How Joe Yeager Lost 5,000, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-09


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HOW JOE YEAGER LOST 5,000. For more than a minute and forty seconds Friday Joe Veager felt sure that he had won 5,000 on T. L. AVatts mare Consistent in the second race at Brighton Beach. Yeagcr got the mystic sign from somewhere that Consistent was due, so he wagered 00 on the daughter of Galore at 30 to 1, all of it straight. Then lie went up into the grandstand and saw Consistent get away Hying in front. She was the leader at every furlong lKst and when she came into the stretch, it looked like a certainty for her. Yeager was putting his glasses back in the case when suddenly his attention was called to Sister Frances, which was closing resolutely in the middle of the track. The plunger stood rooted to the spot as the two mares raced 011 even terms through the last lifty yards, and when Sister Frances won by a short half length, Yeager smiled and walked away. It was a hard bet to lose, but the plunger has had many such experiences in his career on the turf.

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