The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on July 20, 1947 · Page 69
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The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky · Page 69

Louisville, Kentucky
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Sunday, July 20, 1947
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3 STERLING TW t&i aftW wi leoh wR with mwf ww ym kv dm. ASSAULT AND STYMIE. The two leading money-winners fight it out in the Butler Handicap. Assault won and took back the crown Stymie won only a week before. TLfoe Crowo off Gold Domino held the title of leading money winner on the track longest; Stymie was king for only seven days By JERRY McNERNEY DOMINO for 27 years and Stymie for seven days. Those are the short and the long reigns of America's money-winning horse champions since 1880, when the great Hindoo stepped on the throne. Stymie, one of the greatest bargains in turf history, hardly had his long tail adjusted for the uncomfortable task of throne-sitting when he was booted off by another stretch-running Texan, Assault. Assault, last year's "Triple Crown" champion, reclaimed the title he had taken away frcm mighty Whirlaway three weeks ago by beating Stymie a neck in a thrilling stretch duel Butler Handicap on July 12. The $36,700 he picked up in this race boosted his earnings for 2Vi years of racing to $613,370, which probably made that early champion, Hindoo, turn over in his grave. Stymie, whom the astute trainer Hirsch Jacobs got ut of the claiming ranks for $1,500 several years ago, earned $10,000 for finishing second in the Butler, which swept his earnings to $605,510. This story was written before the running of the $100,000 International Gold Cup Race at Belmont yesterday. But with Assault, Stymie and Armed running so close together, it can be anybody on almost any day. Editor. Little Hindoo never got $10,000 for winning any of his races. His second biggest plum was the $4,510 he received for winning the Kentucky Derby in 1881 and his biggest was only $6,000. Assault's record is mighty but Hindoo's is mightier. Up until Man o' War came along, Hindoo was most often classed as America's greatest race horse. w. HILE Assault has amassed his $613,370 on 15 wins in 29 starts, Hindoo got only $72,340 for winning 31 of his 36 races. What's more, he never was out of the money. Assault has finished worse than third on six occasions. Dcmino, who ruled the money roost from 1893 until Man o War knocked him off his perch in 1920, is unique among the money-winning champions in that he won almost all of his money as a 2-year-old. He won all nine of his starts in 1893 for $170,790. Although he took 10 of his 16 starts as a 3 and 4-year-old, Domino only managed to hike his total about $20,000 to $193,550. But if he hadn't picked up that "chicken feed" at 3 and4, Domino's reign would have ended in the early 1900's. For there were a couple of shifty fellows knocking on the cham- Continwad en Fog 12 ' (- Pi ) .T.Li it?tjf!&' ' yLv , -Ax ?mi m:s$m? r ii ifriw Tift ViftMi'mrtrrii rrr- Vr t ',-1 r act--' - .. --wJ PHOTO BY CAUFIELD & SHOOK HINDOO, winner of the 1881 Kentucky Derby, was most often classed as America's greatest race horse until Man o' War came along. He won 18 straight races while a 3-year-old. STEtUNO SIIVIR CANOLf STICKS Hi iHku kih. CuibrMft alc-if a. $13.30 STCMJNO SILVU AND BUTTH PtATIS KMtectH aMlga; - tack MEAO ' . I IWMMI. II I $9.0O wch V If $23.50 STEtUNO StlVII OOUETS KtadarUa 4 . Ifil it tacliM "INOUSH OADIOON" citiaf . $23.50 Hk au mess tNCtUD 30 FIOCSAi TAX 330 W. Chestnut St. WA 4832 mum 1 Bm'l ifeonee him imZ r Tj Fido's Safe and Free In l Mis Own Backyard . . . Chained to This Sturdy Metal Post And the chain length allows plenty of freedom for Fido's backyard playground. Metal Tie-Post Medium weight $1.70 HeaVy weight $1.90 Chain 6 ft. . $1.00 10 ft. ... . $1.25 12 ft. . $1.40 fl l 4. . it Mail Order Add 15c r fSL Mrutsie &$?fritf rjC-Jifn 307 W. WALNUT V SUNDAY, JULY 20. 1947 11

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