Sir Hals Racing Record: Famous Stallion Held Eminent Rank Among Best of His Time, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-28


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r !i ,j h v s 1 s 1" . c Y f 1 t t c i J t 1 1 a i . ; ; 1 , . ! ; 1 1 I , . I r s I e i e 1- s e in of ,f e of II t. SIR HALS RACING RECORD Famous Stallion Held Eminent Rank Among Best of His Time. Handsome Son of Sir Harry and Saltram Had a Brilliant Career on the Turf and n Sired Many Good Horses. , 1 1 The following extract from American Turf 2 Register of 1832 regarding the famous stal- 3 3. iion Sir Hal may prove of interest to readers : 4 4. Among the horses which have been most 5 V distinguished on the American turf Sir Hal G and His of running 7 holds eminent rank. style was as beautiful as his performances were successful and extraordinary. The observation was made in our hearing, by Colonel 1 1 W. R. Johnson, that Sir Hal was the hand- 2 2 somest horse, when at full speed, that he had ever seen on a race track. 3 3 We should be glad to give a list of his i A distinguished get. It is no small feather in his cap to have begotten Colonel Johnsons E r favorite horse, Medley. The facts which follow are derived entirely p, P. from hand bills: Sir Harry, the sire of Sir 7 7 Hal, said to be the handsomest and one of the best sons of Sir Peter Teazle, was also the sire of Sir Alfred, which ran twenty 1 1 miles with Duroc at Fairfield, making "two 2 2 dead heats, and winning the third with ease." 3 3 SIR HARRYS COURT IN MARYLAND. 4 4 Sir Harry formerly stood at Griffiths, five 5 5 miles below Havre de Grace, in Harford County, Maryland. 6 6 The dam of Sir Hal was by the imported horse Saltram, by Eclipse ; his granddam by 7 7 the imported Medley, by Gimcrack ; his great-granddam by Young Aristotle ; he by imported Aristotle. The performances of Sir Hal were as 3 1 follows : The fall he was three years old he ran 2 2 match race with Douglas Francisco, two-mile heats, which he won easily in three min- 2 3 utes and 5G seconds. The spring he was four years old he won 4 a cup at Fairfield, two-mile heats, beating -Holmes 5 Molineau, Wilkes Fitz-Diomed, Tottys Forty Seven, and two others, with- 6 cut being put up. The fall he was four years 7 old he won Jockey Club Purse at Warrenton, three-mile heats, beating Davis Little Billy, and several others with great ease. The same 1 fall he went to Broad Rock, entered for the , Proprietors Purse, three-mile heats, and 2 nothing would enter against him. Later in , the fall he went to Fairfield and started for 3 the Jockey Club Purse, four-mile heats, against Wynns Cup-Bearer and four others, which race he lost, after winning the first , heat in 7 minutes 52 seconds, and losing the second by a few feet he was taken with the cramp in an injured leg and with difficulty was taken to the stable. SIR HARRYS RETURN TO RACING. The spring he was five years old he was not trained, by way of recovery to the injured leg. The fall of that year he won a Jockey Club purse at Warrenton, two-mile heats, without being put up, beating Drum- monds Florizel and some others. The same fall he won a Jockey Club purse, four-mile heats, at Broad Rock, beating and breaking down, at one heat, Wynns Cup-Bearer, in seven minutes and forty-six seconds. The same fall he won the Proprietors Purse at Belfield, easily beating Drummonds horse by Potomac, Wynns mare by Bedford, Coes ! mare by Sir Harry and three others. The spring he was six years old he won the Ladys Purse at Fairfield, mile heats, best three in five, beating easily Minges Walk-in-the-Water, Watsons Sancho, Flour-j noys sorrel mare and three others. Later the same spring he won the Proprietors Purse at Newmarket, three-mile heats, easily in five minutes and fifty-two seconds, beat- ing Worshams mare by Jack Andrews, Minges Black Eyed Susan by Sir Archy and several others. WINS PURSE AS SIX-YEAR-OLD. In the fall of the same year he won the Proprietors Purse at Warrenton, two-mile heats, beating Forresters marc by Sir Archy, and Tripps horse by Sir Harry. "Later in the fall of the same year he won a Jockey Club purse at Newmarket, four-mile heats, running both heats under eight minutes, and the second in seven minutes " and fifty-six seconds, quicker than any heat ever run over that course, beating Worshams mare Merino Ewe by Jack Andrews, Jones gray mare by Florizel, Forresters Director by Sir Archy, Minges brown mare by sir Archy, and sev-e eral others. Still later in the fall of the same year he won a Jockey Club purse at Belfield, three-mile heats, without being put up, beat-" ing William Wynns Young Favorite and Tripps horse. In the spring of his seventh year he made a season at William Wynns in the County of Sussex, where he was put to fifty mares. The fall following he was trained and car-j ried to Maryland, where he ran two races, one at Marlboro, four-mile heats, seven start-, ing, which race he won easily, running both heats under eight minutes, A week later he ran at Washington City, three-mile heats, and won easily, beating Dr. Browns Rosa, C. S. Ridgleys Penelope, Hughes Diana, and Governor Ridgeleys i Tuckahoe. He won the first heat in five 1 minutes and fifty-nine second, and the sec-, ond in five minutes and forty-three seconds. The fall he was nine years old he ran at Newmarket, three-mile heats, and was j beaten by the celebrated horse Virginian.

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