Out Salem Purses and Admission Fees: Bostonians Seeking Quietude Find It at Rockingham Park-Hard Rain and Heavy Track, Daily Racing Form, 1906-07-05


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CUT SALEM PURSES AND ADMISSION FEES. Bostonians Seeking Quietude Find It at Rockingham Park Hard Rain and Heavy Track. Salem, X. II., July 4. A crowd of large proportions principally from Boston visited Rockingham Park today. Some came by train and others in automobiles. A considerable number had fled from the city to escape the noise in celebration of Independence Day and these found peace and quiet at the track nesting In the wooded hills of New Hampshire. A heavy rainstorm of short duration came up just lieforc the tirst race, which rendered the track heavy. Following the rain there was a scrambling of owners to make withdrawals. In consequence, scratches were numerous and the fields small. An unusual incident occurred after the second race. Jockey C. Sheffield, who had the mount on Lilita in tills race, whipped the filly severely arter the linlsh. Tlie stewards were quick to notice this and the boy was called into the stand and reprimanded. Garner, the rider of Rebo, in the fifth race, lodged "a claim of foul against Colonel Bartlett, but it was not allowed. Beginning tomorrow the value of the overnight purses will be cut in half. The price of admission will also be cut. Heretofore admission for men has liceii .50 and women .00. After today men will lie admitted for .00 and women r0 cents. This is in line with the managements campaign of education here. The sheriff of the county, with several of bis deputies, was on hand today. They found no infraction of the law relating to betting. Sheriff Corliss announced that lie is satisfied that the track Is being conducted according to law. Out of six carded to start only four faced the barrier in the Stock Exchange Handicap at one mile, for three-year-olds, the days feature. The track just suited Yazd and lie won in a mild drive Willi Lotus Eater second. The latter was conceding twelve pounds to the winner and it was apparent this Impost was a little too much for the Barbarity Stables colt. Afrie Jewel, belonging to J. A. Drake was a poor third.

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