Cleveland Mystery Case: Stewards Investigating Case of War Relief-Ladies Day Brings Out Big Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-29


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j CLEVELAND MYSTERY CASE Stewards Investigating Case of War Relief Ladies Day Brings Out Big Crowd. CLEVELAND. O.. July 2S. The Maple Heights officials as yet have made no implication of "ringing" or attempted "ringing" in the case of the filly War Relief that was scratched from the second race yesterday, despite numerous inquiries and reports from various parts of the country that such might be the case. An investigation of the filly is still in progress and will be continued until all details pertaining to War Relief are established. The filly was shipped here and .entered in the name of Sanford Skinner, formerly of Cleveland, now of New York, an owner and trainer. Early in the day the officials requested that as it was the first appearance of the filly here identification papers be produced in the case of War Relief. Before such papers were presented the filly was reported to have cast herself in her stall and to be in no condition to race. That report being confirmed by the track veterinarian, the stewards gave permission to scratch the filly. A series of claiming races made up the card at Maple Heights Park this afternoon and the form players experienced considerable difficulty in locating the winners. The greatest surprise of the afternoon came when Advance, after a thrilling stretch struggle, beat Frank Shannon by a head and returned a dividend of 5S1.00 for the usual investment. Much enthusiasm was displayed over the running of the seventh event, at one and one-half miles, the first race at this distance ever run at this track. J. McGovorn saddled the winner in Baby Cal. which outlasted Pete Foy in the run home after saving much ground in entering the stretch. HIGH TEA ALL THE WAY. High Tea showed in front at all stages of the opening dash, but was ridden out in the closing stages to stall off Corto. Sister Susie never left the result in serious doubt during the running of the second, while Grey Eagle, Bobby Allen and Creation all came from behind in the stretch to earn the verdicts in their respective races. All three scored by comfortable margins at the end. It was ladies day and the large turnout of the fair sex swelled the attendance to fully 7,000, the largest of the week. There was considerable come-back money for War Relief and there is no doubt that a certain coterie had planned to make a killing on the filly all over the country. Up to that time the question of War Reliefs identity had not caused much serious thought. But when she and Dolman were hurriedly shipped out of the Maple Heights track late last night, it began to appear as if there might be cause for suspicion. Dr. Shafer, track veterinarian, took the identification marks of the filly. These marks will be compared with reports from Aqueduct and from the breeder of the filly. If such are found to be the same. Skinner will be exonerated of any intent of wrongdoing. If, on the other hand, the investigation proves otherwise. Skinner and any other parties concerned are likely to find themselves in serious trouble. TnitEE CLAIMS FOR SISTER SUSIE. Three claims were deposited for Sister Susie previous to the running of the second race. In the draw W. N. Beechwood secured the. mare for ,200. A. K. Miller today purchased at private sale Machiavelli from G. Arvin. Jockey E. Scobie has departed for Saratoga to report to the stable of his contract employer, Montfort Jones. Jockeys N. Foden and S. McGraw will go to Hamilton at the close of this meeting tomorrow. Jockey M. Fator will ride here tomorrow, then he will depart for the same place. A. II. Vivell contemplates shipping his string of three head to Fort Erie. The stabie rider, C. Jackson, was set down yesterday by the starter for the remainder of the meeting for disobedience while at the post. Judge F. W. Gerhardy left last night for his home in Detroit and will go to Hamilton from there tonight. The sprinter Skiles Knob is on the shelf, due to lameness. The two-year-old Judge Hanecy was in a bad way following his race here, due to knee trouble. J. W. Pinkhams Rapidan is on the ailing list with fever. F. Gering, Jr., will ship his string to Kentucky from here. Jockey T. Johnston has left for Davenport, Iowa. A carload of horses left for the same place. The contingent shipping to the Toledo meeting from here includes J. A, Parson, H. T. Palmer, B. Creech, G. Fritz, R. H. Gocd, J. Everman, L. T. Whitehill and a host of smaller stables comprising about 250 horses in all. John Carey, who is serving as paddock judge here, is doing missionary work in the interests of the fall meeting to be held at Omaha, Neb. He reports that a large number of stables will depart for that point at the conclusion of the meeting at Toledo.

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