Saratoga Sale Recalls Neil Gows Fine Record, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-20


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, 1 , j j SARATOGA SALE RECALLS NEIL GOWS FINE RECORD Lord Rosebery has owned at one time or another some of Englands most famous horses. One of these was Neil Gow, which died in 1919. Neil Gow was by Marco, the sire of our own Omar Khayyam, whose first offspring was sold at Saratoga recently and brought good prices. Neil Gow did some notable racing as a three-year-old, after winning four out of six races and 3,530 as a two-year-old in 1909. He came out in the early summer of 1910 and first gave three pounds and an easy beating to the speedy Whisk Broom and four others in the Craven Stakes over the Rowley mile, and a fortnight later confirmed his Doncaster form with Lemberg by defeating him a short head for the Two Thousand Guineas, the. struggle being a most thrilling one. The Derby was the next engagement he took part in, but a few days before the contest Neil Gow sprang a slight curb and, although he went to the post, he was unable to show his proper form and could only fin- ish fourth to Lemberg, which beat Greenback a neck, with Charles OMalley another two lengths away third. Lord Roseberys colt, however, was quite himself again when he came out for the Eclipse Stakes, wherein, after one of the most exciting and remark-I able races, Neil Gow, on even terms, ran a dead-heat with his old opponent Lemberg and the stakes were divided. During his prepar-, ation for the St. Leger Neil Gow went wrong on both his back tendons in August and retired from the turf after having earned hia owner 09,930 in stakes during his somewhat brief but strenuous racing career.

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