Priscillians Fast Mile.: Ties The Sheepshead Bay Track Record And Could Easily Have Beaten It.; Torbellino Proves a Surprise in the Zephyr Stakes and Wins from Wamba--Old Honesty in Front., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-30


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PRISCILLIANS FAST MILE TIES THE SHEEPSHEAD BAY TRACK RECORD AND COULD EASILY HAVE BEATEN IT Torbcllino Proves a Surprise in the Zephyr Stakes Stakesand and Wins from Wamba Old i Honesty in Front Now York Tune 29 Priscillian displayed the greatest speed of any liorse out this yea in the introductory race tit one mile at Sheepsliead Bay to ¬ day Notwithstanding that the time for flie distance only equalled the track record of 1375 and was still hort ot the best American record by onefifth of a second his performance ranks as the best ever feen anywhere when taking into consideration the milliner of its accomplishment accomplishmentIt It was apparent to the newest novice that Pris ¬ cillian was never extended at any stage of the jour ¬ ney and close observers declared that had he been called upon to do his best all existing records on the American turf would have been broken brokenOldtimers Oldtimers said that there was very little differ ¬ ence in the attendance today from the crowd which used to come out on Mondays before the antibetting law went into effect There were many there who had journeyed to the seashore to get away from the sweltering heat of the city but no relief was obtainable at the race course because the wind came from the west the wrong direction The Hay Hidge Handicap and the Zephyr Stakes were the features of todays good offday card Torbel Hno the big halfbrother to Dr Leggo won a game victory in the Zephyr and it is probable that Adolph Spreckels grand looking youngster may de ¬ velop into a better race horse than his distinguished relative relativeThe The tabled history of the Zephyr Stakes since 1100 is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time IJOO Commando 112 Spencer 1800 1M 1 Disadvantage 114 Sliaw 700 1 1902 Golden Maxim 110 OConnor MO lOSjj ll 3 llace King 115 ONeill 3900 00 ll 1I9J i 1901 Gamaru 10S Hildebrand 3735 lOSg lOSgJ9IIT J9IIT Gallavant 115 Kedfern 3900 1 ikS ikStm tm Ktd Kiver 115 W Miller 4471 l00i 19 7 Lady Winifred 117 Garner 4310 l07i 1008 Torbcllino 112 McCahey 3090 107 107Old Old Honesty another western horse triumphed in the Hay Hidge Handicap Good luck attended him throughout the race both of his supposed formid ¬ able contenders Fouiitainbhie and Juggler being re ¬ moved by reason of pronounced disabilities the former falling lame again and the latter also pull Ing up lame lameThe The tabled history of the Bay nidge Handicap is as follows Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time Time1KH 1KH Kamara 4 111 Shaw 1 8 l0iis l0iis1K 1K 2 Advance Guard5 mlWondcrly 10SO 207J 1903 Blues 5 122 122lloiir lloa r rII04 11530 210i II04 Proper 4 111 Hildch 320 iwi 1905 Cairngorm 3 111 W Da DalllOti irrO iOSi lllOti Hanis Horn 4 113 Shaw ShawIIO IIO 1907 Gallavant 4 10 105 10iOarncr Garner Garner11KIS 3025207 302520711KIS 11KIS Old Honesty 4 119lNottcr r10 20 i iGeorge George 1 Long arrived this morning from Ken ¬ tucky with his string of eight horses horsesIt It is stated as a fact that the weekday attend ¬ ance of the present meeting compares favorably with that of ten or twelve years ago and is larger by far than it was a couple of decades back backW W K Phillips pulled out during the morning for Windsor Canada with Fred Cooks string of ten racers racersThe The Metropolitan Turf Association will not give one of their members E T Callahan moral or ma ¬ terial aid in his present predicament Callahan was arrested last Saturday for alleged violation ot the anlibetting law In that he recorded a wager If the charge be true Cnllahan was very indiscreet and anybodyIt will get no sympathy from anybody It wast significant that many of the yearlings sold last Saturday were bid on by men who represented intending purchasersWhen South American purchasers When Walter iMillers contract with Thomas II Williams expires this fall the champion jockey will probably be reengaged for the coming winter meeting at San Francisco by the president of the California Jockey Club He plans to ride in Europe next season seasonNotwithstanding Notwithstanding that Iho legislature has passed antiracing laws the Hreeding Bureau of the Jockey Club has decided to continue its work throughout the state of New York for at least one more year even though It entails a considerable outlay of money moneyFirestone Firestone and Montgomery Thomas H Williams formidable pair of eligiblcs to the 15000 Advance Stakes to be decided next Wednesday received their 0nal preparations for that important fixture Sunday morning Their work was so impressive that ex ¬ perts predict a possible first stake victory of the season for Mr Williams entry Firestone went the first mile of the trial in 140 being pulled up to a canter the other quarter in 212 Montgomerys work in 208 was the fastest from a time stand ¬ point but it did not Impress beholders as Fire ¬ stones did didJubilee Jubilee will be retired until fall His owner Fred Littlefield thinks he has been campaigned too long and needs rest restJames James K Keenc said today that Colin would probably not race again until the Saratoga meet ing but that Celt would participate in the Brighton stakes to which he is eligible if they are run off offIt It is said that Fred Burlew has changed his mind about seeking a job as a trainer in France and will remain in this country as he thinks the steadilv im ¬ proving conditions of the lacing situation In the east indicate a return of the sport to its former pros ¬ perity or very near it itThe The roof of the grandstand has been barred to every one In order to foil the poolrooms Hundreds of racegoers who always view the races from there were very much disappointed at being excluded from the only point of vantage where one can see the races over the Futurity course properlv properlvJ J E Madden left for Cincinnati yesterday morn ¬ ing ingEdward Edward Corrigan was a visitor at Sheepshead today Senator Owen Cassidy was also another dis ¬ tinguished newcomer newcomerGentlemen Gentlemen jockeys disported themselves In the six and a half furlongs race Tony Bonero the prohibitive favorite ridden by Ills owner spread eagled the others Nothing ever got near him at any stage of the running runningHalf Half of the card was captured by favorites and of the outsiders the well backed Torbellino helped to despoil the layers of some of their winnings of last week

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