Jack Atkins Fine Speed: Easily Outsprints Fast Opponents in City Parks Leading Race, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-27


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JACK ATIIFS FINE SPEED. EASILY OUTSPRINTS FAST OPPONENTS IN CITY PARKS LEADING RACE. Peter Becker Takes Steeplechase Apache Wins Again Royal Onyx Defeats Ij" Warner Griswell. New Orleans, La., December 2G. Barney Schrci-bers Woodlands-bred Jack Atkin added to liis distinction as a high-class sprinter when lie shouldered KM pounds, a record impost in this section, anil won todays feature race, a handicap at six furlongs, in a little better than an ordinary gallop from a number of good opponents, which included the Texas sprinter, The Bear. He was conceding the latter thirty-eight pounds actual weight and thirty-five pounds by the scale. The Bear essayed to keep pace with the fechreiber candidate through lhe early stages, but Notter at all times had Jack Atkin under choking restraint, otherwise he would lmve opened up n long lead. The Texans, who had almost to a man pinned their faith to The Bear, were jubilant when they saw their mainstay hanging to Jack Atkin in the early running, but on the stretch turn, where Jack Atkin moved away as if The Bear were standing still, they were u dejected lot. It is the universal opinion among shrewd horsemen here that Jack Atkin, if he retains his present form, will bo battling it out with Roscbcn for supremacy in the sprints next season, with the odds favoring Jack Atkin. There is not a doubt but that Jack Atkin Is the liest sprinter that ever raced at any track in the south. The spectacular feature of the racing today was the steeplechase in which twelve started. Icter " I.oeker managed to run the course without a mis-liao and proved the best, winning as his rider pleased from Kip, one of the outsiders in the betting. Duleian, the early pacemaker, tired when approaching the last two obstacles, but was good enough to retain third place. Little Wally, Kill-doe and Rejcctable unseated their riders at different stages of the race and Twenty Shot wheeled at the start and was left at the post. But for .meeting with the mishap, Kflldoe would have been a contender and might have given the winner an argument. T. C. McDowell broke into the ranks of winning owners when his Variety beat ten other maiden Jlllies in the opening race. She had to be hard ridden near the end to outstay the fast coming Maie Fletcher. Apache, in the fifth, race, duplicated his recent race and gained a well merited victory over Bitter Sir. while the outsider, Thomas Calhoun, showing sudden improvement, finished in third place. Royal Onyx, which was well supported, upset all calculations in the closing . race, by beating Warner Griswell and Bio Grande, the first and second choices. Jockey Fnirbrother was suspended for six days by the starter for disobedience at the post in the first race. poiuldo displayed a sensational flight of speed in the second race by racing into a contending position in the first three furlongs after being practically left at the post. W. L. Lewis, trainer for G. II. Holle, who has been confined in a local hospital, was at the track today for the first time in weeks. A. L. Kirby, who had a delicate operation performed on his eye last week, has sufficiently recovered to be out again and will shortly resume charge of the field books. Burlew and ONeills speedy colt, Angelus, is on the ailing list, a sufferer from boils in his mouth, an unusual ailment. Twenty Shot will in future be barred from starting here on account of his fractious acting. J. Fleming, a well-known bookmakers clerk, who made this his home, died of pneumonia this morning after a short illness. There was a decrease of eight books from yester day, and after the severe drubbing that the layers experienced today, it is likely that some of those in line today will be absent tomorrow. J. O. Gray arrived recently with a small string, including a coming two-year-old, out of his good mare, Alice Farley. The youngster has shown good trials, and is expected to develop into a clinker. While at the farm in Virginia he sustained an injury that-caused the loss of sight in his. right eye.

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