Harlem's Summer Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1898-07-26


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HARLKMJS HARLEM SUMMER RACING RACINGHarlems Harlems Harems reopening was an auspicious one the card being of quality sufficient to gather together some 300J persons The track so far from being injured by the rain of the forenoon was greatly benefited M Lewis Clark filled his old position as presiding judge and was assisted by J VV Kelsey and Col Cool A W Hamil Hail ¬ ton Eichard Richard Dwyer was the starter Nineteen bookmakers cut in and the field books as formerly were two in number The system of bookmaking was the old one slates bearing the names of the horses and the odds against them The big pencilers pencil had much rather use the sys says ¬ tem known at Washington Park as then the several firms must needs at the opening of the batting post their own odds and this gave a igreat great chance for scalping the prices Again the stool system is the bdst dst for persons wishing to play a horse as whereas with slates a bet of 100 at once cuts the price the lookouts noticing the use of the rubber At the new style of bookmaking such transactions are buried by the crowd and a plunger can get on a great amount of money at the original figure The copyist here finds it hard work to make a living leaving the money making part of the business to such men as by their superior wits are entitled to the gold The program too was of the old variety That used at Washing ¬ ton Park with its several leaves being a vastly more convenient thing to handle as also afford ¬ ing King a much larger space for notes invaluable to every handicapper handicapperA handicapper A noticeable feature in favor of Harlem as against Washington Park when footsore specu spec ¬ lators labors are taken into account is the wood floor of the West Side betting ring instead of the con ¬ crete pavement of the other otherThe other The betting on the first race was according to James OLeary O'Leary very tame although the post betting was by fifty per cent more in favor of the speculator than under the rule of the sydi sdi ate Banks Cregier Craggier furnished his usual excel ¬ lent band bandDaily anodal Daily Eacing Acing Form by his bad action delayed the start for the first race but when the flag fell all were well together except Tom Toher Other two lengths back of the bunch and Moroni Moronic still further back Summer Sea made the pace at ¬ tended by Daily Eacing Acing Form At the turn for home Sidonian Sideman worked to the front from third position and hard ridden to the last eighth there shook off the others and won handily from Daily Eacing Acing Form Millie M landing third Moroni Moronic ran an excellent race raceBiug race Biug Bug Binger Bringer off on the outside quite outran the others to the first turn and not headed won the hecond second race shaken up at the last six ¬ teenth tenth from Muskalonge Muskellunge who was always sec ¬ ond bond First Pinkey Pinkeye Potter then Albert S and finally Moncreith Noncredit ran in third position The others were not within gunshot at any stage stageFair stage Fair Deceiver broke quickest but was soon joined by Amy Wade and Tenolo Tremolo The latter soon after entering the straight took command and won somewhat easily with Amy Wade sec ¬ ond bond and Ella Penzance Penance third Lone Princess might have won but Kitley Kirtle in trying to get through next the rails was so penned in at the gighth eighth post that the owner played luckily riot 10 have his filly ruined ruinedSpirituelle Spirituelle Spiritual a 1 to 7 shot took all the interest out of the fourth race the betting being listless in the extreme The favorite was ridden the first furlong to get away from Boney Bony Boy who kept at her so persistently throughout that he got close up within a few strides of the wire giving Max Blumenthal Lumen who had 650 on against 100 the cold shivers Burns however only had to let go Spirituelles Spiritualizes head for her to go and win Cheval dOr doer was easily first of the others Dave Waldo Weald the horse of phenomenal speed dodged away from the post in the lead Gold Fox at first outrunning Mary Black The 500 to 1 shots in the race had given Starter Dwyer much trouble but as soon as the flag fell they began to back up and after a three furlongs run were badly strung out and not within hail ¬ ing King distance At the far turn Mary Black had got past Gold Fox and turning for home on the outside Wishards Wishers great sprinter was keeping steadily at her work with her little jockey sitting perfectly still Even as near home as the draw gate it looked as if Dave Waldo Weald would win but the stealthy action of the rival tagging him fretted the best son of Sayre Ayres and he began to give it up Vandusen Bandsmen hustled him in vain and Mary Black at the last 100 yards said Good bye Dave and like the red fox stealing along the fence was first past the post Gold Fox was a bad third others beaten away off offNow off Now came the best betting race of the day Fervor carrying five pounds over and T Burns being made an even money favorite while Traverser Traverse despite Seaton Eaton was heavily backed and the smart ones trusting to Eugenia Wickes Wickets and Eddie Burke Traverser Traverse managed to run fast enough to the first turn to keep the small stable boy from getting killed the colt shoving through on the rail in a mixup mix Eugenia Wickes Wickets at once joined him and the pair raced up the back stretch like a double team Two lengths behind at the quarter ran Eddie Burke and Fervor paired but gradually they dropped back and at the upper turn Fervor third four lengths behind the leaders was two lengths better than Eddie Burke Storm Queen was never in it At the middle of the straight Burns hurried along the favorite Traverser Traverse and Eugenia Wickes Wickets were crying Move up the judges stand and Fervor easily passed them when from behind with a strong rush even though his head was bobbing came Eddie Burke and hard held he passed the wire in the lead Eugenia Wickes Wickets finished third Eddie Burke seems to like weight off Compare his last performance at Washington Parkwheu Park he started at 1 to 2 with his race yesterday yesterdayThe yesterday The finish of the days racing was a three fourths dash for which Abuse was a pronounced favorite He never won a race as easily as did he this getting away in the lead and pulling for his head through the home stretch Tar ¬ tarian arian second nearly all the way had a hard time to get second money away from Afamada Alameda AfamadaEugene Eugene Leigh instead of shipping his horses to Saratoga has the entire lot at Hawthorne where they are to rest up indefinitely Leigh had the car all ready to ship but changed his mind lean win some races around here he said saidThe said The Washington Park meeting is said to have cleared 100000 100000It It was rumored that John Brenock Redneck had sent word to Ed Corrigan that buy or sell must be the game within twentyfour twenty hours This ulti multi ¬ matum datum not accepted Brenock Redneck to bring suit at once against the Chicago Eacing Acing Association AssociationMike Association Mike Sweeney Serenely who has charge of the betting ring being ill his place as caller was acceptably filled by a subaltern

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