Excellent Racing of a Fleet Representative of Hurricana Stud Farm, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-27

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1 EXCELLENT RACING OF A FLEET REPRESENTATIVE OF HURRICANA STUD FARM In racing as in other pursuits nothing succeeds like success. People in the habit ot attending the races have no interest in a. horse too slow to win. It is the horse which frequently, not necessarily always, vanquishes opponents In the bloodless warfare of the race track that receives their adulation and loudly-voiced approval. In this way it was that Caugh Hill became a popular idol while racing in grand form and with signal success over the Kentucky tracks last year. His daddy, Caughnawaga, was in his time of glory himself a great favorite with tlie people who then thronged the New York tracks, but, unlike Caugh Hill, he was a great stayer as well as a great sprinter, winning the Sartoga Cup in 1105 witli 127 pounds up and defeating the illustrious lilly, Beldame. Caugh Hill comes from hard-bottomed stock and might stay well himself if trained for it, but his natural turn of speed is so great that he has been reserved for sprinting and his fame is that of a weight-carrying sprinter of good class. In passing it might be said that such racing as lie did in tlie course of the last winter was not up to his reputation acquired elsewhere. Caugh 11 ill was bred at the Sanford Hurricana Stud Farm near Amsterdam, New York. He was not raced when a two-year-old and did not make Ids debut in public until well advanced iu his days as a three-year-old. His first start in a race was as the property of the New York turfman and politician, Timothy I. Sullivan, at Laurel, October 11, 1111, in a mile dash, for which James R. Keeues good horse. Hilarious, was a -I to 5 favorite and Caugh Hill an unconsidered outsider at 150 to 1. Hilarious won in such fast time for that track as 1:40, witli Martin W. Littleton second and Babbler third, while Caugh Hill was next to last, of the eight horses starting, in his next essay lie showed improvement by leading most of the way and finishing fourth to Ortson, Brandy and Lady Rosalie at three-quarters or a mile run in 1:15. This was also at: Laurel, October 27. His next try was at Jamestown, November 15, when, in another dash at the same distance, Ella Bryson defeated him by a half length over a slow track in 1:115, with Judge Monck third. Second was again his portion November 17 when Perthshire was a half length iu front of him in a sprint of live and a half furlongs run in 1:0S. Rue finished third and four ran unplaced, one or them being the 11 to 10 favorite, Aloncreif. November 20 he won his first race, a dash of three-quarters for maiden two and three-year-olds, in which he finished first by two lengths in 1:1.!, with Slim Princess second and Miss Moments third, seven more bad racers finishing behind the trio. November 27 lie won again. This time it was at five and a half furlongs in 1:18 and he won by a head from Moncreif, with irenida an other head away. This was Ills last, race at Jamestown. His last race ot the year was at Columbia, S. C, December 2!. It was at live-eighths ot a mile over a heavy track and Rose Queen heat him by a hair length in l:0r, with Rasli a hud third, eight lengths back. Thus it can be seen that his racing as a three-year oht was not particularly suggestive or any great excellence in his future, but he was slow of development and had not ripened as yet. The next year he travelled far and wide. Beginning at Charleston in January he afterwards took a western trip that extended into tlie Mountain circuit and finally wound up late iu the year at the familiar Jamestown track. His initial race or 1112 brought him a victory. This was at Charleston, January :!0, when, iu a sprint of three-quarters of a mile on a heavy track, he won easily in 1:20, with Cu Bon second. Knight Deck third and Emperor William