Return Of Owner Dunne To Racing: Owned and Raced Great Horses in the Long Ago and May Again., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-01


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RETURN OF OWNER DUNNE TO RACING Owned and Raced Great Horses in the long Ago and Hay Again Among recent successful comebacks in racing that of the respected owner and skillful trniner Pat Dunne is notable In the days when racing flourished in Chicago Mr Dunne was a prominent and popular figure on the local tracks and vested with an enviable reputation for uncompromising honesty in his turf transactions When troublous times came for the si ort lie after a time decided to abandon it and for a number of years was engaged In business pursuits in Kansas City But the old love of racing still existed and last year its lure became so overpowering that he decided to come back into the list of owners and trainers His first venture was with the extremely fast Uncle threeyearold Rifle with which lie won some capital races over the Kentucky tracks last year Since then he lias acquired others until he now possesses a niiinlivr of horses capable of win ¬ ning well according to their class A striking evidence of his skill as a trainer is in the almost invariable improvement horses show after passing into his possession well illustrated recently by the filly Flyaway for instance instanceIn In his former days on the turf Pat Dunne had much to do with mighty race horses and it is un ¬ likely that he will be satisfied until he again sends great stars to victory He developed and trained but did not own the great Longfellow horse Kiloy He owned trained and raced for himself such other grand horses as Flying Dutchman Bannockburn Captive Savablo and a host of other lesser lights one of which was the locally beloved Patrick a selling plater but one of the most dependable mud runners ever seen Savable was a great twoyear old which Dunne unluckily sold to John A Drake in 1902 for whom he won the Futurity of that year its net value being 44500 44500Just Just now Mr Dunnes stable is not extensive being made up of the good threeyearold Under Fire and the platers Harry Burgoyne Rookery Augustus Irregular and Gourmand Besides these he trains several for M Quinn Under Fire bled in his last race but it remains to be seen whether it is a serious case or not If disabled there re ¬ mains the fact that he is as well qualified to be ¬ come a successful sire as any young horse in the country countryUnder Under Fire was one of the band of yearlings secured by V K Coe when lie purchased the entire yearling output of the Sledmere Stud in England from Sir Mark Svkes in 1917 As a twoyearold he raced with indifferent success for Mr Coe win ¬ ning one purse and being several times placed He passed into J O Talbotts possession late in the year and was taken by him to New Orleans There on January 4 he won a race that so impressed Pat Dunne that he made overtures for the purchase of the colt and ten days later became its owner at a price not made public Whatever it was the colt lias richly repaid it For him he has ran In eighteen races of which lie won eight was sec ¬ ond in five third in two and won in money 9362 His most notable performance was his third in the Kentucky Derby a race of real merit Iti all he gave evidence of being one of those horses which rinen into full development slowly and may ¬ hap was meant by nature to be at his best and a great nicer as a fouryearold It lias been asserted in some quarters that lie has been raced too much this year Of that Pat Dunne is a better judge than any of his critics and the last mail in the world to abuse a horse

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