Kentucky Beau at Last: Clays Uncertain Colt Wins the Dixiana Stakes in Fast Time, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-12


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KENTUCKY BEAU AT LAST. CLAYS UNCERTAIN COLT WINS THE DIXIANA STAKES IN FAST TIME. Baby Wolf Takes the Manhattan Handicap from Dreamer and Jack Atkin. Keenes Fine Yearlings. New York, October 11. Two valuable stakes, Hie Manhattan Handicap for sprinters .mil tlie Dixiana for thrce-ycar-old milers, were tlie features of todays excellent can! at Kelmont Park. The former attracted seven top-notehors in that division. Jack Atkin, Suffrage, Raby Wolf, Dreamer, Kings Daughter, Rat Masterson and Oraeulum. Harry layne Whitneys Raby Wolf made good in a brief stride of a thrilling and spectacular finish, and prevented a break in tlie present continuity of successes scored by the horses from the big West-bury Racing Stud. Ill-luck attended Gretna Green, the favorite, early in the stages of tlie Dixiana, otherwise its running would probably have been reversed. Kentucky l!eau, long overdue, scored his lirst victory of the season, and made tlie fastest time for tlie distance of the present meeting. There was no real opposition from the other two starters, Faust and Toiirenue, the latter being palpably unlit. Tlie real unsatisfactory angle in the afternoons sport was Walter Millers failures on the favorites, Suffrage, Gretna Green and Chulita, the last named being held at odds-on and considered the surest winner 011 the program. His victory with Explosion, however, was really a sensational bit of jockeyship. In a band of inferior maiden fillies that contested the first race, Waterspeed scored a runaway victory over Grace Cameron and Longdana in slow time. Ilalket was a warmly backed favorite for the second race and should have won, but Miller rushed the Newcastle Stables good filly Explosion in the lead at once and kept her at her work to such good purpose, that she finally scored narrowly from the fast-coming Ilalket. The latter got off slowly, but ran a tine race and would have been in front with a bit farther to go. Sir Cleges ran a good race and Johnnie Rlake a bad onj1. for him There was a hot head-and-head finish between JJaby Wolf, Dreamer and Jack Atkin for the Manhattan Handicap. Jack Atkin led most of the way but began to tire in the last sixteenth, and the other two finally disposed of him in a tight fit all around, with Raby Wolf landing the big end of the money. Without any good warrant in her recent running Suffrage was made the favorite for this race, . but she was never prominent after a quarter lntd been covered. The tallied history of the Manhattan Handicap is as follows: ear. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 18!mKoImar 4 120 T. Sloan . .?1,4,"0 2:071 1S!7 Not run this year. 180S Sanders :: 117 Spencer . . . t!,."l0 1:11 1800 Firearm 4 120 OI.eary . .. 2.2S0 1:083 I.IOO Firearm 5 122 T. Hunts... 1,.40 1:10 J001 Musette t 100 Wonderly .. 1,510 1:12 1002 King Iepper.4 120 Kodforii ... 2.140 1:12 100.J Castalian :: in:! T. Ititrns... 2,000 1:01 l!0t Rroadcloth ...2 US Crimiiiins .. 2,080 1:10 100.-. Koseben 4 147 ONeill 2,120 1:113 1000 Kosolien .147 Shaw 2,r.::o 1:12J 1!M7 I.aby Wolf ...:! 110 E. Dugan .. 2,500 1:12J 1 1-4 miles this year; changed to three-quarters over the Eclipse course in ISJS. Kim at Morris Park prior to 1005. Gretna Green was made the favorite for tlie Dixiana Stakes, and ran a good race, but met more than his match at a mile in Kentucky Dealt. Tlie latter went right out in the lead and, setting a scorching pace, won all the way like tlie good and fast colt that lie really is. It was a speedy mile, and in finishing within two lengths of the winner and close to Gretna Green, Faust put up an excellent performance, but Toiirenue did not show- so favorably. The tabled history of the Dixiana Stakes is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1S0S Briar Sweet 110 Maher 1:411 ISO! Ethelbert 120 Odom 1,180 1:40 J 1000 Gonfalon 100 I.ullnian ... 1,140 1:43 1001 "Watercolor 120 Wonderly .. 1,200 1:40 1002 Oom Paul 112 .1. Martin... l,7r.O 1:412 1003 Dad News 100 Finloy 1.700 1:40 1001 Kapid Water ...112 ONeill 1.780 1:30J litor. Dreamer 10! Shaw 1,800 1:::! 1000 Hot Toddy lir. Kadtke a.220 1:"! 1007 Kentucky Ileau..l00 K. MeDaniel 2,340 1:3SJ Klin at Morris Park prior to 100,1. Chulita surprised some overconfident admirers by failing to give Wave Crest ten pounds and a beating in the fifth race. She was the hottest favorite of the afternoon and really ran a good race, but difference in weight told when Wave Crest challenged and she finally gave way, but easily held the others safe. Samuel H. Harris ran one of his infrequent good races and disused of some fast selling platers in the mile and an eighth dash that was the last race of the day. He was at a long price and, in a fast stretch effort, got up to barely head the favorite, Zipango, out. St. Valentine was the best horse in tltc race and, with a good ride, would undoubtedly have won. It is said that the lirst race engaged the poorest lot of thoroughbreds tbat has over been seen in a race In the oast this season. For Kelmont Park, to suy tlie least, the conditions permitting such nondescripts to race arc certainly unique. Jockey Buxton had been set down by the starter for three days on Thursday, and McCarthy was selected to ride Wave Crest today. The change worked wonders in the Farrel two-year-old. He ran for the purse only and won like a better than fair horse. of Langden reported in the paddock within the specified time in the Dixiana Stakes, but his presence was not noted by the paddock judge, J. L. Hall. Tlie owner was accordingly not permitted to start him. The ollicial time hereafter for starting the first race at lielmont will be 2:10 p. in. The forty Castleton bred yearlings in Howes charge at Shecpslicad are said to be the grandest lot of juvenile thoroughbreds that has ever been seen in this country. L. A. Cella did not book today. Sonoma Helie died this morning of pneumonia.

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