Eurythmic a Great Racer: Australian Champion a Good Stayer-Has Won Twelve of Thirteen Races, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-27


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EURYTHMiC A GREAT RACER Australian Champion a Good Stayer Has Won Twelve of Thirteen Races. SYDNEY, N. S. W.t Australia. June 20. Eu-rythmic is the present Australasian racing champion, Poitrel having been retired. He is only four years old; not a Tavorable age here. Yet be has won twelve of his thirteen races and 05,4 10 this season. Eurythmics only defeat was in the Melbourne Cup race, in which he finished fourth. Of Eurythmics wins three have been at two miles, six at a mile and a half, one at a mile and a quarter, and two at nine furlongs. Nine wins at a mile and a half or over is a great record in a season, aud success at shorter distances shows versatility possessed by few horses. Sasanof, in New Zealand, is one of the exceptions, and apparently he is still quite at home in races from seven furlongs to two miles, which, as he is rising elgni. Is somewhat remarkable. Great horse as was Carbine, he was heaten in five of fourteen races as a four-year-old, once being unplaced, whereas his greatest number of failures in any other season was four. It must be added, though, that at four years he was second in the Melbourne Cup with 110 pounds, and subsequently won the Sydney Cup with 135 pounds. Nowadays a horse that finished second iu a Melbourne Cup wlin HO pounds would rightly have little chance of getting into the Sydney Cup of the same season with five pounds less. No doubt his defeat by Melos and Dreadnought in the Champion Stakes at the Victoria Autumn Meeting was responsible for Carbines lenient treatment in the Sydney Cup, for which lie started a 7 to 4 favorite. Stakes were not then what they are now, aud even with Sydney Cup win and a Melbourne Cup second, Carbine only earned 1,!2d at four years. PATRON, POSEIDON, COMEDY KING. Patron won the Melbourne Cup at four years with 12! pounds, but for the whole season his eleven starts only gave two wins. His best effort after the Cup was his second in the Esscndon Stakes, in which ho was beaten by Carnage, another four-year-old. The- Victory was four years when he accounted for the Melbourne Cup with 121 pounds, but he finished the season with only three wins for thirteen races. He was sixth in the Sydney Cup with 132 pounds, but wound up by winning the Cumberland Stakes and Australian Jockey Club Plate. In the latter he made the excellent time of 5:25 for three miles. Lord Cardigan at four years was second with 131 pounds in a Melbourne Cup, but unfortunately died shortly after that race. Poseidon was a good four-year-old, but his record did not equal that of Eurythmic cither in wins or prize money. He won seven of the twelve races in which lie ran, and was only once out of a place, that being in the Australian Jockey Club Autumn Stakes, for which he started at 3 to 1 on. Like Eurythmic, he won the Caulfield Cup, but with 129 pounds, against 121 pounds carried by Eurythmic. Poseidon also ran in the Melbourne Cup that year, but 141 pounds proved altogether too much for him, notwithstanding he was second favorite at 4and to 1. Comedy King was at a disadvantage in being foaled to English time, but at four years he won five of the twelve races in which he ran and got close to 0,000 in stakes; but a couple of seasons later Piastre, as a four-year-old, put together ?U,850, and he is next to Eurythmic in stake winnings for horses of that age. Piastre won the Melbourne Cup and six weight-for-age races. He was out of a place four times iu fifteen starts and one of his placings was third in the Australian Cup with 120 pounds. OTHER GREAT AUSTRALIAN HORSES. A high-class performer in Cetigne fared badly at four years, running fifteen times for one first, two seconds, and three thirds, with ,925 in stakes; while, though Poitrel won four races and .8,555 iu stakes in his four-year-old season, he was un-. placed in his other seven races, one of which was the Sydney Cup with 132 pounds. Kennaquhair was good at four years, running an excellent race when he won the Metropolitan with lit! pounds, and an even better one when, with 120 pounds, he- ran Night Watch to half a length iu the Melbourne Cup. At four years Desert Gold was beaten twice in eveu races, and Gloaming once in a similiar number. Opinions will naturally differ as to whether Eurythmic is really as good at four years as were some of those mentioned. Form really gives- Carbine a pull over him, as the latter had 140 pounds when he was second in the Melbourne Cup, and 135 pounds when he won the Sydney Cup. Patron won the Melbourne Cup with 129 pounds and The Victory with 124 pounds, while Eurythmic was unplaced with 130 pounds. Nevertheless, the latters four-year-old record is actually better than any of the others. Here is the record of Eurytlunic in 1921: Race. Place. And. Memsic Stakes 1 .f3,500 October Stakes 1 1,910 Caulfield Stakes 1 5,500 Caulfield Cup 1 25,500 Melbourne Stakes 1 5,720 Melbourne Cup 4 .... Fisher Plate I 5,305 Esscndon Plate 1 5,530 Governors Plate 1 5,5-15 Kings Plate 1 3,705 Sydney Autumn Stakes 1 9,205 Sydney Cup 1 20,345 Cumberland Stakes . ; 1 7,475 Total 13 races 12 won, 1 unplaced ?105,440 KANGAROO.

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