The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Silver Blaze

“Silver Blaze,” said be, “is from the Isonomy stock, and holds as brilliant a record as his famous ancestor.

He is now in his fifth year, and has brought in turn each of the prizes of the turf to Colonel Ross, his fortunate owner.

Up to the time of the catastrophe he was first favourite for the Wessex Cup, the betting being three to one on.

He has always, however, been a prime favourite with the racing public, and has never yet disappointed them, so that even at short odds enormous sums of money have been laid upon him.

It is obvious, therefore, that there were many people who had the strongest interest in preventing Silver Blaze from being there at the fall of the flag, next Tuesday.

“This fact was, of course, appreciated at King’s Pyland, where the Colonel’s training stable is situated. Every precaution was taken to guard the favourite.

The trainer, John Straker, is a retired jockey, who rode in Colonel Ross’s colours before he became too heavy for the weighing chair.

He has served the Colonel for five years as jockey, and for seven as trainer, and has always shown himself to be a zealous and honest servant.

Under him were three lads, for the establishment was a small one, contain ing only four horses in all. One of these lads sat up each night in the stable, while the others slept in the loft.

All three bore excellent characters. John Straker, who is a married man, lived in a small villa about two hundred yards from the stables.

Author Arthur Conan Doyle
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CategoryFiction & Novel


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