Condensed History Of The Century Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-04

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CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE CENTURY STAKES STAKESThe The Century is one of the throe big stakes to hi decided at Shcepshoad Bay tomorrow It is one of the two rich events established for stnyers in commemoration of the advent of the year 1900 the other being the Annual Champion Tho Century is a dash of a mile and a half for threeyearolds aiid over and Is of tlie guaranteed value of 20001 of which the winners portion this year will be 15t 50 which Is 1JOOO more than it netted Mr Keone when Ballot won it last year The gain is because of a reduction in the nortions allotted to the second and third horses The Century is a woightforage race so no horse s turfs with any advantage or disadvantage in respect to weight carried No horse has won the race twice but Ballot will this vear essay the task of being tho first to do It and will bo a hard horse to beat Hes ¬ sian King James tfrank Gillvtaiiilua and Firestone seem bis most probable opponents The record of this big race is Year First Age Jockeys Wt Second Age Wt Third Age Wt Val Time Time12G 1901 Water Color 3 Spencer 113 Rockton 4 12G Terminus 3 115 7750 232 1902 Blues 4 J Martin 120 Igniter 3 115 M Bgerfld 3115 11700 233J 1903 Waterboy 4 F ONeill 120 The Picket 3 115 Heno 4 12G 15150 2313 1904 Stalwart 3 RedfcrnH5 Ort Wells 3 115 Shorthose 4 126 14650 231J 1905 Sysonby 3 Nicol115 Broomstick 4 12G 231J12G Eug Burch 5 123 14650 235 1900 Bedouin 4 Hildebrand 123 Fine Cloth 3 115 The Picket 6120 14650 2333 1907 Ballot 3 NlcolH5 Ironsides 4 123 Frank Gill 3 115 14650 2331

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