Danny Maher Wins the Cambridgeshire, Daily Racing Form, 1906-10-25


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DANNY MAHER WINS THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE. London, October 24. At the Newmarket Houghton meeting today the sixty-seventh Cambridgeshire stakes for three-year-olds and upwards, one mile and a furlong, was won by Polymelus, ridden by Danny Maher, the American jockey. Kaffir Chief was second, and Malua was third.. Twenty horses started. Polymelus, which was a strong favorite, won by three lengths. A neck separated second and third horses. The betting previous to the start was 11 to 10 against Polymelus, 10 to 1 against Kaffir Chief and 50 to 1 against Mania. The Cambridgeshire is a handicap and is the last and most interesting of the long-established English fixtures at Newmarket to be run this year. Though lie has ridden in this race in previous years, Maher has never before succeeded in finishing among the first three; but he is not the only American jockey who has won it. Johnny Reiff won it for the late W. O. Whitney on Water Shed in 1901. In 1002 Mr. Whitneys Ballantrae was the winner, but he was ridden by Watts, Maher finishing fourth that year on Cossak. In 1903 Lucien Lyne finished fifth on Over Norton. In 1904, Maher was seventh on Wild Oats, the winner being Hacklers Pride, ridden by B. Dillon. Last year A. Templeman rode Velocity to victory, Muiier finishing fifth on Thunderbolt Iu the race of 1900, J.. Thompson rode Berrlll, the winner, Tod Sloan was second on Codowan and Lester Reiff was third on Good Luck. Johnny Reiff, Daiiuy Maher and "Skeets" Martin also rode in the race that year.

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