Where "Doc" Streett Missed Fortune, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-13


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WHERE "DOC" STREETT MISSED FORTUNE. "Doc" Strcett is one of the owners who nearly won a Futurity, and none has more right to rail at Dame Fortune for cheating him out of the great prize. Seventeen years ago Streett purchased from the late A. J. Cassatt a yearling by The Bard Athalarie. which he named Galilee, after a little village near Monmouth; Park.. For two years he looked after the colt, always with the Futurity in view, and finally sent him out for the classic after winning an overnight purse or two. Galilee had a seven-pound allowance, making his weight 115 pounds. Among others in the renewal of 1S93 he was meeting the two great rivals. James R. Keenes Domino and Richard Crokers Dobbins, each carrying 130 pounds. Twenty -one colts and fillies started, in the race and, despite the great imposts. Domino and Dobbins were the public choices. Galilee was not neglected, however. Strcett and his friends backing him from 15 to 8 to 1. The race was run over the old Futurity course, which had a more decided bend than the present one. When the field rounded this bend Galilee had a lead of four lengths, and his mouth was wide open under Harry Griffins restraining pull. The favorites were next, lapped on eacli other. In the last furlong Griflin began to ease his mount, thinking the contest over. Galilee stopped so fast that before Griflin knew what was happening his rivals had closed on either side and. in his frenzied effort to got Galilee going again, he found himself unable to use the whip, so closely was he hemmed in. Taral. on Domino, won that Futurity, the first of the four now standing to the credit of James R. Keene. by a head, with Galilee second, a neck in front of Dobbins. Streetts disappointment at losing the hB15,000 stake and a fortune in wagers so affected Mr. Keene that he often helped him afterward, leasing to him good horses to race and helping him in other ways.

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