Yankee Girl Wins Derby.: Ellisons Sister to Running Water the Heroine at City Park., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-17


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YANKEE GIRL WINS DERBY. ELLISONS SISTER TO RUNNING WATER THE HEROINE AT CITY PARK. Tremendous Crowd Sees the Race — Jockey Mountain Is Presented with ,000 by the Fortunate Owner. New Orleans. La . Match 16.— Yankee Old, award anil hacked with supreme confidence by Charles R. Ellison, of Chicago, and ridden by OeorgC Mountain, also of Chicago, vtun the rich City Park Derby this afternoon, and a crowd that taxed the capacity of the new track saw her do it. The race was worth .!i50 and the winners portion was ,700. Oihl and Allonby wore withdrawn anil this left seven to go to the post. Besides Yankee Girt, there were Sir Toddington and Judge Tost, carrying the colors •f Burlew and ONeill, the latter mounted by the junior member of the firm; Tileing. piloted by Garner in the silks of James H. MeCormick ; Temaceo. representing C. E. Durnell and ridden by Lloyd: l*ink Star, carrying J. H. Woodfords colors with Nicol in the saddle and Pinnule, ridden by J. I :ily in BiwaN Conigans green jacket and white sash. The Burlew and ONeill entry was held at shortest • ulils. but Yankee 6M had tremendous support and Tileing had substantial following. The contest over that mile and a quarter will live lung in the memories of those who saw it. When the field paraded txfore the grandstand, both ONeill and Mountain were given ovations. There was no question as to where the public sympathy was, ONeill tieing a great favorite with the crowd. All • if the candidates appeared trained to the hour, .although Temaceo was a trifle sore. They lined up at the post like a lot of veterans and were sent away to a goi d start. Sir Toddington left the post like a quarter horse and passing the stand he had opened a lead of three lengths with Hcnnessy nig King away to keep him under restraint. Straightened • nit on tin- backslretch. Sir Toddington was still lighting for liis head and moving along at a rapid | ace. Mountain had brought Yankee Cirl up on the oataaie ami ■hawed aeeaai, ■ head in front f Judge Iost. with Tileing next and on the inside. Mountain was sitting still, husbanding Yankee Girl for a final effort. He never made a move until well around the far turn. There Yankee Girl began to eteae up on the leader and entering the last quarter, she was within a length and a half of Sir Toddington. At the beginning of the filial furlong Sir Toddington showed weakness, while Yankee Girl was voming game and true never wavering an inch. She kept creeping up to the leader and at the sixteenth post caught and passed him and drawing away from there to the finish, led him by a good length in 207J. Tileing was third, beaten a length and a half and only a head in front ol Temaceo. Sir Tod-diugtons race was ;, surprise. It was generally supposed that lie would quit after they had gone six Im longs, but he hung on gamely under the whip all through the last furlong. Tilling, ridden none too well, suffered from interference on the baek-stretch and. when making the turn for home, where the tiring Judge Iost repeatedly huni|ied and knocked him off his stride. Judge Iost. of which much was e| octed. ran a disappointing rare, was giving out after going six furlongs and pulled up a very tired horse, rianute ran a surprisingly bad race. Jockey Mountain just after dismounting from Yankee Girl was presented with .noo by Owner Ellison. With the racing shifted to the Fair Oroiinds the card for Monda.v afteraeea is up to the high .standard of the past two weeks and with such fast ones as I o.xiiicad, fuller. Lady Henrietta: Mollie Montrose. K. M. Fry. Lady Caroline 11.; Grenade. Granada. Dont Ask Me; emergency. Pnnna, Orbicular; Frou-teuac. Ohlyeaa, Lens; St. Valentine. Iasadena. Wat iter diswell; Coitaeae, Kai-.cih.iff and Fire Alarm showing in the entiic.-. the spurt can hardly fail to be highly attractive. T. K. l.yuch.

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