unplaced. In his next race he was beaten by Lochiel, then in good form. It was at three-quarters in 1:14, which was rapid travelling for the Charleston track. Puck was a bad third. In tlie Robert 12. Lee Handicap, run February .!, lie was unplaced to Rose Queen, Montcalm !nd Helen Barbee iu 1:1-1, and did not start again until March 5. Then, at 10 to 1, he won by four lengths at three-quarters iu 1:14, witli Smj1iu second, Leopold third and T. M. Green, Ivabel, La"ckrose .nut Montcalm unplaced. March S, at lite and a half furlongs, he defeated Marjorie A., Mack 15. Eubanks. "Trance and four others in 1:0! and gave weight to all else in the race. In the South Carolina Selling S;akes, run March 1, over a heavy track, he raced poorly aud was unplaced to Donau, neleu Barbee and Montcalm in 1:18. Next lie won foil r races in succession. March 21 he made a new track record when lie ran five and a half furlongs in 1:07 and won easily from Trance, Rose Queen, Donau and four more speedy horses. Trance was a :! to 4 post favorite and he was at 4 to 1. April 2 he ran the same distance iu 1:05 and won by five lengths from T. M. Grer.si. with Mexoana third. Three days later he ran three-quarters iii 1:12 and made another new track record. He carried 115 pounds and only won by a neck fiom Martin AV. Littleton. 112. Donau, 114, was a bad third. This was the fastest three-quarters" ever run over the Charleston track to that time and has only once been beaten. That was on April !J, when Caugh Hill himelf ran the distance iu 1:12, defeating Campeon. T. M. Green and Helen Barbee. That was his last race at Charleston that spring and from there he was taken to Lexington to take part in tlie Kentucky spring campaign. In his first race there he was unplaced, at five and a half furlongs on a heavy track, to Grover Hughes. Coppertown and Donau in 1:011 and probably was short. This race was run April 27 and live dnvs later die great filly. Round the World, took his measure at three-quarters, defeating him by a length in" 1:12, witli Wheelwright third and live others unplaced. But he had met difficulties in the race that had been noted ami when he met her again. May 4, lie was the favorite and won easily in 1:12. wlille Milton B. defeated Round the World for second place. A change of policy then led to his transfer from Kentucky to Canada ani on May 21 lie ran third to Priseillian and Knights Differ iu the Prince of Wales Handicap at Toronto. Priseillian carried 12S ixuinds, Knights Differ 07 and Caugh Hill 117 and tlie time over a slow track was 1:14 and four ran unplaced. At. Montreal. June .5. he was again third, this time to Ben Loyal and Bwana Tiimbo on a heavy track in 1:14, but on June 0 he redeemed his good name by taking up 110 pounds to 10! on l-roglcgs, 102 on Acton and 1B5 on Mediator and Judge Monck and winning at seven-eighths or a mile in 1:27 over a slow track, Kroglegs being a to. r. favorite. This good race was followed by a nose defeat inflicted by Lahore at three-quarters in 1:14. Bwana Tuinlio finishing third. Prom Montreal Ci.ugh Hill now took a long jump to Salt Lake City and there, July 4, won at live and a half furlongs in 1:05, but only won by a neck from Enfield, with Sixilin a good third. But far western racing did not prove easy atter all. The baudicappcrs took possession of Caugh Hill and gave him weight in plenty to carry and. in addition, experience demonstrated that some of the horses out there could go along at a merry rate. Thus it came about that third in eacli of his next three races was the best he could do"nuri it was not until August 8, at Rutte, that he managed to land another victory. Then, at five and a half fur ongs, he heat Enfield by a length in 1:00, witli Lady Panehita a close third. Then he was beaten three more times and was brought back to Kentucky. At Louisville he was beaten three times, lint at Douglas Park. September 27, lie won at three-quarters from Grover Hughes, Enfield and Meridian in 1:1" on a slow track. He had no other success there that fall and was taken to Jamestown, where, on November 14. he won from Acton. Plying Yankee and five more at three-quarters in 1:12, and five days later repeated at. the same distance and in the same time, defeating Besom. Grover Hughes and five more good ones witli ease. His last race oi tlie year and ills best occurred November 20 wheii. earning 125 pounds, lie won at seven-eighths or a mile in 1:25, defeating Sebago. 