Hourless Retired to the Stud: August Belmonts Great English-Bred Colt to be Raced No More-Shows Signs of Lameness, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-07


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HOURLESS RETIRED TO THE STUD Augu.t Belmonts Great English-Bred Colt to Be Raced No More — Shows Signs of Lameness. Xew York. Mav . — "Hourless. the great son of Xegofol Hour Class IL. has liecn retired to Major Belmonts Xurserv Stud in Kentucky, iiernianently." said Mr. Pons, who looks after Major Belmonts racing details. "He showed ■ sign of lameness after a work the latter part of last week, either from stopping in a hole, or it may bo a slightly bowed tendon. While he walks sound enough. Major Bel-Mat iias decided to retire .him. rather tiian take chances of further injuring his stud prospects. Being a iM-autifully bred horse. Major Belmont considers his service of much more value in the stud than on the tan course, as he has already earned sufficient reputation to show how good a horse he is. If he was in England." continued Mr. Pons, "there is little ijiiestion he would In- in as great demand as Tracery, hence Major Belmonts determination to retire liim without putting him to further racing tests, with the possibility of breaking him down. Iu the same carwith Hourless will go the three-vear-old fillv Belvale, by Watervali — Beldame which has also been retired. Both will be sent to tlie .Nursery Stud, as soon as a car is available." There was little doing in the way of fast work among the better class of horses at Belmont Park todav. Lucullite worked a mile in 1:4S%, and Drastic ■ mile in 1:4S=.-.. Neither one or these will Ik- sent to Pimlico for the Preakness. in fact the Belmont colors will not Ik- represented iu the ra«i-. due to the itiability of securing ca»-s for shipping horses. . GiKlfrey Preece has arrived at Belmont Park from Hempstead, where he had wintered about a dozen young horses.

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