view raw text
SALVIDERE PUT AWAY FOR 1907. . Salvidero is Thomas . Hitchcock Jr.s nomination for the Dixie Stakes, the principal special for three-year-olds to bo run at the Washington Jockey Club meeting at Benning. The champion gelding of the year will hardly start. Trainer John E. Madden, in speaking of his starting Salvidore in the Belmont Park AVeight for Ago Race, said: "Salvidere was all right before the race and his warin-up showed that he was feeling good. A great mistake has boon made. It was not the old ailing foot that broke in the running of the Belmont Park Weight for Age Race, but his other foot. The old bad foot had grown out and caused him no trouble whatever. But the other foot spread in the race and that must have caused him to make the poor showing he did. There was no reason to expect such an occurrence and no reason that any one could see for not starting him, though it really is not improbable that he would have .been beaten in any event by such a lior.se as Nealon was that day. "You mnst remember that Salvidere has always boon a cripple. Ho was fired as a yearling and it lias taken a lot of work and patience to get him this far the winner of over 1,000. Not bad, is it, for a crippled yearling? And another thing as to Salvidere looking thin and bad. He- would never be a horse to look otherwise. Salvideres dam was by Henry of Navarre, and you know what lie was when racing bones, and no more, and all his kin are like him. Salvidere is a great little horse, considering his infirmities, and I. hope he will win good races again next year."