Two Disqualifications: Mooksie and John J. Rogers Are Set Back at Buffalo, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-27


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TWO DISQUALIFICATIONS. MOOKSIE AND JOHN J. ROGERS ARE SET BACK AT BUFFALO. Five Favorites, Three of Thcm-at Odds-on, Are Defeated Spion and St. Joseph Race Far Below Their Form. , Buffalo, N. Y, June 20. There were enough incidents crowded into the racing at Kcnilworth Park tills afternoon to make the day one long to be remembered by race-goers. Five favorites, among them Spion, Fleming and St. Joseph, all at odds-on, were beaten, and two of the winners. Mooksie. i, and John J. Kogers, were disqualified. Spion and St. Joseph, both of which appeared to he in easy spots, were heavily backed, but the best that either could do was to finish second. Spions race was a wretched one. A few days ago this three-year-old established a new track record for five and a half furlongs. Today he was outrun for the first three furlongs by such common horses as Kankakee and Revenue, and it was not until straightened out in the homestretch that he began to close on Tickle, which was hacked by a wise division for a good thing, and won easily by three lengths. It was hard to convince Spious baekcrs that his race was a true one. St. Joseph was outrun all the way in liis race hi; Posing, which won in a cantor by live lengths. Like Spion, St. Josephs previous race was a winning one. when he beat among others, Tom Dolan and Sir Ralph. Today St. Joseph seemed unable to get to the front at any part of the race. At the liead of the homestretch Request passed him. but under slight urging St. Joseph came again at the end and easily beat Request for second place. A poor start was responsible for the defeat of Fleming. The first disqualification was that of Mooksie in the steeplechase. McClain waited with Mooksie until after taking the twelfth jump. Then he went to the front with a rush, going around on the outside. In making the bend just before coming to the last jump, Mooksie kept crowding Rock Storm and Dawson and eventually forced the riders of these two to pull up to keep from going out of th course. Mr. Taylor, who rode Rock Storm, promptly claimed foul against McClain. which was allowed and tlie race taken from Mooksie. The change in tlie placing gave first money to Rock Storm. John J. Rogers was disqualified in the sixth race for crowding Zipango against tlie rail all through the last sixteenth, after interfering with him at the. beginning of the last furlong. John J. Rogers would never have beaten Kipango or Fleming except for an unequal start. When the barrier was sprung John J. Rogers was well in motion and this enabled him to open up a three lengths lead on the first turn. Fleming was off in a tangle and was forced to go wide on the first turn. He was on the outside of John J. Rogers and Zipango for the entire trip and covered much more ground than either of these two. .1. Dynient left for New York tonight to attend the yearling sales. He expects to purchase several young horses and ship them to his farm at Barrie, Ontario, where they will be broken and developed. Jockey Goldstein will leave for Sheepshead Bay Friday night. He will ride George S. Davis in the Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes and Flavigny in another race. If George S. Davis runs a good race Saturday, ills people will keep him at the Hay and start him in the Lawrence Realization. Several horsemen racing here will go to New York to see the colt run, among them T. O. Webber, II. Hooker. L. A. Bonsack, William Sellcck and James Boden. Steeplechase jockey T. Rae arrived here today and will ride for the Queen City Stable. Maurice Welsh .has obtained a contract on apprentice T. Garner. This boy can ride at 85 pounds.

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