Major Domo is Second of That Name: His Appearance at Havana Recalls a Racer Which Made Turf History, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-17


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MAJOR D0M0 IS SECOND OF THAT NAME His Appearance at Havana Recalls a Racer Which Made Turf History a Decade Ago. The appearance among the recent winners at Havana reveals- the name of Major Domo, a two-year-old by The Manager Lucy Lockett. and warrants a glance backward to the racing of the late 80s and early 90s, when that sterling son of Tom Ochiltree Sweet Home, of the same name, sported the colors of the late D. D. Withers and W. J. Spiers, at present engaged in the pleasant occupation of sending winners to the post for several astute horsemen. If the career of the present-day Major Domo is flanked by a number of wins, the eoual of those of the handicap performer of nearly three decades ago, it will be a brilliant one Indeed, as Tom Ochiltrees son showed to the fore with a. frequency which spoke volumes for the honesty of purpose of his connections and training wisdom of the men who were chiefly concerned with sending him to the post. . While during the course of his career he took the numbers of many a high-class performer at various distances, in all probability his most glittering performances were his seconds in successive years 1S91 and 1S92 in the Suburban Handicap, when he finished as the runncr-up respectively to Loautaka and Montana. Among some of the kingpins lie showed the way to when he was a four--ear-old were Tipstaff, one of Green Morris mainstays and a sprinter of renown; Now or Never. 10 which he conceded poundage at the same time he beat Dr. Hasbrouck, which was a two-vear-old and afterward destined to be one of Americas foremost short distance horses. Major Domo showed the ability to race over all sorts of distances, and won repoatedl.v over sprinting routes as well as over long distances, which required a horse to show the proper sort of stamina to be able to poke his nose down In front.

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