Berwicks Excellent Race: Gives Away Much Weight and Wins Douglas Parks Main Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-10


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j G I 0 r I ti 0 0 J i t c a 1 I c I j t s S j J 1 i s 1 1 : , BERWICiSEXCELLENTilACE GIVES AWAY MUCH WEIGHT AND WINS DOUG. LAS PARKS MAIN FEATURE. Raleigh Surprises by Defeating Cymbal at Long Odds Friend Harry Wins and Is Pronounced a Coming Crack. Louisville, Ky.. October 9. Cold weather and a poor card kept the attendance down to comparatively Bmall numbers this afternoon. With the exception of the fourth race, a handicap at six furlongs, the racing was mediocre and resulted In frequent tmsets. Form reversals cropped up. the showings of Gerrymander, Raleigh aud Financier, winners respectively of the first three races, were decided Improvement over their last starts. Berwick again demonstrated his high class bv the splendid performance in the handicap of carrying 125 pounds to victory over some fast sprinters to which he conceded much weight. P. Dunnes speedy Honest set a tremendous early pace and for a time threatened to come away alone, but the McDowell crack, under Powers good riding, got to him gradually and came away in the last seventy yards to win by three parts of a length. Darknight outstaving Dainty Dame In the last sixteenth for third place. The defeat of Cymbal in the second race by tha outsider, Raleigh, was accomplished In easy manner, much to the delight ot Raleighs backers, who received a long price for tbeir Investments. Cymbal was in for 00 and. Miller Henderson, owner of Ogbent. took advantage of it bv trying to claim tho Gerst horse for . H. J. Harris, owner of Dr. Simrall. also put in a claim for the horse and in the drawing was successful. Later it is said ho sold hiia back to his former owner at an advance of 00. Miller Henderson has protested the claim on the grounds of collusion between Harris and J. Blute. trainer for W. Gerst. Henderson alleges that Harris had no thought of claiming the horse until approached to do so by Blute. The matter is being investigated by the iudges and Harris anil Blute were requested by the officials to make affidavit that the horse was not claimed under an arrangement. Wooodford Sc Bnckners crack youngster. Friend Harry, emerged from, the maiden ranks bv beating some of the topnotch two-year-olds in this section when he took the fifth race in convincing sfvle. Friend narry while iu New York with the Fizer stable worked several six furlongs trials over tho . Sheepshead Bay course in less than 1:13. This showH j him to he a youngster of merit and he will be the mainstay of the stable iu all the Derbys to be decided next year. Jockey Griflin. astride Imboden In the closing race, gave a weird riding exhibition by nullng his mount almost to a standstill at 100, yards from the finish when he was fast overhauling Mattie Mack, the winner. After the finish he claimed a foul agaiast the winner, which was not allowed. W. A. Hughes purchased Huerfano today from Hughes Bros. Lyman H. Davis, who is acting as secretary here, will leave for New York tomorrow to shape matters into condition for the opening at the Emnire City track for the four days meeting which begins Tuesday. October 19. Matt J. Winn, manager of the fimpire City track, will dennrt for New York on Wednesday next. During Mr. Davis absence Edward Jasper, formerly secretary of the Worth track. Chicago, and the Ascot Park track. Los Angeles, will have charge of the secretarys office. Ham Keene arrived today for a brief stnv before departing to Lexington. He will take un some horses turned out there to be shipped to California. He states that there are already a large number of horses quartered on the coast tracks awaiting tho opening of the racing season, and that there will he more racers there than in any previous season. Jack Keene is at present in Japan en route to Russia. H. C. Riddle departed yesterday for New York, where he will embark for France, where he has a splendid offer to train for a prominent owner. Jockey Nicol will, it is said, join Riddle when the former becomes permanently settled. C. C. Van Meter has had several tempting offers from owners for his yearling colt bv Woolsthorne Fashionable. The youngster is reported to have worked over the Lexington track a quarter in twenty-three seconds and furlongs close to eleven.

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