Bookmakers Profit by the Poor Card: Tame Sport at Louisville-Ben Shaw Wins the Steeplechase-Nicol Injured by a Fall, Daily Racing Form, 1906-10-20


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BOOKMAKERS PROFIT BY THE POOR CARD. Tame Sport at Louisville Ben -Shaw Wins the Steeplechase Nicol Injured by a Fall. Louisville. Ky., Octolier 19. The card at Churchill Downs today was framed to give non-winners at this meeting an opportunity to earn getaway money. Tame sport and an increase In the bank rolls of the bookmakers was tins result. The steeplechase was the best offering during the day. It produced a splendid contest. The nine starters made the trip in safety, Rome Respess good three-year-old Ben Shaw, winning. The field ran fairly well bunched throughout, the leaders especially" being grouped when going over most of the fences. Refined scored the easiest victory of the afternoon in the first race when she won pulled up to a canter. Starter Holtman was delayed In arriving here, so Will Shelly started the first race. Holtman took up the duties in the second and was unfortunate. As he sprung the barrier half the Held bolted : in a tangle causing them to be practically left at the post. Golden Sunrise was responsible for jamming the field which caused Osterman to fall. Jockey If. Fisher, who had the mount on the latter sustained severe injuries about the legs. ! Golden Sunrise stepped on him. Jockey Nicol was to have ridden In five races during the afternoon but was forced to cancel his engagements on account of an Injury that he sustained last night by falling. Horsemen who contemplate going to Latonia are arranging for two special , trains to transfer their horses and trappings next Sunday. Hall and Marshall, F. Doss, E. Dealy, C. C. Van Meter, V. Gilbert, W. Egan and W. E. Cotton will ship to California next week. J. O. Kecne will ship twenty-three horses from here to the coast tomorrow. Tills lot is to be followed by about thirty yearlings that Keene has - at Memphis now, undergoing their racing lessons. Bob Tucker, is reported to have purchased from Rome Respess at private terms, the useful horse Harding and has turned him over to H. C. Riddle, in whose name he will run. Entry blanks to the twenty-two stakes to be run at City Park, Xew Orleans, this winter, were distributed among horsemen today. Fred Cook will ship sixteen yearlings to Nashville to be broken and prepared for racing. The remainder of his string will be sent to Latonia and many of them will be disposed. o, there at auction. Minnie Adams; "will be retaluedand" raced at"Xew. Orleans.

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