Etherial Still Winning.: Gets Off Unfavorably, But Overhauls Harrigan In A Stretch Rush.; Spooner Defeats Five Stars in the Flying Handicap--Bookmakers of Note Barred from the Track., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-02


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ETIJERIAL STILL WINNING GETS OFF UNFAVORABLY BUT OVERHAULS HARRIGAN IN A STRETCH RUSH Bpopner Defeats Five Stars in the Flying Handicap Bookmakers of Note Barred from the Track New York September I The attendance at Shiepshead Bay today showed almost as bin a Tallin off as compared with yesterday as the size of tue crowd there that day lid in comparison with 1u turity day Not more than 2000 regulars were present to enjoy splendid sport under ideal racing conditions conditionsAbout About fifteen professional layers who were not as quiescent as existing conditions of strict prohibition against betting called for were notified that they would lie barred from the track for the remainder of the meeting A number of them were escorted off the grounds without ceremony Cad and S J Doggett Harry Hoffman Joe Vendig Ed Ityan ami Neely Fellow were among those who will be ex ¬ cluded from the Coney Island Jockey Club track from now on Ten musicians have been dropped from the ifamons Landers band which has for so many years been one of the enjoyable features of the racing at Sheepshead Kay The former clubhouse commissioners were warned individually and collect ¬ ively that lHX kmaking would not be allowed that ilie limit to theii specillations would be betting liorso against horse and Tory little oC that Even Michaels who has hart the fruit stand privilege for fifteen years on all the Jockey Club track went out todayThe of business today The excellent card contained two stake features the Partridge over thf grass course and the Flying Handicap at six furlongs over the main course Both were contested by highclass thoroughbreds and each resulted in thrilling and spectacular Contests Kth ciIal the oddsou favorite continue his winning career by getting out of tin ruck in the closing furlong and overhauled and passed Ilarrigan in the last couple of strides The latter outbroke the others so decisively that It seemed as if he had been sent away alone and all the others left at the post The waiting tactics employed by jockey Butler on I lie favorite puzzled the colts trainer as well as the public Ktherial has not been wont to permit any horse to outrun him in his race so decisively as Harrlgaii did today and a majority of his backers hail abandoned all hopes of his winning before half of the journey had been covered coveredThe The iartridge Stakes is one of the old eastern fix ¬ tures first run in 1S0 Its history since 1000 is tabled below car Winner IiflO Demurrer K 1 Cay loy 02 Wild Thyme IO Polly Spanker M4 St Bellane K 5 Yankee Consul 0 Fouutainblue jiO Johnnie Blake 1 OS Ktherial Jockey Val Time TimeHenry Henry 1800 114 114McCue McCue ISO 115 115Lyne Lyne 500 114 114Gannon Gannon J370 1158 1158Odom Odom fioO 114 A 1 Martin tOO l10J J Martin 2T2 114 114Xicol Xicol 2545 iif iifJ J Butler 1050 113 The outcome of the running of the program s second feature proved sensational i in the extreme Spooner an added starter as well as an unconsidered outsider vanuuislied a quintette of horses of his own age including Big Chief Hestigouche I5ar None King Coialt and Berry Maid with such case as to cause everybody to stand amazed Spooner was thought to have been far outclassed by any one of his six opponents barring Beauconp The win HIT received none too good a startj but had an out ¬ side position and a clear course It was a mere moment before Spooner established a long lead wl ich lie increased as tho race progressed The linal quarter found him tiring but he stuck to his work long enough to win out by a good margin from Hit fast coming Itestigouche Thomas II A illiams Iig Chief which began slowly and was hi Id in close quarters in the early running closed MI immense gap finally ami was timed separately fur the last six furlongs in 1115 For The first tlaio this season Dr 11 K Uowell went outside or Hie stables regularly retained jockeys and rode Shilling on Big Chief ChiefThe The Flying Handicap was first run in 1S93 Its tabled history since 100 is given lielow Year Winner 1000 Vulcain IlOl Dublin 1U02 Hatasoo Itlii Shotgun 1W4 lirooinstick lirooinstickIwn Iwn Oxford IJiOii Inquisitor 11117 Baby Wolf liiOS Spooner Val Time S1400 li 1750 1 12J 2050 113 1770 1143 2COO 113 2000 114 2750 lli 2roo iir 1050 ItlSj Threequarters of a mile previously previouslyFive Five favorites were successful and had betting been allowed at the track metropolitan racegoers would have celebrated a banner days racing finan ¬ cially ciallyIt It is rumored that J B Respess and his friends won well over the victory of Miss Lida in the fifth race Their commission was placed among the big downtown bookmakers and poolrooms poolroomsGrapple Grapple which pulled up very lame after his race yesterday will be retired for the season seasonSalvidere Salvidere which has not been going sound all srason will be reserved for lumping purposes next sea sou A souA mass meeting of the Personal Liberty League will be held next Thursday in Prospect Hall Prook Sea Wolf was bought out of the last race yester ¬ day by J I Lagan owner of Gild GildJames James W Wadsworth Sr a member of the State Racing Commission was a visitor at the track today and witnessed the first race from the stewards stand standIn In the hearing today before Comnilwloner Sehur iiiau of the charges against Sheriff Bradley of Sara ¬ toga Robert II Scott a medical Htiidcnl of 120 New York avenue was put on the Htiind by tho prosecution lie began by testifying that lie had seen on the lawn at Saratoga men whom he had wen bookmaking on the New York track before the new law was passed Scott testified that before eacli race at the track twentylive or thirty groups of ten or a dozen men were scattered about the course In the center of each group the witness said was a bookmaker who quoted odds and re ¬ ceived bets on the horses entered In the races but took no money The bookmakers clerk recorded ilie bet on a program Several Pinkerton men were on hand to testify for the defense

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