Harness Vs. Thoroughbred Speed: Ages of the Record-Making Horses of All Gaits Compared., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-14


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HARNESS VS THOROUGHBRED SPEED Ages of the RecordMaking Horses of All Gaits Compared In the American Racing Manual published by Daily Racing Form which may be considered the nearest equivalent on the thiroughbred side of the Review Racing Guide there is an interesting list of all miles that have been run in 138 or bet ¬ ter and a study of it has induced the thought that some quotations taken in comparison with some records excerpted from the Guide would afford a good criterion of si eed values at the different gaits We have therefore arranged from these authorities the table given herewith which shows the fastest records at a mile that has thus far been made by runners trotters and pacers at all iiges from two to ten years It will be noticed that there is one vacancy in the running column According to the Manual no nineyearold thor ¬ oughbred has ever made a mile record of 138 or better and what top speed for this age may be we do not find officially recorded recordedIn In considering the three sets of record com ¬ paratively they demonstrate what was logically to be expected namely that the ran being natures chosen gait for 7 7equine equine extreme speed while the thoroughbred is centuries older as a specialized breed than the trotter or pacer the margin of dif ¬ ference in record at different ages is here much the slightest slightestRunning Running 2 Garbage 90 pounds 137 3 Sun Briar 113 pounds 136 4 Star Master 119 pounds 131 131T T Bonne Chance 98 pounds 137 0 Amalfi 107 pounds 13G 4 7 Roamer 110 pounds 134 8 Short Grass 114 pounds 135 10 Borrow 126 pounds 138 Trotting 2 The Real Lady 204J4 3 The Real Lady t 203 4 Peter Volo V 202 5 Lee Axworthy i jt l581i 0 Uhlan V 158 7 Uhlan l59 Xi 8 Uhlan 158 9 Uhlan 159 X 10 Sweet Marie 202 Pacing 2 Direct the Work 2OG 3 Anna Bradfdrd 200 4 William 200 5 William 158 G Miss Harris M J 158 7 Directum J 158 8 Directum I l5ii 9 Dan Patch i l5S 10 Star Pointer 159 Against time Tin Horse Review

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