Notters Day of Triumph: Rides the Winners of the Stake Race and Three Purses, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-26


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NOTTERS BAY OF TRIUMPH. 1 1 RIDES THE WINNERS OF THE STAKE RACE AND THREE PURSES. i 1 Temaceo Wins the Christmas Handicap j Ray Thompson and Okenite Improve Suddenly Jockeys Disciplined. Now Orleans, December 25. The splendid program containing the Christmas Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth, worth ,340 net to the winner, and a handicap for two-year-olds at six furlongs, as the features, served to bring out the banner attendance of the season at City Park this afternoon. Finishes in all the races were spirited and fully justified the high expectations of the crowd. The adding of Ace High, made it possible for eighteen to start in the principal race, but by. declaration time six declined the Issue. In a speculative way there was little to choose, between .the Ellison entry, consisting of Temaceo and Yankee Girl, and Lad of Langden. Carthage also came in for good support, as did Alma Dufour. The dozen contestors were dispatched to an excellent start, with Sally Preston at once essaying the role of pacemaker. This filly led the others, running under easy restraint, and at the head of the stretch appeared like the probable winner. She tired, however, in the stretch run and Temaceo, wider an excellent ride, gained steadily, getting up in the closing stride to win. With a little stronger riding Sally Preston would have won. The finish of Plantland and Old Honesty behind the first two was extltlng, they putting up a. spirited struggle for the small portion of the stakes. Plantland appeared to be in close quarters through the last furlong, for which -Minder on the Fizer representative, seemed to -hold jockey Lee to blame, and during the final drive Minder devoted, as much time to making his whip land on Lees back as he did to having it fall on Plantlands flanks. The judges promptly fined Minder 0 for the offense. The condensed history of the Christmas Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1005 Foreigner 4 95 C. Morris. ..,505 2:01g 1000 Not run this year. 1907 Temaceo 3 107 Notter 2,340 1:48 1 1-S miles in 1905. The sudden improvement shown by Kay Thompson and Okenite was sharply criticized by close observers. Both these horses ran poorly in their last attempts and trailed almost throughout. Botli displayed superior speed today. Ray Thompson especially, as he never left the Issue In doubt. The judges issued a ruling later that in future Ray Thompson would be barred from starting here on muddy tracks. Okenltes victory will not help Delabys cause to any noticeable extent and it is probable that he will be kept on the ground for a longer period than his original suspension. Jockey Notters riding today was a feature. He piloted four of the six w.iriners and to his -skillful .guidance was mainly due the victories of Severus nnd Coon. Belle Strome, which finished second to Coon, should have won, but Coiilln, who rode her, threw the race away in the last few strides by allowing the filly to bear out. Favorites were successful in three of the races, but the thirty-six layers, a record number, did not lay up much as all the winners were well sup-lorted. The judges are determined to stamp out bellger-ency among the riders and In addition to imposing a fine on Minder for his passage at whips with Lee, fined G. Swain 5 for striking S. Flynn yesterday. Magic and Aules are on the ailing list as a result of their mishaps in the hurdle race yesterday. Magic sustained a dislocated stifle and Aules was so severely cut on one of his hind legs that it is thought his racing career is ended. Among the riders who will leave to ride at the proposed race meeting at Tampa, Fla., are D. Hiley, Hufnagel, L. Smith, S. Flynn, Troxler and It. Burton. It is claimed by those who have the Tampa track management in charge, that applications for 300 stalls have been received from various owners. There was a report going the rounds today that Mose Goldblatt is contemplating shipping his horses i to California In the near future. When asked about it he had not fully made up his mind and would not until next month.

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