Mustapha and Bendigo, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-16


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MUSTAPHA AND BENDIGO Wltllo hii-king tLsit burst of speed which always, except in tbo cino of the real plod-drr, clixracLMTztiS the high-class racer at ti.o finish of a con lent, no gamer or iuoro snjo.njua hurse ever ra,a than jYIustapha, by Oliro CluLtty. the old chestnut gelding, which during his long career won twenty-sc vgo races, two of them when thirteen years old, for his owner, Victor Tabor. For Lord Carnarvon ilustapha rail second for tbo Cambridgeshire three ytiaru in suc-avawn, to Christmas Daiey in 1909 and tho f -I owing year and to Long Sot in 1911, helng asked to give the last-named sv-n of KabcJais no less than twenty-two pounds. At the December sales year Mr. Tabor bought on behalf of ?.Ir. Gtuit for 2,000, and for him the horse ran close up fourth in the Camhridscaliirc of 1912, wo;t by Adam 3ede, this being Ida Ijst in Via conicst. A much more famous horse, Iividigo, did greater feats than Mustapha in it.e Great Houghton ILuidicap, winuing it in 1S83, as a thmc-ycar-olil ; being secoiul to Florenco tbo next year, chiefly because his rider, Jim Snowdcn, was tipsy, otherwiso tho formur could never luivo given him tliir-ton pounds and a head beating; aul again aoctnd, beaten ea-sily, in 1SS5, when trying to give ten pounds to PJaisantarie. I5cndigo did not run for the race in 1SSG, but in 1SS7, tlio last timo the raco took place over tho old course, he ran second, beaten a half length by Gloriation, when giving him thirty-five pounds. Horse and Hound

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