First but Disqualified: Royal Onyx Leads Opponents Home but Fouls Others and is Set Back, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-22


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FIRST BUT DISQUALIFIED. ROYAL ONYX LEADS OPPONENTS HOME BUT FOULS OTHERS AND IS SET BACK. Blare; Scores Gamely — Consistent in a Canter — Ser- vicenee Wins — Burlew Names a Price for Chapultepec but Does Not Wish to Sell. Now Orleans. I.:l.. February 21. — The warm, sunshiny weather and Ihe constant use of the harrows bad dried the track considerably today, hut it was still slow and soft. :is evidenced by the ]KK r time the different races were run in. Only an ordinary program was offered, but a good attendance witnessed the spirt. 1red Burlew was today requested to set a price on his Derby candidate, Chapultcp. c, and reluctantly did so. by answering the prosp ctive purchaser: "1 would not think of taking less than $:;u.ikmi for him."" .1. II. Clark was the man who asked lttirh w to sel a price on the colt. Later Burlew stated that had Clark began counting him our the money he would have repudiated the sale. Mr. Burlew thinks that Chapultciiec will he the champion three-year-old and confidently counts on beating Colin In their first meeting. •"Sonic p -r-s..ns in under the impression that my horse cant run in the mud." said Burlew. this afternoon, •"but that is :i mistaken idea: I worked him in the going some time ago and instructed ONeill to let him turn a half in about ■ seconds, but the best he i oidd lie h«*bl to was 47L The principal incident occurred in the sixth race, when Royal Onyx won and was disqualified for fouling Artful IKxlger in the last fifty yards. The race was at six furlongs and a fair hand of sprinters contested, wfth Handzarra enjoying favoritism. The MeCormick filly led for five furlongs and then tired badly, and Koyal Onyx bumped her sharply in passing. Royal Onyx then went into a good lead, hut near the end he was challenged by Merrick, which was going fast on the outside. Walsh, on Royal Onyx, went to the whip and his mount swerved over to the inner rail but ultimately won by a. neck from Merrick, Artful Dodger landing third. To some it appeared as if Royal Onyx had struck Artful Dodger. Swain, his rider, at first denied this, but on instructions from J. S. Ward, owner of the latter, claimed a foul against the winner and. to the surprise of some of the spectators, his claim was allowed and Royal Onyx set back. Merrick being given the purse, Artful Dodger second place and Funicuiaire Ihird. Hostile Hyphen. Miss Sain and Denigre. owned by J. M. Ooruiau. the Cincinnati broker, were made medium for attempted hotting coups in their re speeiive tares ;lud each failed signally. Miss Sain and Deiiigro would have rendered a much lKtter aeeounting but for the poor send-offs they were given. Hostile Hyphen, however, had no mishaps and was badly lieaton. After many attempts Hooray finally managed to ann. I a purse when lie beat Grenade in the closing ta.e. W. B. Freeman, owner of the latter, bid the winner up $ M«» over his entered price of 00. but failed to get him. Sorvi.eiice was the most favored by racing luck lu the opening race and M I big band of youngster-io the finish. Wabash Queen, under good riding, reversed h r previous poor showing and easily won the third race . The Thorn also displayed improvement and took the second race after a sharp driv. to wear down Risk. Blagg ran to his best form and wore Ilatoon down in the closing strides of the fifth race. Miss Sain. which finished third, was lust, but suffered from a P Kir Mart. Jockey 5. Swain was suspended for ten days by th starter fo.- his failure to break with the rest «.f the liehl in the fifth on Miss Sain. Trainer H. C. Riddle was removed to an infirm ary this morning, suffering from a severe case of grip. .Iixk.y Dave Nicol has ben confined to his bed for several da.s suffering from tonsllitis. .1. 11. Clark, who recently entered th - ranks of mm, claimed k.xnn- out of Ihe closing race yesterday lor , and later returned her to .1. II. MeCormick at an advance. There were three other chums made for the MeCormick Ally, but I tail, got her on account of priority in having liu lulled third with Miss Mazzoui.

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