Effort To Destroy Boggs Derby Chance, Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-22


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EFFpRT TO DESTROY BOGGS DERBY CHANCE Seattle Wash July 21 Public form proved an unprofitable guide for speculation at The Meadows today Korosllauy and Uncle Henry whose previous performances had not been especially promising made good as favorites but Cobleskill and J F Donohue whose chances on recent races appeared so good that both were held at oddson and which were backed accordingly disappointed the public badly Cobleskill was seemingly unable to do bet ter than finish a distant third while Donohue figured flmong the also rans Donolnjes showing provoked a great deal of unpleasant comment inasmuch as the horse had scored a victory at a mile and i quarter In 205 a few days ago while today he was beaten off many lengths in 200 with less weight up There was general expectation that Donohues running would evoke official action of a disciplinary sort but It was not forthcoming It is intimated that an Investigation of the race will be held to ¬ morrow however Half the card went to long shots for which there had been little batking Zelina was so nervous after her victory that it was with difficulty that she was led back to her stall The track veterinary conducted an investi ¬ gation but could find no evidence of improper use of stimulants which was suspected t tUpon Upon returning to his stable with a horse that he ran yesterday G H Keene discovered that some unknown person had deliberately slashed his good colt Boggs with a knife across the shoulder in ¬ flicting a flesh wound that was considerably in llamed today Keenc lias hopes that the Injury will not be sufficiently serious to keep the horse from starting tomorrow and in the Derby Saturday Al ¬ though Keene is loath to believe that such is the case local horsemen look upon the incident as a deliberate attempt to kill Boggs Derby chances and indignation strongColumbus is strong Columbus Jones arrived today from Denver with his crew and will book shortly The Rcnton Handicap scheduled for tomorrow will be a sort of preliminary to Saturdays Derby as four of the Derby candidates Stanley Fay Glorio Boggs and Early Tide have been named as starters Their meeting is being looked forward to tonight with keen Interest InterestJockey Jockey Sandy who was suspended a few days ago is to be permitted to ride for his contract em ¬ ployer tho Sobre Vista Stable For offensive touting J AV Blalock and S C Allen have been warned away and ordered to remove their horses from The Meadows None of their horses had started here While no official state ¬ ment of the circumstances which brought about their trouble has been given out it is understood that a wealthy local woman whom they are said to have attempted to Influence to put a big bet down on a race with the assurance than an electric battery or some such device would be used fur ¬ nished the information on which action was taken takenRoyOffutt RoyOffutt was so displeased with the way jockey E Walsh rode Taylor George Saturday that he today cancelled engagements that he had taken on the boy for his stable this week Walsh has been showing Indifferent form of late lateFormer Former jockey Willie Holmes who rode with success in this country and afterward in Austria and Russia committed suicide here Sunday evening by shooting himself through the head while in a flt of despondency resulting from an extended period of ill health He had undergone an opera ¬ tion for stomach trouble in a local hospital re ¬ cently and came out of the hospital last week with the knowledge that he probably had only a short time to live Holmes returned from abroad with about 20000 some five years ago but was un ¬ successful in speculations and died In straitened circumstances His remains will be forwarded to his old home in Butte Mont for interment intermentSam Sam Bradley arrived from New York yesterday and probably will book bookJaueta Jaueta broke a rib in Saturdays race and F Neugeiit was very badly cut down

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