Lady Irma Takes Stakes: S. A. Cloptons Speedy Filly Beats the Odds-on Favorite, Denham, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-21


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LADY IMA TAKES STAKES S. A. CLOPTONS SPEEDY FILLY BEATS THE 0DDS-0N FAVORITE, DENHAM. Latter Runs First Half Mile of Race in 46 S. but Succumbs When Challenged in tho Stretch — Attendance Continues Surprisingly Large. Detroit, Mich.. July 20.— Tho Pontchartrain Stakes, the feature event at Windsor unlay, furnished one of the best contests of the afternoon, in which tho speedy Lady Irma beat the oddte on Deuham half 11 length in a long, hard drive. There were only three starters and they ran in close order all the way. Denham showed a tine turn of early speed, going the first quarter in 23 and the half mile in 40». He was closely pursued by Lady Irma, and when the latter challenged in the stretch l enham collapsed. Flying Footsteps, after going to the outside in the stretch, finished right on top of the two leaders. The attendance was surprisingly large for a week; day and speculation was brisk. Only two favorites were successful, and the the liooks won- well on tho day. Nothing sensational developed during the afternoon. Most of the winners had something in reservo at the finish and the simrt was only ordinary. Two of the five starters iu the steeolechase came out of the race lame. High Hat. the winner, and Class Leader, which finished a distant trailer. High Hat struck one or two of his fences and was limping when McKinney pulled ap. Class Leader virtually broke down after going two turns of the field and Pollock pulled up. He will be on the shelf for some time. High Hat made a runaway affair of the race and the others could never get to him. Boyle made a strenuous effort to get up the last time around, but Nat B. was not equal to the occasion and he was beaten a length and a half. Tom Hayward showed a good performance in the third race, which was a handicap at one mile. Taplin nursed him along behind the leaders to the stretch turn, where he slipped through along the rail and in the last furlong he drew away to win by a length. Friend Harry, after a rough trip, finished third. At the meeting of the Canadian Racing Associations held Tuesday night permission was given jockey J. Wilson to accept mounts pending a final decision in his case. The lad was placed under charge of Joseph McLennan, representative of the Canadian Racing Associations, who will look after his mounts. This arrangement will prevail until the lads former employer. C. S. Wilson, returns from the west and presents his side of the case. Neoakaleeta was badly kicked in her last race, and this accounted for her absence from the eighth race this afternoon. Hugh Penny applied a lotion to her leg and this morning found the limb so badly swollen that Ncoskaleotu probably will be au absentee from racing for a few weeks. Frank LighUoot arrived from Fort Erie this morning with Howlet. lie reports that his good jumper. Dr. Pillow, is still lame. A partial list of the officials who have been engaged for the meeting at Marlboro, Md.. was announced this afternoon. James Milton will do the starting and Fred W. Gerbardy will act as racing secretary and presiding judge. The meeting is advertised to commence September 20. George Hewhlu, who has been racing a string nf jumpers on the Canadian circuit for the |iast two years, has announced his retirement from~the turf, and his entire table will lie sold in the paddock at Windsor on Saturday next. Edward Trotter reports that ,Ben Doubles leg has filled and thai be will not race for a week or ten days. The horse was carded as a starter in the Pontchartrain Stakes this afternoon, but bis owner, F. J. Pons, did not wish to take any chances of having the horse break down and ordered his withdrawal. McTaggart. the apprentice who was riding for the IdlehriNik Stable at Louiavfile, has developed Into about the best post boy here. Almost invariably h« is lirst away from the barrier. The Windsor association will continue to run eight races daily Iwcause of the large number of boraeo that are stabled here. Many have recently arrived from Latoaia. These horses have not done as well as waa expected and the horses that have need in Camilla all summer have more than held their owu against them. Jockey J. Barnard, who has been allowed to ride only for his stable all this season, has made application to the Canadian Racing Assewiations to be allowed to accept outside mounts as well.

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