Racing At St. Louis., Daily Racing Form, 1898-08-02


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RACING AT ST LOUIS LOUISOf Louis Of the present condition and prospects of racing at the Fair Grounds track the St Louis Republic says The Fair Association racing stewards will meet this week to select dates for the three fall stakes and decide upon the length of the meeting The horsemen are unanimously in favor of having the racing season extended through September but the stewards may con ¬ clude Claude to close with the end of ninety days In that case the patrons of the sport will have to be content with only twentythree twenty days more racing Prominent horsemen are flocking here from all over the west and it looks as though the St Louis meeting will close in a blaze of glory gloryThe glory The present racing season has been the most successful in the history of the association The quality of sport furnished the patrons of the Fair Grounds has been the best seen hero since 1896 and the betting has been surprisingly brisk all summer The improvement in the betting attracted more bookies than ever but the formful forkful racing and remarkable success of the talent has caused a woeful diminishment in their ranks recently recentlyVery recently Very few of the bookies have fared well Mar ¬ cus cubs Cartwright Cartridge the Nashville plunger lost 17 000 in three weeks and went to Chicago Joe Roses former block man Abe Ehrlich Erich was here early in the meeting booking under the name of the California Club and lost 10000 Eddie Austin tried the St Louis game and had to duck it J B Respass Trespass the Cincinnati high roller tried it for awhile and quit loser Cole Ullman Pullman found it unprofitable booking here and went to Saratoga SaratogaHerman Saratoga Herman Hoffman who never before failed to beat the St Louis meeting is said to be a big loser shis shies season Jack Mahoney who was one of the high rollers in the southern circuit last spring came to St Louis from Louisville but didnt didn't last long on the block Will Davis who beat the Memphis and Louisville meetings went broke at the Fair Grounds Captain Eddie Sinclair Sicklier Billy Kirwan Iran George Pesch Peach Jimmy Halpin Chaplin and numerous other wellknown welkin bookies tried their hand booking at the Fair Grounds but found the betting public too smart for them and dropped by the wayside The meeting opened with nineteen books Then there were fifteen in line for a long time Saturday only twelve cut in notwithstanding the fact that the betting is now as good as it ever was The decrease in the books shows that the public must be beating the ring ringThe righted The three fall stakes of the St Louis Fair Grounds are all for 2yearolds The Chrysan Chrysalis ¬ themum them at one mile 1500 guaranteed for colts fillies and geldinge gelding is the most important of the trio It was inaugurated two years ago and has always been won by a good race horse Algol placed it to his credit in 1895 and Lieber Libber Karl won it last year The entries this year in ¬ clude Claude FoniainebleuEspionage Hindoos Indoors Dream Leo Planter Fausturo Faust Sir Gatian Gating Dr Sam Ulm Lm Racivan Radian W Overton Overtone Cathedral and other crackajacks crackerjacks crackajacksIf crackerjacks If Mr Schorr Scorer should bring W Overton Overtone to St Louis for this stake the crack son of Belvi Elvis dere Derek will be sure to go to the post a strong favorite He won nearly every 2yearold stake at the recent Washington Park meeting and is by far the best 2yearold developed in the west this season The Isabella for 2yearold fillies 1500 five and a half furlongs id thought to be at the mercy of Barney Schreibers Schreiber great filly Miss Marion Louis Ezolls Bezels Espionage is the only eligible that appears to have a chance to beat Schreibers Schreiber great filly The Ozark for 2yearold colts and geldings 1500 six furlongs has a number of good ones entered the most prominent of which are Fontainebleu Containable FHUS HUNS turo turbo Cathedral V Overton Overtone Dr Sam Leo Planter and Ulm Lm The dates for these stakes are due to be announced this week

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