Officials Keep Keen Vigil for Ringers: Babe B. the Latest Suspect at Latonia - Identification Owners Score a Coup, Daily Racing Form, 1906-08-10


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OFFICIALS KEEP KEEN VIGIL FOR RINGERS. Babe B, the Latest Suspect at Latonia Identification Owners Score a Coup. Cincinnati, O., August 9. Ever since the Aimless Sarah Black ringing affair at Detroit, western racing officials have been exceedingly vigilant and alert as to the Indentificatlon of unknown horses. A good illustration of the many safeguards employed agaiust the ringing gentry was well shown when Babe B. recently won here at odds of 30 to 1. This Is a three-year-old chestnut filly, by Pontine Madc-lalne, with a blaze face and peculiar leg markings. She ran at the Denver meeting, winning two races in good time, and then was brought here. She had worked well since her arrival, and so when she made her first start about two weeks ago the workwatchers, were on hand and backed her from aii outside price to 7 to 1. Getting away badly she ran a poor race. She was started again a few days later, hut there was no activity in the betting ring, and again she ran a poor race. Rice rode her In both these starts, and in both she was identified by horsemen who had seen her at Denver, . Paddock Judge Ljies requiring the trainer to remove the bandages from her legs. When the Ally won, a few days later, the judges hesitated about making the placing official until they had called for the identification papers. There seems to be no question but that the race was regular In all respects, but Hennessy and Welsh who own the filly certainly displayed a smart lilt of strategy, for they and their connections backed her heavily in the handbooks and poolrooms throughout the country, and no little surprise was occasioned that the judges should have allowed so glaring a form, reversal to pass unnoticed.

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