Robertson is Again in Good Standing: Scanlon Produces Bill of Sale for Friendless-Books Win Heavily at Crescent Park, Daily Racing Form, 1906-01-27


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ROBERTSON IS AGAIN IN GOOD STANDING. Scanlon Produces Bill of Sale for Friendless Books Win Heavily at Crescent Park. New Orleans, La., January 26. Not a solitary favorite was returned winner at the old track and the twenty-three bookmakers reaped a big harvest. The successful horses were only given passing notice, while the choices enjoyed a heavy following. The judges put in a strenuous morning investigating further into the Friendless matter and hearing evidence in the James Robertson case. Robertson had a score or more witnesses who testified that Colonel. White immediately after his race preceding ids victory was ailing and was cooled out only after great difficulty. The judges were satisfied that no wrong had been intended by Robertson and restored him and his horses to favor. M. W. Scanlon, owner of Friendless, displayed a bill of sale for the horse obtained from Charles Kelly and dated. November 0. He also produced the registration papers of the horse. The horse will in all probability le turned over to Scanlon tomorrow after he submits an affidavit that lie is the sole owner of the horse. Fred Burlew, trainer for Newton Bennington, today sold to S. C. Hildreth the three-year-old Guiding Star for the reported price of ,500. The horse is sound and most horsemen are of the opinion that Hildreth secured a bargain when he made the purchase. The first two winners today were mediums to profit the association to the extent of 50. Salvisa was bid up to 00, an advance of 00, by Sam Louis, but retained, and llolloway was raised 00 over his entered price of 00 and secured by A. W. Holt, who turned the horse over to John Lowe, formerly trainer for Sam Hildreth. Jockey Helgesen was suspended for one week by the starter for misbehavior at the post in the first race. Jockey Dickson, who was injured yesterday by a fall from Raining Leaves, left tonight for his home in New York. Jockey Feicht was taken suddenly ill while at the track yesterday and is at present confined in his home in a critical condition.

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