Muddy Track Affects Pimlico Racing.: John Dillon Wins the Steeplechase--Al Busch Deceives His Owner Badly., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-06


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MUDDY TRACK AFFECTS PIMLICO RACING John Dillon Wins the Steeplechase Al Busch De ¬ ceives His Owner Badly Baltimore Mil May A cloudy damp day and the first heavy track of the meeting had their effect on tlie attendance at Pimlico this afternoon and also on the racing Heretofore scratching lias been conspicuous largely by Its absence Today there were numerous withdrawals and the card which promised much was reduced in several races to small fields fieldsIn In the Crickmore Steeplechase named after the veteran New York racing official only three of seven horses on the program went to the post but the trio were so well matched that It was a lively betting race John Dillon was favorite and won easily easilyW W Shields who has been having more than his usual sham of luck at Baltimore this spring sent Al Puseh to the post in the opening race and thought him as good a thing as lie did Gerald I a few days auo but Al Busch like Gerald I was second Lucille H winning like a good filly fillyProclivity Proclivity which graduated from the maiden clas in the fifth race won easily This mare is a half sister to Lux Casta Henry T Oxnards filly that was second in the Futurity a few years back backA A party of New York turfmen came over to back Woodiine which won the seventh race The colt was an oddson favorite in the race but the way lie won made it look as If 1 to 10 would have been a good price priceJ J 1C Seagram president of the Ontario Jockey Club and one of Canadas leading turfmen has secured first call on the services of jockey Fair brother from May 1 to August 1 Fairbrotiier is one of the most promising jockeys of his weight riding today and before another season rolls around he bids fair to be one of tlie topnotchers It S Davidson who holds tlie contract on the boy picked him up a few seasons ago and developed him Fair brother will probably ride a few races around New York before going to Canada but lie will be in Toronto a week before the Woodbine Park meeting opens opensSam Sam Ilexter purchased from Roger Minion yester ¬ day the threeyearold Apple Toddy ToddyIlurlock Ilurlock which started in tlie opening race Is tlie largest twoyearold in traininglsere Ho stands close to sixteen hands and is Infill in proportion He Is one of Thomas Clydes band and was developed by W F Presgrave PresgraveWilton Wilton Lackaye ran in the name of T F Coles today and Coles carelessness In not having hi own colors up cost him ten dollars lie being fined that amount by the stewards stewardsScottsdale Scottsdale was not eligible to start in the second race and was scratched by the stewards stewardsJockey Jockey Barnetts license was suspended for the balance of the meeting for disorderly conduct conductThe The steeplechaser Kemp Ridgeley will be shipped to Bchnont Park tomorrow tomorrowRobert Robert Clifford and Charles Casii were among those who came over from New York to back Woodiine hi the seventh race

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