Something About An Unbeaten Mare: Pedigree and Remarkable Record in Racing of the Celebrated Hungarian Mare Kincsem., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-27


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SOMETHING ABOUT AN UNBEATEN MARE Pedigree and Remarkable Record in Racing of the Celebrated Hungarian Van Eincsem A long while ago as horse life goes fortyfive years to be exact a filly was foaled in Hungary destined to singular and great fame In the course of her career on the turf she is credited With having started in either fiftyfour or fiftysix races each and every one of which she won The reason for any confusion in regard to the number of her starts lies in the fact that nearly all of Klncsems racing was done in AustriaHungary and Germany complete particulars of which were not forthcoming The only time she raced in England was When she won the Goodwood Cup of 1878 from Pageant and Lady Golightly at two and a half miles Latterday English writers do not con ¬ sider this to have been any great feat but on the day of the race Pageant was the favorite at 5 to 4 with Lady Golightly at 2 to 1 and Kincsem the outsider at 2 to 1 Still she won easily by two lengths Her nearest approach to a defeat came the same year in the Grand Prize of Baden at Baden Baden Germany in which Prince Giles the First ran a dead heat with her but she won the run off by five lengths She was a wonderful racing machine and her oldfashioned pedigree was

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