Record Of A Colt That Only Colin And Celt Can Master., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-16


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MR A BELMONTS CH C 3 FAIR PLAY BY HASTINGS FAIRY GOLD RECORD OF A COLT THAT ONLY COLIN AND CELT CAN MASTER Last year Fair Play was accounted one of the second best twoyearolds but he has Improved so that as a threeyearold he is uliqilestiouably surpassed only by Colin and Celt The others of liis age he holds safe and with the two Kceue stars In retirement he is temporarily At least the best threeyearold we have that Is ready when called upon for action There may be some ground for disputing this conclusion because of the proved excellence of Ills unbeaten stablemate Prisclllian bnt Fair Plays racing has been of the higher order in respect to distances covered weights carried and quality of opposition overcome Fair overcomeFair Plays first start this year was in a purse race at Jamaica April 2 in which he ran third to Stargowan and Fleming at five and a half fur ¬ longs because his rider overlooked the two horses finishing on the outside His next essay was in a six furlongs dash for a purse at Beluiont Park for which King James with an advantage at the start defeated him Then in the Withers Stakes Colin ran away from him but lie was second in front of King James Dorante Question Mark and Ciia pultepec Second to Colin in the Belniont was again Ids portion and lie was only beaten a head But that was due to a mistake by Notter on Colin in easing up too soon because he thought lie had reached the winning line King James was third beaten ten lengths In the Brooklyn Handicap Celt gave him ten pounds and a beating but he was again second Master Hobert was third and King James Berkeley Don Creole Montgomery and unplacedHis Old Honesty were unplaced His first victory of the year followed This was when he won the Brooklyn Derby and ran a mile and a half In 2i53 He had a pull in the weights and as became a 3 to 5 choice won in a canter King James was second and Chapultepec third Then followed the Suburban in which he ran third to Ballot and King James King James had up ninetyeight pounds to his 111 Since then he has not been beaten June 27 he won the 25000 Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes defeated Hes ¬ sian King James Dorante and Angelus and ran a mile and a half In 231J with 12 i pounds on his back to IK each on Hessian and King James This was a performance of the highest class This he followed up by defeating King James Dorante and Alfred Noble in the Lawrence Realization His one race since was for a purse at Saratoga recently in which he had only Dorante for an op ¬ ponent and won cantering The record of this good son of Hasting to date is Year Age Sts 1st 2d 3d Unp Won i Woni 75190S M 7 v2 10 2 2 i 75 190S to 4 s i o 50900 50900Totals Totals 2 20

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