Chalmers A Stake Winner: Shows Great Speed On A Slow Track In Taking The Memorial Handicap.; Blind Baggage Runs a Good Race--Old Koenig Wins but in a Strenuous Finish with Ellison--Favorites Prove Failures., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-31


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CHALMERS A STAKE WINNER SHOWS GREAT SPEED ON A SLOW TRACK IN TAKING THE MEMORIAL HANDICAP. Blind Baggage Runs a Good Race — Old Koenig Wins but in a Strenuous Finish with Ellison — Favorites Prove Failures. Louisville, Kj, May 30. Tin- Memorial Handicap, at three-quarters, worth ,505 to Hm winner, was the feature of Douglas Iark taring today ami through the speed of Chalmers went to the credit of I. S. Hawkins and Co. Itlind Baggage was his closest pursuer for the entire race and Leo Skolny succeeded in outstaying Fiouro for third money. The Winner showed extreme speed from the start and covered the first half mile in 4 »*.-. . over a course that could not lie designated as better than slow. In the last eighth he was tiring somewhat and Blind Baggage made- ■ valiant attempt to overhaul him. hut the finishing line was too near to accomplish the task. Gipscy George and Chalmers acted badly at the post and delayed the start of the race for some time. Deal weather prevailed this afternoon and a splendid crowd was on hand. The track, as a result of last nights severe storm, was in a bad way for the opening dashes, but constantly improved under the work of the harrows until it was in fairly good erudition at the end of tiie day. Speculation showed a substantial increase over the l»ening day. but l«ttors did not fare extra well, as many of the favorites were beaten. Trices against the winners were extra liberal as a result. The V. 11. Baker establishment contributed two of the licutcn favorites in Walter II. Icaree and Hot Toddy. The former might have won but for his lunging at the barrier, which caught jockey Goose unaware as the barrier was released and almost unseated him. He succeeded in landing third to Sol C.ilsey and Cheer Leaser. Hot Toddy became involved in a jam on the first turn ami failed to race t.i a place. Miss Jazbo winning after a hard drive with Sweet Helen. Billy Joe and Sosius were the choices for the second, but both succumbed to Brizz. which led all the way. After the finish he was advanced from an entered price of 00 to ,005 and retained. J. Henry did the bidding. Frank .1. Nolans Old Koenig had a narrow escape from defeat, as an odds-on favorite for the fifth race. Ellison offering him stubborn contention through the stretch and it took T. McTaggarts best rfftrts b rand tTic Beverwyck Stables representative a winner. Colonel Vcnnie finished in third place, after having closed an immense amount of ground. Old Koenig was the first favorite to win during the afternoon. Water Witch was worked a mill and a quarter trial after the third race, in preparation for her start in the Kentucky Handicap next Saturday, and she went the distance in 2:09, a smart performance over the slow course. Matt .1. Winn will leave tomorrow for Laurel, Md.. where he will remain for some time superintending the extensive improvements contemplated for that track. Changes on the track will include the erection of -MO new stalls, the building of a new jockeys room, extension of tiie betting pavil-lion and the rcsoiling of the trai k. Supt. Keegan has liccn at the track for some time getting things in order for the changes. Mr. Winn will again manage the Empire City track and will serve as one of the stewards at Aqueduct. Billows has been bought back from George B. Semi by her former owner at an advance. Andrew Miller, owner of the champion Roomer, telegraphed this afternoon that his horse would leave ti morrow to be a starter in the Kentucky Handicap to he run next Saturday. It is expected that jockey J. Biitucll will come along to ride the horse. Workouts with the track heavy today were: Aldebaran -Half mile in 54%. Bourbon Lass Three-eighths in 38. Capt. Bees Mil- in 1:49%. Kd Crump— Mile and an eighth in 1:59. Erin — Throe-quarters in 1:20. Hank Opay— Three-quarters in 1:39. Hodge Mile in 1:59%. J. C. Stone — Three-quarters in 1:21. John W. Klein Mile in 1:50. Jack ODowd — Three-quarters in 1:122. Jerry Mile in 1:51. John O.ind Mile and an eighth in 2:02. Slav Mclieo Thno-qii.irtcrs in 1:3%. Nobleman Half mile in 51%. JVtlar -Three -eighths in t . Beserve — Five-eighths In 1:12. Resign Seven -eighths in 1:39. ltoy Seven-eighths in 1:37%. Santo Mile in 1:50. The BraCer— -Mile in 1:4!. Tush Tush- Five-eighths in 1:11. Water War Throe-quarters in 1:25. Woterblossom- Mile in 1:55. Yaca Half mile in 51%.

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