Parole is Dead, Daily Racing Form, 1903-01-03


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PAROLE IS DEAD. Full of years and honors one of the greatest horses the American turf has ever known, died at Tuxedo Park on New Tears day. This was the famous "horse of two hemispheres," Parole. He was a brown, by Leamington Maiden, by Lexington, was foaled in 1873, and as horses ages are counted was thirty years old when he died. He began racing when a two-year-old by winning the July stakes at Monmouth Park July 8, 1875. At the same meeting, July 17, he won the August Stakes. Then he was taken to Saratoga, where he ran unplaced to his stable companion, Faithless, in the Flash Stakes, but was a close up fourth, and could have won had it been necessary. August 4 he won the Saratoga Stakes, August Belmonts two grand Allies Adelaide and Sultana, running second and third. August 10 he won the Kentucky Stakes, with Adelaide -a. game second and Sultana third. His last race as a two-year-old was in the Central Stakes at Baltimore, in which he ran second to his stable mate Cyrilj being under restraint at the finish to let Cyril win. He -was a high class two-year-old, and to the end of his career on the track he was a-high class race horse. He was a sprinter of -amazing speed, and a cup horse and a stayer as well. Parole was raced with great success in this country until 1878, in the fall of which year he was taken to England by his owner, P. Lorillard. He made his first start there in the spring Of 1879, in the Newmarket Handicap and inflicted a stunning surprise on our British, cousins by easily defeating Ison-omy, the best horse in England, one of those they dub "horse of the century" over there. Then he won the City and Suburban Handicap and the Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom. His first defeat in England was in the Chester Cup at Chester, won by Pageant, but at the same meeting He won the Cheshire Stakes in great style, carrying high weight. He won other good races in England, and altogether created such a disturbance that the Jockey vClub abolished an allowance of fourteen pounds to foreign bred horses that had been a rule prior to Paroles advent He was brought .back to this country in 1881 and won several races before he was Anally retired to spend his remaining years in comfort. He was naturally a great favorite with Mr. Lorillard by reason of his success in England as well as tiis splendid record on the American turf, and some ten years ago was exhibited proudly by his owner at the Morris Park course, though old and fat, and looking like anything but a City and Suburban winner, simply for his glorious achievements of a decade before.

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