Gift Horses Is Good One: Kewessa Continues to Show High Class Form at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-12


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1 , , 1 ! I , 1 j . i I I I ; ! ! GIFT HOUSE IS GOOD ONE KEWESSA CONTINUES TO SHOW HIGH "CLASS FORM AT PIMLICO. Tyree Castoff Beats Good Opposition in Race in Which He Carries Scale Weight Repentant Wins Elkridge. Baltimore. Md.. November 11. Horses from the stable of II. G. Bedwell were conspicuously successful at Piuilico this afternoon. Lady Lightning carried the Bedwell colors to victory in the third and Pardner in the seventh races. Both won with ease. Buxton had the mount on the former, while Burllngame rode Pardner. Incidentally, the suspension agaiust Deroude, the regular stable rider, was lifted by the stewards and the lad had the mount on Ruuway, which finished fourth in the first race. The Belmont stable furnished two odds-on favorites during the afternoon in Thornhill and Strom-boli and the best that they could do was to finish second. Great things have been expected of Thorn-hill, but the colt has proven a keen disappointment. He had no excuses to offer today and lost simply because he was not good enough. He was In with a poor lot today and was beaten half a length by LAiglon. Stromboli showed a splendid performance in his nice. He was giving away twelve to twenty-one pounds to everything m the Juvenile Handicap and would have won hut for a bad break, in whicn he was slow to leave the barrier. Buxton made the mistake of rushing him off his feet in the first furlong in closing on the leaders. At the middle of the far turn he caught Charlestonian and the pair raced like a team throughout the last three furlongs. In a terrific drive Charlestonian just managed to beat the Belmont colt a nose. All six of the choices went down to defeat, it being the first day in some while that a favorite did not win. Despite the cold, disagreeable weather, a large crowd was in attendance and speculation was keen. A number of stables have prepared to go into winter quarters at the conclusion of the Pimlleo meeting tomorrow. T. J. Ilealey, James Fitzsimmons and Sam Hildrcth have prepared to ship the best of their strings to Sheepshead Bay or Benniug. while a few1 of the cheaper ones will be sent over to Norfolk. Hildreth will winter the Belmont string at Bennlng and several of the lot will be schooled through the field. Mission is among those that Mr. Belmont has selected to make jumpers of. The Iassatt string will be shipped to the Chester-brook Farm near Philadelphia on Thursday, while the Hallenbeck string will be wintered in New-Jersey. J. G. Wagnou has purchased the two-year-olds Harebell and La Aurora from Dr. Cassidy and will race them at Charleston. II. G. Bedwell purchased Knight of Uncas and lie will be shipped with the rest of the Bedwell string to Charleston. Baltimore, Md., November 10. Delayed in mission. "Billy" Oliver, who owned the famous. Lord Badge, and Warreiiton, which ran second to Pink Coat in the American Derby at Washington Park, Chicago, in 1S9S, has come back after a long period of non-success. At Pimlico today, which was something of a blue Mouday, due to the blizzard which tailed off here, Oliver, with his three-year-.old Kewessa. took into camp such high-class racers as Adams Express and Tartar in a six-furlong sprint race. Kewessa, a son of McGee, sire of Donerail, Kentucky Derby winner, as already related, is practically a "gift horse," having been turned over to Oliver, former trainer for Dr. J. S. Tyree. by J. J. McCafferty, the present handler of the Tyree horses because the latter thought hini not worth training. Kewessa, with his scale weight up. today demonstrated that he is not only a thoroughly good one, with a great burst of speed, but that he has some courage. Taking the lead soon after the Start, he set a fast pace all the way and finished out gamely. On his present form, Kewessa "appears to be about the best sprinter in training here. Oliver will winter the horse at Benning. Sickle. which ran second, showed a good performance. Adams Express exhibited no speed at any part of the racing and probably will not be a starter 011 Wednesday in the Bowie Stakes, the big race of the meeting. The Elkridge Handicap Steeplechase, worth 33 to the winner, a race for three-year-olds, went to Miss Emily Randolphs Repentant, also a gift horse and winner of the Harbor Hill, the richest steeplechase run this year. Repentant was rather lucky to win, for had Sand Hog not made a bad landing at the last fence, which sent Franklin, his rider, to tils ears, he would have been first home. John P. Mayberry. who has handled the horses of Frederick Johnson so successfully during the past racing year, will not have them next season. With the Johnson horses in 1914 there will bo a considerable string belonging to C. K. G. Billings, who has cut such an important figure on the trotting turf. The thoroughbreds will bo turned over to "Doc" Tanner, who up to this time has only been known as a conditioner of harness horses. There was a deal of surprise among horsemen over this change of plan, for Mayberry has been singularly success- ful with the Johnson string. Brush, trained for E. 11. Garrison by Frank Regan, is suffering from a slight attack of blood poisoning, the result of a cut received in his last start. Harry White, who has been at Pimlico for the past few days in the interest of racing at Norfolk and Charleston, departed for Norfolk tonight. He reported that he had met with a full measure of , success in his work for both meetings. W. W. Lyles has been busying himself in ob-I taining entries for the International Derby, to be run at the Dorval track at Montreal next year. He has received nominations from several horsemen. A. G. Dlakeleys Hatteras died of enlic last night. Aibert Simons left for Norfolk today with a di-i vision of H. P. Whitneys stable. P. S. P. Randolph claimed Undercover after he was beaten in the first race. The colt cost him . James Fitzsimmons shipped a division of his stable to Sheepshead Bay this morning.

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