Some Notable Horses Of Endurance., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-15


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SOME NOTABLE HORSES OF ENDURANCE The famous English mare Virago won both tlie Metropolitan Stakes and City and Suburban in 1S54 and three other horses accomplished this double doubleIn In 1S70 Sirbinus a fine vstayer won the City and Suburban by a length and an hour later took the longdistance one by four lengths Both races were contested on the same day for nine years although the Great Metropolitan was founded five seasons earlier than the City CityIn In 187 Mr Brayleys fiveyearold Mbrnington won the City and Suburban by threequarters of a length from Cremorne The next day April 1 carrying six pounds extra and ridden l y Tom Cannon he carried off the longer event by four lengths from a couple of great stayers in Dutch Skater and Uhlan On the same day jockey Morn ington Cannon was born and from the horse he got bis name The late Ir P Lorillards American bred gelding Parole was the only other animal to win lKth handicaps He was then six years old and Archer had the mount on each occasion Cas tlereagh alone opposing him in the Great Metro ¬ politan Stakes

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