Jumpers in Close Finish: Tommy Wright Pilots His Own Horse to Victory at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-12


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JUMPERS IN CLOSE FINISH TOMMY WRIGHT PILOTS HIS OWN HORSE TO VICTORY AT PIMLICO. Race One of the Best Run Though the Field Dur-ing the Pimlico Meeting Pullux Wins Juvenile Purse for John Whalen. Baltimore, Md., November 11. .Mr. Tommy Wright and his horse, Baybrook, made a winning combination in the Green Spring Valley Steeplechase, the stake feature of the Pimlico card this afternoon. There were only five starters, but the wageriug was spirited, all of the quintet coining in for support. The race was one of the best crosscountry spectacles seen during the meeting, with the three placed horses finishing in a bunch. Shannon River, as usual, was tne pacemaker. lie dashed to the front at the start aud led to the last fence. Over the last jump it looked as if any one of the three, Bavbrook. Blankeuburg or Shannon River, might win. But Tommy Wright outrode the others atthe end and landed his mount the winner by a neck, while Blankenburg just did beat Shannon River for second place. The racing opened with a big disapnointment when Slumber II., from the Whitney stable, was beaten by True as Steel, recently bought out of a selliug race by P. S. P. Randolph. Slumber II. had some excuse for he was away last. John Whalen put Shilling up on Pullux in the third race and Pullux won by a neck from Stalwart Helen, which closed fast in the final sixteenth. Iady Rotha was the popular choice, but she was off poorlv, and after making up some ground quit in the stretch. Protector, the pacemaker for three furlongs, quit badly and finished last. -A rattling good finish marked the fifth, which had only four starters, and Briar Patli was returned the winner by a neck from Prairie, with Sherwood third, closing fast. Briar Path was in front from the start. R. U. Watkius Holtou beat J. J. Lillis in the sixth in a hard drive. These two hooked up half way tip the backstreteh aud had the race to themselves the rest of the way. They ran head and head to the last sixteenth, where Holtou forged to the front. J. J. Lillis hung on gamely, but could not pass Holton. Uncle Muu "propped" at the start aud refused to break. II. D. Brown was an arrival at Pimlico this after-nojn. He reports much cnfluisinsni among the Cubans in the coming njeetilf at Havana. The course at Marianao is rapidly nearing completion and will be ready a couple of -weeks before the date set for the opening. Mr. Brown received much encouragement from the horsemen here and has the assurance that a majority of the big owners will ship to Cuba. He will remain here until tomorrow night, when he will leave for New York, but he will return to Havre de Grace on Friday. A. Barklie has decided to retire his horses for the season at the conclusion of the Pimlico meeting and the entire lot, including Blankenburg and Holiday, will be sent to their owners farm near Philadelphia for the winter. T. J. Elward, who is replenishing his stable preparatory to shipping to Charleston and Cuba, today purchased from A. G. Weston the two-year-old Kopje. S. C. Ilildreth and I. J. Leary have secured first call on jockey Rufus Shilling for the Havre de Grace meeting. G. W. Scott, the lads contract employer, will ship his stable from here to Texas. F. 1-7. Baird will take charge of the division of the stable that Captain P. M. Walker will race at Havre de Grace aud Corey will do the ridiug for the stable. F. S. Hackett has purchased the three-year-o.:l Netmaker from J. Farrell, Jr., and has decided to ship his horses from here to Charleston instead of Juarez. He will probably send them all from the-e to Cuba. A big special train left Pimlico for Havre do Grace this morning. There were about twenty carloads in the consignment. Those who have remained over to take part in the closiug daj- at PimlicD will ship to Havre de Grace Friday morning.

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