Flittergold in Smart Performance: Erother to Fair Play Equals Pimlico Track Record for 1-2 Furlongs, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-08


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FLIT TER GOLD IN SMART PERFORMANCE. Erother to Fair Play Equals Fimlico Track Record for 5 1-2 Furlongs, Raltimore, Md., November 7. August Belmonts two-year-old Flittergold, brother to Fair Play, proved himself a thoroughly good one this afternoon at Phnlieo when he beat an all-aged band in a live and one-half furlongs allowance race, and in Colng so equaled the track record, tho time being 1:00. Flittergold followed Besom, the pacemaker, to the turn and, responding gamely in the final drive, ght home a neck in front. Besom, after a considerable absence from the races, showed an excellent performance. He carried top weight, handled it well and was not beaten until the very end. Old Sir John Johnson ruled the public choice, but he showed none of the speed he displayed at Laurel and was always outpaced. "Billy" Oliver, who used to own Lord Badge, ran his three-year-old maiden, Kewessa, right back today in the opening race, and Kewessa again showed that he is one of the fastest sprinters in these parts. Callahan took Kewessa right to the front and rated him to the stretch, then let the son of Kewessa down and the horse galloped home a winner by eight lengths. Kewessa was formerly in the stable of J. S. Tyree of Washington and last year, when the horse was a two-year-old, J. J. Me-CalTerty, Tyrees trainer, did not think him good enough to train and the horse was sold for 00. It looks from todays performance as if Kewessa is one of the best of McGees get. He ran the six furlongs in 1:12 and the manner in which he won made it appear that he could have gone much faster. Juverence took the Patapseo Steeplechase rather easily, after waiting oh Shannon River to the last tnrnof the field. After many elforis. Rod and inn broke well today and won the selling handicap at six furlongs. W. P. Durch was taken suddenly ill yesterday and is confined to his bed in this city. It is feared that he has contracted pneumonia. Harry White came from Charleston today. He reported that applications for 950 stalls had been received and that it would be necessary to take care of some of the horses outside the Palmetto Park enclosure. He also reported that the work of making ready for the opening is rapidly nearlng completion. Lizzie Flat pulled up lame after the running of the Patapseo Steeplechase. While schooling Aviator after the running of the tilth race, jockey Krause was badly knocked out when his mount fell at the front field Liverpool.. It. I. Miller, who owns Aviator, was showing his horse for a prospective buyer when he mot with the mishap. Johnny McTaggart appeared in the saddle for the lirst time this afternoon since he was crowded into the fence while riding Heartbeat in the second race of the meeting.

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