Maddens Crack Colt Sir Martin.: His Record and Great Chance of Equaling Colin as a Money Winner., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-13


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MADDENS CRACK COLT SIR MARTIN His Record and Great Chance of Equaling Colin as a Money Winner Although John E Madden Is reported to have said more than once that It Is in his mind a matter of doubt as to whether Sir Martin or Fayette is the better racer the stern test of things done on the race track points unhesitatingly to Sir Martin as the best twoyearold colt of the year With track and weather conditions in his favor Fayette may not be far away from Sir Martin but the lat ¬ ter is a highclass racer on fast or slow tracks while Fayette is not Sir Martin won the Saratoga Special over a deep track last Saturday and Fayette was unplaced That settles the question of superi ¬ ority concernedSir so far as heavy track racing is concerned Sir Martin made his debut in a purse race at Belmont Park May 15 and won It was at four and onehalf furlongs and run In 55 Right Sort was second and Harrigan third May 20 Jie ran second to Uncle Jim at the same distance at the same track in 04 Since then he has never been beaten except by his stable companion Fayette At Gravesend May 23 he reversed matters with Uncle Jim and defeated him at four and onehalf furlongs in r 3ft by a half length These three purse races were in the way of education for greater tilings At Belraont Park May 30 he won the National Stallion Race defeating Selectman by a halflength with Joe Madden Bobbin and Sandpiper behind the pair June G at Gravesend he was first for the Great American Stakes at five furlongs He carried 125 pounds and won easily by a length aud a lialf in 1002 Fayette was second Bobbin third and Marse Abe Strike Out Rossfenton Se ¬ lectman Torbelllno and Otogo unplaced In the rich Tremout Stakes at the same track June 13 he ran second to Fayette over the about threequarters course He had up 129 pounds Fayette 115 Bobbin was third four lengths away It was a fastrun race l09g It was intended to win with Sir Mar tin but Walter Miller on Fayette disregarded In ¬ structions and rode his mount out penalizing him for future engagements In the first half of the Double Event at Sheepshead Bay 112 pounds each he was again second to Fayette with Esperanto a good third In the Great Trial Stakes June 27 it was the other way Helmet seemed to have Fayette beaten and Sir Martin then came up witli a irush and won hy two lengths Fayette finally nosing Helmet out for second money It was three quarters straight in 112 witli 129 pounds up Bobbin lEsperanto Torbelliiio and Rossfeuton were the unplaced ones He then won the second half of the Double Event with all ease Helmet defeating Fayette for second money this time After this he did not run again until last Saturday SaturdaySir Sir Martin is in the Ilopefil Stakes at Saratoga next Saturday Ills next engagement Is in the Futurity He was not entered In any of the Em ¬ pire City Stakes for twoyearolds His meeting with Maskette in the Futurity has become a matter of animated discussion since her brilliant form was exposed recently He is also in the Flight Stakes Great Eastern Handicap and Flatbush Stakes at Sheepshead Bay He is also well engaged at Gravesend and Belmont Park but is not in tiie rich Matron Stakes at the latter track Fayette Is IsAs As race horses there Is aio comparison between Sir Martiu and Colin Colin was probably the best twoyearold of American turf history an uncon ¬ querable race horse Sir Martin is simply a good one But he has a fairly good chance of almost if not quite equaling Colins twoyearold record as a money winner When the Saratoga meeting endwl last year Colin had won 70001 Sir Martin has now won 03490 and if lie captures the Hopeful next Saturday will then have won more than was to the credit of Colin at the same time in 1907 If live horses go to the post and Sir Martin wins his total will be 74080 The Futurity would bring him very close to the 100000 mark if not over It witli many rich engagements following To date Sir Martins record is as follows followsSts Sts 1st 2d 3d Unp Won Sir Martin 10 7300 C34K C34KFor For a twoyearold to win S100000 is a great thing So far in this country but three have Uone it His Highness Domino and Colin So even to have an evident chance to amass that desirable sum is a great tiling Sir Martin certainly has that chance and to turn It into a reality seems more a matter of his remaining sound and In good form than anything else As a matter of interest the following shows the chief twoyearold money earner of each year from 1879 to 1907 Year Horse Sts 1st 2d 3d Unp Won 1879 Sensation S S S1SSO O 20250 1SSO Spinaway 9 7 0 1610O 1881 Onondaga 9 4 3 17900 1882 George Kinneyll 7 1 17370 1883 Gen Harding 10 9 O HJ035 1884 Wanda 13 8 81SS5 n j 475 1SS5 Ban Fox 8 5 51SSG T 475T 221940 221940O 1SSG Tremout 13 13 O 40085 1887 Em of Norfolk18 12 121SSS 2 3702O 1SSS Proctor Knott 9 G 2 G97SO 1889 Chaos 10 101S90 7 03550 1S90 Potomac 4 0 78400 1891 His Highness 12 2 109410 1892 Morelia 17 14 1 55200 1893 Domino 9 O 170890 1894 The Butterllies 3 0 51 090 1895 Requital fi fi1S9G O 58015 1S9G Ogden S 5 0 58255 1897 LAIouette 9 2 421SIO 1898 Jean Bereaudl 7 2 01357 Mesmerist 13 II 49151 IKM Commando G i 0 4080J 1901 Blue Girl 9 1 1 ISI10i 1902 Savable 1 40100 1003 Hamburg Belle i r 1 47125 1904 Artful T 0 57805 1905 Burgomaster 2 a500 190 Electioneer i 1 53701 1907 Colin 12 U 0 131007

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