Dandelion in Fine Form: The Old Son of Hamburg Disposes of Dornte without Being Hurried, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-19


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DANDELION IN FINE FORM. THE OLD SON OF HAMBURG DISPOSES OF DOR ANTE WITHOUT BEING HURRIED. Madman Changes Form Suddenly and Dofeats Schles-wig Righteasy Gives a Remarkable Display of Speed. San Francisco, Cal., November 18. The rejuvenated Dandelion displayed brilliant form in the Prit-cliard Handicap at Oakland today, which he won under n pull in 1:15J from two high-class opponents. The presence of the grand old Hamburg Iiorse in the milo and a sixteenth feature at 11S pounds had deterred all but Dorante and Neva Lee from starting against him. It was a big betting race, each one of the three starters being accorded Heavy andi persistent support, with the winner having the call and closing at 0 to 10. after touching evens. The backers of Dorante were amazed at the ease and celerity with which the wonderful six-year-old established and maintained a lead of many lengths over Lis two strenuous pursuers, and after Dandelion had worn slowing down they declared that lie Is better than at any time in his long and distinguished career. Excepting the .eleven nondescripts composing the field in the opening six-furlongs dash, won by Curriculum, the class of horses engaged during the afternoon was excellent and in some cases of very high class. Favorites did not succeed unite so regularly jis heretofore, two of the betting chances, Voorhees and Seulcswig, being defeated by Uuke winners in Nagazam and Madman. Chief steward Hopper took quick action in the case of Voorhees. which was prevented from winning by Nagazam. which was ridden foully by his jockey. A. Walsh. The rider was prohibited from riding for any stable hut his own for one week. Todays remarkable transformation of Madman evoked comment. From a dry-skinned animal, hobbling painfully to the post in .his preceding race, trainer Jones charge had changed into a willing, ambitious thoroughbred, glowing with health, vigor and perspiration. Madman beat the barrier and im mediately proceeded to spreadeagle his opponents. While tiring badly at the end he lasted long enough to beat the odds-on favorite. iSchleswig. which was making his first appearance on the local track. The running of the last race, won by the favorite. Bellwether, was marked by extreme and sensational farly speed. Hightcasy being the heroine of a remarkable exhibition in that respect. Colonel Apple-gates beautiful filly, after getting away very badly, was timed separately the lirst half mile in 40 seconds flat and. as was inevitable, tired at the end. Weather and track conditions were again perfect and a big crowd of race-goers was attracted to the course in consequence. The remarkable; regularity witli which the betting choices have won during the past ten days at Oakland, four winning this afternoon, has enriched the local race-goiug public to an unusual extent. The condition of ,C. Ross, recently thrown and severely injured in a race, is improving. The physician in attendance at Fabiola Hospital, where the little jockey is confined, says that he will get well. Vandusen. one of the participants in the mix-up, expects to resume riding immediately. Hoffman, the other one of the unlucky. trio, is none the worse for his thrilling experience. ; Jockeys J. Butler and Dcverieh are expected tonight from Cincinnati. t Archie Zimnier has just reached Oakland from New York via Los Angeles. His horses will follow shortly. They are Home Run. Saracinesea. Yankee Daughter and Trois Temp.

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