Fine Crowd at Norfolk: Citys Most Exclusive Families Patronizing the Sport at Virginia Course, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-16


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FINE CROWD AT NORFOLK CITYS MOST EXCLUSIVE FAMILIES PATRONIZING THE SPORT AT VIRGINIA COURSE. Water Lady Wins Lynnhaven Hotel Handicap for E. McBride, in Whose Colors She Was Racing1 for First Time Wilson Stable in Poor Luck. Norfolk, Va., November 10. Thirty-five hundred persons witnessed the racing at the Jamestown Jockey Clubs track this afternoon. It was the best gathering of the meeting and better still, it was a representative one, all of the private boxes being filled hj- some of Norfolks most exclusive families. Keen racing was the order and in several instances stirring finishes resulted. The feature race, the Ljmihaven notel Handicap, a dash or six furlongs for two-year-olds, value ,000, was won by Water Lady, which carried the colors of E. McBride for the first time. McBrido purchased the filly from Sam Louis j-esterdaj She was ridden by Nathan this afternoon and, making the most of the pace, beat the odds-on favorite. Northerner, by a length and a half. Northerner was much the best, but was beaten through interference. In rounding the far turn, where Wolfe attempted to squeeze through ou the inside. Northerner was blocked and Wolfe was forced to pull up sharply, which cost lihu several lengths. In the short homestretch, where he managed to get clear going, he closed with a burst of speed that made It quite evident that he would have won easily with better racing luck. The Wilson stable was in particularly had luck during the afternoon. Wolfe lost another race for the New York turfman that he should have won when Montresor was beaten a head by Carlton G. in the third race, a dash of one mile. Like Northerner, .Montresor was also an odds-on favorite. Wolfe was a bit overconfident on Montresor. He permitted Carlton G. to take the lead in the racii" down tlie hackstretch and evidentlj- was expectin-r him to come back in rounding the far turn. Wolfe delayed making his move until the hist sixteenth, with the result that Montresor failed to get up. At the end Carlton G. was wobbling, but under strong handling, he managed to last long enough to beat Montresor a head. Deborah, for which there was scattering support, made a runawaj- affair of the sixth race. Some obtained as good as 100 to 1 about the tilly and considerable enthusiasm was displayed bj the long-shot brigade when she won. Thelma J. was the only wluulng favorite. She was in with an ordinarj- lot In the second race and won in little lietter than a canter. Jockcj- A. Wilson was suspended for three daj-s by tlie slarter yesterday for disobedience at the post and Pord was similarly disciplined this afternoon. Starter Mars Cassid.v was a visitor at the course. He came over from Washington tills morning and spent the afternoon with friends In witnessing the sport. He returned to Washington tonight to arrange for ids departure for El Paso ou Tuesdaj-. He will be back in Norfolk next spring to do the starting for the Jamestown Jockey Club. The horses will be called to the post for the first race on Mondaj- at two oclock. The change in tne time is due to the fact that the program will be made up of seven races. W. M. Sheed.v. Al Austin and Phil Ilyams were among todaj-s arrivals. The Ilyams horses came from Baltimore todaj-.

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