Wintergreen in a Canter: Fast Son of Dick Welles Does Not Share His Sires Dislike for Mud, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-13


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WINTERGREEN IN A CANTER FAST SON OF DICK WELLES DOES NOT SHARE HIS SIRES DISLIKE TOR MUD. Xens Defeats PIcaso and tho Latter Is Claimed by P. Dnunc Lady Vie Wins from Orlandot i. at a Long Price. -.jF . Cinciunali, O.. November 12. Clear and bracing weather was a condition at Latonia today that drew out an increased attendance. Liberal fields went to the post in all of the races except the fourth, the Mature of the card, in which live of the best two year-olds at the track tried conclusions. As a majority of the starters in the different races were mud runners of proved ability, the speculation was diver-Mtitsd, but In spite of the fact that three outsiders won, the public showed good discrimination in its choices of likely contenders and bad considerably the best of it with the layers in the afternoons transactions. Lady Vies victory was a costly one, as the fillv "was backed at an outsiders price and the fact rtjat. Bucket Brigade, Ethel Carr and Earls Court all finished in the money save the pencilers no op-wtunity to lay lip any profit. That Wintergreen was quoted at so liberal a price was due to the fact that doubt was entertained as to the ability of the son of Dick Welles to run well in the going, notwithstanding that he had previously shown a fine turn of speed on dry footing. The .Youngster dispelled all doubts on this score impressively, for he rushed into a commanding lead over Marse Abe, the contender, immediately after the barriers rise and was eased up to win bv eight lengths. Crystal Maid appeared to not like the Wing. She was outpaced, but finished fast and iniplit have earned place money had the distance Ikou further. In the opening race Hugh McCarren, Jr. earned one more victory toward getaway money with Rose-burg II., which, under a good ride, wore his opposition down in game fashion and won a good race from his game competitor, Enfield. Bucket Brigade save indications of a return to his best form when he outfooted a speedy band from the start in the second to win practically as bis rider pleased from Ethel Carr. Earls Court showed a good performance, holding the others safe from end to end. The contest between the well backed second choice. Orlandot. and Lady Vie was a keen one. resulting in a hard drive from the three-furlongs post in with Lady Vie only getting up in the last stride to win hy u nose. Snake Mary was a close early contender, nut tired in the final struggle. Lens was tlie best backed favorite of the afternoon. Pat Dunne and the paddock following holding to the opinion that the soft going would suit bini. That tho race was not to be without sharp contention was shown in the support accorded to Please. Lens began slowly as usual, but stood a stern drive sramely and beat Please liandily. W. Gaskins, owner of Please, bid Lens up from the entered price of 00 to 05. at which figure he was bought in. Dunne, who seldom takes a hand in any selling race wars, retaliated by claiming Please. Despite adverse reports from the Crescent City concerning the contemplated race meeting on the big tracks, hopes have not entirely been abandoned and the remaining days of this meeting may develop favorable news for the horsemen here. From what win be understood, powerful influences are at work in an effort to arrange a basis on which a successful meeting can be held. Discussing .Mexican racing Matt X. Winn, who has intimate knowledge of the prospects in that country, stated today in conversation that American capital will bo a dominating factor in building race tracks next year in the City of Mexico. Chihuahua. Juarez and. possibly, one other city where the Mexican Jockey1 Club holds concessions. The project is to conduct high-class meetings with liberal stake and purse offerings. Messrs. Follansbee and Dainger-lield. prominently connected with the Jockey Club, arc actively engaged in promoting the scheme and Mr. Winn himself may later identify himself prominently witii the undertakings. iMr. T. H. Williams will also be a moving spirit dn furthering the project to success. P. C. McDowell returned today from New York, where he acted as judge of the thoroughbred class at. the horse show held in Madison Square Garden. He gave it as his opinion that racing will be conducted over four of the chief tracks next year, but on a much smaller scale than previously and that tho purses will be greatly reduced. The first consignment of horses to be shipped io Cuba will consist of two carloads made up of strings owned by J. TT. Strode, S. B. Parmer, G. Dndlev. A. Beatty. W. P. Reardon and L. V. Bellow. They will leave here Tuesday next. D. Hill and C. Casey, the latter of Atlanta. Ga.. arc in quest of cheap horses to be shipped to Cuba for a campaign there. The former has secured about liffecn head at moderate prices. A. L. Kirby purchased Grande Dame today from John Walters, acting for G. M. nendrie. This filly and his campaigner Hughes will be sent to Cuba. Kirby also purchased on private terms the filly Ladv Martha, -which, broke down in her last race. Suc will be bred to Dick Welles. Negotiations for the services of jockey J. Butler to ride for W. IC. Vanderbilt in France next year have been broken off. Satisfactory arrangements as to terms- could not be decided on. Butler was fined 0 today by the starter for disobedience at the post. A carload of W. Gersts horses arrived hero today. Mr.. Gersts big stable will be split up, a portion of the stable going to Oakland and another to Los Angeles, while a consignment will be sent to Cuba. The latter will probably be in charge of James Frayling, who handled the eastern contingent of the stable. Jockey D. Austin, who was ruled off at Fort Erie for a faulty ride on Ketchemike, is making a strenuous effort for reinstatement, hoping that Judge Price will remove the ban on him. He is keeping himself in riding condition by galloping horses daily for various owners. It Is doubtful if the hearing in the review case sfgainst the Racing Commission will be started before the first of tho year. It is also probable that the matter will be taken out of the courts on a motion to dismiss.

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