Riverdale Saved for Racing: Reports from Jamaica Course Indicate That Broken down Colt May be Patched Up, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-14


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RIVERDALE SAVED FOR RACING Reports from Jamaica Course Indicate That Erokon Down Colt May Bo Patched Up. New York, December 13. Although it was. w ported a short time ago that the three-year-old Riverdale was so badly broken down that he would be destroyed, there is now an excellent chance that he will be seen at the races again next year. He is the only thoroughbred at the Jamaica course of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, and it was reported yesterday that every hope is had that he will be patched up for further usefulness on the turf. Sandy McNanghton raced Riverdale as a two-year-old and earlier in the present year sold him to the late Schuyler L. Parsons, for whom he raced with a fair measure of succes. It was after Riverdale had finished a close second to Milkman in the running of a highweight handicap at Belmont Tark. June 15, that Mr. Parsons made the purchase, and his first race under the orange and black silks was at Aqueduct, where, in the Union Selling .Stakes, Richard T. Wilsons Straight Forward had to hang up a new track record of 1:24 for the seven-eighths of a mile to beat him. At the Yonkcrs meeting Riverdale was a winner over the about three-quarters of a mile distance in 1:11, and his next out, over the same track, saw him a winner over Westy Hogan, afterwards winner of the Bowie Handicap and many other good races. On this occasion Riverdale took up 110 pounds and ran the about three-quarters in 1:105s. He was third in the Arrow Selling Stakes and his last appearance under silks was at Belmont Park in the Seneca Selling Stakes, in which he was unplaced. It was after this race that Riverdale fell lame so badly that, it was generally agreed that he could not be saved, for racing. At first It was intended that he should be destroyed, but he was later given to Thomas Mnhar, superintendent of the Jamaica track. Under his nursing Riverdale has progressed so favorably that he will undoubtedly be raced again.- Riverdale is a brown sou . of Von Tromp Ruth W., a chestnut daughter of Kings Counsel Letter B., by Erdenhoim. second dam Meta H., by Harry of the West. Ruth W. was bred by George C. Bennett, who some years ago campaigned a considerable stable of good horses.

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