How Mistake Received His Name: Failure of High-Priced Yearling Suggests to Owner a Proper Nomenclature for Him, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-28


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HOW MISTAKE RECEIVED HIS NAME Failuro of High-Priced Yearling Suggests to Owner a Proper Nomenclature for Him. BY EDWARD W. COLE. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 27. There is a little history in connection with naming the three-year-old Mistake, which was Sold with the G. D. Wldener horses last night at the Fasig-Tipton sale. When a yearling Mr. Widener gave 0,000 for this son of Uncle Nethersole, believing him to be one of the most probable stake winners offered at the sale. After due consideration and the colt hnving undergone his regulation educational exercises it was discovered that he was no horse at all, or at least his future was anything but brilliant. Up to that time the colt had not been named, and while Mr. Joyner and Mr. Widener were discussing nomenclatures Mr. Widener turned to Mr. Joyner, saying: "I guess wo had better name this fellow Mistake, for I evidently made an error when I paid 0,000 for him." Some of the New York regulars are a little late getting here. One of the latest to arrive is Captain Jim Churchill, wire arrived yesterday just to spend a couple of afternoons. An old man known around the tracks and stables as Candy John was blackjacked last night on Mitchell street. According to his account a colored man struck him,, knocking him down, then gathered what wealth he could. The assailant had not been caught at noon today. Larry Carey will move his two horses to Aqueduct the latter part of this week. ODOM PLEASED WITH PUHCHASES SUCCESS. George Odom was as jubilant as Sam Hildreth after Purchase beat Hannibal and others In the Huron Handicap. "It is pleasing to know that I was right in my judgment when I said that Purchase was the fastest and best horse I ever trained," isaid Odom. "When he lost the Futurity last year he did a lot of damage to me. I dont know how much money I would have Avon, but Mr. Smith would have gathered a handsome sum." In speaking of the Futurity later on Mr. Smith said it made a difference to him of more than 00,000. "I think about 15,000, to be correct," said the once owner of Purchase. In efforts to excuse Hannibals defeat by Purchase some seem to think that his fall just prior ?to the race, when he reared and fell backward while cutting up in the paddock after Ensor had mounted. Judging from the early speed of the colt it is doubtful if the fall liurt him to any great extent or he would not have started off the ;way he did after the barrier was raised, nor would he have held to the lead as long as he did if he had been seriously injured. E. J. Crawford has shipped his stable to Jamaica. D. R. Lindsey, the old-time jockey, who wrote some time ago to trainer II. G. Bedwell asking for enough money to buy an artificial leg and which was gathered up among horsemen and jockeys, has written Mr. Bedwell that he 1 as been supplied with the desired leg and has recovered sufficiently to obtain suitable employment. He wishes to thank all those who subscribed. Charles F. Grainger will pay a visit to Belmont Park for a few days before returning to Kentucky for the opening of the fall racing season.

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