Jack Nunnally Sets a New Record: Defeats Meelick in the Fastest Five Furlongs Ever Run on an Oval Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-04


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J t 1 s I 1 J . , J 1 a 1 j , , t ! , j I 1 1 , . JACK NUNNALLY SETS A NEW RECORD Defeats Meelick in the Fastest Five Furlongs Ever Run on an Oval Track. Oakland, Cal., December 3. A. F. Daytons wonderful three-year-old gelding, Jack Nuunally, by David Tenny Lillie W., established a new American record for live furlongs over an oval track at Oakland today by running the distance in 58? seconds and winning the feature race, the Petaluma Handicap, from a quintette of crack sprinters, including the swift Meelick, Native Son, Andrew B. Cook, Silver Stocking and Nagazam. The winner i is already a horse of renown here, credited by the native sons with .possessing incredible speed. His , victory was greeted with tumultuous applause by the lug throng of spectators present, notwithstanding that the majority of these patriotic turf devotees had backed Meelick at short odds to beat him. There was renewed cheering when the otlicial time was exhibited, which proclaimed Jack Niinnally sprinting champion. It was the consensus of expert opinion that Meelick. in being asked to concede the winner of the Opening Handicap a year and throe pounds, or fifteen iouiids weight for age. was assaying a task beyond his power. Yet the bettors, including his owner with a big commission, all but swamped the ring witli their money at 0 to 5 on the Mndden-brcd two-year-old. Although beaten the Ilanudes youngster was not disgraced, and it is doubtful if any horse of his age ever ran a faster middle three furlongs than he did, timed separately in .".4 seconds, in todays race. It afterwards developed that Hildreths good colt had cast a shoe during the race and pulled up lame. The remainder of the card furnished excellent sport iu a purely racing way, although the speculatively inclined portion of the public no more than held its own with the bookmakers. The defeat of John C. Grans, Tonic and Meelick more than offset the success of Manchester, Canique and Colonel White, the remaining half of the cards favorites. Rettig sold his equipment today and he will retire from the saddle for good and all time. He takes exception to the harsh criticisms levelled at him for his ride on Glorio on Saturday. An aftermath of scandal has developed in connection with the defeat of Im Joe in the race won hv Lone Wolf on November 30. According to jockey Mentry and Ralph Hobart, a former stable em-plove of- G. P. McNeil, the present trainer of Im Joe, claimed John Strobel ottered Mentry 100 to pull his mount that day and also tried to bribe Hobart witli a promise of 50 reward to give the horse a capsule before the race in order to insure his defeat. Botli claimed that they refused to entertain these propositions. It is on record, however, that Yankes horse ran a very bad race. Strobel cannot be found and the investigation by the stewards has come to nothing. The bookmakers sheets have been examined but it lias come to nothing. The contents of the alleged capsule referred to has been analyzed and found to contain a harmless solution of bicarbonate of soda. R. F. Carman made announcement today to the effect that he would immediately transfer his entire stable of fifty racers to Arcadia. Fifteen were shipped this morning and the others will leave tomorrow or Thursday. The following jockeys will leave for Los Angeles tonight or tomorrow: W. Knapp, convalescent from a severe attack of malaria: Herman Radtke. just over a severe illness, and Homer, just released by W. B. Jennings. It. Davis was lined 5 by the stewards for cutting sharply across Native Son in todays handicap. Harry Stovers line colt was badly cut on the right foreleg. Fireball lias been blistered. F. W. Doss has purchased the apprentice contract on Fred Young from C. C. McCafferty. The founder of Kmeryville is an uncle of the prominent eastern sporting man, Sam Finery.

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