Terra Cottas Great Prowess: Harry OFalions Fleet Son a Winner of Many Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-07


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TERRA COTTAS GREAT PROWESS. Harry OFallons Fleet Son a Winner of Many Stakes. AVell known to all Chicago patrons of racing of j his day, was the good chestnut horse Terra Cotta. long the property of the Chicago firm of Hankius fc Johnson, racing under the name of the Chicago Stable. He was bred and raced as a two and three-year-old by James AV. Guest, of Danville. Ky. When a two-year-old in 1885, lit won the Lake-view llaudicap and Tremont House Stakes at AVasli-ington Park, Clark Stakes and Thomas Stakes at Lexington, Ky., and a purse at I.atonia, defeating such good ones as Laredo, Rightaway. Ada Reese, Hiuda, Ranburg, Jacobin, Wary and Poteen. Terra Cotta began as a three-year-old by running unplaced to Jacobin, Kstrella and Long Slipper in a purse race at I.atonia. Then he ran second to Jacobin in another purse at I.atonia and went to St. Louis and defeated Jim Gore, Mahouey, Insolence and Irocrastinator iu the St. Louis Derby. A few days later lie Won the Charles Green Stakes from Carey. Mahouoj- and five more three-year-olds. He ran fourth in the American Derby won by C. II. Todd, witli Miss Ford secoud and AVary third, but was the best horse in the race and should have won. He won the Drexel Stakes, witli Jim Gore second, Carey third and C. II. Todd unplaced and then defeated Miss Ford, Jim Gore, .Montrose. Carey, AVary and three more in the Sheridan Stakes. He won the Finality Stakes, run that year as a sequel to the American Derby, defeating Hindoo Rose and Safe Ban in a canter. Taken east he won the Relief Stakes at Saratoga from Hypasia, Carey and three others at a mile and live-eighths, ran second in a purse at Sheeps- head Bay and unplaced to Kurus, Kxile and Richmond in the Oriental Handicap at Gravesend and to Kiirus, Koliau and Dry Monopole In the Park-ville Handicap. , At four years old he won the Klinendorf Handicap at Louisville, Klwood Percheron Stakes, Merchants Eclipse Stakes and Granite Mountain Handicap at St. Louis, and was taken cast to run in the Suburban, for which Chicago and St. Louis backed him heartily. A great field of seventeen started and, at the end of a grand race, Klkwood won by a neck from Terra Cotta. with Firenze third, and such celebrities as Kurus, Banburg, Hidalgo, Counemara, Linden, Dunboyne and Joe Cotton unplaced. AVesterners long vowed that Terra Cotta had finished lirst, but the fact was he swerved just before the finish and lost by It. Linden was tiie topweight with 124 pounds and Terra Cotta second with 122. Then he won the Bay Ridge Handicap from Kurus. Firenze, Dun-boyuf. and Rupert and the Sheepshcad Ray Handicap from Firenze, Linden and live other cracks, carrying 124 pounds and running a mile and an eighth in 1:53, a record for that time, Kiugstou beat him at Saratoga for the Kxcclsior Stakes and Klkwood and Kingston for the Merchants Stakes, but he paid expenses hi- taking in two purses. He then won a purse at Sheepshcad Bay, ran third to Kingston and Bella 15. in the Second Special at Gravesend, second to Firenze in the Manhattan Handicap at Jerome Park and winding up unplaced iu the Oriole Handicap at Pimlico, came west highly respected down east. In 1889 Terra Cotta began by winning the Troubadour Handicap from Come to Taw and three more at Nashville. A few days later he finished third to Clara C. and Santalene for the Rock City Handicap at the same track. Jimmy McLaughlin was riding him with instructions to let his stable mate, Santalene, win. In the stretch ho was hard held and when Santalene seemingly had the race safe, Clara C. came with a sudden dash and won by a short head. McLaughlin was promptly ruled off despite his spotless record, but was reinstated the next day when investigation showed that the result, was an accident brought about by Leavys carelessness on Santalene. Terra. Cotta was then taken east and ran third to Kxile and Prince Royal in the Brooklyn Handicap. Brought west again lie beat Los Angeles for the Elwood Percheron Stakes, and won the Merchants Kclipse Stakes, both at St. Louis. Then he was, v hustled east again for another try for the Suburban nnd again was unlucky, running second to Raccland, witli Gorgo third. Kurus, Badge and Klkwood being among the unplaced ones. In the Bay Ridge Handicap lie was third to Inspector 15. and Tea Tray. An injury led to his retirement and he ran no more that year or in 1S90, hut won a race in 1891. His record in all was: Terra Cotta, ch. h. 1S84, by Harry OFallou Laura B, Year. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. AVon. 1S86 2, 10 5 2 0 3 $ 0,210 1SS7 3 Ri 0, 2 0 4 22.755 1SSS 4 27 10 0 S ., 15,77.!. 1SS9 5 7 3 1 3 0 0,330 1S90 5 Did not race. 1S91 7 3 1 1 0 1 025 Totals ...5 59 25 12 11 11 1,723

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