Set Back After Dead Heat: Billie Hibbs Fouls And Ties Ben Cole For Dinner Stakes.; Stewards Disqualify Billie Hibbs. Give the Race to Ben Cole and Suspend Jockey Miller for One Week., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-31


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SET BACK AFTER DEAD HEAT BILLIE HIBBS FOULS AND TIES BEN COLE FOR DINNER STAKES. Stewards Disqualify Billie Hibbs. Give the Race to Ben Cole and Suspend Jockey J Miller for One Week. Waahlagtea, l. c . March 30.— The running of tin MlUKt Stakes, the tirst two war old stake of the lord season, resulted in a dead heat, • dis ■in* liiicai ion and the suspension of Jockey Miller tor one week. lien Colo and Billie Hibbs. after a long, hard fight through me stretch. finished so . |aac together thai the judges ..mid not asperate them, imt iii the la-t furioag Billie Hihba, which Was favorite. Lore ovi r OB Bea CSole laving liiin In chine qaarters next to the rail. In the hut two strides Billie Hikes alao bumped Hen Cole and this enabled Billie Hihba to get ep and auike it a dead heat. The interference was palpable, tint Kadtkc who rode Bea Cole, made no claim. The race being a purely sporting event, the crowd doubted if there would he a disqualification. The old story of favoritism to Miller waa rehearsed also, but after a little parley in the stewards stand. Billie Htbh- number was taken down and the race given t. Bea Cole with Woodcraft second and Gtm tot ion third. Ben ale was in receipt of four pounds from Billie Hibbs. He mule all the running and. hut tor the crowding ill the Stretch, would surely have been a handy winner. Woodcraft also suffered serious interference when Billie Hibbs swerved, or he would have been closer up. The stewards believed that Miller could have picventcd the interference though Billie Bam showed the mm disposition in his previoas race. While the aapea sion of Miller is recognised as just, racegoer* are sorry that the necessity for it existed. 1 iidcr the original conditions, the net value to the winner of the Dinner Stakes would have been an even, tin- aecoad horae would hare received ..O and the third 6M0, bat witti the toailtal Of all aahacrlbera a change was made giving the aecoad hone CM and the winner 66,, In many condition races tin. winner of a race of ,668 i- penalised. As the owner of the winner is supposed to expend the amount of the parse in a dinner to his Fellow subs, riheis it was not considered fair to penalize the Winalag horse, and the Change was made lot this leasoii. The dinner i- beiag eaten tonight at the i pens,. ,.f Daniel ]• —. who is the owner of the Clumbin Stable in winch Ben Dole is one of he regular boarders, jual now the siar boarder. Horace B. made his tirsl appearance of the season in the liflh lace at six furlongs. Imt the smalt set did not give him a chance to heal Lord Boaaet gas. Both opened at even money, but Lord Boaaer- gCU was backed to :; to .-, while Horace B. went back to 2 to 1. They were both beaten and beaten easily by Malacca. Horace B. outbroke the others, but tired badly after - g three and a half fur laaga and Malacca easily outgaawd the favorite in the stretch. The steeplechase was a good contest aad Kernel, the winner, clipped live Betooda Iran the record for the course when he ran the two and a half miles in .".:iKl. The previous record Was held .jointly by i:patisionist ami t ommodore Fontaine. Bound Break was sore and yawped poorly. The crowd was a record breaker for ■ spring n eel ing here. Mondays prograai presents tio special features, but the horses entered seem to rl:i well together, and Anna May. goat of Dawn, Nettie Qarita; Trey of Spades, 0 lochias Betsy. Black Mask: Patrician, Oh incus, suzerain: Hyperion, Northville, Pioneer; Baal Bad, BBekaway, Tickle; Beidmoore, Niblick ami Tavannes named to start, the lacing proaalaes to he of the laterestiag order.

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