Dandelion In Fast Time.: Wins The Sheepshead Bay Handicap In A Grand Finish With Jack Atkin.; The Latter Runs a Magnificent Race--Jimmy Lane Takes the Steeplechase--Maddens Luck Continues., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-27


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DANDELION IN FAST TIME WINS THE SHEEPSHEAD BAY HANDICAP IN A GRAND FINISH WITH JACK ATKIN The Latter Runs a Magnificent Race Jimmy Lane LaneTakes Takes the Steeplechase Maddens Luck Continues New York June 20 Dandelion ran the fastest mile of the metropolitan season thus far when he led a brilliant field of seven racers home in the Sheepshead Bay Handicap The distance of this race was one mile which Francis R Hitchcocks heroic son of Hamburg Pansy covered in 137 This is within onefifth of a second of the track record made by Inquisitor in 190G and only two fiftlis of a second behind the best American record The real honors of todays remarkable struggle however belong to Barney Schreibers phenomenal race horse Jack Atkin which under his crushing impost of 131 pounds made the running to nearly the very last stride before he 1 ecame the victim oC a somnolent jockey and succumbed to the admirably ridden and second best horse in the race Walter Miller rode the winner with all of his oldtime dash and finish and was heartily applauded for his fine work workThe The tabled history of tlie Sheepshead Bay Handi ¬ cap since 1000 is given below Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Oreyfeld 4 01 Dangman 1450140 145014010it 10it Brigadier 4 112 OConnor l4r0 137 J 1002 Kamara 5 02 Bedfern 1450 138 J 1003 Blues 5 110 Hoar 2850142 1004 Graziallo 3 104 J Martin 4030138 1005 Woodsaw 3 00 W Miller 3000 142 100 Inquisitor 3 101 W Miller 38001371 1007 S Lynnewood6 01 M Preston 3800 1405 100S Dandelion 0 110W Miller 4180 137J 137JThe The remainder of the card produced sport of ex ¬ cellent quality The Lion Heart Steeplechase Han ¬ dicap proving such a potent society function that the clubhouse enclosure was filled for the first time this week The five jumpers engaged were all ridden by gentlemen jockeys and when Mr Page monocle and all cantered back to tho scales after having achieved victory with Jimmy Lane all the people in his set cheered him enthusiastically enthusiasticallyJ J K Maddens training establishment furnished two winners during the afternoon In Dandelion and Conuaught nanger Both were saddled by C E Patterson in the absence of their owner and trainer who was unable to be present on account of an injury to his foot from stepping on a nail nailFavorite Favorite backers had an exceptionally good day as five of them scored Improved though hardly normal conditions prevailed Fully 10000 race ¬ goers were on hand when the bugle called the horses to the post in the first race Speculation was con ¬ ducted on tlie lawn and paddock and both were crowded throughout the afternoon afternoonA A notice was posted that the Western Union Tele ¬ graph Company offices at the track would be va ¬ cated tonight and their instruments removed There is notwithstanding a rumor in circulation at the telegraph companys headquarters tonight to the effect that business may be resumed again tomor ¬ row rowGeorge George Hose has offered himself up for sacrifice in order to furnish the Jockey Club with another test case and was courting arrest at the race track all afternoon by openly accepting wagers although no money was passed passedColonel Colonel Frank Bartlett a noted constitutional lawyer of Manhattan has accepted the presidency of the Personal Liberty League LeagueFrank Frank ONeill former jockey and partner In the B O Stable and foreman Kelly of the same establishment will race a string of eight horses at Seattle this summer They will be shipped to their destination tomorrow tomorrowPoterne Poterne the fast French mare a starter In the fifth race over the grass course broke down badly In her right foreleg while passing the stand the first time and had to be pulled up so suddenly that she nearly fell after miraculously escaping collision with several of the horses running behind her The path across the track worn hard by pedestrians was the cause of Poternes undoing as she went down tho instant she struck It ItGeneral General Manager Winn of the Empire City Asso ¬ ciation has reiterated his statement of yesterday to the effect that the association he represents will positively run off all stakes and purses as adver tised and that Mr Butler will fulfill all obligations to horsemen horsemenFoxhall Foxhall Keene says that It was a grave mistake to have started Colin in the mud and rain at Bel inout right on top of the severe trial that preceded it F K Ilftchcock had a sentimental wager of 2a each way on his horse Dandelion today This Is the first bet Mr Hitchcock has made In several years yearsCad Cad Daggett has retired for good as a layer of odds and clubhouse commissioner Daggett says that his principal debtor is J Brant Walker who Is alleged to owe him 18000 in markers markersDurgin Durgin and Opperman the two men arrested at Sheepshead Bay on Thursday for sending results ot the races to poolrooms were discharged In Judge Tlghes court at Coney Island today for lack oC evidence

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