Good Sport at Yonkers: Spirited Contests and Close Finishes Interest a Large Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-14


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GOOD SPOET AT TOMERS SPIRITED CONTESTS AND CLOSE FINISHES INTEREST A LARGE CROWD. Cederstrome Beats Carthage a Head for the Days Feature Four Favorites Win Double for Willie Shields. New York, August 13. There was some Improvement in transportation facilities to Yonkers today and in consequence the attendance was larger than that of yesterday by fully three thousand, The public, too, was well repaid for any inconvenience it may have encountered in the journey out and back. The racing was spirited and the finishes close and exciting, and to the further liking of the people they were better able to locate the winners in advance than on the previous two days. Four of the six races were won by favorites. The first went to Linnepee, the second to Servile, the fourth to Colonel Bob and the last to Reidmoore, which mad.: it a double for Willie Shields, who also owns Servile. The two races in which favorites were defeated were the Bronxville Handicap, which was the feature, third on the card and the fifth in which John Ferrlss Oak Grove scored a head victory over Woodwitch, with the favorite Escutcheon a fast coming third after being the last to leave the post. Escutcheon was best and would have won with an even break. The handicap produced the second defeat of Carthage at tins track, the lightly weighted Cederstrome getting up to beat him a head in the final stride of a thrilling finish. Polly Prim, coming back after her victory of yesterday, was third, a head in front of Lady Savoy, which tired-after her great flight of speed over the first seven furlongs. Prince Ahmed, the winner of the opening day feature, cut little figure in the running today, retiring early. Jockeys Cherry and J. nennessy were suspended for three clays each for disobedience at the post -Monday and for the same offense jockey Bedell was fined 0. T. P. nayes has first call on the services of jockey J. Lee during this meeting. W. C. Overton is expected at Yonkers from La-tonia tonight with Tackle and Ada O. Walker.

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