Kennedy Has Marvelous Escape., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-19


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KENNEDY HAS MARVELOUS ESCAPE El Paso Tex February 181 J K Wainwrights jockey Norman Kennedy had an almost miraculous escape from serious injury when he fell with the horse Cheswardine just after the finish of the last race at Terrazas Park today Cheswardine jumped on Lista which Garner laid pulled up too abruptly and Kennedy came down with a crash after turning several somersaults It seemed as if everyone of the rear division of horses trampled on the prostrate rider in their onward rush The local Mexican ofli cials Intensified the horror of the scene when they ran over and covered the limp form with a cloak This action caused all the spectators to believe that the boy had been killed outright As a matter of fact Kennedy quickly recovered consciousness and except for a few minor bruises was none the worse for his fall fallThe The feature of the card a fivefurlongs handicap was probably decided by the start which favored Meddling Hannah the winner as against Ocean Queen the runnerup Meddling Hannah and Count ¬ less were the only winning favorites on the card The last named making his first appearance at this meeting was the medium of a big betting coup with ramifications all over the United States Countless Iiad1 worked so well in private that almost any old odds were cheerfully taken about him even though he was opposed by some of the best horses of his age in local training Topland his supposedly most formidable opponent was eliminated from con ¬ tention when jockey Austin pulled him up at the start The colored rider lodged a claim of ifoul against the winner which the stewards properly dis ¬ allowed Countless ran the threequarters in the fast time of 112B and may be n comer Of the defeated favorites Pops Itiliy Taylor Sophrony Brown and The Slicker all ran far below their lxst form and their efforts today should not be taken seriously The Slickers loss of speed was so pro ¬ nounced that disciplinary official action may be ¬ taken in his case

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