Younkers Favorites Fail: Tremendous Crowd Has a Disastrous Day in a Betting Way, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-18


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YONKEBS FAVORITES FAIL. TREMENDOUS CROWD HAS A DISASTROUS DAY IN A BETTING WAY. Poslngs Defeat By Usury the Biggest Upset Minos an In-and-Outcr Royal Onyx Wins the Feature Race. New York. August 17. This was a disastrous day for the followers of favorites at Empire City track. The six lirst choices were defeated. There were about 20,000 people at the track and their losses to the layers totaled thousands of dollars. Posing, Colonel Bob, Minos and Reidmoore, all at odds-on and decisively defeated, and Parisian Model, and Quadrille, were the horses heavily supported by the public. Usurys victory over Posing in the race at. one mile and one hundred yards was the greatest surprise of the day. Riley Grannan won ,000 by hacking Usury and he was about the only man in the ring who gave the Knight of the Thistle filly a chance. The feature race, the Morrisania Handicap, went to Royal Onyx. He appeared sore in his preliminary canter and had little backing. Off in a good position, he soon raced his nearest followers into defeat and won easily enough. The owners of Polly Prim took exception to tlie punishment that Lee administered the lilly and had a wordy war witli the rider after the finish, but nothing came of it. Minos showed himself to lie a rank in-and-outer by his failure to win from a poor lot in the fifth race. Joe Marrone again came into prominence by bidding up St. Joseph after he had beaten out Clyde, which Marrone recently bought out of a selling race for ,200. St. Joseph was entered for 00 and Marrone got him on his lirst bid of ,000.-; At the rate Marrone Is going lie will acquire more 00 western gold bricks than he will have room to accommodate. Jockey J. Lee was hauled before the stewards this morning on complaint of one of the gatcmen who. charged liim with impertinence. After bearing Lees side of the case he was let off with a reprimand. Jockey Seder, who is under the ban with the jockejt clubs of the middle west was ordered away from the grounds this afternoon. Star Hawk, while being exercised this morning, fell and broke his leg. He was destroyed. The heavy rain of last night did not affect the going materially and good time was recorded in nearly all the races. Charles F. Grainger, president of the new Louisville Jockey Club, and member of the Kentucky Racing Commission, was an interested spectator. He departed tonight for Saratoga, where he will remain several days. William Shields sold Onatas to D. Watson for 25, and Biltil to R. W. Nelson for ,000. The transportation problem seems to have been solved and the crowds were deported from the track with dispatch. Hundreds of vehicles plied between the track and the Mount Vernon station, where special trains departed at intervals of a few minutes. Some of the hackmcn overdid the business and in their eagerness to make au extra dollar caused the death of their horses from exhaustion. Arthur Elrod stated today that there would be room for twenty additional bookmakers in;Jthc field next Monday. Seventy layers did business hr the field and eighty-five in the big ring. On account of the constant arrivals, the management gave lifteen minutes additional time and called the first race at 2:15.

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