Three Heads on the Post: Exciting and Surprising Finish in the Kentucky Selling Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-20


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THREE HEADS ON THE POST. EXCITING AND SURPRISING FINISH IN THE KENTUCKY SELLING STAKES. Ella ONeill Wins, with Black Mary Second and Frizette Third Six Favorites Arc Defeated at Saratoga. J Saratoga, N. Y., August It. In a betting way, Saturday was liad, but today was worse. It was a Hlue .Monday for the piddle, not one outstanding lirst elioiee being returned winner. The cause cannot lie justly laid to the weather and the track, for the weather was all that could he desired and tin; track had dried out over Sunday until it was in tip top condition. In the majority of instances the public simply failed to hack the liest horse. The higgest upset and the most interesting finish came in the feature of the card, the historic Kentucky Stakes, now a race for two-year-old fillies at Jive and a half furlongs, witii an auction at the end. James it. Keenes Frizette had won the Troy Selling Stakes on Friday in so impressive a manner that tlie puhlic held her as a certainty and hacked her at odds-on. The wise money, however, went to tlie support of Black Mary, and she was hacked from .! to 1 to 11 to 5. Then; was absolutely no support for Ella ONeill, and she receded steadily in the belling until at post time her odds were 15 to 1, from an opening of 8 to 1. Suddenly and vastly improved, Klla ONeill took the lead at the rise of tlie barrier, set a fast pace, outran Frizette to the stretch and outstayed Black Mary to win by a head. Frizette came again through the last eighth and was only u head behind Black Mary at tlie finish. Iliskra was withdrawn from the stake race because- J. J, Jlylimd -wa. unable -to weuMv-.tlie-sil1-. vices of jockey IS. Dugun. Tlie stewards, after hearing statements, decided that he should ride Black Mary. Teinneco, running for the first time In the colors of I". K. Ellison, easily won the handicap from Cres-simi and Kio Grande. The victory of Tipping in the opening race was unexpected in all quarters. Paul Jones, carrying top weight, had no trouble in winning the steeplechase from Paprika. A smart coterie; got a lot of money when Zipango took the fifth race. Dennis Stafford upset a contemplated coup when he beat 0. J. Vila a head for tlie closing race. The story sent out from here Sunday night to the effect that the Newcastle Stable will be dispersed at Sheepshead Hay is u fake. They will sell olT a few culls only. Frank Farrell says there is no truth in the story that he has cabled to Germany for Willie Shaw. Montgomery struck himself in his work this morning and is slightly lame. This, however, will not interfere with his starting in tlie Saratoga Cup race next Saturday. Frank Weir says he will not start Dr. Gardner in the Saratoga Cup because he thinks the three-year-old colts have too much the best of it in the weights. At it special meeting of the Jockey Club stewards resolutions of regret for the deatli of Hubert Pink-erton were passed. The Newcastle Stables annual clambake yesterday was largely attended. James It. Kecne was one of the speakers. President Charles F. Grainger of the New Louisville Jockey Club arrived last night from New York. "Big Hill" Knapp has been engaged by Frank J. Farrell to ride Jim GalTuey in the Futurity. Trainer Coyne says Sir Iluon will not race again this year. The four-year-old son of Falsetto has a bad leg.

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