Keen Racing at Norfolk: Selling Platers Furnish Good Sport at Jamestown Jockey Club Track, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-22


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KEEN RACING AT NORFOLK SELLING PLATERS FURNISH GOOD SPORT AT JAMESTOWN JOCKEY CLUB TRACK. Altamalia, at Prohibitive Odds, Is Easily Beaten by Linbrook Mimesis and Incision Score as Favorites. Norfolk, Va., November 21. Keen contests were the order at the Jamestown Jockey Clubs track this afternoon. The afternoon was ideal for outdoor sport and the attendance was up to the high standard that has prevailed since the opening day. The program was entirely made up of selling races aud a majority of the races were at sprinting distances. What was meant for a feature, a dash of one mile and a sixteenth, which was run as the fourth race, furnished a big surprise in that the odds-on favorite, Altamalia, was beaten in easy fashion by Llu-brook. The latter led from barrier rise and was never headed. Ward had to hustle him in the early stages to withstand Altamahas challenge, but after- they had gone half a mile the result was settled insofar as Altamahas chances were concerned, for the latter tired and Linbrook had matters pretty much his own way thereafter. With light weight up, Altamalia is a shifty sort of a plater, but the 113 pounds he was asked to shoulder this afternoon seemingly proved a handicap he was unable to overcome. Incision and Mimesis were the winning favorites. There was especially strong support for the latter and she was good enough to overcome much early interference and win easily from Outlan. On the lirst turn Mimesis was carried wide and was apparently out of it. She moved up on the outside with a good burst of siieed on the backstretch and in rounding the far turn caught aiid passed the pacemaker. Big Dipper. When challenged, the latter quit and dropped out of the struggle in the last quarter. Another well-backed favorite was beaten when Golliwogg made a runaway affair of the liftli race. Wolfe evidently was instructed to pursue the usual Daly tactics of going to the front and staying there if he could. This he found no diiliculty In doing and at the finish Golliwogg led Tnrifty by four lengths. E. McBride, who is making extensive purchases of horses" preparatory to a winter campaign at Charleston, has obtained options on Brynlimah and Fathom from N. K. Deal, and if a deal for the pair-is closed, it ptobahly will be put through within the next few days. A. W. Fritot. of the Atlantic Coast line, well known to eastern and western horsemen, is a visitor here. His mission is to superintend the big shipment of horses from Norfolk to Charleston, which is scheduled for the night the meeting here conies to a close. Batwa and Cynosure, both of which were carded in the lifth race, were scratched at the last minute, the former at 3:30 and the latter at 3:50. As a matter of fact, betting had been going on for some ten minutes when word was sent to the ring that Cynosure would lie a non-starter. A sheriff ap-lieared in the paddock with an attachment for the horse and took him out of his stall. All inon"-wagered on Cynosure was refunded by the lavers which obviated the necessity of a new book being made- on the race.

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