Jamestown Has a Future: Present Meeting Enough of a Success to Warrant Such Belief., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-12


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JAMESTOAYN HAS A FUTLTtE PRESENT MEETING ENOUGH OF A SUCCESS TO WARRANT SUCH BELIEF. Opinion Prevails That Virginia Track Will Hereafter Open and Close Eastern Season — Favorites Continue to Win, Norfolk. Va.. April 11. — Three favorites, a second choke anil an outsider made up the list of winners at the Jamestown Jockey Club course today. King Avomlale, considered to have the first race at his mercy, was easily l»eaten by Osorine. backed from 4 to 1 to l: to and. Pins anil Needles ran an improved race. After acting fractiously at the post the old mare got away fairly well. Musgrave sent her right along, kept her within hailing distance of tlie pace and. calching the leaih-rs on the home turn. came away to win easily. Havre, being backed from .! to B to 1 to 2. was bid up to BBM bv It. J. Sil-111. .re. but was protected by his owner with the usual *." advance. Doris Ward, at 12 to 1. got up in time to beat the pacemaker. Jack Byan. anil the odds-on favorite. Maromara. in the second race. P. S. P. Randolphs Dander easily took the fourth purse after being backed from 2 to 1 to 7 to ." . The Jamestown track Is destined to upen and close Ihe racing season in the east under the Jurisdiction of the Jockey Club. That is the lielief of turD mcii who have patronized the racing held here this spring. In spite of many drawbacks, the attendance is improving dally, and the crowd of Saturday clinch.-,] the meeting promised for the fall. This is now assured, and horsemen will be off.-reil in November fifteen days of racing, with purses similar in value to those hung up at Pimlico. Manager Robert Levy, the backer of the present meeting, will lose about . *M on his venture this spring. This loss was not due to lack of appreciation or support by the Norfolkians. but largely represents payments of debts incurred during the running of former meetings. Before starting the present session of racing Man-ag r Levy paitl up all outstanding bills. This proved t.. he a pood stroke of business policy, for instead of being harassed by unfriendly feeling the men t c-hind the commercial interests of the city extentled their approval and support. His "pav as vou go" polity has extended to the purses, and each night after the days racing has ended the niouev won during the afternoon by the horses is paitl over to the owners. "I consider the loss on this meeting trifling," said Manager Levy tt-day. •! hail anticipated a loss of S.04H , and was willing to go into niv pocket to that extent. Before opening the gates I hail canvassed the situation thoroughly. 1 realized that there were several obstacles to surmount In-fore success would be assured. Dut now that owners realize that they will be paid the money their horses mav earn during the season I feel certain thev will lack here in the fall. I have lived up to every promise I made this spring and. as far as 1 know, no owner, trainer, jockey or patron has a kick coming." Recent work-outs: Bah Co.— Five-eighths in 1:10. cantering. Dr. Heard— Half mile in Hi, all out. Ceriiiaii Silver — Three-quarters in 1:1*s. easily. Oretaa Sicca — Mile in 1:1S. cantering. Havre— Qu.u ter mile in 20. easilv. Jacobite — Three-eighths in :!!l. piilled gat, Jno. Beardaa — Three-eighths iu 38, easily. Kathtrir.e Van — Half mile in .".2. King of Yolo — Half mile in 4S.. Good work. Merman —Three-eighths In -!7. Good work. Paniqnt — Quarter mile in Bsf, cantering. Penn — Half Bathe in BR, easily. Plantliniil — Quarter mile in 20*. easily. Beybesra — Three-eighths iu .5i . In goad condition. Touch Mi — Three eighths in JTf, all out. • Touchwood — Three-qiarters in 1:17*. Westbury— Mile in 1:4.".. Extra goad work.

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