How Johnson Won And Lost., Daily Racing Form, 1896-09-01


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HOW JOHNSON WON AND LOST B J Johnson wab swab lucky with his horses Paul Griggs Rigs and Caesarian yesterday at Ideal Park But his betting ventures were pic epic ¬ turesque burlesque His gray colt Paul Griggs Rigs had shown some speed in his Detroit races and Mr Johnson thought he might win the four and a half furlong maiden twoyear twofer old race Just before post time ho handed Henry McDaniels Macanese 60 saying Put that on my colt at the best price B J Johnson formerly owned Thomp Thom sonand sonant as McDauiels Macaques had heard nothing of the sale he naturally hurried to the ring and put the commission on Thompson After the race Johnson was all smiles but when he met the latter and handed him 60 worth of Thompson tickets he almost fainted Paul Griggs Rigs was as good as 15 to 1 and won the race by a short Loid Lid LoidThe Lithe The third event furnished the racing sensation Caufield Coalfield handsomely handled by Everett win ¬ ning Ming by a nose on the post postCaesarian apostates Caesarian won his race handily on the end but Ajax had him straight at the head of the stretch stretchIt stretch It was an ideal day for racing and another big crowd was out Betting was none too brisk and decidedly in the rings favor Only two first choices won and they were at odds on About 100 people came down from Milwaukee on the regular train and a Milwaukee special may be added to the tracks good train service

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