Orphan Lad Wins the Walden Stakes: Israelite Falls When Leading and a Probable Winner Big Crowd and Brisk Betting at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-06


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ORPHAN LAD WINS THE WALDEN STAKES. Israelite Falls When Leading and a Probable Winner Bigr Crowd and Brisk Betting at Pimlico. Baltimore, Md., Novemlicr J. This was one of 1he best days racing that lias been witnessed in a long while at this course. Usually a dull day, the one lefore election, it turned out to be quite a surprise both to the management and the books. Nearly four thousand people crowded the stand. All of the seven contests were iiard fought battles with the exception of the one in which Belle of Jessamine participated. She practically had a walk-over. lr. was the Walden .Stakes that created the greatest excitement and the Itest betting. It was a local affair named after the kite Robert J. Walden and was considered a duel between the thoroughbreds from the north and those controlled by trainer Billy Garth. When 1110 Virginia-bred colt Orphan l.ad. came homo in front, the yells of the men from that section could Ik heard for a distance away. Orphan Lad won very easily, but the result might not liave been the. same had Tony Astes filly, Gold Lady, gotten away well and had clear sailing. She ran a great race after meeting with a lot of interference and leat Lord Boanerges for second place in a drive which lasted the length of the stretch. Setauket wns made the choice for the steeplechase and the public backed him heavily, but he could not jump and simply crawled over the obstacles and was beaten in the first quarter of a mile. A couple of accidents occurred in two of the races, but luckily no one was injured. Iu the second race the Keene and Darnell cast-off Israelite was leading and turning for home when he went down and threw jockey Barnett heavily. Gunston fell over him and kicked Bnniett. However, neither horse nor rider was hurl, but Barnett was stunned fOr awhile. The other accident occurred in the second race right after the start. Koerner had the mount on Holloway and the colt stumbled, unseating him. He landed on his feet unbanned. Two new riders arrived at the course yesterday morning and will finish out the meeting. One was Oca no and he showed his worth by winning on Winsome Ways in a driving finish. The other was Hef-fernan. lie rode iulo show money on the long shot .Tosie Hampton. Frank McCabe put over a winner in the second race in Niblick. It was his first winner at this meeting and the veteran trainer received .the congratulations of his friends. Willie Shields made it two winners when lleidmoore beat a goml band in the inile nnd a sixteenth selling race. The twenty-eight books that went on had all the business that they could attend to. They had the best of the argument with the public for the first time since the meeting began. Three favorites No Trumper, Iteldmoorc and Belle of Jessamine won. Keidmoore was heavily backed.

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