Some Exciting Finishes at Pimlico Track: Weirdsome, Doo Kyle and Hooray Get Home First by Noses-Koerner Comes West, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-08


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SOME EXCITING FINISHES AT PIMLICO TRACK. Weirdsome, Doc Kyle and Hooray Get Home First by Noses Koerner Comes West. Baltimore, Md., November 7. This was the sixth day of the fall meeting here and the interest among the people seems unabated. This ia probably due to the fact that a majority of the favorites and the well backed horses have won. As a result the public have had much the best of it and slowly but surely they have cut down the number of books. Originally thirty of the layers were on, but this afternoon there was a falling off and only twenty-three were in line when booking time came. The fact that it was the day after the election affected the attendance some, .but not enough to be plainly noticeable. Probably nearly 4,000 were on hand when the second race was called. The features were the Country Club Selling Stakes and the Elk-ridge Hunt Club Steeplechase for qualified hunters. Both races were run over tracks that were faster than they have been before during this meeting. In the Country Club, Weirdsome came very near equalling the track record held by Bobble Kean made last fall. He ran a mile: and a sixteenth in 1:481, just a quarter of a second behlndthe mark. Weirdsome was ridden by Hagan and that lad put up one of the best finishes of his career. He waited with his mount until in the final furlong, then came with a rush and caught. Anneta Lady in the last stride, getting the decision on the nod. The latters race was an excellent one, put making the pace told on her. The finish for the Country Club was not any better than, those in the first two races of the day, spirited contests . landing Doc Kyle a winner by a nose from Meddlesome Boy and in the. second Hagan getting Hooray home a nose in front of Belle Strome. Despite the fact that Houlihan rode one of the rawest races seen in some timei in the Pimlico steeplechase, Tuesday, it is more than likely that he will escape much easier than the general run of observers thought. The policy of the Jockey Club in covering up scandal seem to have permeated the ranks of the National Steeplechase and Hunt authorities. The race will probably be passed up. It seems that the matter was simply an effort of Houlihan to bumpi the negro rider Bowser. Both riders were roughing It and before they realized it both were clear of the Liverpool and out of the course. This appears to be the opinion which the stewards entertain. Jockey Koerner, who has been riding for Al Weston here, and who promised to be the star rider of the meeting, leaves tonight for Latonla. He is under contract to W. O. Joplln and the latter wired the lad that he had five mounts for "him Saturday. He will not be a loss . to the meeting for there is plenty of good riding material here, considering that most of the fields are confined to twelve horses. , Jockey Bllac will remain on the ground for the remainder of the meeting. Today when he came to weigh In for the opening race, he was Informed that the stewards had suspended him for that time for the ride on Euripides, when that horse was disqualified. John Pangle sold his filly Sea Water to John Munday. Jockey Coane will be unable to ride for some time to come. It developed that his arm was broken In two places when he fell from Roly Poly.

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