Excelsior To MCarter.: Wins The Jamaica Meetings Chief Race In A Hot Finish With Jack Atkin.; Stargowan Finishes First, but Is Disqualified for Fouling Fleming--Notter Draws a Stiff Fine--Voorhees Falls Lame., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-30


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EXCELSIOR TO MCAETER WINS THE JAMAICA MEETINGS CHIEF RACE IN A HOT FINISH WITH JACK ATKIN Stargowan Finishes First but Is Disqualified for forFouling Fouling Fleming Notter Draws a Stiff StiffFine Fine Voorhees Falls Lame New York April 20 After n thrilling stretch duel McCarter heat Tack Atkin by a head for the 10000 Excelsior Handicap at Jamaica today Jack Atkin though henten was ly iu means disgraced lie carried top weight made the pace throughout In a fast run race and only in the closing strides did he tire sufficiently to let McCarter up To MfCarter he was conceding six pounds and his performance was the better of the two colts Only seven started lint the race lost nothing hy the withdrawals as the dead wood was thus sifted out The form hackers were convinced after Jack Atkins last race that the Excelsior distance one mile and a sixteenth would not stop the son of Sain and hi was always favorite It was McCarters first ap ¬ pearance tills season lint he had worked fast for the race and the withdrawal of Spooner which was known to he in good condition made it apparent that the Newcastle Stable thought well of McCarter and he was a well hacked second choice Except for a tip on Old Honesty which brought a reduc ¬ tion of the odds about him the choices practically monopolized the speculation speculationMusgrave Musgrave sent Jack Atkin into the lead early the horse running tlio half In 48 and the live fur ¬ longs in 1003 Tills pace took the kink out of Hltleman the runnerup and three furlongs out Jack Atkin appeared an easy winner Hut here Notter made his move witli McCarter and in the stretch caught the leader McCarter however was Inclined to falter after getting on even terms with the favorite and Notter had to go at him again with the whip At the end lie was going the easier of the two but had little left leftHillctnan Hillctnan was an easy third over Old Honesty Brookdale Nymph was never prominent and docs not seem to have come to herself yet Chapultepee broke liadly as usual and appeared a contender at badlyThe the head of the stretch but quit badly The tabulated history of the Excelsior Handicap is ns follows Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Tinv 1 3 Black stock 4 S Fuller i7oO 1 4ij 1004 Uostand 4 105 II Phillips 00 145 1 nor San Catalina M W Miller i4r0 l4Gjj IMK Merrv Lark 4 10 JW Miller 7350 147J 147J1JI07 1JI07 Dr Gardner 4 123T Martin 7350 148J 148J1HS 1HS McCarter 4 113Notter 0850140 0850140With With perfect weather a crowd numbering close to 20000 persons saw the running of the Excelsior and live other wellcontested races The day was marred by a disqualification which caused consider ¬ able comment on account of the long time taken hy the stewards to decide the matter It came with the third race which Stargowan won by a narrow margin after carrying Fleming out all through the stretch the pair finishing next to the outer rail Hail the horses run straight it was a question which would have won hut Stargowan got the decision by a head Burns claimed a foul and after ten minutes discussion it was allowed Fair Play making his first start for the season was a well backed favorite on the report of fast work His chances were ruined at the start As the barrier went up that crazyacting brute Frank Lord dashed wildly toward the outer rail knocking Fair Play oft his stride He was lucky to take third place after the mishap mishapH H I Whitney cut loose another promising two yearold in the closing race in Sea Cliff a chestnut gelding by Clifford Fiesole He had worked a half In 48 seconds and was made an even money favorite He won hut might not have had matters so easy at the end had Cavalieri run straight This is a smashing looking Watercress lilly She was run ¬ ning head and head with the favorite when she Itolted to the middle of the track on the turn for home Sea Cliff has every license to race well lie is by Clifford Fiesole a daughter of the peeiv less Firenzl FirenzlThe The stewards did not believe that Notter used Ills best endeavors to keep Stargowan straight and lined him 200 200Announcement Announcement was made today that during the twelveday meeting at Aqueduct 125000 persons passed through the gates There was no arrest nor was there any disorder Npt a court otlicer was present during the term on any mission whatever nnd it was the first time since last November that the New York poolrooms were closed About 2000 worth of lost articles such as jewelry and clothing was turned in to the lost and found bureau bureauVoorhees Voorhees was so lame after the third race that it seems improbable that he will be seen at the races again soon

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