Death Of Famous English Race Mare.: Memoir, Winner of 6,500, Lost to Egerton Stud--General British Racing News., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-27


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DEATH OF FAMOUS ENGLISH RACE MARE Memoir Winner of 86500 Lost to Egcrton Stud General British Racing News London May Hi Memoir which died at tho Egcrton Stud a few days since from rupture of the uierus was although a good race mare a terrible stud failure all her produce being extremely moder ¬ ate loaled at the Hampton Court Stud on April 17 1SS7 and by St Simon out of Quiver by Tox opliilltc she was purchased there as a yearling by the Duke of Portland for 7500 and as a three yearold won the Oaks by a length from Signorinn which was however not at her best and Memeir had the way considerably cleared for her when Mie secured the St Iegor Never was seen such bumping and knocking out of presumed dangerous candidates as occurred at lie Until bend in that race and then Is little doubt certain jockeys were going for Memoir on that day Other events secured by Memoir dur ¬ ing hei racing career were the Bradford Plate Zet ¬ land Stakes Irendergast Stakes Nassau Slakes Newmarket Oaks and July Cup She won in stakes sr5 0 and could certainly have raptured the One Thousand Guineas had not the Duke of Portland declared to win the race with her homebred stable companion Semolina SemolinaA A wellknown handicapper C K Itichards annu ¬ ally issues an excellent table called the rnotlicial Handicap In this seasons figures he brings the classic threeyearolds that have run this year into the following relations Horse HorseHhodora Hhodora Norman III IIIBracelet Bracelet Sir Archibald Ardentrive White Eagle Mereiitio IIorse IIorsePerrier Perrier Courtesy ICdnam Your Majesty Klin Twig Morentt icttmg on the Derby by the way is getting to be brisk Norman III on the strength of excellent recent work is virtually the favorite though the odds change from day to day Here are the latest Horse Odds OddsNorman Norman III 71 71Mountain Mountain Apple 100M 100MPerrier Perrier White Kagle 101 101Vamoose Vamoose KiOS Horse Odds Primer 251 Llangwm 251 251Lodge Batchclor Lodge 251 Orpiiah 1001 Nelson 1001 Batchelnrs Lodge is an Irish colt which lias wintered well and is doing finely In his work Last season he was far from llrst class Temeraire gave him sixteen pounds and a head beating but Temer ¬ aire has not grown Amerieiis Girl was accounted twentylive pounds better than Ilntehelors Lodge Vet tlie Irish colt has been smartly backed backedThe The attendance at Chester was a record one the numbers for the two days being CIOOO against 000 last year Over 000 was taken on the st day and 57700 on the two days against 52 850 last year yearTelephonic Telephonic communication is now being made from each of tlie eight starting gates on the Ascot race course to the cnclosure Underground cables are adopted for most of the starting points but on that part of the course near the state entrance over ¬ head wires will be used the terminals being con ¬ veyed in each case to posts close to the starting gates An operator will accompany the starter and will aflix a portable telephone to these posts while the horses are being placed in position Most of the big houses in the Ascot district are already let for the meeting meetingSt St Frusqnin leads the English sires to date with 55 to his credit chiefly through IJhodora whose One Thousand Guineas was worth 27750 Then comes the American sire Octagon with 28000 through Norman III and his Two Thousand Guineas yictorv Carbine the Australian horse now twenty three years old is third with 10020 through Glaces Chester Cup success Laveno is fourth on the sire list witli i 20 20When When Diomed won the first English Derby 17SO the race was at one mile for threeyearold colts to carry 112 pounds each witli a 250 starting fee In 17S4 Sargeants year the weights were raised to colts 115 and fillies 112 pounds The weights were altered from time to time but they are now colts 120 pounds fillies 121 pounds poundsIn In answer to an American query It may be said that Ormonde was never beaten during his racing career Bred at Katon by his owner the late Duke of Westminster he won altogether sixteen events of the aggregate value of 14225 these including the Two Thousand Guineas Derby and St Leger of 1880 lie was trained by John Porter at Kingsclere and was ridden in most of Ills races by the late Fred Archer

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