Pretension a Good Thing: Polly Prim Runs a Bad Looking Race at Yonkers, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-30


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PRETENSION A GOOD THING. POLLY PRIM RUNS A BAD LOOKING RACE AT YONKERS. Aunt Rose Outstays Colonel Bob Jockey L. Williams Is in Trouble Swedish . Royalty Sees the Races. New York, August 29. Commodore Lindhorg, Baron Beckfriis, and Lieutenant LIHIehawk, members of the party of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, escorted by 100 sailors from the Swedish cruiser Fylgia, were guests of the Empire City Club this afternoon and attracted nearly as much interest as did the racing, which the visitors seemed to enjoy immensely, though the sport was in no wise extraordinary. The judges stand was decorated in the Swedish colors, and tomorrow, the closing day of the meeting, it is expected that the Crown Prince will bo in attendance. The crowd today was much larger than expected, many who had come from Saratoga over night being present. In a betting way the day was one of disaster for the public, not one outstanding favorite winning, unless Pretension, winner of the mile race which served as the feature, can be classed as such. Polly Prim really had the support of the public, but Pretension was backed down from 2 to 1 to 7 to 5 by P. T. Chinn and his connections. The six-year-old son of Orifiamb scored a hollow victory. Polly Prim did not run her race. She can do much better than her poor third. The most thrilling finish of the afternoon was that between Aunt Bose and Colonel Bob in the fifth race. The .filly outstayed the colt. Jockeys Musgrave and Harty each rode two winners. Jockey L. Williams is in trouble, nis riding lias been generally unsatisfactory or late, and after the closing race this artcrnoon the stewards announced that he had been suspended and tliat his case will be referred to the Jockey Club with the recommendation that his license be revoked. William Shields sold Suzerain, the two-year-old bay eolt by Prince of -Melbourne Suzon, to J. Duke today for 00.

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