Pair Of Ugly Ducklings: Peccant, Sold for 5,000, Failure on the Flat--Last Man Once Given Away., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-03


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PAIR OF UGLY DUCKLINGS Peccant Sold for 15009 Failure on the Fiat Last Han Once Givan Away The turf in this and every other country whore horses are raced abounds in stories of the ugly duckling that made good the million dollar beauty that failed or the despised sell ¬ ing plater that earned his way to the top of the heap heapTwo Two of the horses that are in the steeple ¬ chase division this year fit in with these old traditions of racing One is Peccant the five yeareld son of Trap Rock and Peccadillo und the other is Last Man a fouryearold son of Cock o the Walk and Crazyquilt CrazyquiltPeccant Peccant a few years back was racing among the cheapest sort of selling platers until J W Dean had him converted into a jumper He went on to become one of the best jumpers in training and his form was snch that before the running of the Charles L Appleton Memorial at Belmont Park Saturday he was purchased by the Green tree Stable for 15000 in an effort to win the ttake Few jumpers have commanded such a price priceLast Last Man was brought to the races by Frederick Johnson and he was thought so little of after having been tried that he was fnally given away Then according to the gossip of his career he was bought by Mrs F Ambrose Clark for 150 150For For ilrs Clark this gift horse was winner of the Junior Steeplechase for threeyear olds at Pimlico last fall and he began well at Pimlico this spring when he finished sec ¬ ond to Free State on May 3 for Mrs Clark ClarkSome Some time after that race he was sold to Mr Clark who is one of his wifes strongest rivals in steeplecliasing for something like 1000 But Last Man fell in his only start under tho P Ambrose Clark silks and that jace was also at Pimlico He was not brought to the post for the Charles L Ap ¬ pleton Memorial for which he was an eli ¬ gible and now ho has been purchased back by Frederick Johnson He is back in the stable from which he was banished as a gift horse It is not known just what Mr John ton paid to have him back but he is back

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