Aqueduct Favorites Win: All but One Reward Backers and the Exception Breaks a Track Record, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-08


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AQUEDUCT FAYORITES WIN. ALL BUT ONE REWARD BACKERS AND THE EXCEPTION BREAKS A TRACK RECORD., Jacobite Easily Best in the Woodmere Stakes Dr., Dix Falls and Injures Jockey Hennessy Miller Takes But Two. New York, November 7. Exquisite weather, high class racing and undiminished attendance are the present prevailing conditions at Aqueduct. The only stake fixture was the Woodmere, a selling affair at seven furlongs. E. R. Thomas three-year-old Golden Garter gelding, Jacobite, masquerading as a selling plater was opposed by the bonafide article and, consequently won the race with ridiculous ease. Sewell, who rode him never once looked ahead to see where he was going after making the turn into the stretch, but for over three furlongs of the closing stage of the journey kept locking back and "kidding" the other riders unmercifully. Five favorites, four of them at odds on, were successful during the afternoon. Miller took the last two races after suffering four straight defeats, one of them being on Sally Preston at 7 to 10. This one failure discouraged many Intending bettors from taking any chances on Aster dOr and Suffrage at the meagre odds quoted about them. W. K. Thomas and C. Pfizer, two prominent European turfmen who employ American trainers on the other side. Xash Turner and J. C. Campbell, respectively, were visitors at Aqueduct this afternoon. - A bad looking accident occurred In the fifth race. The horse Dr. Dix, a -well backed, good thing, after traversing a furlong jumped on horses in front of him and fell Injuring himself so badly that he had to bo destroyed. Jockey Hennessy, -who was knocked senseless from the fall, revived shortly afterwards and escaped with only a severe shaking up. It was thought at first the light weight rider was killed and the spectators were greatly excited until assured to the contrary. Supreme was seriously cut-down at the time of the accident and was at once pulled up. The poolroom men seem to have the best of It in their struggle with the Plnkertons at the track. They built their steel tower until it was seventy-five feet high. There was no further attempt to screen off the view with canvas sails, but the heliograph was working all the afternoon with no apparent effect.

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