More Excessively Fast Miles: Run Last Year than in Any Previous Year of American Turf History, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-13


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MORE EXCESSIVELY FAST MILES RUN LAST YEAR THAN IN ANY PREVIOUS YEAR OF AMERICAN TURF HISTORY A fast-run mile always excites and pleases all beholders. The mile being the yardstick of measurement in racing, there is a measure of fascination attendant on seeing crack racers stretch themselves out in noble striving over that exact distance that does not appertain to contests over its fractional distances. The racing of last year was prolific of remarkable exploits over the mile route, and for the first time in the history of American racing 1:37 was excelled on eight different occasions. It was due to the genius of Hilly Myer as a track master that the Saratoga track was made so unprecedentedly fast that six of the eight extraordinary miles were made over it, the exceptions being Roamers 1:36 at Aqueduct and Eseobas 1:305 nt Douglas Park. The latter was the fastest mile ever recorded over a Kentucky track. This exceedingly fast young horse is reported to have recovered from the injury which led to his retirement from, racing last year, and if he remains sound may make a Saratoga record for himself next August. As evidence of the superlative speed of that track it may be further pointed out that of the twenty-nine miles run last year in 1:38 or faster fifteen were run at that place. As a matter of current interest and testimony in regard to the good class of the letter horses now racing at New Orleans it may be noted that the names of Franklin, Bradleys Choice, Buford and Slippery Elm are in the following list of the superior milers of 191S: Horse. Col. and Sex. A. Pedigree. Wt. Track. Date. Time. Roamer b. g. 7 Knight. Errant Rose Tree II.. 110 Saratoga -Aug. 21 1:34 Sun Briar b. c. 3 Siindridge Sweet Briar 113 Saratoga Aug. 6 1:3Gand Sunny Slope c. 3 Astronomer Neva W 105 Saratoga Aug. 23 1:30 Roamer b. g. 7 Knight Errant Rose Tree II.. 123 Aqueduct June 29 1:30 Tombolo b. c. 3 Grey Leg Bernlna 95 Saratoga Aug. 20 1:36 Motor Cop ;b. c. 3 Uncle Xarco 119 Saratoga Aug. 21 1:36 Star Master eh. c. 4 Star Shoot The Lady in BluellO Saratoga.. Aug. 21 1:36 Escoba br. c. 3 Broomstick Christmas Star ...100 Douglas Park.... June 8 1:36 Corn Tassel br. g. 4 Santos-Cornfield 113 -Saratoga Aug. 5 ....1:37 Franklin ch. g. 5 Jim Gaffney Gliding By .....112 Saratoga Aug. 8 1:37" Bradleys g. 7 Cunard Sweet Alice 109 Douglas Park.... May 30 1:37 Wise Man ch. h. 5 Gignnteum Magnetine Ill Saratoga Aug. 28 1:37 Buford ch. g. 4 Ballot Ollie Belle 109 Saratoga... Aug. o 1:37 Grundy ch. g. 4 Roquelaurc Prude 105 Latonia Nov. 14 1:37 Golding b. f. 3 Flint Rock Golden View 104 Saratoga Aug, 23 1:37 Slippery Elm g. 5 Bannockburn Bchwalbe 100 Saratoga ..Aug. 19 1:37. LInfirmiere b. f. 3 Ajax Golden Key 110 Saratoga Aug. 20 .1:37 Regal Lodge ....b. g. 3 Beppo Oriana .. 108 Belmont Park. .. .Sept. 6 ..1:37 .Sunny Slope c. 3 Astronqmeiv Neva W 123 Laurel........... Oct.. 1 1:37 Naturalist ...:.-b.g-4Rtt1andLsrtu Park.-.SeptaO."i..;;...l:37 Tenons Bon ;.b. g. 3 Venvood Habanera" .. ."..115 Saratogar.rr....Alig.28 ........1:37 Dick Williams g. 5 Diet Finuell Annie Williams .114 New Orleans.... Jan. 1 1:37 Panaman ,...b. g. 3 Magellan Pronta 113 Saratoga Aug. 7 ..1:37 Omar Khayyam.. ch. c. 4 Marco Lisma 132 Laurel.... Oct. 2 1:38 " Borrow br. g. 10 Hamburg Forget 120 Aqueduct July 10 1:38 Runes br. h. ! Voorhees Chiffie 116 Aqueduct Sept. 25 1:38 Bribed Voter g. 4 Ballot Marie Frances 106 Latonia June 29 1:38 Viva America . .ch. f. 3 McGee Pink Rose 103 Douglas Park. ...Sept. 25 1-38 Producer b. g. 3 Juggernaut Mrs. Grundy 95 New Orleans. Jan. 1 .1:38 Against time Salva tors record.

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