Christophine

Chart of the week: Black Toney’s maiden race, May 1913

Ok, the title is a bit of a misnomer, as the last “Chart of the Week” post prior to this was in August 2016, but hope springs eternal.


“E. R. Bradley’s Black Toney, the first of Peter Pan’s get to start this season in these parts, spreadeagled his opposition in the second race, consisting of 11 other youngsters, the Californian Sosius taking second place and the favorite, Francis, outside of the money.” (Cincinnati Enquirer, 05/15/1913)

Cincinnati Enquirer, 05/15/1913

Of additional note, fourth place horse Christophine (Plaudit) would go on to set a new world record for 1 mile (1:36 ⅘) at Juarez on March 11, 1914, lowering the previous record of 1:37 set by Bonne Chance (Orsini) also at Juarez in January 1914. Christophine’s record would stand for six months until lowered by Stromboli’s (Fair Play) 1:36 ⅗ at Belmont Park in September 1914.