Benson Caldwells Whiting, Daily Racing Form, 1900-05-24


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BENSON C.VLDWKLLS WHITING. Benson Caldwell, owned by "Brown Dick" and trained by Jim Sellers, captured the #1.500 Whiting Stakes yesterday at Lakeside and his win was perhaps one of the greatest flukes that ever happened on any race course around Chicago. This colt is a big over-grown fellow by Esher — Lady Caroline and some time in the future may prove to be a horse of note, especially in going over a distance of ground, but no matter how great a horse he shoula happen to turn out to be and no matter how many stake events he may capture, he will always be remembered by those who saw the Whiting Stakes run as owe of the luckiest of stake winners. Coupled in the letting with Lillie Pantland Benson Caldwell was as good as 20 to 1 at post time and with ti . Stuart up no one seemed to care to back him or the entry at that price. What helped to make Benson Caldwell win was the peculiar way in which the race was run. Cay wood, with Sad Sam. managed to steal a march on starter Dwyer and got away allying. . All of the jockeys in the race with the exception of H. Stuart at mice set sail for the pacemaker and one after another wasted what speed their mount had in trying to get to and pass Sad Sam. Stuart, however, seemed perfectly contented with galloping along "behind the field and just to be like a real jockey he hugged the rail with seemingly not a 1,000 to 1 chance of getting through. But hick was with Stuart and the colt and to his surprise and the astonishment of those who saw the race the leaders swung wide on the stretch bend, leaving plenty of room for Stuart to get through. The jockey Buatched up this opportunity and before he was aware of what was going on the youngsters that were in the front rank began to tire, and after a little bumping match with Ben Magen Ben-on Caldwell forged to the front, winning easily by four lengths. Dandy Jim. the 4 to 5 favorite for the race, was handled with miserable judgment by Narvaez, and at the finish was fourth, a neck behind Lillie Pant-land. Midget jockeys seem to be the rage around the Chicago tracks, and every reason some email youngster wins for himself numerous friends and incidentally a reputation. One year it was Bobb Hothersall. Another year Johnny Reiff was an idol, but at the prevent time little Willie Waldo, with a bright shining face and with the courage of a lion, is the apple of the race-going publics eye. This fifty-pound midget stirred up more enthusiasm by winning the last race with Rollins than has yet been displayed at the Lakeside meeting. Rollins is such a big, awkward horse that Willie did not look larger than a frog perched onhis back, but nevertheless he seemed to have perfect control of the big animal, and amid deafening applause 1 the pair came home by themselves four lengths ahead of Thomas Carey. "Red Leaf Bills filly Rosavauuah seems to 1 be hoodooed, and try as she will it seems impossible for her to get to the wire first. There was a very ordinary lot in the fifth and Rosavauuah. • with "Scopes Rose up. was made favorite. • Ro-e did the best he could and Rosavan-nah - ran to her mark but she met with a little s interference on the stretch turn and was beaten I by the narrow margin of a nose by Heroics. • The ex-jockey, Tom Costello, has the latter and I as he said after a hard winter with snowballs as a steady diet the purse came in rather handy. • Minyon appears to be a sprinter of no mean i ability and for the third time since the meeting r opened landed the long end of a purse. She carried 105 | ounds and handily did three-quarters of a mile in 1 :14i. "Pa" Bradley declared that he needed the $ money and so he chucked Holdup in a mile and a sixteenth race with S3 pounds. Holdup went to the front at the start and. setting a pace to suit himself and one that was too fast for the other platers opposed to him, "rolled" home. Pt or "Texas" Smith. Perhaps he did not know what he was about when he claimed Kid Cox last week. At any rate, the youngster jogged four and one-half furlongs in 56s seconds in the first race making Robert Waddell and six other two-year-olds look like thirty cents. Albert Simons thought Orion would win the fifth race and he and his friends backed him at 3 to 1. The gelding ran a good race, but it was not good enough to win and he finished second to Her Favor. The latter was entered to be sold for #2C0. but Simons boosted her to 00 and got her.

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