War Crys First Trip into Canada.: Unique Incident in Careers of Charles Boyle and Winner of First Canadian Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-27


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WAR CRYS FIRST TRIP INTO CANADA. Unique Incident in Careers of Charles Boyle and Winner of First Canadian Derby. Charles BojrV, who was the senior member of he fir i" Boyle - I.ittleitcld when ■ few years back they raced mom goad hones oa the tracks in the north ami east, later in charge of the establishment oi .1. L. Seagram, and new the owner of The lira, ■ mode si breeding establishment at Woodstock, Ontario, is the subject , f an Interesting article in the current issue of the Canadian Sportsman. Mr. Boyle Is the ilean of the trainers of thoroughbred horses in Canada and lias had an experience catering sssae thin like a bait centurj on the turf. "It is lmt accessary to .enumerate all the horses Charles Bsyle lias handled," says the Banrtsstan. • It will be suflieient to mention some of the noted one- that he bsnaght to the post. Anion;; tliose of f the earlier days were such good per for sm is as Yes pitiious. Judge Daren and Musketeer, and he won 1 many u.«»ii races with this trio, a snare that landed liim ■ good deal of Credit at the time was Inspiration. • She was brought over from the States, and came here with a reputation of being a fair sprinter. . She had never shown any ahttttj fa o a yard further r than si furlones. She was wintered at Woodstock, and exercised several miles through the snow every day Of a severe winter. Was put into training earlv r in the spring, was taken back to the States, where she won .it all distances, laeJudUng two mile heats. • and won several rich stakes. She also won a nip 9 Bt Cleveland, distance two miles and a half. "War Cry was another gaoi horse trained by him. He won the first Canadian Derby at Barrie and afterward . seored in tuauy important races, both in Canada and the United States. A funny thins: happened , in roaaectlau srith War Crys trhj to Canada. Be I tad been entered by his breeder in the Derby and i , Syndicate Of Canadians, composed of Dr. Andrew • Smith, T. C. Patterson and Captain Klwes. decided , 1 tlat he was worth buying, as it looked as if the number of starters in the stake would neither be ■ numerous nor of much quality. Dr. Smith went east . and i sirhsstd the horse, and about one week prior t the Barrie meeting be was shipped rasa New . York. Several days passed by. but the her Si did I i not arrive here, and no word was received. Finally. when It came within three days of the race, the owners became alarmed, and I1IIOUB.S the railway company an impiiry order was sent over the line. . asking if such a horse had been unshipped at any . point between New York and Toronto. After some hours d anxious waiting, word was received that such a horse had been taken off the train at Syracuse and was there in ■ lirery stable, bat ao groom was , in charge of bin. a special messenger was at once dispatched and on his arrival he ascertained 1 -ullicicnt particulars to show that the g,IIIOBi in • Charge Of War Cry had gone crazy and left the trail I a; Syracuse, ami by some means or other bad persuaded those in charge of the train to allow him to disembark the borne. After putting the animal la ! a livery stable the man disappeared, and at the time of the visit of the Toronto messenger be had I been some lour days in the stable, ami the only exercise be bad received in thai time was a walk twice a day to the water trough in the stable yard. lie wis speedily brought to Toronto, where he aimed on the afternoon before Derby day. The write;- asked Colonel Cumberland, then president of the Northern Railway, to allow the horse to be shipped in a special car and have the same hooked on to tin- express train which left for Barrie at 4 p. 111. The colonel, who was a rare good sports-man himself. Immediately granted the request, and War Cry was landed in Barrie and reached the race track at 7:30 the same night. lie was galloped 1 slow mile or two thai evening and the following BMrning, Which was race day, he also had a little easy work. It was not much preparation lor a Derby candidate, but be was cleverly ridden by the present Charlie Wise, and after a ding done ngbtlag aalsh with Sarah •.. the property "t Mr. Graham, of Ottawa, he won by half a length. Mr. Alloua.vs Electric was third, and Ml. Lowells Gall Reporter, fourth. The stake was worth a little over 00 tO tin- winner."

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