Olambalas Characteristics, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-13


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0LAM3ALA S CHARACTERISTICS. New York. July 12. — Olambala is perhaps a bigger and heavier horse today than he was when Thomas Healey lirst put Dim in training last spring. Horsemen who have paid close attention to his progress estimate that he lias gained 188 or 150 pounds under training, and iu every race in which he has started he has shown more early speed than any one suspected be possessed. * On a really fast track he probably could run a mile in 1:38 or fbete-abpnts, provided some fast bona cut out a fast early pace, but one mile is not his distance. He lias an awkward way of throwing lis feet about for the first thiee-quai ters of a mile in all of his races. He does not tiatten down and liegin to run until he has covered rive or si furlongs and felt the sting of the whip. But when thoroughly aroused he begins to run smoothly ami Is a veritable whirlwind. Ben Hoiladay in his prime was not a better cup horse than Olambala is today, according to the opinions of some good judges. Archibald, the Jockey from the far west who piloted Ola Bibs is in the Suburban and Brighton, declares that Olambala is the gamest horse be ever rode. He says that the colt seems to labor hard, in the early part of his races, but that a teach of the whip arouses him and cause- him to flatten down iu earnest. olambala is not a horse of whims and caprices. He does not pin bis ears and sulk when jostled about. Olambala will race through anv gup into which hi? rider may steer him and Archibald is willing to bet that he will beat to the finish anv horse he hooks up with at the head of the homestretch.

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