view raw text
POOR SPORT AT BENNING. RAIN MAKES TRACK SLOPPY AND CALCULATIONS ARE UPSET. Liqhtest Crowd of the Meetinq— Madden Tails in Attempt to Score a Double — Seaqram Wants McDaniel. Washington. P. C. April S.— There was little to enthuse over ill todays racing :i I III ■■!■! and the favorites arere beatea except in the fourth and Ifth races. Tin- track im slapay ami Hii- helped to oui|.lioate liic work of ili*« talent ill picking; w in- liol s. 1 In- crowd tt;|v pnssihly tkC lightest of tin* meeting- ami there was l big falling off in the mini her of layers, many of them going to New York Saturday algM aad falling to return. John K. Madden tried to pni bareagh n double with Beckon :iml Paast, Inn lie latter, though heavily hacked ami ridden by Miller, was not c.pial to beating Ownoades Bight aa the race waa inn. Miller had orders to la bach with Ormondes Bight. Bach tactics just suited the latter and lie ran paal the Madden liner ear old in Hie stretch. Becfcoa was favored roasMerabij bj the start in her race as Goaaoaa, the favorite, broke slowly ami was beatea in the feral aaarter. Alter Beckoas eaaj victory there was a rash to back Qolf Ball, aaother of the jet of Plaudit in the followiag race, bat GoU Ball docs noi socin to be of in in-ti account ju-t i..-w and was never a lartor. Anna Siniili. winner of the third roe. was sold dariag tlie mm alai to W. H. hfoahj to lie delivered after lie race. The price w.i not made public. Sue should make a good sprinter for the second circuit. Anna Siniili was ihe only winner i iddeii l.y Miller. .loiin Evaaa, lepieai alias. J. P.. Beagraai, readied lieie today to negotiate a contract with jockey Mi Daniel for the eeaalag season. As McPatiiol is just now riding in his beat form. his terms would be pretty steep. If he siiis with Mr. Beaini it may lie taken as an indiraiion that the Canadian turfman has BMre thai a useful siahle iii traiaiag, and likewise that he has come to the conclusion that the powers in the West will not soon give jockey Treuhel a license. A probable slow track has n..t ■cared owners and the card for tomorrow is a good one. with Orphan l.ad. Belle of Jessamine. obleskill; Black Doinin... Black Mask. I.auilal.le ; Hartford Boy. Marston. Patrician : Lraiatrata, adallar B.. Sir Tristan: QraaakUag Soph. Parltaa Girt, Millstone: nexioa. Water Dog ami Lord Haflgf showing in the entries. ami presaglag exec ileal racing. W. J. C. STEWARDS MEET. Stewards of the Wesieru Jockey lull met yesterday afterniHHi. I. lit. according to the report of Sec ictaiy W audi a If, only routine matters had their attention. The application of the Iienver Overland Bacin:; club for the sanction of the Western Jocke] Ckah to dates lor iis siiminer meeting was paased for future action. This was the only reference to racfcag dates. Nothing was announced as to the I lohability of a meeting at Detroit. No decision was icached ill the complaint of I*. J. Miles against C. C. dill relative to tin- horse Ilaloon. Physicians hills aaaaaatJag to 63K for services to feekeya injured at the Pair Crounds last winter were ordered, as were hills aaattaating to KXM for aer-rieea to jockeys injured at Uaklawn. Uceaaea ware granted as follows: Trainers--G. V. Clark, J. D. Clayton. IL Colston. Simon Cooper. V. V. Llliott, Fred P. Groan, K. A. I.amli. Pari Nepper, M. OBrien. P. A. Stringer. Jockeys — Preston Bailey .lames Brooks. John I onway. Bea Davis. Arthur Pclaby. Wallace Hicks. William J. Kcatiag, F.lw. Martin. C. •• oMahoncy. William Schade. Cleu Stcvans, Thomas Walsh. George a. "Wolff, W. II. Wood. Apprentices Becd Brooka, John on ley. Otto Oaak, George Qlaaaer, Jack Sunuer.. Valet -J. II. Bennett. Apprentice allowances granted lo Charles Brandt. Reed Brooks, oil.. Cook. Jack Suiuter. T. M. Williams.