Distinguished Racers Going Abroad: Prisolilian, Fair Play and Possibly Colin to be Sent to England for a Campaign, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-13


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DISTINGUISHED RACERS GOING ABROAD. Piiscillian, Fair Play and Possibly Colin To Ba Sont To England for a Campaign. New York. October 12. On Saturday thirty horse, the property of Harry Payne Whitney. Herman B. Duryea. August Belmont and John E. Madden, will be loaded aboard the Atlantic transport steamer Minnehaha and shipped to London. From London they will be sent to different parts of England and France. In the band that will go abroad to win fame .ind dollars for their owners are Sir Martin, champion two-year-old of the year, his stablemates, Fayette and Lady Bedford, and Priscillian, Practical. Mediant, Ben Bau, Spectatress. Sea Cliff. Stamina and a ! number of yearlings. In these popular interest will attach to tbe doings of Sir Martin and Fayette. One day at Sheepshead Bay. while Sir Martin and Fayette were waiting for the. bugle to call them to the post for tin; Flntbush Stakes. Madden was loosing them over and talking to a number of friends. Yes. oue of them will win." lie said, "but it is nothing to what they will do later. Thev are the .w.j best horses that have ever been in my barn, and next year all Americans interested lu the thorough bred horse will be singing their praises, for thev ire going over to England aud one of them will take care of the winuers end of tho Derby." That statement; aroused the greatest interest at tbe time. At first it was thought it was made with the idea of nducing some millionaire to pay a fabulous price or tbe horses. That has been dissipated, however, by the fact that while Madden has bad all sorts of i.ffcrs for his champions, he has steadily refused to mrt with them, and unless some man Is willing to pay Maddeus price. which is 00,000 for the pair, ae will not sell them singly, they will carry the daddeu colors in the Epsom Derbv. Fair Play aud Piiscillian will be sent to England md be especially pointed for the Ascot Gold Cup. i race of tremendous social aud turf importanc. ibr.jad. Fair Play will not leave for England uutii itter the Jockey Club Weigh t-for-Aee Race of two niles aud a quarter is decided at Belmont Park next Saturday. What is probably of more importance to Americans is the inclination of Mr. James R. Keene to ;end Colin to England to run in the Ascot Gold Cup. With Colin and Fair Play pitted against the very est that England can produce, it would be a race jf the most pronounced importance, for never before ias there been au American invasion so strong as his. If both were sent to the post in the same con dition that they have shown on this side of the Atlantic it is safe to venture that hundreds of Americans would make the trip across to see the 2ontest. Whether Colin goes depends entirely upon the remit of a consultation of veterinarians with James Rowe. the trainer of the horse, and Mr. Keene. If t is believed that Colin will stand the strain of training he will undoubtedly be shipped to England, is there will be little for him to earn on this side f the Atlantic. It is thought that Colin will be more likely to stand training in England than he would here, owing to the work being done on a soft grass cushion, which is not so severe on a horse with tho speed of Colin. The Ascot Cup is over a course of two aud a half miles, which will suit both Colin and Fair Play. If Fair Play goes to the post lie will be ridden by the American rider. Danny Maher. Colin will be placed in the bands of S. Darling, the English trainer, as Mr. Keenes home interests will require the services of Mr. Rowe in this country.

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