Favorites Prove Elusive: Apparently Easy Winners Go down to Defeat at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-20


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FAVORITES PROVE ELUSIVE . i Apparently Easy Winners Go Down to Defeat at Aqueduct. e i Robert Olivers Poor Race in the Steeplechase Arouses Judicial Wrath. i NEAY YORK, X. Y., September 10. The defeat of several public choices was the outstanding incident if todays racing, as each was looked upon as having an excellent chance of winning. Routledge in the third race, a highwoight handicap, was quoted at a short price, lint failed Jo make good, A. K. Maccmbers Fruit Cake showing the way throughout and winning by a big margin with The Roy second and Routledge third. Yuuneed in the following race, the Glen Cove Selling Stakes, was also a well-backed choice, but was beaten by "War .Spirit, which closed fast and repeated his victory of a few days ago. Youneed, as usual, showed his customary high turn of speed and opened a. long lead. At the eighth post, however, lie tired somewhat when War Spirit challenged, but hung on "well in the closing drive. Fator. on the latter, had a hard task keeping the horse from bearing in and interfering wilh Youneed right at the finish. After War Spirits victory he was run up from .,000 to ,500 by E. Ilerz and sold. The steeplechase contributed to the downfall of the highly regarded Robert Oliver, which made a bad showing. King Simon turning up as the winner. Official action was taken on Robert Olivers nice, bis rider, Fitzgerald, being suspended, his badge taken up and the case referred to the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association for final disposition. The horse was many lengths out of Uiafjuatli tlit-f.inal lialfL mile jwherg lie made, Uit some -Kr6uiidr"""Thewinncr, King 1111011, wiisbid up from 1919.sh00 to 00 by an unknown bidder, but was retained. Chniuer was another surprise in the fifth when he defeated a good band of horses over a mile and five-sixteenths route. He led throughout, holding his opponents safe to the end. In addition to the punishment meted out to Fitzgerald, who rode Robert Oliver in the steeplechase, Wallace Taylor and AV. Mnhoney, who rode the winner. King Simon, were also suspended and denied further admission to the grounds. The stewards investigation disclosed the fact that Wallace Taylor, an old steeplechase rider, was implicated in the peculiar running of the race. Lewis Garth, who trained Robert Oliver, gave his jockey, Fitzgerald, a kick out of the stable as soon as he returned from the scales. "I dont understand his making such an exhibition," said Mr. Garth. "He exercised well and was fearless working a horse. I dont want him anyhow, "if he is incompetent, and want him less if he is .a rogue." Kenneth Karrick, son of W. II . Karrick, trainer of the Coe horses, has returned from Mr. Coes Wyoming ranch bringing eight yearlings, which were left at Saratoga to be broken, and the horse Polymelinn, which is to be sent shortly to Kentucky, where he will be bred to a number of marcs. The condition of Jules Garson, the well-known trainer, who is quite ill, still remains critical. A fairly strong wind was blowing up the stretch, resulting in slower time than usual being hung up. The Huntingdon Valley Farms stable will be sent to Pennsylvania to participate in the hunt meetings in that section. Four yearlings, the property of James McManus, have arrived at Relmont Iark from Kentucky. Sam Lazarus, who a few yearn ago was prominent in racing and breeding circles, was a visitor today. Jack Thornby exchanged his well-bred mare Fanny Mohan for Shenandoah and then trasferrcd the Sea King colt to F. Davit t. The exchange was made on liehalf of Thomas Fortune Rvan of the Oak Ridge Farm, who wants Fanny Melian for a brood inure. She carries the royal blood of both St. Simon and Sterling.

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