Jockeys Costly Penalty: Englanders Suspension Causes Lee Harrison Ii. to Run Unbacked, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-21


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JOCKEYS COSTLY PENALTY. ENGLANDERS SUSPENSION CAUSES 1EE HARRISON II. TO RUN UNBACKED. Oxford Wins with High "Weight Up Monfort Runs Away from Oraculum A Small Riders Good Luck. Washington, D. C, November 20. The suspension of little Englander, an apprentice jockey, by the starter here on Saturday, cost Senator P. II. McCar-ren today not less than .0,000. The senator had in the second race at Bennings today a good looking colt called Lee Harrison II., by Ben Strome. It was his third start. In his first attempt at Aqueduct, he finished fourth only a short . distance behind Momentum. His next effort was in the snowstorm at Aqueduct last Thursday and nobody knows where he, got off. He ran unplaced with a stable commission of ,800 on. His third race was today. He won, ridden by Mercado, a lad under contract to A. L. Aste and as good as 40 to 1 could be had against Lee Harrison II., although SO to 1 was the average. M. L. Hayman, who manages Senator McCarrens horses, bet 50 with "Sol" at 30 to 1. This, with a place and show bet was the extent of Haymans operations. With Englander instead of Mercado on Lee Harrison II., the stable would gladly have accepted 3 to 1 and would have wagered enough to win 0,000. The experts nearly to a man stayed off the colt. Here and there were exceptions, however. When he was seen coming away at the end there was some tall rooting in the press stand, where one man had five dollars each way on Lee Harrison II. The field included twenty starters and the wonder of it was that no one was knocked down or out. Millers mount, Speed Queen, was considered a sure winner by some shrewd people, but third was her position. A good thing came off in the-first race when Red Knight won at odds ranging from 12 down to 8 to 1. Bohemia, the favorite, was unlucky in getting off, surrounded by a half dozen horses and did not have a fair chance to extend herself freely until too late. She is, however, an uncertain racing proposition now, as she is more or less of a cripple. Millers mount, Lone Hand, was brought over from Gravesend with a report of a phenomenally fast mile, but although he showed plenty of speed he failed to stay. Hooray just lasted long enough in the third race. Voladay was wearing him down at every stride. Monfort repeated a decisive victory of a few days ago and, after waiting in company with Oraculum for five furlongs, drew away in the stretch with great ease. Killochan, cut off soon after the start, nearly overhauled Oraculum at the end. A worthless lot of maidens ridden by maiden jockeys, ran in the fifth race and Blue Pigeon, heavily backed, won in runaway style. W. Burns, who rode him Is a brother of "Tommy" Burns and of Guy Burns, who is a promising apprentice. Oxford handled his 130 pounds in the last race with great ease, and, after carrying out Watergrass on the turn, came on and took the lead from Lady Vera as his rider liked. Fred Eshner bet ,500 on Oxford with Johnny Walters at 4 to 5. The boy Mercado, who rode Lee Harrison II. to victory, was presented with a 0 bill by the manager of the stable. The boy never had so much money before at one time, and when he realized that it was all his own, he kissed and fondled the bill, finally passing it to his regular employer, A. L. Aste, to keep for him. When asked if he wanted the money bet on Hooray, the lad declined saying the 0 was sure money. One end of the grandstand today had a canvas screen strung along partly to shut out the wind and rain, and partly to prevent a possible leak from some one in the stand to persons on the outside who might be aiding the poolrooms.

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