Harlem Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1900-08-09


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HARLEM RACING Mary, at one time one of the best handicap horses on the western turf, was defeated by an ordinary selling plater. Ben Chance, yesterday at Harlem and down with Macy went the so called talent with a sickening thud. It was in the last race, a selling affair at nine furlongs, where Macy performed and at about 8 to I the Schorrs cast off was backed strongly. Mr. Sam Lazarus, a true sportsmaD. now owns Macy and he bet heavily and also advised all his friends to go with him on the son of Hindoo — Alga. Marty Bergen was up and perhaps the horses defeat may be charged to his weak finish. The once-famous jockey rode a perfect race tip to and until the last twenty yards when he appeared to become rattled and allowed Ben Chance, with midget Jed Waldoup, to beat him out by a nose. Macy was always a dead game horse and as he was a full length in the lead when rassiug the upper end of the stand many of the spectators took it for granted that he would mrely win and made a mad rush for the early returning trains not waiting to cash what they thought were winning tickets on Macy. It is needless to say that there was a disappointed crowd when ,-ome of the later ones filed into the trains with the news of Ben Chances victory. It was a very tight fit between the pair but tl e crowd made no kick over the prompt decision of the judges. The regularity with which the favorites are being beaten and the continual winning of loDg shots ha in a measure frightened the speculators and the betting at present, according to the statements of the bookmakers, is lighter than it has been here at any time before during the season. Just to start things to going properly for the ring Natural Gas. a 20 to 1 shot, took down the long end of the purse in the opening four and a half furlongs maiden two-year-old filly race This filly was ridden by L. Rose and coming from a long way back with a terrific rush, rot up just in time to nose Reina del Celia out. The latter is a peedy filly by Oddfellow and led by four open lengths into the stretch. running the first half in 48i seconds. Ro.-a Diah. backed from 12 to 1 down to 10 to 1, and| cleverly ridden by Buchanan, who is a much-needed addition to the riding brigade, won the r-ccond event rather handily. Old Of onnell. he who set the three-quarter record at 1 :12i, was a starter in the Rosa Diah race and. from his actions, had possibly been stimulated, which is stiictly against turf rules, and who ever administered the dose, if he had been given one. certainly gave the old campaigner enough, lor seldom befoie in his racing i career did he act so frisky. He generally warms up stiff and sore, but in this instance he almost ran away with the boy while warming up and also tried to run away with jockey Jones on the way to the post. He managed to get away flying and stepped the first half in 48i seconds, iheu tired. After the race Judge Hamilton »; red hot and ordered that OConnells ! | entry be refuEed at Harlem in the future. It would be hard to prove to vh m OConnell belongs, On the program he is credited to J. J. BarroaCA Co.. but it is generally understood amoL-r bortemen that he is owned by T. Coe-tello. the feed man. There weif but four starters in the steeplechase which pieseuted an interesting, clean conte-t. Qloba ii. carrying top weight, 160 pounds, was the favorite and he won handsomely t. about two length! fiom Ias e | Part« it. The Unknown, a? far as his clars it concerned i is true to his name, and it took his beEt effort with only ICO pounds up to beat Mitten and run ■ mile in 1 ill1.-,. Taking this performance as a criterion, the colt is certainly much overrated. The fifth event furnished the greatest surprise of the day, Hansford, at 30 to 1, "rolling home" two lengths in front of a badly strung out bunch of twelve ordinary selling platers. John Brennan— chestnut colt, Alfred C, is another horse besides OConnell which the Harlem judges will refuse the entry of in the future. He is a dangerous animal, and is what is known as a "lugger." It the second race Alfred C., with OConnor up, threw Dr. Walms-iey against the rail, breaking two of the ribs of Robinsons horse and badly wrenching Wink-fields ankle. P. Dunne was called into the judges stand yesterday and was questioned regarding the apparent reversal of form in the running of Scales. Mr. Dunne gave about the same reason that he did when Scales ran absolutely last in a race two weeks ago at Hawthorne. Dunne spoke frankly and said: "The only reason to which 1 can attribute Scales bad race that day is that he received a kick. The geldings right foreleg after the race showed an abrasion which was not there previously." Another new record was made over the steeplechase course, the mark being cut from tM% to 3:34. Yesterdays attendance equaled that of Tuesday, there being 6 500 spectatt rs present. Secretary Nathanson issued the program book for next weeks races at Harlem yesterday. The list of the nominations to stakes for the September meeting is given in the book. Harlems judges have under investigation Dandy Jims race of Tuesday. It is the intention of Judge Hamilton and his associates to thoroughly investigate all form reversals, no matter upon what track they take place. In chart 19807 "show" odds against Greenock should read 7 to 10.

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