Boxer is Finally Beaten: Watkins Colt Finishes Third in Race for Horses of His Own Age, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-16


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BOXER IS FINALLY BEATEN WATKINS COLT FINISHES TKJRD IN RACE FOR HORSES OF HIS OWN AGE. Dr. Carmen, Kentucky-Owned Youngster, Is First and Valas Second in Feature Race of Palmetto Park. Charleston, S. C, December 15. R. E. Watkins good colt Boxer, which had been sweeping everything before him since arrival here, met defeat this afternoon when he brought up in third place, beaten bv Dr. Carmen and Valas, in a five and a half furlongs dash for two-year-olds. Boxer ruled a strong favorite. In the running Dr. Carmen outpaced him, but the Kentucky-owned youngster was lucky to get the big end of the purse, for Valas raced as if best. This colt was away slowly and when straightened out fully during the stretch racing, assumed command but Shilling handled him weakly at the most critical period and it enabled Liiley tu bring up Dr. Carmen to win by a nose. Boxer lost much ground through going wide into the stretch. Col. Tom Green was another iu the race that would have shown to much better advantage with better handling. Cold and disagreeable weather held the attendance down, but the ladies took advantage of the managements invitation to witness the sport without cost and were there in big numbers. The track was still in a bad way as a result of its recent drenching. Only two favorites, Yeugheey and Bushy Head, were successful during the afternoon. Americus upset the "good thing," Priwer, in the opener by leading for the entire trip. Yenghee had to be put to a drive to. outstay Big Dinper and Coy in the third. Bushy Head had a "hard time of it iu the fourth to shake off the suddenly improved Nash, which in a former start finished last. Galaxy was intended ..-is the medium for a betting coup in the fifth, but tile veteran T. M. Green won handily. The closing dash went to Coppertown, which showed the way throughout and beat Patty Regan and Marshon by a short margin. Jockcv Kobinson, who rode Husky Lad, sustained a bad shaking up when he fell oil the first turn, but escaped serious injury. Jockey Pool scored a double with Yenghee and Bushy Head. . , V,.. . G. It. Bryson was an arrival today from Baltimore and appeared none the worse forthe severe operation he recently underwent. The remains of jockey V. Rightmire were forwarded this afternoon to his home in Brooklyn, N. Y.

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