Yellowback a Promising Jumper: Takes Three-Year-Old Steeplechase at Pimlico Botanist Wins Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-29


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YELLOWBACK A PROMISING JUMPER. Takes Three-year-old Steeplechase at Pimlico Botanist Wins Handicap. Baltimore Md., October 2S. Hacing at Pimlico today was carried on under rather unfavorable conditions. A cold wind swept the track and occasional showers drove the spectators to cover. Muddy going upset the calculations of the speculators and caused many scratches. The feature of the day, the Merchants Handicap, was reduced bv scratches to throe starters. Of these. Botanist looked far and away the best. lie went to the post a 1 to 2 favorite and simply cantered home. W. Shields furnished the surprise of the day when his Yellowback got home first in the steeplechase for three-year-olds, beating out the favorite. Touchwood, which AYilliam Garth had proclaimed a cinch. Yellowback showed himself a rattling good fencer and lie stuck to Touchwood all the wav through the field like a leech and outgamed the Garth hoive in the run on the lat. Kings Plate, which li. AY. Walden purchased from the AYhitnev stable, won the first event of the day handilv. It was a case of class and the stable connections profited handsomely. The stewards were called upon to act in the last race, when they disqualified High Jumper -and placed Puritan Jirl first. At the sixteenth post Smith, on Puritan Jirl. attempted to come through on the rail, but was shut off and interfered with. High Jumper, which swerved over in front of the liliv. causing Smith to pull up. The stewards acted promptly and High Juniper was disqualified. The track will be heavy and sticky tomorrow.

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