Hilarious in 0,000 Class: Keene Castoff One of Few Horses in Present-Day Racing with Winnings of Such Magnitude, Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-16


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■ . - . . J 1 " r . . * " - . 1 ■ j . ■ , HILARIOUS IN 0,000 CLASS. Kceuc Castoil One of Few Horses in Present -day Racing with Winnings of Siuh Magnitude. HUartous, the six year-old s.u of Voter and Harpsichord, is one of the fee horses still :a. ng in this couatrj that have won apwards of O,O0i Because ,,f the elimination of the valuable stakes of the New fork tracks, borsea thai win any such amount nowadays are exceedingly scarce and tier will be tew additions to this .lass until racing Is resumed ua the metropolitan courses on a substantial scale. Hilarious wen the greater pari of the . xki to his credit aa a three-year-old in 1808, when there were si ill a few plums: in the way of holdover stakes a- .: legacj from the more prosperous days of the sport in the Empire Stat". Hilarious was at thai time the property of James R. Keen., at whose Caatleton Stud in Kentucky be was bred and foaled. it was noi until the fall of IM, when be raced at Laurel after a long retiremeat, thai be passed int i the possession of his present owner, l. I.. HoUaad. 11 was well along i.i the season before Hilarious attracted any considerable attention among the two bear-oMa of r. us.. His principal success a~ a Juvenile was achiered In the United Stat.-- Hotel Stake-- a Saratoga. After winebag that important event, he was repeatedly beaten, although he always ran respectably. II" Improved so muca during bis retiremeat of the following whiter, thai when be came to the races in 1808, only Fitz Herbert sto I between bim and the distinction of being the cham pion three-year-old of the seaaoa. His n.-st start as a three-year-old was al Balaaortt Park May 22, In the Wither-. Stakes, in which event he easily l eat Joe Madden and Fayette. His next atari was foe the Carlton Stakes at Gran; send Jane 12. in this race, which he could have Won off by hhnself, he was nearly beaten by Joe Madden because jockey Bat well stupidly eased him up when too far away Hem the winning post, for which piece of careletu, ness Batayrl lost his engagemenl with the Keeue stable. Hi-, next appearance was in the Tidal Stakes, al Sheepshead. June 2C The starters w e Hilarious. Joe Madden ami Fayette, 126 pounds each, and County Fair, 12.;. Hilarious led by a wide gap all the way and in a splendid display of speed au.i BtaaUna won bj two and a half lengths In 2:05 for the mile and a Quarter, with Fayetti Second and J«e Madden third. Then he won the Travels Stakea at Saratoga, beating Practical aad Payette with ease. His next and anal appaanu r for the year wis in the Advance Stakes, during the fall meeting al Sheepshead Bay, in which he was beaten by the great Fit/. Herbert. Each had up 114 pounds. Fayette was third. As a four-year-old. Hilarious failed to race up lo his three-year-old form. Be started si times and won twice. He began the season by running unplaced in an overnight race at Gravesend. Then fol lowed bis only successes of the season, when in all overnight purse race at three-quarters of a mile he beat Madman and his old-time rival. Jo. Madden. and followed up this victory by winning the Long Island Handicap at Sheepshead Ray. in which la-beat Fashion Plate aud Czar. After running nil placed to Olambala, King James and Fashion Plate in the Commonwealth Handicap at Sbeepahead Bay, he ran second to King James in the Brighton Mil ai Empire City. Then he ran unplaced in the Brighton Handicap and was retired tor the season as a resell Of an infirmity that had developed. lie next raced in Hie fall of 1911, at Laurel, where Mr. Keeies horses were seen under colors for the last time in America. After winning a couple of overnight purses, Hilarious was s,,!,| with others uf the Keene string and was purchased lo J. !.. II d land, for whom ho ran several creditable races during the past fall in Maryland and Virginia. He probably will be si en in action during the forthcom m:; meeting at Palmetto Park. Charleston. Although still capable of racing fairly, well, he is far from being the horse that he was when he raced so successfully in the Keeue eotora in 1900. Hilarious is a chestnut in color and has Hie smooth, low action of a stayer. Mr. Keene expected great talnga of hhn after he had dona so well as g three year-eld and was much disappointed when he failed in succeeding years to race up to the promise of his earlier achievements. The following tabula tion embraces the summary of his racing record . dale: Hilarious, ch. h. 1906. by Voter — Harpsichord. Sear. Age. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Dap. Won. IMS 2 i; :: o i 2 $ 9.240 1!mio :; r. 4 1 0 f 36 585 1910 4 a 2 1 0 :: 2 ".to 1911 ■". 7 -2 o ] 4 !MKI 1912 ■ 14 :; 1 1 it 1,196 Totals i.-.i 38 it :; :: is ta0215

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