Roamers Great Record For A Mile: Everything Considered, His Achievement Greatest of All Time, Says New York Times., Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-30


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ROAMERS GREAT RECORD FOR A MILE Everything Considered His Achievement Greatest of All Time Says New York Times Salvator son of 1rince Charlie Salina who hell the mile record 135 for nearly twentyeight years was an aristocrat among race horses owned by a man of wealth J It Hnggin of California and New York Salvator had stamina as well as speed and he is ranked as one of the finest thor ¬ oughbreds ever seen in America In turf records he will always be eminent lie was blueblooded and reverenced more than loved There have not been many such as Salvator which was a handsome creature It was supposed by the old guard of turfmen that Salvator would never be displaced from itOn his pedestal Itut he no longer occupies it On Wednesday at Saratoga Springs Koamer whose sire was Knight Errant and dam Rose Tree II raced into fame and glory If lowering Salva tors time for the mile from 135 to 134 Th margin in favor of the little gelding does not seem to be much but dont say so to the veterans who saw Salvators race against time on the new Mon mouth track August 28 1800 They knew that Ten Itroecks record of 13993 had stood for thirteen years and they will tell you that Koamers time may not be surpassed for a generation generationItoamers Itoamers pedigree is not considered superlative and Itoamers owner Andrew Miller is not a Cali ¬ fornia millionaire If Silvator was an aristocrat the new champion may be regarded as a democrat for Itpnmer ungainly in appearance developed into a great race horse by a homespun trainer has a strong hold upon the affections of the man in th street who goes to the Rices RicesDIFFERENT DIFFERENT CONDITIONS PREVAILED PREVAILEDSalvator Salvator was four years old Uoamer denominated aged is seven Salvator ran a straightaway race againsi time and wis paced by two smart twoyear olds Itosetta anil Xnmotina Koamer made his rec ¬ ord on a course with two turivj and had practically no assistance from Lightning a twoyearold which started with him but was soon distanced Sal ¬ vator was ridden by a famous jockey of his day Martin Bcrgen Koamer was urged with heel and whip by A Schuttinger a lad whose chief recom ¬ mendation was that he knew Koamer as a man knows his dog dogThe The honors in the comparison seem to be with the old gelding at the same time the Saratoga Springs track is faster than the Mcmmouth course ever was If a still faster track isbuilt Iloamer I may have to leave his pedestal lii favor of another It is a curious fact that when Salvator made his effort against time there was a record of l39yl on the Moumouth track made in a race on July 31 1890 by a threeyearold selling plater Kavaloe KavaloeJtut Jtut turfmen will agree that the breaking of a rec ¬ ord does not prove that a horse is a classic thor ¬ oughbred in the racing sense Salvator is among the great ones of the turf for he was a notable stake winner game as well as fast Ten Itroecks fume is secure because he won famous races at all distances lie still holds the record in a race for two and fiveeighths miles 458 A fleet and sturdy animal is Koamer and splendid was the finish of bis mile against time but he is in the company of many recordbreakers that are not ac ¬ counted race horses most worthy of perpetuation for the glory of the turf New York Times Edi ¬ torial

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