Stake Race to Woodlane: First in the Planters Stakes after Leading All the Way, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-29


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STAKE RACE TO WOODLANE FIRST IN THE PLANTERS STAKES AFTER LEADING ALL THE WAY. Old Honesty Defeats Alma Dufour in a Close Finish Lady Anne Triumphs Over Oraculum Apache Wins Again, r New Orleans, La.. December 2S.; The Planters Stakes for two-year-olds at seven furlongs and worth ,5S0 to the winner, was the feature of a good card this afternoon at City Park. It resulted in a big upset inasmuch as La Souer. the heavily supported favorite, was beaten off and acted as whipper-in to the others after going a half. The winner turned up in Woodbine, confidently supported by her owner and his following, Banridge taking second place from Lajeunesse. The latter and Alsatian were added by Curlew and ONeill, and at tho weights P. Dunne considered Firmament a good chance and also sent him after the stakes. Woodbine, showing improved form, took a lead at once, raced Alsatian into defeat and had enough speed in reserve through the strctcli run to withstand the game challenge of Banridge. La Souers poor race was explained by the fact that she was coughing before the start and fears are now entertained that she will develop a high fecr. Nottcr was questioned by the judges after the finish and be volunteered the information that the filly lacked early speed and attempted to run out on the turns. The condensed history pfthe Planters Stakes is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. llHrMonterey US Nieol ,030 l:ls !0i Sir Toddlngton...lll Nieol , 1,420 1:31r 1SM7 Woodlano 11S Sumter ... 1,580 l:2g 3-4 mile in 1005. The handicap that followed the stake race went to Old Honesty, which was accorded warranted support at a short price. He made good by a close margin from the poonly riddon Alma Iufour. Mountains ride on Pasadena came in for some 1 censure. Pasadena was kept under hard restraint in the rear of Old Honesty, Alma Dufour and Halliard for the first three-quarters, and when Mountain attempted to move up on the stretch turn, he took his mount to the outside, thereby losing much ground. In contrast to bis poor fide on Pasadena. Mountain gave a masterful exhibition on Dr. McCluer in the closing race and won with plenty in reserve. The bookmakers fell for an old trick in the sixth race and, from an opening of 3 to 2, allowed Dr. MC-Clucr to drift to 0 to 1 because John J. Ryan, his owner, was reported to be backing Warner Gris-well. The Ryan following supported Dr. McCluer steadily toward the close and backed him several points from the high price. Esterjoy proved much the best in the steeplechase and won witli ease from Pete Vinegar. The latter was given a poor ride and allowed to trail the others until his chances of overtaking the winner appeared hopeless. He came on with a rush after taking the last obstacle and took second place in the final stride. The judges were dissatisfied with the ride Wclton put up on the horse and gave him to understand that a similar exhibition in the future would mean his suspension. Apache added another to his list of victories when he beat a good band of two-year-olds in the opening race. He was bid up 200 over his entered price of ,000 by J. McClernand and bid in. Lady Anne won all the waj- in the third race. Oraculum, at a long price, taking second money from Ace High. While being exercised this morning at City Park, King of Troy bolted through the fence and broke his neck, dying instantly. His rider escaped injury. The poor running of Milshora in the closing race under Dryers guidance, called forth judicial investigation and that rider was interrogated at length by the judges. They will investigate into her in and out running. Croxton and Vagabond will not be allowed to start here, on account of the report that S. N. Holman, who got into trouble at Fort Krie last fall, is said to have an interest in the horses. John Dillon, Moongold and Twenty Shot will be barred from starting here until J. Fox, who now lias them in charge, can show that A. Noble has no interest In them. Noble was in some trouble at the late Latonla meeting and was denied tile privilege of racing horses at that course. Kim Patterson will in future train the horses 1 here owned by F. A. Forsythe. Ksterjoy stepped into a hole after the finish of the steeplechase and unseated his rider. Ksterjoy went back to the scales, lame as u result of his mishap. W. II. Fizer today bought the horse Besterling of W. 1. Reed. Terms private. The combination book discontinued business this afternoon. The steady drubbing received is given as a reason for going off. To dissolve the partnership between Harris and M-yer, the fillies, Aunt Rose and Miss . Mazzoni, were sold in the paddock after the last race. P. Dunne purchased Aunt Rose for ,000 and Vic Brittou secured Miss Mazzoni for ,200.

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