107; Cliff Edge, I0S, and live more lightly-weighted and speedy horses. Last year Caugh Hill had passed into tlie possession of J. M. Zimmer and for him ran the best races or his career. His first start was in the Argyle Hotel Handicap or three-quarters at Charleston. January 25. This lie won in 1:14. with 125 pounds up, defeating Loehio. 100: Carlton G 110. and four more. Pebruary 1 he won tlie Robert fi. Lee Handicap at tlie same distance in 1:14 and carried 127 pounds. Carlton G.. 110, was second and Lochiel. IK!, third, with four unplaced. February 11 he won at six and a hair furlongs in 1:20 with 125 pounds in tlie saddle, Samuel R. Meyer, 1021-. finishing second and Republican. 102, third. At Havre de Grace, April 19, lie vanquished Light O M Life, Grover Hughes and three more at live-eighths or a mile iu 1:01, and at the same track. April 20. won at five and a lialf furlongs in 1:0S from Spring Board. Grover Hughes and three more. At Churchill Downs, Louisville, May 10, he won at three-quarters in 1:B!, with Gowell second and Sonatla third. He carried 117 pounds to OS on Gowell. At Douglas Park. May 510. he took up 12C pounds hud won the Memorial Handicap, at three-quarters in 1:12. from Round tlie World, 114; Azyiade, 107, and ten more of tlie best sprinters in the west. Then thev lifted his weight to 1550 imiinds and again lie won at three-quarters in 1:12, with Buckhorn, 123 pounds, second, rnd Little rather. 110. third, Grover Hnglies and Impression being unplaced. Next lie was advanced to 135 pounds to 10:, on Grover Hughes. 109 Jim Basey, 124 Buckhorn and 10! Little Father and won easily at the same distance in. 1:11. Right then he was a remarkably good and fast race horse and in perfect bloom or condition. But sickness or accident interrupted his brilliant career and he ran but once more. From Louisville he was taken east aud at Belmont Park. June 17, started in the Tolwggan Handicap witli 125 pounds up . and, swerving at the start, finished lirth to Iron Mask, 1..0; Spring Board, 10!; Hester Prynne, DO. and Meridian, 125. six others finishing behind him. The race was at three-quarters straight and Iron Mask was an easy winner in 1:10. His racing at Charleston this year has not been good, but It is to be hoped he will come into ins true form again by the time hot weather and high-class racing arrives. His good record and his pedigree are as follows: Year. Age. Sis. 1st. 2nd. ."ird. Unp. Won. .1111 J U 0 2 $ r,10 1112 1 -.- v 15 ! 0 5,777 10155 5 JG ! 2 2 7,850 Totals 3 59 25 15 S 10 1,137 5 "ie Sco,,a"1" " " and f Bramble Mary r Clifford......, ; .-. " Ivy Leaf.. 2?fJSU ..- ; Kingfisher J Lexington Duchess 3 j Elthain Lass s , Lady Blessinglon. . J Eclipse w Caughnawaga.. i Pbilo Z - r BtrBla.se SS VLToocaV..,:! V. FlISee vSne m -3 ,". - ! Monarqtie.. J The Emperor M ... L-.Toucques; J 1 Poetess a; - I LaTocques... j The Baron g"l , .; : K - Tapestry 5 i , , n. Doncasfer ...J Stockwell o . , . v. Bend Or J 1 Marigold I r BenRlrome,.:. J I Uonge Rose...... J Thormanby a I j , j Ellen Home " LSlrathfleet........ 5 Scottisu Chief.... j Lord of the Isles . Masquerade j Lambourne wiiti.insi. v. . --j Iiipiasii....... , jjlirlesque .. ,.,, " . See Saw J Buccaneer 1 Discord.. ...3 -j - . - f; Margery Daw .LwDircord;;..,. V !. Anthem .ral "" Albert Victor..... j Marsyas L Sonnet Princess of Wales I Sonata. j Costa . Clotilde

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