Chapultepec Cantering: Takes the New Year Handicap without Being Extended, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-02


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CHA1TLTEPEC CANTERING. TAKES THE NEW YEAR HANDICAP WITHOUT BEING EXTENDED. A Little Rider Severely Injured — Ray Thompson Sprints Fast — Great Crowd at City Park. New Orleans. La.. January 1. — An accident which will probably terminate fatally for . Baker. ■ little colored rider under contract to Thomas Kilcy. came J 1 1 the fifth race and marred what otherwise would have been considered a good days snort. Baker had the mount on Harting, and the horse stumbled just as the harrier went up and threw him heavily. He was carried from the track unconscious and taken to a local hospital. At si late hour ;onight the attending physicians stated that he wa-siinVriug from concussion of the brain, and grnv* hill are entertained for his recovery. The prospect that Chapnltepee would be sent afte: the stakes in the New Year Handicap, which lea tared the card, held down the nnmlier of starters, and the seven that raced against Chapnltepec might just as well have remained in their stables for all lhe chance they had of healing out He Munds flashy looking half-brother for first money. Cha puitepec dashed into a long lead at ouce, although under restraint, and won as his rider pleased from SI llario. Woodlane tinder a sharp drive takinu i ne siiori i omini oi tin- stakes fiom Dew of ba .n. The tabulated history of the New Year Handicap is as follows: # Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. MM liar. Stei hens.4 Ml Jas. He;isy..:is5 2:371 l!io7 Not run this year. ISM rhapultepec 120 R. M.-Danl 1.250 l:40f Kor three-year-olds and upward at 1 1-2 miles in IMC The interest of the spectators today was chiefly centered in the opening race, in which an even dozen baby racers made their debut. Irfaneh, a :;... id-looking miss by Mesmerist — La Cheviot, and ridden hy Nieol, was the luckiest in getting IM from the post and led the others to the finish. Holy Mass. also lucky at t lie start, was the winners closest pursuer throughout and held second place safe. Arhmette. which had been showing speed in preliminary trials, acted green at the barrier and suffered from being humped into at the si art. but was good enough to take third placi from K. Corrigans Anne McGee. Gala, m accounl of her looks and fast trials, was extensively backed. I. ii suffered from being crowded at the start and f. II in the first fifty yards. Uke the preceding races of this character, then was he usual display of lack of espettaMC on tin pari :if tlit- several starters, and no true line as ti I heir racing qualities can be based on their showing this afternoon. At that the winner impressed close observers as being a filly likely to develop iiii" a useful racer, much altove the average. In the sprint handicap at six furlongs. Ray Thompson showed a sterling performance by *win-t ing from a good band of short distance racers In; time. Cooney K. was the runner-up through our. Alter cutting up in his usual fractions way. Ace High got away fully in his stride and, forcing a -tiff pace for three-quarters to race down Lancastrian, had enough speed in reserve to outstay Orly. Al Muller showed that he is probably going hat-k. when he was forced to stand a hard drive to win the second race from Line Lee. Hollow, which was making his first start here, showed a lack of preparation by tiring fast after going a half. Beau Bruinmcl, at a ridiculously false price, had things his own way aud won the closing raee as his I ider pleased. Todays attendance exr ceded former New Years day crowds here and the thirty-two layers did a big business. Jockey Nicols victory on Irfaneh marked his third successive one on initial baby racers. Last yen- In piloted Whisk Broom In the first race for two year-olds and the preceding year he won on l.ilesiied. II. Riddle, who is the trainer of Irfaneh. also trailed Whisk Broom last year. Irfaneh is owned by John Whiilaw. a blacksmith employed by It. Bauer. Irfaneh was his first starter on any track. It now transput | Uiat jockey A. I.ig t sustained a fru-ture of his arm close to his right shoulder in falling from Tenuis when going to the post yi stirday. Jesse Lewisohn is expected here next Saturday and will remain for some time. Jockey F. Gloss was suspended yesterday for four days by the starter for disobedience at the |Mlst. over fitty two year-olds are being schooled daily at the barrier at the Fair Grounds track. At line time there were twcnlj seven lined up at once receiving their lessons. Tin- rule prohibiting only twelve starters in jumping races is causing the secretary to throw out many entries. There were twenty-one entered for tomorrows race. There were no new developments today In the Pasadena case. Kercheval, owned by R. . Brien. arrived here yesterday from Nashville, as also did his owner. , ,

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