Tampas Exciting Incident: Jockey Burton Has Marvelous Escape From Injury At Florida Track.; Thrown from Morpeth in Closing Race of Day and Dragged for Considerable Distance on Inner Rail of Course., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-02


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TAMPAS EXCITING INCIDENT JOCKEY BURTON HAS MARVELOUS ESCAPE FROM INJURY AT FLORIDA TRACK Thrown from Morpeth in Closing Race of Day and andDragged Dragged for Considerable Distance on onInner Inner Rail of Course Tampa Fla March 1 Jockey Burton line a mar ¬ velous eea e from serious injury in the closing race todar when ho was thrown heavily from Morpeth on the inner rail while rounding the first turn The horses comprising the small field contesting the race were closely grouped at the time and Charlotte Ham ¬ ilton slightly in advance pulled up near the inner rail causing Morpeth directly behind to stumble Burton was knocked from the saddle to the fence He literally rode the rail for twenty yards on shoul ¬ der and head before his foot became disentangled from stirrupThe tiio stirrup The rider then fell to the ground escaped being struck by the rear guard and walked back to thu jockeys quarters none the worse for his experience Results experienceResults this afternoon were the reverse of yester ¬ days live choices landing purses Small but evenly matched fields produced good sport tLat was en ¬ joyed by a large attendance attendanceJ J T Temples representatives took u couple of I purses His Billie Hibbs was clearly best and It was fortunate for his backers that he was for he i was incompetently handled and subjected to much interference Ortega his other victor scored in tho opener in which he defeated a fair band of young ¬ sters stersC C E Pattersons consistent Pirate Diana heat a smart field of platers in rattier handy fashion i when she drew out in the stretch to win the fifth i race Incidentally this upset an attempted betting coup on San Gil The latter quit badly after running In furlongsThe front for nearly live furlongs The Carman stable took down its daily purse when Waterbtiry came home in the second race In which he ruled the shortestpriced favorite of the after ¬ noon Fleming had to do his best under hard urg ¬ ing to win the third race raceAnnouncement Announcement was made today by Associate Judge Godshaw that he would decline to serve as presiding official at the Pensacola meeting It is rumored that W W Lyle the local paddock judge will be tendered judgeshipR tiic Pensacola judgeship R N Yates a Washington horseman who was injured some time ago on a race ear while crossing the Tampa bridge on his way to the track Is not expected to live

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