Mud And Many Upsets At Pimlico.: Aiken Wins the Consolation Steeplechase--Clements Defeats Holscher--Will Investigate Mutuels., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-08


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MUD AND MANY UPSETS AT PIMLICO Aikcn Wins the Consolation Steeplechase Clements Defeats Holscher Will Investigate Mutuels Baltimore Mil May 7 Mud runners and quick breakers had the call at Pimlico this afternoon and incidentally long shots had their best day of the meeting Favorites went down in rapid succession from the lirst race on Many a good thing went wrong It was a case of tiie lirst away leading throughout in most of the races racesThe The program feature was the Consolation Steeple ¬ chase for horses that had not won at the meeting The winner was General W T Townes highly thought of Aiken which captured two races at Washington Aiken started a few days ago and finished far back Today Dion Kerr had the mount He scratched his own horse Essex II to ride Aiken at General Townes request Mr Kerr who has been riding more or less indifferently here put up a splendid ride today He kept his mount in behind the leaders to the last jump and brought him up in the stretch witli a welltimed rush He was loudly applauded when he rode buck to the scales In the lirst race Lucille K repeated her good per ¬ formance of u day or two ago by defeating Amos Turneys goodlooking colt Sit for which 5000 has been refused refusedClements Clements revelling in the mud look his third race of the meeting in the fifth defeating the even money favorite Ilolsclier IlolsclierLady Lady Isabel which was a promising lilly a year ago won her first race tills season in the colors of Samuel Hoss the Washington turfman turfmanT T iles c arson shipped his stable to Itelmout Park this afternoon The division of the stable which John B Madden was racing here also left with Carsons horses Jockey Jegon the promising little apprentice under contract to Carson who rode his first winner on The Wrestler a few days ago went along with his employer employerJockey Jockey Charles KiHrner returned from Louisville this morning and remained over for the afternoon lie left for Pelmont Park this evening but will later go on with the Mathews Stable to Montreal Dynamite Jack Thornby was among the visitors at Pimlico this afternoon afternoonThomas Thomas Clvdes stable will be divided and part of the string will be shipped to Montreal and lie other division SundayAt to Toronto They will leave here Sunday At the conclusion of the present meeting Crtplain W F Prisgruvi and William P Uiggs will visit the Churchill Downs track at Louisville It is understood that the Maryland Jockey Club is think ¬ ing seriously of installing the parlmutnel machines at Pimlico in place of the present system of hooking and their mission to Louisville Is to investigate the working of the machines and see how they take witli the public

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