Rumors Vex New Yorkers: One That Sheepshead Bay Meeting Will Be Abandoned Vigorously Denied.; Footpad Wins the Wakefield Stakes and Defeats Dick Roller--Nimbus Leads Roseben at the Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-21


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RUMORS TEX NEW YORKERS ONE THAT SHEEPSHEAD BAY MEETING WILL BE ABANDONED VIGOROUSLY DENIED Footpad Wins the Wakcfield Stakes and Defeats Dick DickHoller Holler Nimbus Leads Rosobcn Rosobcnat at the Finish New York August 20 The passing of one of the most famous of Ihc metropolitan race tracks appears probable with the announcement that negotiations for the sale of the Brighton Beach course have reached the stage where only tlie final details renuiiu to be completed The purchasers of the ground upon which the racing plant stands arc Louis J and Kd ward L Somerville constituting tlie firm known as the Soinervilli Realty Coinpanr According to tlie announcement made at tlie Brooklyn office of the realty llrm today the negotiations with AVil liaui Eugcman liave processed so far that about all that remains is the affixing of the formal signa ¬ tures After the stands stables and other buildings liave been removed tlie ground will be rut up into building lots more than 1000 home sites being available availableThe The fall meeting scheduled to begin on September 8 and continuing for six days will probably be the last event of its kind held on the famous seashore track It was reported at the track that Mr Kugo nian had declared the correctness of the foregoing story over the telephone telephoneAnother Another rumor in circulation to the effect that the Gravescnd race course is to be abandoned this fall and Its racing transferred to Aqueduct was branded as false and ridiculous by President Philip 1 Dwyer of the Brooklyn Jockey Club in person The personThe four men arrested at the Kmpire City race rack yesterday on warrants furnished by Sheriff Kant were arraigned today before Judge Beall in the court of Special Sessions at Vonkcrs At the request of counsel the hearing was postponed until August 25 Joseph J Wlsslcr of Yonkers fur ¬ nished 500 bail for each Their names and occu ¬ pations are as follows William Klauber clerk Loon Cohen clerk Ilymau Wagner clerk and Frederick Adler clerk clerkThe The other three who were arrested without war ¬ rants wcrc discharged for lack of evidence evidenceThere There were only two arrests made sit the race course today Joe Russell jind William Ball Some importance was itlachcd to Mie arrest of the for ¬ mer because of his connection with George Rose Russell has held the position of cashier for the big turf operator for nearly ten years and the news of bis having been taken into custody created consid ¬ erable excitement When searched at the police sta ¬ tion It is alleged that memoranda of betting trans ¬ actions were found in Russells possession also a hank roll of 1175 md six checks aggregating 1000 one of which was signed by A Litchcnstcln The money was returned to Russell after his release HI bail but the checks were held by District At lorney Wiushnv as evidence Kach of the makers of tin six thecks to the order of George Rose will IK subpoenaed to give testimony at Russells forih coniing trial and tliey will be asked to explain the punwso for which these checks were issued issuedDistrict District Attornev Winslow said that he had in ¬ vited Acting District Attorney Fldcr to be Ills guest and was expecting the acting Kings county prose Ititor at the track during the ufternoon and he wanted it understood that private detective Langan and his men were there at his request anil not at the governors instigation SVrme of Laidlaws men were present for the tirst time Kince the present meeting began It was apparent today that tLe authorities had everybody quite buffaloed Layers and patrons alike were lying lou and close to the eushion as one former wellknown bookmaker ex ¬ pressed it Kvorj ° ne understands that no money win be pawed on any pretext whatsoever whatsoeverThere There were minors of dissension among the gov ernors of the Coney Island Jockey Club at the meet ¬ ing held last night and that the Shcepshcad Bay fall meeting might he abandoned Sehuyler L Par sous on the authority of Matt Wiun disposes of the report absolutely by a positive declaration that they Mould run off the full program If they had to race to empty IHMICIIOS Senator 1 II McCarren who was a visitor at Yonkcrs for the Hrst time this sea ¬ son also said that as far as ho knows there Is not the Slightest foundation of truth for the story that the Coney Island Jockey Club would not race this fall and that the same conditions which marked Umpire Citys prosperous meeting would prevail here hereJohn John Boden clerk of the scales at Empire City was taken suddenly ill during the afternoon and Al ¬ gernon Daingerlield acted in his stead temporarily Mr Bodcn left for his home after the last race ap ¬ parently as well as ever everFrank Frank Regan has been engaged to train the big H l Carman stable of racers The entire estab ¬ lishment augmented by a number of good mud run ¬ ners will be sent to Oakland to race early In Octo ¬ ber in charge of Mr Regan Sweet ReganSweet the recently injured apprentice jockey is milking such rapid progress towards recovery that his father said he thought the boy would be able to resume riding within a fortnight fortnightPresident President Thomas II Williams of the New Cali ¬ fornia Jockey Club has written his trainer II K Rowell that he would arrive in Xew York about September 1 1John John Boden secretary of the Brighton Beach Racing Association said today that all claims against the track would be paid in full within a few days and that the fall meeting would be held as scheduled scheduledJames James H Keene is said to have another filly mat re In AUliction which has not yet been seen In public but may make her debut in the Futurity Touts are unanimous in declaring Affliction to lie as good a filly as Maskette and that if both start they will fun first and second in fbe big Sbcepsliead Bay HeartacheJames race Aflliction is by Meddler Heartache James 11 Keene scored another double today with Footpad and Mascarada The former ran a fast race in the Waketield Stakes at live and a half fur ¬ longs in which h defeated the swifr western colt Dick Roller Torbelliuo Direct and King Commoner The running of the excellent cards chief feature quickly resolved itself into a procession Dick Roller leading the favorite at a very fast clip for nearly a half mile before he succumbed and left Footpad to win winThe The debut of another supposed invincible thorough ¬ bred in Mascarada from Mr Keenes wonderful collection of twoyearold lillies enhanced interest In tlie afternoons doings Fxpcrt opinion regard ¬ ing Masearada particularly on her lirst showing classes her far below her stable companions Mas ¬ kette Wedding Bells Mellsande and even Tat ¬ tling although she has been credited with having been tried as highly in private as any o the quar quarFrom From a purely racing standpoint the liivenilo fix ¬ ture was far overshadowed in importance and inter ¬ est l y the two handicaps at six furlongs 41 ml one mih respectively ISome of the best hor s in train ¬ ing were engaged in these including tlie famous Roseben and the recent recordbreaker Nimbus in the sprint and Master Robert Firestone and Falcada in the longer race Nimbus under terrific pressure seemingly maintained throughout led Roseben ex ¬ cept for n brief interval on the backstrctch by a comfortable margin for the entire journey and ap ¬ parently held this winning advantage at the end by virtue of his jockeys desperate tlogginir tiulsh The other big racing feature developed n rat ¬ tling contest Seven gonil ones faced the starter Including the crack threeyearolds already men ¬ tioned Tlie lightly weighted OoJderi Pearl upset all calculation bv staying distance like a bull ¬ dog Despite his previous quitting JoynerV colt was accorded plenty of support Dngan and Miller luessed Firestone atid Falcudu about considerably hence their backward running Firestone stripped Kbig and was probably short He displayed brilliant speed for six furlongs and then retired He is in great form however and should beat this kind in his next essay Three essayThree oddson favorites shared the honors equally with second and third choices All conditions for thi sport were ideal and the attendance and interest remain seemingly uiidimlnisbed

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