Interest is on the Wane: Fag End of Jacksonville Meeting Marked by Decreasing Patronage., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-09


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INTEREST IS ON THE WANE FAG END OF JACKSONVILLE MEETING MARKED BY DECREASING PATRONAGE. Booger Red Comes Out of Temporary Retirement, Wins a Race and Is Bought by Allan Pink- erton for Galloway Racing. Jacksonville, Fla.. April S.— Booger Red made his reappearance at Monereif Park this afternoon after • in absence of a few weeks and showed a tine performance in winning by a nose from Kvehriglit at the end of a furious stretch drive. He was favorite .n the betting and was ridden by GaAz. Chilla. Bodega and Yama also scored as favorites. Bodega was forced to stand a hard drive to beat Roseburg III. a head, while Ida D. outgamed Poconioke in her race to win iu a driving finish by a scant length. The attendance was light, a continual falling off iu the patronage being decidedly noticeable during the past week. Jockeys Gauz and Wilson each rode two winners. Booger Red probably made his last appearance here this afternoon. R. A. Smith having purchased him following his victory from J. II. Brannou for *2.00t . Mr. Smith acted for Allan Pinkertou in tho transaction and the game little horse will be shipped to New York to lie raced by Mr. Pinkertou in the galloway races at the mint club meetings the coming summer. Word from Canada that the Miller bill had been killed was the best news that has been received here in many weeks. The horsemen racing here who have lieen accustomed to patronize the Canadian circuit have been holding off. not knowing where they would ship and todays news decided the matter for the majority of them. Manv who had engaged cars to ship to Salt Lake City have enanehnj their orders and will now go to Canada, where tluv have raced for many years past. This victorv is joshed upon by the management of the Jacksonville race track as presaging a victorv for them when the matter of racing legislation comes up in the Florida legislature next winter. Manager Brown was delighted with the news mid sent congratulations to the Canadian Racing Associations. Previous to the starting of the first race, the band at Monereif. in celebration of* the Canadian victorv. plaved "God Save the King." This was greeted with cheer after cheer iu the lietting ring, the enthusiastic turfmen taking off their hats and throwing them in the air. while the place resounded with the cheering. The stake blanks of the different Canadian associations are anxiously awaited by the horsemen here. F. J. Pons anounced that he would ship a division of his stable from here to Aqueduct on Monday next.

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