Famous Botafogo is Dead: Greatest of South American Race Horses, Beaten Only Once in Eighteen Races, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-21


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f c i t J t a c j g L L at , v : j | |j 1 JT. I j in I , j ij L jll. L to c T. FAMOUS B0TAF0G0 IS DEAD Greatest of South American Race Horses, • Beaten Only Once in Eighteen Races. Dispatches from Buenos Aires bring news of the death on April 18 of Botafogo. the i greatest race horse in South America. Bota- I fogo ran in eighteen races and won seventeen, finishing second when beaten by Grey- fox. He later turned the tables on his con- i queror, running away from Greyfox when they met in a special race to decide the , supremacy, no sporting event in years arousing so much excitement throughout Argentina as this contest. Botafogo was a remarkably fast horse as well as a stayer of i the pronounced type. A mile in 1:37% and I mile and seven-eighths in 3:07 are samppsl of his speed. In 1919 Botafogo was sold for 00,000, one of the highest prices ever paid for a horse anywhere. Botafogo was a seven-year-old horse by i the wonderful native South American horse Old Man. that outranked the Epsom Derby i winner Diamond Jubilee among winning sires there several years ago. He was by Orbit, son of Bond Or, and was from the ; French mare Moissonneuse, by Dollar, the horse whose life-size statue in bronze stands the entrance to the Empire City track in i Yonkers, N. Y. Korea, the dam of Botafogo. was sent to South America from Kentucky in 1910 and was sold there with a foal by Ben Strome for about ,200. She was foaled in England, but raced mostly at St. Louis for P. Hayes in 1904 as a two-year-old, winning four races and being placed three times thirteen races. That was Koreas only racing in this country. She was retired early ,and sent for sale to South America a few-years later when the racing slump came, P. Headier of the Beaumont Stud imported Korea and, after her racing until sent South America, she was one of the band of brood mares at the Dixiana Stud of Mrs. J. Carson of Lexington, Ky.

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