Derby To Rank Outsider: Unconsidered Stone Street Defeats Sir Cleges Before The Usual Big Crowd.; A Very Heavy Track Contributes to the Unexpected Result--New Betting Mediums Prove Popular and Successful., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-06


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DERBY TO RANK OUTSIDER UNCONSIDERED STONE STREET DEFEATS SIR CLEGES BEFORE THE USUAL BIG CROWD A Very Heavy Track Contributes to the Unexpected Result New Betting Mediums Prove ProvePopular Popular and Successful Louisville Ky May The running of the thirtyfourth Kentucky Derby will always go down in history as a race whore conditions triumphed over better elass elassTo To attempt to place Stone Street the winner in tin same class with George 1 Long flashy Sir Cleges or consider him above a selling plater would be folly yet Stone Street decisively took the measure of Sir Cleges and won the Kentucky blue ribbon In the easiest kind of manner Heretofore Stone Street lias been running with cheap platers and on numerous occasions in the past winter lias failed to finish in the first three Conditions today were greatly in his favor and lie attested to this by run ¬ ning tlie best race of his career Some doubts were expressed before tlie race as to Sir Cleges ability to run well in the going but his recent trials in ¬ dicated that his better class would carry him to victory He made a game but futile effort and was beaten at tlie end by nearly two lengths in the slowest run race since the inaugural Derby won by Aristidis Dnnvegan in a strenuous drive man ¬ aged to last long enough to retain third place from Synchronized The disappointment of tlie nice was the showing made by Milford He was at no time after barriers rise a serious contender and finished far baek in tlie ruck ruckNotwithstanding Notwithstanding tlie threatening weather and the poor field that composed the starters in the Derby a crowd estimated at 1HOOO was on hand to witness tlie resumption of racing at historic Churchill Downs Among the numbers were Ken ¬ tuckys leading citizens and eacli seemed to thor ¬ oughly lend himself to the occasion and derived plenty of enjoyment enjoymentIn In the betting shed the scenes were no less ani ¬ mated and as in the morning when the auction lKol selling started a shout and a round of applause greeted the return of tlie parimiituels as the medium by which bets were made Many of tlie oldtimers who were carried back through vears felt their blood tingle while listening to tlie click of the mutnel machines and of course predicted success for this style of betting The newer generation however were sceptics and predicted failure for the new idea As a matter of fact there was too much bustle and too many green hands to be broken In to allow for the machines to be worked smoothly and to curtail the long delays occasioned by figuring the amounts due winners and in paying off Several scalpers worked in tlie crowd and helped out the cashiers cashiersOver Over 00000 was wagered in the parlniutueld and poolsThe probably 20000 in the auction pools The wretched condition of the track made close finishes improbable and nearly all the winners had comparatively an easy time of it Had the book ¬ makers been on as in former times they would have reaped a harvest for tlie best fancied horses with the exception of Mortiboy winner of the last race were downed The opening race went to Goldproof in easy fash ¬ ion Dainty Dame tried desperately to overtake him in the first half but tired and had to be iiard ridden to outstay Deuce for second place The poor showing of Colonel Hob caused judge Price to seek an ex ¬ planation front jockey Taylor but the rider was al ¬ lowed to go with a warning that in future his work would be closely observed observedCrowding Crowding at tlie start in the second race was re ¬ sponsible for a mishap that caused Lillian Kay rid ¬ den by J Lee to fall The rider sustained injuries to liis shoulder that caused the cancelling of Ids engagements for tlie rest of the afternoon afternoonAlice Alice which showed good form at New Orleans was favored by g x d racing luck and this enabled her to lead the others to the finish finishFinancier Financier from a fast start led all the way in the third race Tlie finish for second place was n thriller and the gainer of it undecided until the judges placing announced Warner Griswell had taken it from Divorcee Itarncy Schreibers Servl cenee was given a flying start In the fifth and this enabled him to lead tlie others for the entire trip and beat Fundamental FundamentalMortiboy Mortiboy also favored by the start in the last rat spread eagled the others and won as his rider pleased from Nancy The latter was neglected in the speculation and paid a record price in tlie nm tnels her backers receiving 40700 for each 5 in ¬ vested vestedStarter Starter Holtman who was to have oflicialed was forced to be absent on account of ids train coining here from St Louis being stalled by a washout William Shelly dispatched the fields during the afternoon creditablyWilliam and acquitted liimseif creditably William Fitch the pool seller says the total of the auctions was nearly 20000 today ten times as much as he expected to sell He says It was to him a surprising days business and that the public took to the parimntuels and auctions as If they had known the system all their lives Fitch says lie can be quoted as saying tlie days of booking are numbered Messrs Grainger and Winn are highly pleased with the days results resultsTlvomas Tlvomas 1 Cromwell acted as associate judge to Charles F Price during the afternoon William Shelly is the regular associate judge but his duty as starter gave Cromwell an opportunity to assist in the judges stand Delegations were here from Nashville New Or ¬ leans pointsW and other far southern points W O Parmer T W Riisswurm and W V Darden came delegationT up with the Nashville delegation T C Anderson representative in the Louisiana Legislature was among todays visitors lie says that tlie turf situation at New Orleans is not as bad as tiie antiracing folk would have one believe Legislation in the way of curtailing some of the abuses in evidence on Louisiana tracks is a fore ¬ gone conclusion but the big tracks will not be molested One hundred days of racing next winter seems to be the general desire in that section of the opinionO country was his opinion O O West Sr one of the oldest turfmen In the west was at the course and as has been his wont for the last twelve years wagered a bottle of wine with Milton Young that he would be on hand to witness DerbyJack the running of the next Kentucky Derby Jack Chinn chairman of the Kentucky Racln Commission was an early visitor but had to Cleave shortly after the running of tlie Derby on account of news that his uncle was In a dying condition being stricken suddenly with paralysis B Meyer will In future have the management of jockey A Morgan

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