Mad Hatter Temperamental Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-01


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MAD HATTER TEMPERAMENTAL HORSE SARATOGA, N. Y., August 31. No horse has caused more disappointment to his stable connec tions during the Saratoga meeting than Mad Hatter, which came here one of the star long-distance performers of the Raneoeas string. In three stakes lie finished second, beaten twice by a matter ot inches only, and upon all three occasions he liaif victory within his grasp a sixteenth of a mile out. As jockey Lavergne Fator said when he dismounted from him after lie was beaten by Exterminator, "he just seemed determined that he would not win a race at the meeting. He would make a dangerous looking move at the head of the stretch, and just when it appeared as though he was going to win he would make a fatal bobble near the end." Mad Hatter is a peculiar horse and has his own notions of running. His riders are not permitted to carry a whip, as lie not only flinches under punishment, but invariably attempts to bear either in or out when struck. The last time lie was ridden with a whip Was at Jamaica, and his performance in the race in question satisfied trainer Samuel C. Hildreth that lie was better off without one.

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