Washington Racing Dull: Heavy Going Keeps the Better Class Horses in Their Barns, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-20


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WASHINGTON RACING BULL C HEAVY GOING KEEPS THE BETTER CLASS HORSES IN THEIR BARNS. a at v. Rosimiro Easily Outfoots Falcada and Jubilee Berkeley Wins from Dolly Spanker 1 i Grand Consolation Prospects. c t li Washington, D. C, November 19. One of the j kaleidoscopic changes of climate for which this part of the world is noted took place today and it was a delightful day. The pleasant, sunshiny t afternoon was more potent in bringing out a crowd j than was the card offered for the afternoon of rac- lilt;. It was an off day in the matter of the pro- , gram and it was decidedly uninviting to the loveis , of the sport. The track had not dried out at post time as much as was expected and it was still very muddy. It is bound to remain in that condition for , f-cveral days yet, as the course is naturally deep. The first race resulted in a narrow victory for a . Firebrand, the odds-on favorite. He rushed into j the lead as the barrier was sprung and led by a comfortable margin until near the end, when be commenced to tire .badly and just lasted long enough 1 to win from Eminola. The latter was second choice ; in the betting and was prominent throughout, finishing very gamely under a good ride. Orfano was considered much the best in the sec- : 0111I race by the public and would probably have . won but for the bumping- he received from the 1 winner and Tenakoe. The latter, which was the i medium of a plunge by his owner and bis friends, was disqualified for fouling the winner and Orfano. . Bobbin Around, which was given third place, ran a good race, but tired slightly near the end. Hooray, a good horse of late, from the Aste stable, was the second favorite to win. He came away from bis opponents in the stretch and won With some speed in reserve, Higginbothain ran a good race, holding second place easily throughout the running, but appeared to be a trifle short at the end. Weirdsome ran surprisingly well. Falcada and Smoker had their public trials in the fourth race for the Grand Consolation next Saturday, but neither of them was able to even menace the winner, Rosimiro found the track to his liking and won without being fully extended. Falcada was most fancied and the best price obtainable against bis chances was 3 to 5 and closed at 1 to 2. The Wilson colt bad no mishaps. The track was apparently suited to him, as be appeared to run freely in it and was under a drive all through the last furlong, but never could reach the winner. Jubilee ran another good race and held third position all the way. Smoker will probably show improvement in his next race. The mile race proved an easy task for Destroyer and his performance was comparatively as good as that of his stable mate, Right Royal, yesterday. He held a contending position from the start and was only cantering in the last quarter. Noblesse Oblige did not get away any too well, but closed up rapidly and iinished a fast going second, ten lengths in front of Llanthouy Boy, which barely saved third place from the badly ridden Grenadier. Withdrawals reduced the closing handicap to a three-horse race, in which Dolly Spanker was favorite. Berkeley showed the most speed and never left the result in doubt. Dolly Spanker loomed up at the bead of the stretch, but finally tired. Campaigner finished a distant third and quit badly after showing a Hash of early speed. The Grand Consolation still gives considerable promise of a good race. The Squire aud Falcada, which was probably not at his best today, will be the starters to make the race attractive. King Sol is also prominently mentioned. Spooner is not here for the race. Rotting is still very light. Sol Lichtenstein lias quit booking for the year, but has not left yet. He is backing them from the ground, but in a small way.

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