Is a Son of Great Britain, One of Best Looking Horses Ever Raced in the Dominion., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-01


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CANADIAN INTEREST IN CLAUDE BROWN Is a Son of Great Britain One of Best looking Horses Ever Baced in the Dominion BY FRANCIS NELSON NELSONTORONTO TORONTO Out May 31 It is one of the pleasures of racing unknown to those on the out ¬ side to follow the development of the second and subsequent generations of the horses male and fe ¬ male which have attracted attention by their own achievements on the turf To all such there is something out of the ordinary in the report of the winning of a race at Churchill Downs by the bay colt Claude Brown He Is owned by a Kentuckian and hardly a person at this moment in Canada ever saw him but Claude Brown is a son of Great Britain whose fine performances over long and short distances and with u real horses weight on his back have been a source of delight to thou ¬ sands of Canadian racegoers from AAindsor to Blue Bonnets BonnetsGreat Great Britain is a son of The Commoner and Touch Not owned now as when he raced by George M Heudrie Claude Brown is owned by J S Hawkins and this was the first time he ever faced the starter starterFrom From the international aspect of the nomencla ¬ ture of race horses it may be noted that the son of Great Britain defeated Sams Boy American Soldier and AVilson the Greut The interest in the racing of the thoroughbred is fur from a sordid one whatever may be said by intractors of the sport That is the secret of its vitality and its universal appeal appealLike Like all outstanding individuals of the equine race Great Britain always looked the part lie carried distinction in his appearance and if he were led along the public street without any suggestion of his identity not even the most indifferent could fail to see at a glance that he was un individual fur out of the common run Just so was George Morrow impressed with the superiority of Marshlund Shales the chuinpion of his day Again dayAgain I did for the horse what I would neither do for earl or baron doffed by hut Yes I doffed my hat to the wondrous horse the fast trotter the best in Mother Kugland and I too drew a 1 deep Ah and repeated the words of the old fellows around Such a horse as this we shall never see again a pity that he is so old The author of Lavengro and Uoinany Rye had eminent company in his admission that as In found it easy to love the horse he found it equally natural to respect him himProbably Probably the sturdy old John Bull nature of Dr Samuel Johnson it was that caused him to say something of a similar nature following a visit to Chatsworth tiie stately home of an eighteen cen ¬ tury Duke of Devonshire as it is of thu present governorgeneral of Canada CanadaThe The literary arbiter of England confessed that the only possession for which he envied the Duke was Atlas the race horse Atlas had considerable repute iu his day and his single defeat by Cureless is celebrated in a doggerel poem still extant in rural j England

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