Blue Lee Defeats E. M. Fry: Concession of Five Pounds over a Sloppy Track Too Much, Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-20


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BLUE LEE DEFEATS E. M. FRY. r g CONCESSION OF FIVE POUNDS OVER A SLOPPY TRACK TOO MUCH. i __ ; ! Civill Takes Rusk from Johnson — Bvs Bve II. ! Wins for Trotter — Eastern Horsemen i Leavinq New Orleans. i Now Orleans, l.n.. February in. — r. If. Pry was wliiiiiKil by Blue Lee in the second raee at the Fair i Grounds today, but ii can hardly be Mid* that the • .1 Rt-hreiber colt was disgraced. The fact thai I., af. j Prj had wmi his ]:isi three races, being defeated , only in his first start. :inil thai in two of these he , had shown Iiis heela to Bine Lee, led the public to suppose thai he weald do it again ander any aorl ol conditions. They seem to 1 1:1 «* overlooked iii fart thai today Blue Lee was in receipt of five pounds Hum the aUssoarl-bred colt, whereas they had |i« iously atel at eqaal weights. This nalght hare not aaade ao araeh difference i n a fast track, Liu the rain of the forenoon left the going sloppy— i in Foothag that Bhae Lee likes beat. Blue Lee went to the front in the lirst few strides and held the lead all the way. He was oa the Inalde and saved ground. D..M. Dry showed his dislike for the going ami the weight by running wide when taming Into the stictiii :.nd again swerving to the inalde when entering the last fnrlong. He was ■ tired borae al the finish. Yet it is clear that he is Bhae Lees master al equal weights and over a fast track. Rusks victory in the third race resulted in a change of ownership. When offered for Bale liids came from several quarters. J. If. Johnson p ■ ii. iid Busk to tl.ioo and after be quil P. M. ivill bid ,300 and bought aim al that figure. Busk is rated as one of the fastest sprinters racing here this winter. Bye Bye II., winner of the fust raee, was practically a gift borae. When she came here she waa In the stable of W. B. Walsh, who though! so little of her thai he was pleased when Bd ttntter offered to take her off Iiis hands for the first purse. Todays start was her first in Trotters colon and bet victory netted her new owner !Sl .4 »C» in wafers. R. J. Walden has arranged to ship his stable to Bowling Brook farm ;wt ktiddleburg, Md.. on Satut day. 1 Weston will ship Thomas Clydes homes north In the same ear. He fetal other eastern horsemen are already making preparations to send their stables on to Kenning. chailes Hughes, who manages and trains- the string raced by Henry M. Ziegler on the eastern courses, was a visitor at the Fair Grounds this afternoon. Hughes will leave for Hot Springs tomorrow night where he will spend several days before returning to Lexington In prepare his string for shipment oast. i: .1. Walden sold 10 Barney Schrefber tins morning the four year old Donovan mate Donna. She will lie shkfped to Schrelbera farm in Missouri to he bred to Sain.

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