Favorites Faring Well: First Choices Winning Lions Share of Purses at Norfolk, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-19


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FAVORITES FARING WELL FIRST CHOICES WINNING LIONS SHARE OF PURSES AT NORFOLK. Track Fails to Dry Out and Mud Runners Again Have Call Sickle Scores Easy Victory Over Good Opposition. Norfolk, Va., November IS. Form was again well observed at the Jamestown Jockey Clubs track this afternoon. In four of the races the favorites led as the finishing mark was passed, which meant that, the layers who reaped a Harvest at the Maryland meetings parted with some of their profits. Contrary to expectations, there was but little improvement in the going. The footing on the inside was still heavy and holding and in every race the leaders made a wide turn iu entering the homestretch to where the track had dried out somewhat. One of the best lots of sprinters that ever went to the post at the local track started in the fourth race, a dash of six furlongs. Ten of the eleven carded faced the barrier. The public support was pretty well divided, with the western filly, Theresa Gill, having tlie call. She was prominent to the stretch turn behind Sir John Johnson and Sickle, but at the end she weakened and finished fifth. The victor turned up in Sickle, which proved an easy winner. McCahey kept along with Sir John Johnson right from the start and forced the big sprinter to set a merry pace in the going. McCahey was on the outside of the pacemaker, keeping the latter on the inside, where the footing was bad. The result of these tactics told in the final quarter, where Sir John Johnson weakened. Then Sickle, shaking off his opiiosltlon without much effort, drew away Into an easy lead at the finish. Sir John Johnson was a tiring second. Tlie best finish of the afternoon came with the running of the opening race, a dash of live4 and a half furlongs for two-year-olds, in which three of the four starters finished in a bunch. Flask came from behind and got up to teat J. J. Llllis a nose. There were six carded iu this race and, after betting had been going on for several minutes, it was found that Castara was ineligible to start, having won a race at a hush meeting in Maryland. All bets were declared off and a new book was made. Betting had been resumed for about five minutes when it was discovered that Mordccai was ineligible and he. too, was ordered scratched, which necessitated another new book on the race. Flask was a receding favorite in the final betting. There were no run-ups during the afternoon, although several of the races were cheap selling affairs. Senator Christy Sullivan, of New York, and Sim Tuck, of Cincinnati, were among the arrivals. J. Ford, J. Roden and William II. Karrick also arrived from Baltimore. The latter brought their horses. A carload of horses left yesterday for Charleston. In the consignment were several horses belonging to E. J. McGraw. and some yearlings, the property of J. W. Hcdrick.

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