Captain Williams Sees Rams Horn Win, Daily Racing Form, 1906-07-17


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CAPTAIN WILLIAMS SEES RAMS HORN WIN. New York. July 10. Captain Jim Williams of Kentucky, saw the race for the Brighton Handicap all right. When he was stopped early In the season because of the forfeits against him, Williams went home to Kentucky, leaving the horse With his son. The probability of a victory in the Brighton, however, proved too great a temptation for the old man. who took a train for this city on Thursday and sent word to some friends that he wanted to see the race. A badge was secured for him and Captain Williams got past the eagle-eyed Pinkertons on the gates. He went up in the grandstand and sat down, apparently secure in the belief that he would not be discovered. But when the horses were being saddled, he grew nervous and went down upon the bricu "lawn" near the judges stand to get a better look at the horses as they paraded to the post. In a moment a hand was placed on his shoulder and Robert Pinkerton said to him in low tones: "Captain, you will oblige me by leaving the racetrack at once. It Is the Jockey Clubs orders, you know." "All right, sir," was the quick reply. "Ill go." The old fellow started toward the gates and Pinkerton turned away. Then Williams hurried up into the grandstand, saw Rums Horn win and departed iu a happy mood. As the race was worth 0,000 to the winner, the chances are that the unpaid forfeits will be made good by the son. so that the father can enjoy racing on the old footing.

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