Third in the List of American Winning Stables, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-21

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THIRD IN THE LSST Of AMERICAN WINNING STABLES : With their duties on tlie track for the year 190S concluded, the horses composing the August Belmont stable ran so successfully that he is safely ensconced in third place in the list of American winning owners. For the chairman of the Jockey Club it has been a red letter year at home and abroad, Norman, III. In Fiigland and Fair Play, Priscillian, Field Mouse and Half Sovereign combining to render the Belmont colors formidable and respected. In Fair Play he owns a colt to gladden the heart of any owner, particularly wKen the pride of its possession is enhanced by the consideration that it is of his own breeding. Although Colin and Celt seemed to hold him safe, Fair Play is still a grand young race horse and probably tlie best of the long list of cracks owing their paternity to Hastings. In speed, courage and ability to carry high weight successfully he is a splendid example of the thoroughbred In his best estate. In Euglaud now, there is no good reason why he should not add to his laurels if he retains his good form of 190S when the time arrives for him to do battle across the water. In respect to money won, he was the leading three-year-old of 190S and to him is due tho eminence of Mr. Belmonts stable. Next to Fair Play in furthering the fortunes of the Belmont stable was tlie unbeaten Priscillian, probably even a better race horse than Fair Play, but not a sound one. He was not well engaged else his monetary returns would have been greater. His distinguishing characteristic was tremendous speed. Possibly he was as good a stayer as Fair Play, there being no evidence to the contrary, but he was not called upon to travel farther than a mile and a quarter. When be won the Commonwealth Handicap at this distance, July 4, lie did it like a horse that would not flinch at going a cup course. As to his speed, its remarkable character was shown when, in defeating Peter Quince at a mile in 1:37?, lie won pulled up, and demonstrated that it would have been mere play for him to wipe out the existing mile record. It will always be something for interesting surmise as to how fast Priscillian could have covered that mile at Sheep.shead Bay had lie been pushed out to the limit. If campaigned so early in England next year he would be a hard horse to beat in the Lincolnshire Handicap. Aside from him and Fair Play the good lilly. Field Mouse, was the only other considerable money gainer for the .stable and in detail its record was as follows: Horse. Age. Pedigree. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Wou. Antaeus , Henry of Navarre Annot Lyle 13 1 4 4 4 $ 1.703 Black Oak 3 Firing Lemur Black Poplar 4 0 1 1 2 325 Field Mouse 2 Hustings Flittermouse 9 2 2 4 1 10.755 Fair Play " Hastings Fairy Gold Hi 7 8 1 0 70.215 Golden View - Hasting Fairy Gold ti 1 0 1 4 570 Half Sovereign . :! Hasting Sotiveraine 12 5 2 0 5 4.t.C0 .Merry Gift 2 Octagon Merry Token 5 0 0 1 4 100 Madman 2 Hastings Lady Madge 12 1 2 2 7 SCO Iliscillian 3 Hastings St. Priscilla 7 7 0 0 0 1S.950 Practical - Hastings St. Priscilla ! o 2 4 I! 1.110 nostrum 2 Hastings Lady Rosemary 10 1 1 2 i T.iO Totals 11 H.! 25 22 20 ISO 10.0S0

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