R. E. Watkins is Asked to Explain: Empire City Stewards Are Probing into the Defeat of Flavigny, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-24


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R. E. W ATKINS IS ASKED TO EXPLAIN. Empire City Stewards Are Probing Into the Defeat of Flavigny. New York, August 23. There were some interesting contests at Yonkers today, but in a betting way the results were in most instances disappointing to the greatest number of speculators. The only winning favorites were Lillic Turner in the Wakefield Handicap at a mile and an eighth, which featured the card, and Topsy Robinson, which won the fourth race, a selling affair for tlirce-year-olds and upward at about three-quarters of a mile. In the opening race, which was for maiden two-year-olds at live-eighths of a mile, John P. Bergen scored an easy victory over Enticing, the heavily backed favorite. Palette was the surprise in the second race. The Ben Brush mare came from far back and after a grand rush through the stretch, got up to take the purse by a head from Miss Alert, the none too vigorously ridden favorite. J. Lee scored his only victory of the afternoon when he piloted the neglected Hollow in the third race. Running Account ran a good race but was no match for Hollow today. There was a misguided plunge on Priceless Jewel in this race. Flayignys defeat in the closing race after her smart performances recently brought about an official investigation. The stewards remained In the stand over an hour after the race. They had before them owner Watklns and jockey. Sumter for a long time. At a late hour the stewards stated that nothing would be given out for publication, at pres t ent, but did say that the investigation is still on. Todays attendance was augmented by many arrivals from Saratoga. The Empire City track management contemplates building for next year a steeplechase course and will offer stakes for the jumping horses. . The horses of M. Kraus arrived here today from Saratoga.

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