Aristotle Wins Mohawk Stakes: Chulita, Conceding Much Weight, Finishes Third, with Etta Louise Second, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-12


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ARISTOTLE WINS MOHAWK STAKES. Chulita, Conceding Much Weight, Finishes Third, with Etta Louise Second. Buffalo, X. Y., July 11. The Mohawk Stakes was the feature of the card that was run in the rain nt Kenilworth this afternoon. With Clell Turney, Moxey Mead and Maycella added, a field of nine went to the post in the stake. The result proved a complete surprise, Aristotle beating out Etta Louise and Chulita. Chulita, fresh from ber victory in the Cincinnati Trophy at Latonia, was a heavily backed favorite. She was ridden by Xicol and although beaten was not disgraced, as she was giving weight to everything in the race. The change in track conditions was also against her. Under the circumstances she ran a really remarkable race. In the early running Etta Louise rushed away from the others and opened up a lead of three lengths, which she retained until making tlie turn into the stretch, where she bore out and lost a couple of lengths. Cliulita closed on the leader with a rush, and for a time it seemed as if she might win. In the final furlong, however, lioth the leaders tired and Aristotle, coming fast next to tlx? rail, got up and won, going away by a length. The conditions of tlie Mohawk Stakes called for a distance of four and a half furlongs. This was not in conformity with the rules of the Jockey Club, which forbids races of a shorter distance than five furlongs after July 1. It was necessary for the management to obtain the consent of the horsemen starting in the race to make the distance five-eighths of a mile. Jlad they been unable to do this the stake would have been declared off. It would have been an awkward predicament bad the race been run at four and a half furlongs. The tabled history of tlie Mohawk Stakes is given below: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 190r, Lotus !U T. Meade..? 075 r.lj 1005 Pungent 102 "McGee 07." .", 1907 Aristotle 102 C. Morris .. G7.1 1:0:51 Jockey Nicol will leave here tomorrow night for New York to ride Montgomery in the Brighton Handicap. Trainer W. E. Phillips arrived here this morning The illness of the crack rwo-yc-r-oid Johnnie Blake probably hurried his return from Kentucky. Johnnie Blake has been laid up for a week past with aptha. The colt is said to be on the mend and will suffer no ill effects. Eugene Wayland will ship his stable to Brighton Beach tomorrow. His lot includes among others tlie fast horse Ampedo. J. W. May will send two in the same car. Jockey Grand will go with Wayland. Several of Barney Schreibers horses will also be shipped to Brighton Beach.

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