Windsor Stables Burned: Many Horses Endangered, But All Are Saved Without Suffering Injury.; Polly Prim Defeats Ellicott and Charlie Gilbert and Makes a New Track Record--Please Adds Another Race to Her Long List., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-21


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WINDSOR STABLES BURNED MANY HORSES ENDANGERED BUT ALL ARE SAVED WITHOUT SUFFERING INJURY Polly Prim Defeaits Ellicott and Charlie Gilbort and andMakes Makes a New Track Record Please Adds AddsAnother Another Race to Her Long List Detroit Mich July 20 The racing at Windsor came near being terminated a week earlier than the advertised time on account of a fire which swept the northwest corner of the plant about noon today destroying seven stables in which 204 horses were quartered and but for the timely shifting of tho high wind would have devastated the entire racing structures Luckily the fire occurred at an hour when everybody was around the stables preparing lor the work to follow during the afternoon Imme ¬ diately on discovery of the flames which began In the feed store adjacent to the Henry McDaniel stable the alarm was spread and owners trainers jockeys and stable hands assisted by the earlier visitors to the races began with a will to save the horses quartered in the barns and succeeded so well that not a single animal was burned or Injured though many narrow escapes for the horses were re ¬ ported The flames gained rapid headway and the Windsor fire department fearing they would not be able to successfully cope with the flames sent an appeal for assistance to the Detroit brigade which promptly answered but when engines nnd men from the American department arrived the Canadians had the flames well in hand Most of the horsemen escaped with slight losses to their property others however had all their trappings and racing para ¬ phernalia excepting their horses burned The ones to suffer by the fire were owners II McDaniel Bur lew ONeill M C Moore M D Miller J IL Madigan J W Pangle P M CivllI J Dyment W Shields J C Ferriss Jr M NIcoll H Shannon II Flippen and John Marklein MarkleinMost Most of the horses that had been driven from their shelter were housed In temporary quarters In rude barns at the halfmile track opposite the Windsor course purchased last Saturday by Messrs Panner and Heiidrie During the excitement several of the rescued horses broke from their attendants and for the present their whereabouts are unknown unknownAn An owners handicap at one mile In which three of the best horses on the grounds contested was the feature race of a fairly wellbalanced card that furnished good sport for a large attendance Ellicott and Charlie Gilbert were the preferred ones in the race but Polly Prim running to her best form and favored by light weight and good riding easily disposed of the pair and won handily also reducing the former track record twofifths of a second and establishing the new one of 138 Ellicott was her closest attendant throughout and saved second place from Charlie Gilbert GilbertFavorites Favorites were again taken Into camp Maxim Gun and Ploase being the only ones to reward their backers Please was the easiest winner during the afternoon The victory of Cosmopolitan in the sec ¬ ond race resulted in much profit for his owner who backed him confidently and steadily causing a big reduction in tho odds Mortiboy the favorite ran a dull listless race and can do much better Comic Opera was another smartly supported outsider to score after a hard drive to get up In time to beat out Anna Scott and Green Dale Prince Hohenlohe was the favorite in the race and his poor showing caused the judges to summon his rider Moreland for an explanation Nothing developed but tho rider was sharply cautioned to put more energy into his future rides here hereThe The easy defeat of Olambala in the third race was a stunner to a large following especially to those hailing from Cincinnati who had seen th colts good races at Latonia He was away slowly and was not fully prepared to break on account of being held by the assistant starter and will show Improvement in future starts startsThe The Thorn despite his good race of last Satur ¬ day was neglected in the closing race and made a show of his opponents winning as his rider pleased The poorly ridden Servile which was the favorite ran disappointinglyThe disappointingly The judges this afternoon issued a supplementary ruling In connection with the Jersey Lady case ruling off the turf Al Mathews brother to W F Mathews and manager of the fillr for his partici ¬ pation in the affair affairSome Some excitement was created in the betting ring by the capture of an alleged pickpocket by Captain Forsee and Hugh McCafferty of the Plnkerton staff The man gave his name as Harry Fox About 200 of the money said to have been stolen was recovered recoveredJockey Jockey C Koerner left last night for New York where he will ride and jockey Delaby departed for Quebec QuebecJoe Joe Hayman and A Garson were others to leave today for Quebec QuebecJ J B Campbell who has been here since the close of Latonia departed tonight for Buffalo BuffaloExjockey Exjockey Joe Scherrer was an arrival today from New York He reports the racing at Brighton Beach healthy despite the annoyance that the management Is being put to on account of the recently enacted betting laws Lajennesse had to he excused from starting on account of sickness sicknessThe The stables destroyed by todays fire will not be rebuilt until the close of the meeting It Is pro ¬ posed to erect many new and modern stables on the plot of ground recently acquired by Messrs Partner and Hendrle

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