Added Starter Wins Worlds Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-09

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ADDED STARTER WINS WORLDS STAKES Theyre lining up at the starting point, theyre ready for tlie race. But the .starter is a thieving thug, and he gives the inside place. The shortest route, to Germany, with a crooked start besides The devil is the starter, and Old Kaiser Wilhelm rides. Down drops the barrier theyre off, but not in a :bunch The crooked starter gives his pet, the German horse, a hunch; Foul riding, whip and spur, he flies like flames in a plundered town The good horse France is pocketed and Belgium is down. Haigs riding brings Great Britain close, but oh, the treacherous start, Tlie thieving German rider got it, keeps them heads apart. A shaggy pony, Russia, falls at the half mile post, While Austria, spurred madly on, conies like a lean gray ghost. The self-same shady stable that feeds the German beast Gives stall-room, too, to Austria, the plater of the feast. A plucky dark horse, Italy, tries witli a desperate dash. But falters in the furious rush and stumbles with The breathless world stands half-stunned now theyre coming down the stretch What chance remains for any horse to pass the German wretch? A cloud of dust a drum of hoofs a wild rush from the rear, The Kaiser turns a startled head and sees a foe draw near; The colors are RED, WHITE and BLUE an EAGLE on the breast An added starter who is this? A rider from the WEST. The Kaiser whips his reeling horse in vain; with sprig of fire Tlie added starter daslres through and nips him at the wire; And as they pass the judges stand a winner by a head, The Yankee horse looks round and sees the Kaisers mount fall dead.

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