Second Day at Jamaica: Racing Interesting despite Absence of Special Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-18


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1 : I ; , SECOND DAY AT JAMAICA ♦ Racing Interesting Despite Absence of Special Feature. ♦ Arnold Furnishes a Surprise in Arizona Handicap — Many Arrivals from Maryland. ♦ New York. May 17. — Only an ordinary program was provided for the second day of the Metro-iMilit.iu Jockey Club meeting at Jamaica, and in the absence of any special feature, interest was centered in the Arizona Handicap, run as the fourth race. A fair hand of sprinters faced the starter in this race, with Ima Frank anil Too o* tli Morning receiving the most consideration from the speculatively inclined. The winner came from an unexpected quarter, Arnold, at "0 to 1. leading all the way and. although tiring in the stretch, held on gamely and lasted long enough to hold safe the fast closing Columbine. Ima Frank appeared high in flesh and the rati should improve her. First time starters attracted attention in the opening dash and the winner came from the stable of J. W. May. in a fine-looking daughter of li-Gee, named Nan Knoehr. which displayed keen speed and outran her opi»onents from start to finish. Elected II., carrying the silks of Preston Burch. was second and apiienrs to lie quite promising. Manganese had little trouble heating a big band of platers in the second race, while The Portuguese, a reported good thing, proved to be a good thing. by winning the third race in decisive fashion. It was only a romp for Dervish in the fifth, while J. W. McClellands ».00l youngster. The Wanderer, ran away from those opposed to him in the closing race. Among tiiose prrvnt yesterday for the opening of the New York raring season were A. K. Macomber and Walter Jennings, owner and trainer respectively of War Cloud, winner of the first 1 ivision of the Preakness Stakes. They were both e ated over the success of War Cloud in the big Iimlieo race and trainer Jennings is emphatic in his assertion that the colt is a grand horse, one of the best he ever trained. Twelve carloads of horses were shipped from Maryland yesterday afternoon and arrived at Jersey City this morning. They are exp"cted at Belmont Park today. War Cloud is among the arrivals, but he may not be started until the Belmont Park meeting. John Drake was an interested visitor today. His colors will probably lie seen later on. The small fields in some of the two-year-old races are due to a number of the youngsters having bucked shins. First call on th° servi-es of jockey G. Byrne has been taken by M. L. Schwartz, wiio will campaign a pretentions stable tinder the care of 3. W. May. Byrnes riding engagements will be looked after by Eddie Hodgson. M. L. Bronner has sold the mare S|ioctre. by Ballot — Star Dreamer, to L. Garth and she will be ■eat to the Garth farm in Virginia. Messrs. McConnell and Byrne have purchas -d the three-year-old Drastic from Major August Belmont. He will lie trained by Dick Miller. II. G. Bedv.ell ar.ived at Belmont Park tnday with twelve of th.* Commodore J. K. L. Ross racers. including the high-priced four-year-old Cudgtl. The bal.nce of the establishment is due tomorrow. ESTABLISHES NEW STUD FAXM. II. Waterson is the latest horseman to turn his attention to breeding and he has established the stallion El Dincro, by Incle — Heretic, at the head of his Tunessass.i Nursery Farm. This establishment is heated at Wawarsing. N. Y. El Duiero has already served the- mares Blue Fox. Lady Moll. Biddy, Sweeter than Sugar and Marigold. The redoubtable Klines, a consistent winner for Mr. Waterson. has been fired and turned out for the summer. Trainer William Shields was painfully injured 111 an automobile accident last night and will be confined to his home for several days. Carl Moran. an employee of trainer Joe Edwards, has been notified to report at camp for military service. All of the old rank and file were present yesterday. David Gideon remarked that the crowd indicated the most promising season since BIOS. Turf celebrities were thick in the club house, including members of the Jockey Club not actively engaged in military work for the government. Ed Trilie made his first appearance as starter over the metropolitan tracks and his work at the barrier during the afternoon was uniformly good. He will tie relieved Saturday by Mars Cassidy. who will leave Iimlieo tonight immediately after the close of the meeting there. Henry A. Porter of Oklahoma and his trainer Harry Morrissey wt re among th- visitors. -Mr. 1or-ters" horses here are in fine condition and coming up to exi ectations. Henry McPaniel was the reccpient of congratulations on all sides over Exterminators Derby triumph. He reported that Exterminator and Sun Briar had shipped in good condition from Louisville and were now quartered at Aqueduct. M. Shea has turned out his good campaigner Woodstonc at Timonium Park for the summer, that son of Bock Sand having gone amiss at Iimlieo. James Arthur has also turned out ten racers at Timonium and will only race Bondage, Tea Caddy and Water Lady over the I ong Island tracks. Jockey Hanovr suffered a broken leg yesterday, when he was run over by an automobile just outside the track. Jockey Byrne has received a flattering offer to go to Toronto and ride one of Robert Davies horses iu the Kings Plate. Jockey W. Kdiay has signed a contract to ride for John Sanford this year. His outside engagements will be looked after by lreston Burch. Preston Burch has purchased six two-year olds from John Sanford, one of the numlier being Da-hinda. The cause of the Mr. Sanford two-year-olds being left at the post in yesterdays races was attributed to tlrir stabling close to the five eighths liost. They began towards their stable, instead of moving off straight.

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