Stuyvesant To Julialeon: Congressman Lofts Fine Filly Wins Her Owner His First Important Race.; Woodtrap Finishes a Close Second with Straight Forward Third--Alleged Bookmaker Discharged from Arrest by the Jamaica Court., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-23


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STUYVESANT TO JULIALEON CONGRESSMAN LOFTS FINE FILLY WINS HER OWNER HIS FIRST IMPORTANT RACE. Woodtrap Finishes a Close Second with Straight Forward Third — Alleged Bookmaker Discharged from Arrest by tlio Jamaica Court. Jamaica. L L. May 22. It was a miserable day for racing at Jamaica, owing to a cold and piercing wind that bh-w directly into the grandstand. Wraps were i der. but the we.-ithtr did not seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd. The usual mid week crowd was on hand, numbering about ."i.OOO. Congressman George Loft took down his first race of importance when lie picked off the Stay resaat Handicap with .lulialeon. a filly that gave promise last year and which will in. doubt earn more brackets for tin congressman before this season is far advanced. She was made a decided favorite for the race and jii-lified the confidence by winning after a long drive from Woodtrap and Straight Forward. Kanshee II.. George D. Whteaera filly, figured prominently for a half mil- . but at no time could give tin- leaders an argument and she retired after going a half mile. Woodtrap and Straight Forward both ran impressively and will no doubt improve, both finishing fast r than .lulialeon. Congressman Koft was congratulated upon his victory by his many club hous.- friends. Madiera, one of the choices, could never keep pace with the leaders and was pulled up at tie- finish. She ami Sortie were bothered at the start by the crowding which may have interfered with their winning chances. F.-lward Kyan. who was arrested last Saturday for alleged infract ion of the gambling laws, was discharged in the Jamaica court today and the case thrown out of court. The sheriffs deputies offered tin- receiving slips as evidence and these were considered insufficient to hold the defendant. L. Lykes Will Ride for James Butler. James Kutler has purchased the contract on the lightweight rider K. Lykes. held by Messrs. Parsons and Knapp. He will reinirt to his new employer ou June 10. J: Kearney, an old-time turfman, died this morning at the age of M years, following a severe attack of pneumonia. Madeira patted up lame after the running of the Stuyvcsant Handicap and it is believed by trainer Midgley she has wrenched her stifle. Kd HeaTaer Is awaiting the announcement of the weights for the Toronto Cap before deciding finally to ship H. C. Ilnllcnbecks The Finn to the Toronto course, to c.mpete in Saturdays stake. The weights will be out Thursday and. if The Finn is not asked to pick up too mil li poundage, he will Im- shipped on that day. Andy Sohuttinger. under contract to the Wickliffe Stable, is confined to his home suffering from a heavy cold. John Whalen reports the death of Nearly, a gray filly, two years old. by Bet Herodc -Nickolai. owned by the Wickliffe stable. This miss contracted a fev.-r en route from Louisville, which developed into pneumonia and she died this morning. She had shown some promise and was regarded as an excellent M ling possibility. Sand Marsh, F. K. Doctors fast sprinter, is not suffering from a bowed tendon, as first reported. Hi- leg. which had filled badly. has reduced greatly, but the injury is such that he will not race for some time. Jockey T. McTaggart Seriously 111. T. McTaggart. contract rider for the Sanford Stable, is confined to his home seriously ill and will not be seen in the saddle for some time. This establishment is now without the services of a rider. MM Whalt li wired the apprentice rider K. Kleeger to report at this track Monday. The l»oy is at preaeat riding for the Kentucky division of the Wickliffe Stable. K. Hodgson will make the riding engagements of J. Metcalf during the eastern racing season. James Been was an arrival from Harry Payne Whitneys lirookdale Farm during the afternoon. Preston Kllleh annoiiiici s that the John Sanford stable will enter a Dumber of two-year-olds in the first sale held at Kelmont Park. Phil McKim, well-known in eastern turf circles, left for St. Louis today, where his wife is seriously ill. Luke A. Cassidy was an arrival from Wilmington, Del., where he acted as racing secretary at the recent three days meeting held in that city. He reported that the management of the Wilmington Horse Show was well pleased with the running races and would conduct a three days meeting next October. The association will add 01 to each of tomorrows purses, this being run-up money accumulated from the bidding up of Keckna. James Kutler has purchased the contract for the services of jockey Lawrence Lykes, from Messrs. Parsons and Knapp and the boy will report to trainer MeCorniack after the close of the Douglas Park meeting. ,

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