Found's Game Race., Daily Racing Form, 1898-09-23


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FOUNDS GAME BACK It was 9 to 10 take your pick yesterday at Harlem whether or not the equinoctial storm had arrived The soaking ram of the early morring mooring made the track sloppy and toward the end of the day the going became very heavy The crowd was the lightest present for weeks but there were seventeen regular and two field bookmakers after what money there was in sight Colonel Clark with his cap looked like the executive officer of an Ocean liner and everywhere one was busy in keeping the ferrules of umbrellas out of his eyes as racegoers racehorse like men in general in pursuit of wealth are too much occupied in their own business to care for the welfare of others As the air was warm there was a thriving business done by the coat room boy as men in general had brought out overcoats as varied in thickness as their several judgments commended commendedA commended A straggling start in the opening race with Vincennes Incenses left at the post saw Jim W and The Grinder in the lead Hi Kollar Kola led around the turn but died off at the last quarter as did Vgtm Gm W leaving bhe he race apparently between The Grinder and Merops Metros wfiich fiche pair swung wide into the home stratch stretch as if the path on the outside was an advantage to be sought Corner on Excelsis Excels thought differently than the other jockeys and he stayed next the inside rail thereby saving so much ground that from a rear position he soon was level with the lead ¬ ers and finding the going firm had no trouble in winning although driven out by Merops Metros Sun God finished a fair third and two lengths behind him strung across the trac trace came The Grinder Major Bell Maryland Reserve and Boardman Barman George Detchon Dethrone played the win ¬ ner near on the strength of his being by Free Knight KnightThe Knight The rain which had hold off during the time of the first race now came down in a subdued sort of way but in quantity sufficient to make things disagreeable and few persons braved the storm to see the running of the horses Aunt Mary out in front was quickly collared by Dont Don't Skip Me the pair racing away from the others and the favorite making the other quit to nothing in the first half mile merely cantered the balance of the way winning away off from Amanda never worse than fourth Bummer Sea the rail birds were yelling as the horses behind Dont Don't Skip Me neared the betting ring but if she was ever prominent she must have stopped suddenly as Charabelle Harebell and Theresa fl fought it out for third money the former winning winningThe winning The rain had abated to a drizzle when the third race was run There was a long delay at the post Belle of Memphis acting sourly but when the flag fell she was in front attended by St Alfonses Alfonso D while Found the favorite was last away six lengths behind the leader Found did not get to second position until the middle of the upper turn Here Kings Highway was fourth and Her Favor fifth all beaten for first money bar the first two Belle of Memphis com ¬ ing King into the home stretch two lengths to the good still left room enough for Found to come through next the fence where Excelsis Excels had wn the hard going to be and Beauchamp Beach kept the favorite on this path Ride as he would Skeets Skeet Martin on Belle of Memphis could not keep his lead and Found gradually wore the other down although the finish was so close that from the grandstand persons could only guess which horse had won the majority however favoring Found as Beau champ was sitting still It was a game victory for Huffmans Huffman filly fillyThe filly The proposed chute will do away with the difficulty t ere so apparent of starting horses on the tun stun The defeat of Hush by Boney Bony Boy put a damper on the backers of favorites and when the crowd gathered about the judges stand after the race it was with the idea that possibly bets might be declared off The four starters had been sent away nearly level and yet Rush was quickly outrun by two lengths by Boney Bony Boy and Tulla Tulle Fonso Fonts The gap was increased to four lengths after a quarter had been cov cove ¬ ered erred Tulla Tulle Fonso Fonts led into the straight Beau champ taking her to the middle of the track while Rutter Ruttier on Boney Bony Boy hugged the inside fence At the last eighth Boney Bony Boy had Tulla Tulle Fonso Fonts beaten but Rutter Ruttier saw J Hill coming on the favorite and although Rush was yet an open length away Boney Bony Boy was flogged for dear life It was well that Rutter Ruttier began when he did for spectators near the wire saw that Bradleys Bradley son of Blitzon Blitz and on his breeding he carried hundreds of five and ten dollar notes only won by a few inches as one man expressed it By the ashes of a cigar How as good a boy as J Hill let as fast an animal as Rush drop out of the race is a mystery The Pride was a joke jokeThe jokester The rain had ceased when the one and one half mile race was run At the second attempt the horses were dispatched Pete Kitchen and Hessville Sessile making the pace for the first quarter with Dr Marks third When for the first time the judges stand was passed all the horses wore nearly abreast except Bethlehem Star back four lengths and Sir Hobart yet further away The last named horse was backed from 10 down to 5 to 1 was always out of it and only beat Hessville Sessile who quit to nothing Into the back stretch Pete Kitchen fell out of the front rank that ended him as ho finished fourth beaten by the winner fifty yards and the load was assumed by Hosi Hoi Dr Marks was here going easily and it was seen he could pass to the front at the pleasure of his jockey Bethlehem Star moved to the front bunch at the half mile ground and on the far turn had become dangerous so that J Ward let go a wrap on Dr Marks and went into the lead Lucid was quickly done and into the home stretch Hosi Hoi cracked leaving the race to Bethlehem Star and Dr Marks The latter from here on was not extended and won as he pleased the long shot beating Hosi Hoi several lengths for the place Here Is proof of the argu argue ¬ ment meant that some horses that cannot run fast five eighths of a mile can gallop any distance Beth ¬ lehem Lethe Star is a maiden which has run repeat ¬ edly ely among his kind without the ability to earn brackets bracketsVim brackets Vim and Vinegar acted as badly as even did Elmer S and finally was left standing still The starter exhibited entirely too much pa ¬ tience thence with such a brute whose kind should be barred Numa Neumann was last away and had no chance Capsicum took command and not headed won away off Sam Lazarus Esq ran lapped on Capsicum to the last threesixteenths where he flagged and was beaten off Prince Dud ¬ ley levy and Phidias Ophidians coming on together running an exciting finish for place won by the former Nilmah Anima a close third the first quarter finished with Sam Lazarus Esq The sky cleared some ¬ what at the close of the racing da but even should no more rain fall the going will be very heavy Friday FridayAndrew Friday Andrew Scott the colored horseman so well known from the days of Gunnar Gunner and through the racing of Gunwad Unwed has retired from the fast life of the sporting world and is now living in quietude surrounded by his family on his Mich Micah ¬ igan ian farm farmColonel Francophone Colonel Applegate Appellate bet a large amount of money on his colt Prince Dudley John Rode gap is the trainer of Capsicum and was forced to scratch this horse Wednesday because he could not get a good jockey to ride him

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