Huzzah Wins The Auburn., Daily Racing Form, 1903-06-25


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HUZZAH WINS THE AUBURN. James Arthurs brown colt Huzzah, a four-year-old, carrying 9S pounds, won the stake event on yesterdays Washington Park program. In the Auburn Stakes, a selling affair of a mile and a sixteenth, he defeated eleven others, of which Flying Torpedo, 112 pounds, was the top weight. Sam Fullen, 101 pounds, was given a decided preference by speculators. He was favorite at all times, his support being particularly strong at post time. Schwalbe, 103, and Nitrate, 107, were the best backed of the others. Schwalbe, Gold Bell and Paul "Whaley were prominent in the early running. On the backstretch Paul Whaley dropped back while Huzzah moved bp and joined Schwalbe and Gold Bell. As they came around the upper turn Gold Bell drew clear and Huzzah, Schwalbe and the favorite ran on even terms. Rounding into the homestretch Huzzah went after Gold Bell and the race became a contest between these two. In a hard struggle through the last three-sixteenths Huzzah succeeded in overtaking Gold Bell and beating him by a nose. Sam Fullen was third at the head of the stretch and remained there to the end, finishing five lengths behind the first and second. Flying Torpedo, in a good position at all stages, and within striking distance when beginning the final quarter, had no •mishaps. Yesterdays was the third running of the Auburn Stakes, its record being now as follows: Tear. Horse. Wt. Starrs. Value. Time. 1901 W. J. Deboe 89 8 ,635 1:49 1902 Flying Torpedo... 106 7 2,675 1:52J 1903 Huzzah 98 12 2,755 1:48 Lucien Appleby, 110 pounds;. Bragg, 110; Caviar, 114, and the three-year-old, Fore and Aft, 109 pounds, were the starters in the first race. The first-named was the favorite and was heavily backed. Fore and Aft had a following that considered him equal to conceding the weight and winning and backed him accordingly. Caviar, backed at 8 to 1, to win a large amount, flattered his 1 backers for three-quarters of a mile and then gave way to Bragg and the favorite. Lucien Appleby was several lengths behind along the backstretch, but rapfdly improved his position on the upper turn and was at Cav-iars heels as the latter faced the stand. The [ finish was between Bragg and Lucien by. Henry, on the favorite, bluffed and | drew it too fine to suit the backers of the horse, and had a small margin in his favor at the end. Fore and Aft was last. It re-m quires a good three-year-old to give away I the weight he conceded and win. He is ap-I parently overrated. I In the second race, five furlongs, for two-| year-olds, Allista went to the front directly i after the start and maintained a lead of from two to four lengths from the half mile ground to the deciding line. Marshal Ney, - the favorite, and Frank Carr were being urged when three-eighths had been run. I Twelve selling platers went to the post in I the fourth race, six furlongs, for three-year-olds and upward. Mary Glenn, owned by Gorman and Bauer, was backed as if she -could not lose. Hart Dernhams Uranium, ■with L. Wilson in the saddle, also a medium of heavy backing, won all the way, finishing in an open gallop. Mary Glenn was never a contender. Sweet Billle was i second and third to the last quarter, where she fell back. If You Dare, second entering the stretch, was beaten out by Avoid. Some wise persons, among them Frank i- » : Shaw, realized handsomely onthe fifth race, one mile, *with allowances, for three-year-olds, for which Collonade was an odds-on favorite. Big Ben, entered by Doc Streett and ridden by C. Gray, and a 60 to 1 chance at one period of the betting, was the "good thing." He won by half a length from Ed Corrigans Serge, quoted at 5 to 1 In the post odds. S. S. Browns Airtight was a fair third. Collonade led to near the half, where Big Ben collared him. A hundred yards farther along to the dismay of his backers, he faltered and went back into the bunch behind so quickly that it was thought he had broken down. Then he ran well again to the stretch, where he again reduced his speed and lost all chance of being a contender. Meanwhile Big Ben had obtained a lead of three lengths.. Serge gained steadily from the middle of the upper turn to the stand. He caught the leader in the last sixteenth, but was unable to head him. M. H. Tichenor and Co.s colors were placed first in the closing race, three-quarters of a mile. They were carried by Semper Vivum, on which Helgesen had the mount. So close was the finisb that many spectators expected to see the number of Fleuron and Bay Wonder posted as first and second. Semper Vivum had an open lead from the middle of the backstretch until well in the homestretch, when Flaunt challenged her. While the first and second were doing their best, Bay Wonder drew up and came near beating them. Muresca was the opening favorite. Semper Vivum, backed with thousands had the call at the close. Muresca was a close third beginning the final struggle, in which she weakened. Dick Welles and Monsieur Beaucaire were exercised after the races yesterday evening. The former did three-quarters in 1:16, the other was given a strong gallop. Hua-chuca pulled up lame after having worked yesterday morning. • T. J. Gallagher.

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