Manchester a Good Colt.: Son of Banastar Impresses Racing Folks at Hot Springs., Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-09


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A s j C e . i i i 1 ! 1 i I 1 I ■ MANCHESTER A GOOD COLT. SON OF BANASTAR IMPRESSES RACING FOLKS AT HOT SPRINGS. Jockey Helqesen Is Under Suspension — No More Racinq In the Mud for Gros- grain — Tame Sport. Hot Springs, Ark.. February 8. — Todays card at Oaklawn was a poor one. and there was little to enthuse over. The best race was the two-year-old for colts. Incidentally it was the only race that did imt have an suction at its end. Manchester, the winner, is said to he the l est youngster ifuartered at the track, and. judging by his apiiearance and performance, there is good grounds for the claim. He is a slashing looking fellow, resembling his sire. Banastar, even in action and disposition. He won in truly racehorse style, his opponents being hopelessly liea ten after traversing a furlong of the three-eighths trip. Manchester was bred by Clarence H. M.ickay and Joe Hawkins has his racing qualities leased. Fpsets were frequent. The most notable one une in the third race when Storm, starting for the tirst time this year, beat the heavily supported Thoodoeia. Storms victory did not enrich the books to any considerable extent, as his connections backed him from a high price of 20 to 1 to 12 to 1 at post time. For his poor handling of Chieftain in this raco jockey Helgesen was given an indefinite suspension. The judges told Helgesen when he dismounted that be shall not accept any more mounts here until he has otlicial permission. After BraagrahVfl victory in the last race the judges handed down a ruling barring that horse from starting here except when the track is fast. In his last start, which was on a muddy track. Cros-graia was deficient in speed, barely able to raise a gallop, and was hopelessly beaten off. Voday was much activity in the betting ring, and his opening price of i to 1 was pounded down until 2 to 1 was the best obtainable. The objection made by C. D. Stevens against the payment of the purse to J. J. Flaunigan won by Skyward 4ast night was sustained by the judges. ihe horse, according to the racing conditions, had carried live pounds short weight. First money was given to Cadillac, owned by 0. D. Stevens. That owner laler gave J. J. Flaunigan 00 as a balm for having the purse taken from Skyward. C. F. Mahone telegraphed Judge Trevelyau to stop J. Lee from riding at New Orleans. Mahone says lie holds a contract on Lee aud wants him to come here.

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