Cold Weather Sport at Jamaica: Wise Mason Suffers Defeat Form Waponoca Bad News Takes Another Race, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-01


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COLD WEATHER SPORT AT JAMAICA. Wise Mason Suffers Defeat from Waponoca Bad News Takes Another Race. New York. Oetolier ."!1. Racing -was resumed at Jamaica today under distinctly unpleasant conditions, lint the sport was high class, so far as the actual contests were concerned. Jamaica is a breezy spot :it any time, but today a gale of some degree swept" the course and it was a wintry gale to boot. Quite ;i fair crowd for these times went down to the track, it being the last Saturdays racing in this state for the year. The close finishes served to keep the crowd interested and warmed up. for the platers fought it out in several races as stubbornly and gamely as might have Colin and Fair Play- in a great stake. From first to last there was excitement and close margin between the winner and second horse. Royal Onyx, which has been racing around Can-oda. won the handicap for all ages. He was one of the outsiders and just got up in time to beat tne favorite, Woodlane. Waponoca won the two-year-old handicap and in doing so he defeated Wise Mason, the one. that was generally considered as being best in the field. Wise .Mason could only reach second place, but the manner in which he was closing up through the stretch made it just as well for Waponoca that the race was only six furlongs. In that race Effendi essayed to make a runaway alfair of it. but he was througlu at tlie head of the stretch and Waponoca raced by him without much apparent effort. From a lead of four lengths at the. furlong post Waponoca had to be hard ridden at the linish to win by a length. J. L. McGiunis took the opening purse with Spell-lKiund and it was another of the close finishes of the dav. Jeanette M.. another star from Canada, was the one to chase him home and had little Creevv been able to keep her up in the early running "it is probable that the result would have been reversed. In this race Trois Temp, which raced fairly well at" Empire City, ran off with Yorke when coining to the post and in the running he was only cantered behind the others. Old Bad News won another race when ho heat Iwme a band of selling platers in the second race. Jlorbert. who rode him, by overconfidence almost threw the victory away in the last sixteenth. He l-ad a safe lead and Herbert took him up when Itockstone. the pacemaker, coining again, almost caught him in the closing strides Fancy was beaten in the third largely because she wung wide on the first turn. Imitator, the winner, W was tiring badly at the end and the Whitney cast-F off had closed an immense gap to reach second place. At the end of the program. Julius Bauer finally his maiden. just staggered won a race when Raquel. home in front of John 13. Maddens Queen Lead. Several owners have made shipping arrangements to California and are only waiting until after election to load the horses. Many of these now racing t Plinlleo will return to New York to put In their votes against Hughes.

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