Post Time, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-15


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: Thirty-five horses have won more than one hundred thousand dollars in America. Miss Woodford Avas the first to enter this exclusive circle. Sarazen was the latest member admitted. Miss Woodford started the club back in the early eighties. Ed. Corrigans Freeland did his best to keep the Dwyer Brothers mare from qualifying. Three victories he gained over her cost her some thirteen thousand. Freeland himself never came close to eligibility. He won most of his thirty races in the West, where ?3,500 first money was a noteworthy prize that was before Matt Winn became interested in the welfare of good race horses. A horse like Freeland today would never have to leave Colonel Winns bailiwick to win one hundred grand. After Miss Woodford came Hanover. He. earned more than eighty thousand before he ever tasted defeat. But the lads who think 1 to 12 means "call at this office, we have money for you," didnt forget his first defeat not till their dying day. As Woodrow Wilson had his Senator Jim Reed, so did Hanover have his Laggard. Firenze was the only other horse to join the circle in the eighties. In the thirty-five years that have since passed, but three ladies have made their way into the club Beldame, Sallys Alley and Chacolet. Such Suffragette horses as Los Angeles, My Dear and Yo Tambien came close. Exterminator cost My Dear her membership. He beat her heads and noses for plenty. And Old Slim is willing to testify that no horse ever was burdened with two such pests as My Dear and Boniface. They fought him to a standstill at all distances and over all sorts of tracks. Mad Hatter was the greatest rogue, possibly the only one to get his name on the list. Tenny, the Mad Hatter of his time, missed out by many thousands. For which he can thank Salvator, which beat him noses for close to fifty thousand. And if there had been no Proctor Knott Salvator would have chalked up some forty, thousand additional for himself. Six of the members of the circle raced in the "blue, white spots" of James R. Keene Domino, Delhi, Sysonby, Ballot, Peter Pan and Colin. Sam Hildreth trained four Zev, Grey Lag, Mad Hatter and King James. Exterminator, Strathmeath, King James and Black Gold are the only ones that ever raced in the winter. Though good, old Banquet experienced a worse "winter" than any high-class horse that ever looked through a bridle. He wound up his career between the shafts of a London ansom. Dwyer Brothers "red and blue" were carried by five Miss Woodford, Hanover, Firenze, Kingston and Banquet. Boniface, Sir Barton, Zev, Man o "War, Mad Hatter, Sarazen, Grey Lag, Morvich, Exterminator, Sallys Alley, Black Gold, Wise Counsellor and Chacolet are the horses since the war that have joined the list. Roamer, Billy Kelly, Pillory, Bunting and My Dear missed out by the value of a single late closing stake. Though Roamer and My Dear might more properly be said to have missed out by the noses they were beaten for several rich prizes. Nothing but a pair of splints can keep Master Charlie out next season. Lloyds would hardly be willing to wager that Chilhowee and Mad Play wont make the grade. A victory in the Coffroth would put Princess Doreen in. Mother Goose has a chance to get in. A victory in next springs Dixie Handicap would bring Nellie Morse within hailing distance. And some of the boys insist on thinking that Silver Fox will enter the list next season. They profess to see him cleaning up all the big fixtures in 1925. Honest. Small wonder the Germans think they didnt lose the Avar. :

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