Corn Tassel Back Home: Richard T. Wilson Buys His Old Gelding Back and is Promised a Life of Ease, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-22


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! ! t I j j j 1 CORN TASSEL BACK HOME Richard T. Wilson Buys His Old Gelding Back and Is Promised a Life of Ease. NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 21. Corn Tassel, the ten-year-old imported son of Santoi Cornfield, by Isinglass, is back home. In other words, Richard T. AVilson has purchased the old gelding and he is to have an easy time of it to the end of his days. In recent years this honest old gelding has been knocked about in various ownerships, and his was anything but a life of ease. Mr. Wilson has every reason for seeing to it that old Corn Tassel should end his days comfortably, for he was a wonderfully good horse while racing under the silks of the president of the Saratoga Association. In time he went amiss, was lost to the stable and he has raced under various different silks since that time. He will never again know the rigors of training and will only be used about the stable as a hack to keep him in good physical condition. One of the best races run by Corn Tassel was when he was winner of the Suburban Handicap of 1019. He ran the mile and a f.uarter in 2 :02M; to beat Sweep On and Boniface, and only once has there been a faster running of the race. That was in 1913 when Whisk Broom II. won in 2:00, and the time of that race has always been questioned. In 1921 Sandy McNaughtons Audacious equaled the Corn Tassel time when he beat Mad Hatter and Sennings Park. Corn Tassel was a remarkably game race horse and his victory in the Suburban was only one of his brilliant performances. He just missed being great by a matter of a few pounds. Corn Tassel, br. gr. 1914, by Santoi Cornfield, by Isinglass. Year. Arc. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. TJnp. Won. 191fi 2 1 0 0 0 1 J1917 3 23 S 9 1 5 $ 3,560 11918 -1 20 8 0 . 5 7 11.237 1919 5 12 2 0 0 4 8,380 1920 0 3 0 1 0 2 200 1921 -7 did not race. 1922 S did not race. 1923 9 4 0 0 1 3 100 Totals 0 69 IS 22 7 22 0,477

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