Large Attendance At Tampa Track., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-25


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LARGE ATTENDANCE AT TAMPA TRACK Tampa Fla January 24 Ideal weather and a wellarranged card that promised splendid si ort attracted the banner attendance of the meeting to the Tampa Bay track today The majority of the visitors were first timers and they seemed to take keen interest in the racing Speculation was more active than at any period since the management issumed control of the ring and the five books in operation were inadequate to 4mndlethe playuEatiST factorily There was ho sensational wagering though steady hacking for some of the starters caused their odds to shrink to small proportions The victories of Count do Oro and John Garner proved costly to the books John Gamer ran to his good form and was a handy winner There was probably nothing significant in the fact that he ran today as owned by W C Gapps The best contested race of the day was the fourth in which Autumn Girl and Mrs Sewall figured In a thrilling struggle and lauded at the finish noses apart It was a tossup throughout the last sixteenth which would gain the decision and the spectators were considerably worked up as to the probable outcome Billie Hibbs one of the afternoons winners was subjected to much interference but gamely overcame it and headed the vastly Improved Escutcheon in the last strides stridesThe The Tilmpa meeting is now more than half over The prospects are that the latter portion will be more remunerative to the promoters of the venture than the opening half has been No extensive loss was sustained and it is understood that a daily profit Is now being made The people of this locality have taken kindly to the racing have profited by the presence of the turfmen here nnd are evincing a disposition for making the racing folk feel tit home Kenorts from Jacksonville are of a like nature so it Is reasonable to infer that the anil racing law passed by the last legislature will be repealed at next winters srssion of the lawmaking body bodyJockey Jockey Glasner will not join the Hatlicld stable at Jacksonville after all lie will remain here aud ride as a free lance lanceThe The course showed improvement and some of the races were run in track record time timeAnother Another batch of horses arrived today from Jack ¬ sonville and two Burton cars filled with racers are expected tomorrow from the same place placeArrangements Arrangements have been ijractically perfected to hold the principal features in connection with the Panama Canal celebration at the race track Kacing will IH given in conjunction with other phases of the celebration and monster crowds are expected to be in attendance during the three weeks that the affair will be in progress progressJockev Jockev Deaveiqiort heads the jockey list for the Tampa meeting to date with Glasner Jackson A Burton and Mountain following in tlie order named

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