Rhodoras Bad Luck, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-07


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RHODORAS BAD LUCK. It develops that Richard Crokers Rhodora, two-year-old half-sister to Orby, had more than her share or bad luck in the race for the National Breeders Produce Stakes at Saudown Park, England, July 20, when she was narrowly defeated by White Eagle. At the post she was kicked on the inside of one of her hocks by Quercus, causing her to begin slowly, and about midway of the journey she was cut off by White Eagle. The injury from the kick was sufficient to cause her withdrawal from the Great Lancashire Bleeders Produce Stakes at Liverpool five days later, a race which she was regarded as having at her mercy. . In commenting upon the race for the National Breeders Produce Stakes the Loudon Sporting Life says: "White Eagle won, as expected, but not quite in the manner which his previous exhibition had warranted his admirers in believiug lie would. He ran a good and essentially game animal, but the best of the year should have conceded nine pounds and the sex allowance to Rhodora more easily. It was a delightful struggle for spectators who had no monetary interest iu the result, as they left the rest well hehind a quarter of a mile from home, and fought their duel inch by inch to the winning post. Rhodora at one moment appeared to have the best of it, but White Eagle came again and leat her by a head. It will be a great day when White Eagle meets either Sir Archibald or Prospector, unless, like so many other of the Foxhill horses, he deteriorates with age."

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