Traverser And Fleur De Lis., Daily Racing Form, 1898-02-19


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TRAVERSER TRAVERSE AND FLEUR FLOUR DE LIS LISA LISThough Lesotho Though Flour do Lis Lisa beat Traverser Traverse somewhat handily in their recent mile and a sixteenth race at Oakland the colt put up a performance that would probably have sufficed to vanquish any horse of his age now in California He set the pace and led to near the finish where the mare passed him and won by a half length San Francisco papers credit the colt with doing the first mile in 1 39 a measure of speed that will give the owners of other supposedtobe supposed crack threeyearolds sdmething something to think about while awaiting Traversers Traverses return to the east eastThis deaths This race also serves to give a decided fore ¬ cast of Fleur Flour do Lis Lisa great chances for Brooklyn and Suburban honors provided always that she can be brought to the post in condition equal to her present Califprnia California form No greater speed than she possesses is requisite to the winning of either of these great races That she will stay any route seems to be only a matter of proper training and with only 103 pounds to carry she appears to be simply thrown jn Precedents are against mares winning either of these races but it must be remembered that very few high class mares have even been started in either There is no reason why one of Fleur Flour de Lis Lisa class favorably handicapped as she is might not win either or even both races racesConcerning Concerning the breeding of this mare the San Francisco Breeder and Sportsman says It is not to be wondered at that Fleur Flour de Lis Lisa is the great mare she is considering her breed ¬ ing King Her sire the dead Maxim son of Musket was the best race horse of his day in the Colon ¬ ies dies and many think his superior as a racer was never foaled in New Zealand They do not even except the mighty Carbine Maxims race record goes far to bear them out The record is eight wins and two seconds out of ten starts and one of his defeats was from Abercorn Oberon who defeated Carbine twice when Maxim had trav travel ¬ eled belled many hundreds of miles and had just been taken off boat and train The dam of Fleur Flour de Lis Lisa Fleurette Ferreted is an own sister to Firenzi Frenzied cer Acer ¬ tainly taxingly the best race mare of her day inAmerica diametrical The second dam was Florida by Virgil The third dam was Florence dam of the mighty Hindoo Indoor In the case of Flour de Lis Lisa blood cer Acer ¬ tainly taxingly tells

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