Six Choices Go Down To Defeat.: Followers of Favorites Have Bad Day at Moncreif Park--Lively Doings in Selling Race Claims., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-01


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SIX CHOICES GO DOWN TO DEFEAT Followers of Favorites Have Bad Day at Monoreif Park Lively Doings in Selling Race Claims Jacksonville Fla January 31 Keen contests were the order at Moncreif Park this afternoon Form players met their Waterloo the six favorites going down to defeat Jockey Butwell rode two winners Dr llolzberg and High Range The attend ¬ ance was large and especially good for Monday MondaySpeculation Speculation was even heavier than on Saturday the big operators plunging on the closing race in a mad effort to even up their earlier losses Poor riding cut an important figure in the results Fains effort on Arionette and that of Xicol on Altadena I being especially weak weakIt It was a lively afternoon foi some of the owners One winner was run up and three other starters changed hands by the claiming process After King Aroiidalc won the fifth race Herman Brandt boosted him 5CO over his entered price but Hugh Penny protected his horse and bought him lu at 1000 Jf C Pritchard whose Arionette finished second then claimed Seymour Bentlcr from Brandt and the latter retaliated by claiming Arionette In the second race Sam Louis whose Kid finished third claimed Flying Footsteps from B I Carman Fly ¬ ing Footsteps was beaten a head by Howdy Howdy in this race and she would have won with a stronger finisher than Fain in the saddle saddleW W A Porter arrived on the scene of action this morning He came from Pittsburg and will remain for the rest of the meeting Mr Porter was kept pretty Imsy all afternoon greeting friends friendsJack Jack Atkin for whom Barney Schreiber named his great sprinter will be joined In wedlock to a prominent young woman in Ix s Angeles tomorrow Mr Atkin is x pnlar on the turf and the wires to ¬ night were kept busy with telegrams of congratu ¬ lation from his friends among the horsemen hero heroThe The full text of the ruling handed down by the judges in connection with the expulsion of valet Ed Smith was as follows followsIn In this connection we recommend in addition to the many admirable reforms you have instituted that you devise some means thai will ultimately result in the abolishment of all professional valets Your arrangements in the paddock that permits an owner rto saddle his horse and give his orders free from annoyance has received such universal commendation j that we believe that you should go further ami cleanse the jockeys room except of the riders them ¬ selves or trustworthy men in the employ of the asso ¬ ciation This may bring protest from some quarters hut in this period of the turfs regeneration we be ¬ lieve no reform too drastic that will result in the gaining and holding of public confidence We under ¬ stand that the professional valet is unknown in Eng ¬ land and we see no reason why the jockeys tack cannot be delivered to the groom by men in the em ¬ ploy of the association We further suggest that riders on unplaced horses be dismounted and weighed by the assistant clerk of thu scales in the paddock Tills plan would have many advantages It would save time in big fields The congestion around the stand is a constant menace to life and limb then too the plan would quickly remove from public view the unhappy sight of a crippled or bleeding horse If a rider unplaced wishes to lodge a claim of foul the judges could if they saw fit give him the privilege of dismounting and weighing at the stand standThe The Miami Selling Stakes at six furlongs and the Old Town Handicap at a mile and a quarter are the two stakes that will he decided this week weekBeginning Beginning tomorrow the horses will go to the post in the opening race at 230 each day

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