Consistent Pedro Again: Takes Main Feature at City Park, Defeating Fast Opponents, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-21


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CONSISTENT PEDRO 4 GAIN. TAKES MAIN FEATURE AT CITY PARK. DE-, FEATING FAST OPPONENTS. Mishaps Mar the Steeplechase and Dunning Wins-Sir Toddington Falls and Is Injured — An-J other Cella Two-Year-Old Wins. New Orleans. La.. February UO. — Despite tin- unfavorable conditions prevailing today the s|« rt in ■lwusI instances was spirited and profitable to the public. The eliief incident "of the afternoon eame with the running of the fifth r:iee at one mile, far whieh Sir Toddington was :t prohibitive favorite and backed smartly by all the big plungers. He was away with the others, but when approaching the first turn there was some crowding anil S. Ilynn. his rider, seemed to lose control of his mount and allowed him to run up on the heels of Hughes, which was in front if him. Sir Toddington instantly tripped and Ill heavily. The mishap enabled Posing and Gambrinus to secure an advantage and they hail the race between them for the remainder of the trip. Posing winning by a s ant length. Kali" Towers getting third place. Ilynn sustained injuries about the liips. but rode out hi-- engagements. Sir Toddington had two of his teeth knocked out and had his front legs badly • ut. Pedro won the handicap at seven furlongs, for which lie was favorite, after a sharp tussle to wear down AI Mailer, the early leader. Ace High, run-iiiuis to his best form under a hustling ride, beat Lad of Langdcu for second place in the closing strides. More rough riding occurred in the closing race. ami this was res|Hinsible for the defeat of Rcxane. the favorite. PLe jam look place while the horses Mere passing the stand for the first time. To some observers it appeared ns if Kolin. on Bitter Pair, was directly responsible for the crowding, but the judges thought otherwise, and had Henry, rider of Ooldquost. on the carpet. They will investigate further into the matter. Sainesaw. running to her best form, won ju a big canter, but with clear sailing Keatie would in all probability have won. .She Wolf, another youngster from the I.. A. Ola stable, graduated into the winning ranks by leading all the way in the opening race and outstaying the fast coming Miss Hapsburg. The steeplechase was a scries of mishaps. if the nine starters only four failed to come to grief. 1 binning was best of those that finished and beat Turkman, while Injectable gained third place easily from Dawson Mae Hamilton, another short-priced favorite, can-lered away from her opponents in the third race. There was another decrease i f two from yesterday in the ranks of the layers. Scott Hudson, who is buying up a consignment ol cheap horses for the purpose of disposing of them to 0 -gin Tanners, added another batch to his already big list. The horses will be shipped to Atlanta tomorrow. Kouudelay. which started in the sixth race for tte first time in years, pulled up almost broken lloW II. May Rowe. wbile being led from the Fair Ground* !■• City Park broke hn se from licr attendant and gave several stable hands a sharp chase to recap tlllc her.

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