Old Honestys American Record: Goreys Colt Runs Mile and One Hundred Yards in 1:43 4-5 at Yonkers, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-21


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OLD HONESTYS AMERICAN RECORD. Goreys Colt Runs Mile and One Hundred Yards in 1:43 4-5 at Yonkers. New York, August 20. The feature of an otherwise dull afternoon at Empire City was the performance of A. J. Goreys Old Honesty in the Yonkers Handicap, which came fourth on the card. In this race the three-year-old son of Previous" Mamie Doyle carried 111 pounds and under the pilotage of jockey Crinimins led all the way and ran the mile and one hundred yards in 1:43J, a new American record. The liesf previous record was 1:44 j, made by Grand Opera as a four-year-old with only 77 pounds up at Harlem track, Chicago, August 12, ioo;;. The card was decidedly off color so far as high class horses were concerned, but despite the poor prospects the largest mid-week crowd of the meeting was present. The 154 layers had a banner day, as all the heavily supported horses failed to run to the expectations of their backers. In the lirth race Ada O. Walker and Belphocbe were backed to the exclusion of the others and made a .miserable showing by finishing in the last two positions. Hollows defeat in the second by Jaga was due to his being caught in the barrier. GagHs running .afforded good grounds for an official investigation into his poor previous running. Considerable activity was manifested in the ring on Minos when the betting was posted in the closing race. The steady support he received caused many to wonder why he was neglected in his previous race when lie showed a poor performance. He refused to extend himself today, after being bumped into and landed among the unplaced ones, Clyde taking the purse from Woolstone. Sain Rice, in the opening race, was much the best and after almost getting left at the post he scored handily. Virginia Maid was ordered withdrawn by the stewards on account of her owners failure to pay forfeits. J. Carroll was unseated from the fractiously acting Emma G. while at the post in the second, but, although striking on his head, escaped injury and rode in the race. For failure to be in the paddock on time, Coincident and The Miser were ordered withdrawn and their trainers were lined.

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