DONCASTER ST. LEGER WON BY TRACERY. By Telegraph.— Press Association.— Copyright. (Received September 12, 11.15 a.m.) LONDON, 11th September. At the Doncaeter meeting the following was the result of the race for THE ST. LEGER STAKES, of 6500 soys, by subscriptions of 50 soys each, half-forfeit, or 5 soys only if declared by the laet Tuesday in March, 1911 ; for entire colts and fillies foaled in 1909; colts 9.0, fillies 8.11. Old St. Leger course (about one mile six furlongs and 132 yards). August Belmont's br c Tracery, by Rock Sand — Topiary ... ... 1 Sol Joel's br c Maiden Erlegh, by Polymelus— -Plum Tart 2 J. L. Dugdale'fi eh c Hector, by St. Amanl — Hecuba 3 Tracery, who did not race as a two-year-old, first came into prominence when, starting at any old price, he ran third to Tagalie and Jaegar in the Derby, Sweeper 11., the Two Thousand Guinea winner — the favourite— being behind him. When Tagalie — a red-hot favourite— -failed in the Oaks, and Tracery disposed of Sweeper 11. in the St. James's Palace Stakes at Ascot, public attention wae drawn to the son of Rock Sand as a good horse to watch for the St. Leger, especially as Lomond, who is trained by Wootton, was recovering from a breakdown. Tracery emphasised his good form by downing Sweeper 11. again, and decisively, in the Sussex Stakes, and immediately leaped into favouritism for the Doncaster classic. D. Maher had been engaged to pilot him, and it ie probable that, despite an appearance of recovery I on the part of the crack colt, Lomond, Tracery started favourite. Tracery, owing to being troubled with thoroughpins, could not be trained for his two-year-old engagements, especially ac he is > a big-topped horse. The winner is said to have inherited the splendid stamina and determined courage of his eire, who also sired Qu'elle est Belle, the French Oaks victress. Mr. Belmont, who owns Rock Sand, is an American 6portaman, and Tracery was bred in the States. Rock Sand was the champion of his day. For his original owner he won the Two Thousand Guineas, Derby, and St. Leger, and as a four-year-old— after being beaten by Zinfandel and Sceptre for the Coronation Cup at Epsom— the Hardwick'e Stakes at Ascot, the Princess of Wales's Stakes (£10,000) at Newmarket, the Lingfield Park Plate (£3000), the First Foal Stakes at the Second July Meeting, and the Jockey Club Stakes (£10.000). The Leger runnerup, Maiden Erlegh, is named after Sol B. Joel's famous stud farm. The Polymelus i colt's best effort this year was his victory in the Fifty-fourth Ascot Biennial Stakes (£1628), when he beat, amongst others, Lance Chest, Jingling Geordie, and Lorenzo. Hector showed good form when at Ascot three months ago he finished in front of Sweeper 11. and Jaeger, in the Fifty-ninth Triennial Stakes (£850).
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ENGLISH'RACING, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 64, 12 September 1912
ENGLISH'RACING Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 64, 12 September 1912
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