Service Defeats Miss Frances., Daily Racing Form, 1896-09-03


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SERVICE DEFEATS MISS FRANCES There is a shortage of water and plenty of dirt at Ideal Park In consequence it was most dis dais ¬ agreeable to watch the races yesterday So thick was the dust that in the mile race the horses could hardly be seen on the back stretch Despite the bad conditions the races wore well contested and rattling finishes came out of the third and fourth fourthThe fourth The third at a mile furnished one of the sharpest bits of contention seen on local tracks for many a day Old Service was the favorite at odds on and he won but only after the hard ¬ est kind of a struggle through the stretch with Miss Frances H Shields had the mount on Service and to his excellent horsemanship the defeat of Miss Frances can be charged Service is very rank these days but Shields placed him be autifully dutifully in the races early stages and when the pinch came rode an extremely strong finish with his hands and feet and got up just in time timeCaufield Caufield Coalfield greatly improved won the five fur ¬ long selling race after a dazzling finish with Irene Woods and Uncas Uncaps UncasThe Unchaste The last race had none too formf form ul a look but c msidering mitering that it was Indras Indris first race over the track it might be overlooked

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