How Buchan Won The Eclipse: Major Astors Sunstar Colt the Most Popular Horse in England., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-16


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HOW BUCHAN WON THE ECLIPSE Major Astors Sunstar Colt the Most Popular Horso in England EnglandThe The English Sandown Eclipse Stakes now of 25000 but formerly one of the ten thousand pounders is to be restored to its old value of 50000 next year This years race was won by Major William Astors colt Buchan by Sunstar Hamoaze which is just now the most popular and consistent horse in English racing This years field lacked the quality of previous years and there was not a classic winner among the seven runners a remarkable falling off as compared with the years when Ayrshire Isinglass St Frusquin Persimmon Flying Fox Diamond Jubilee Ard Patrick Your Majesty Bayardo Lemberg Neil Gow Swynford Prince Palatine and Tracery bore away the spoils Of the race Vigilant in the Sportsman writes Buchan it must be admitted came close to suc ¬ cess in the Two Thousand and Derby and standing out prominently among the best of the year lie also looked such a picture in the paddock that odds of 7 to 2 had to be laid on him With the exception of Old Gold all the runners were threeyearolds and the old one finished last Cygnus which looked as bright as a star and went well in the preliminary canter had more friends than Milton or Splendid Spur and extravagant odds were on offer against the others There was no delay at the post and after a good start Gay Lord settled down in front of Old Gold and Buchan with Splendid Spur whipping in for about half the journey when the favorite took second place and Old Gold beat a retreat Soon after turning into the straight Buchan joined the leader and Cygnus on the outside took third place Below the distance Gay Lord was done with and Buchan came followed by Cygnus and won handsomely by a length and a half Thus two sons of Sunstar won first and second with Splendid Spur third Just in front of Gay Lord and Old Gold last Buchan has engagements between now and Doncaster but it Is not likely that he will run again before the St Leger in which he will again be ridden by Childs ChildsThe The summary of the Eclipse Stakes is Thirtythird Eclipse Stakes 25000 added for three and fouryearolds penalties one and one quarler miles milesMajor Major W W Astors Buchan b c 3 by Sun star Hamoaze 121 2 to 7 J Childs 1 1Sir Sir A Blacks Cygnus b c 3 by Sunstar Mangalma 114 100 to 8 S Donoghue 2 2J J Buchanans Splendid Spur b c 3 by Prince Palatine Lady Jess 114 100 to 7 J H Mar ¬ tin 3 3Time Time 211 211Buchan Buchan is a grandson of the great Sceptre and of the colt and his pedigree and quality Special Com ¬ missioner Allison writes in the Sportsman Buchan is as true as steel and if The Panther does not come back there is little doubt that this beautifully bred son of Sunstar and Hamoaze will win the St Leger He has always run absolutely true to his form and with Torpoint Cyllene and Sceptre at the back of his pedigree no course is likely to be too long for him Yet there are foolish persons who tell you from time to time that Sceptre has been a stud failure Why her first foal Maid of the Mist is the granddam of Buchan and herself C un of an Oaks winner What more would you have Unfortunately Sceptres second foal Maid of Corinth is in Hungary and her third also a filly is in Italy but Maid of the Mist and her daughter Hamoaze are in themselves towers of strength

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