Please Offends Backers: Runs a Bad Race and Causes the Judges to Ask Questions, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-06


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PLEASE OEFENDS BACIERS. BUNS A BAB RACE AND CAUSES THE JUDGES TO ASK QUESTIONS. Miss Sain Continues Her Victorious Career Two Indictments Against the Latonia Jockey Club Returned. Cincinnati. O.. November 5. A slight moderation in the weather caused an increase in attendance over yesterday. There was a reduction, however, in the ranks of layers by the dropping out of line of two bookmakers who operated previously. Unwieldy and poor lields that started in the first three races marred the sport to a noticeable extent. It also served to stagnate speculation, as very few showed an inclination to back their only half-formed opinions. The second race was an exception. Sea Swell appeared on previous form to outclass the others, but the short odds against the Cella candidate gave the rank and lile slight opportunity to lay wagers. The mile and a sixteenth handicap for all aces enabled Miss Sain to gain another purse and. under the weight adjustment, she proved much the best and won with consummate ease from Redgaunt-let. The latter was a lucky second, for. with any kind of good riding. W. F. Schultes Gliding Belle would have taken second place and possibly given the winner an argument. The poor showing of Sally Preston occasioned adverse comment. She was away poorly and showed prominently for a half, but tired badly and ran far below her recent form. The bad race that Please ran in the fifth was another staggerer that favorite players faced and brought out a loud howl from them. The filly failed to show much speed at any stage of the race and allowed Honest and Merrick to lead her by a comfortable margin in the first half and Topsy Robinson to pass her in the stretch for third place. Honest getting home a half length before Merrick. The judges were quick to note the poor performance of the filly and on her return to the scales had her trainer strip the bandages from her legs, but nothing was found concealed in the bandages to have retarded her speed. The trainer was at a loss to account for her poor showing and agreed with the judges that she had run a bad race. The matter is being looked into further. The presence of the diminutive I.rannon on Mrs. Sewall enabled her backers to get a long price and she scored a lucky victory despite the fact that she was much the best. In the closing race Branuon was astride Bonart, the winner, but ou this occasion he rode a good race and aided his mount to victory. George Bailey-, at a long .price, took the measure of a bad band in the third race and enabled f his immediate connections to make a handsome profit. Sea Swell, which ranked as one of the best youngsters at New Orleans, gave evidence of a return to good form by the impressive manner in which he disposed of his opposition in the second race, for which he was a short-priced favorite. The Kenton County grand jury returned two indict, ments yesterday against the Latonia Jockey Club. The charge in the indictments is "operating a race track without a license." The indictments will not be brought to trial until the present suit in the Kenton County Circuit Court against the Kentucky State Racing Commission is decided. A decision in the case is unlikely until early next week. W. B. Sink. Jr.. who was at one time connected with "Lucky" Baldwins stable, telegraphed here from California to different owners asking prices on their star racers. J. B. Respess priced Wintergreen at ,000, and Tod Cella wired an answer that All Red was for sale at ,000. W. H. Fizer has faith in the contemplated racing venture at New Orleans and has announced his intention of shipping to the Crescent City immediately after the close of Latonia racing. Horsemen are still anxiously awaiting Campbell Scotts announcement of plans for the proposed winter meeting to be held in New Orleans. Several additional horsemen from the east are expected to arrive here during the next few days. Several of the more prominent horsemen are contemplating retiring from the racing here for. the remainder of the season on account of scarcity of good riding alent.

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