Carthage Scores Again: Williams Profits Much by Last Saturdays Transaction, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-13


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CARTHAGE SCORES AGAIN. WILLIAMS PROFITS MUCH BY LAST SATURDAYS TRANSACTION. Peter Becker Wins the Steeplechase Colonel Bobs Scratch Victory Brackets for Joe McCarthy, First Time Out. Cincinnati, O., July 12. A sticky, drying out track presented conditions anything but favorable for good racing at Eatonia today and yet two of the contests produced close and exciting finishes. Colonel Bob had all he could do to beat Cloyne a nose for the fifth race, and in the steeplechase Peter Becker lasted just long enough to defeat Graceland by a head In the final stride. The steeplechase was one of the best cross-country races of the meeting. In tlie third race, at a mile, Captain Jim Williams picked up his second purse with Carthage. In his race yesterday Carthage demonstrated his ability to run in the mud and today ills people backed him with confidence. Captain Williams has now won the horse out twice over and evidently knew what lie was talking about when he said he had much the best of the bargain when he claimed Carthage from J. B. Respess after John J. Murphy bid up and bought Phil Finch out of the Merchants Stakes last Saturday. Colonel Bob was the best backed horse of the day. It was a scratcli victory for hlin as Cloyne was best and would have won but for swerving at the finish. Joe McCarthy, which won the race for maiden two-year-olds had been reserved for suitable track conditions for some time and the stable connections are said to have won handsomely. The mile and a halt race went to Water hake In a hard drive from Attila. The latter was slightly impeded through the stretch and his rider claimed a foul against the winner, which was not allowed. The judges cautioned Cherry astride Clyde to do his best, lint the old horse seemed to dislike the stiff going and tired fast after going a mile. John S. Wallace, formerly manager of the Suburban Park track at New Orleans, arrived here this morning with the older horses, Ohio King, Ada Rice, Aunt Susan and the two-year-olds Reinstated, Erins Green and Bowler. Mr. Wallace severed his connection at Suburban Park before the adoption of the American Turf Association rule against Sunday racing. He will rest his horses up here until the fall meetings begin. S. C. Wagner, who was among the visitors today, says there are no accommodations at the Dayton track and that there is no cnancc of a meetlug being held there this summer. The Citizens Racing Association of Upper Sandusky, O., will give its fourth annual running meeting August 2S, 29, 30 and 31. The purses are 00 and 00 each. Several of the owners here will ship their horses to Sandusky. J. C. Milam shipped his horses to Lexington, where they will be rested until fall. He disposed of Lavatrina to II. J. Harris during tnc afternoon. S. K. Hughes lias returned to Lexington where he will take up several yearlings at the Kentucky Association track. Judge E. C. Hopper will go to his home at Hustonville, Ky., for a much needed rest. J. B. Respess will send his horses to Fort Erie. E. A. Cellas string will be shipped, to Fort Erie, With them will go Mike Sutton. Many horsemen arc awaiting definite news as to the Empire City track. Many shipments from here will be made if there is to lie a meeting at Yon-kers. T. P. Hayes will rest his horses here for some time and then probably ship to New York. Ed Alveys string will be shipped back to Louisville. The contemplated rule of the racing commission barring bookmakers from starting horses where they arc operating a book will probably cause Alvey to sell his horses.

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