Appearances Are Sometimes Deceptive, Daily Racing Form, 1915-07-08


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APPEARANCES ARE SOMETIMES DECEPTIVE. " Veteran followers of racing will recall with considerable relish an a in using incident in connection " -, i 1 1 1 the great Colin, which occurred before thai lam. .us hone had ra.e.i. The late Due Streett, known t.. turfmen from coast to c.iast. had an an , derstanding with the late James I: Keeae bj ivhich I, be weul. i gel the homes that did not measure ap p P. the Keene standards for bis own us.- on the e tracks. ii •■■in. ii 1 1 . Street! acquired a performer r ..i men- than ordinary merit through Hi cbaunel. I- .-is bj the .as,- of Big Ben. Bn! the facl remained •I thai there was usual! s, ,.,! ■ physical defect al tacfaed to the Keeae .at offs which wenl the dot tor way. nee da] Doc Streetl was standing In Ihe pad! I I at Sheepshead Bat talking with a friend, when a stable boy led Colin bj on a slon walk. The future champion had a blemish on bis hind leg kuown to u h in.a as | bog spavin, and Street!, noticing the e markf casually, concluded II u:e a serious physical ! | defect. ••That I her.- horse." be !••!.! his friend, with a and , in tl,.- direction if Colin, "i lis? sorl of a no-an unt . i iple Jlmmle Keene used t • slip me." In hater years after lis? Commando offspring had 1 wen renown, a reference to this iucblenl in the hear I ii,— of Dor Streetl was Invitation P du battle.

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