Jack Atkins Game Finish.: Wins The Mount Vernon Handicap In A Tremendous Drive With Tileing.; Wise Mason Goes Three-Quarters in Fast Time--Bad News Adds to His String of Victories--Police Active at Yonkers., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-20


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JACK ATKINS GAME FINISH WINS THE MOUNT VERNON HANDICAP IN A TREMENDOUS DRIVE WITH TILEING Wise Mason Goes ThreeQuarters in Fast Time Bad News Adds to His String of Victories Police Active at Yonkers Now York August 19 The famous Jack Atkin was the one dominant factor in the Mount Vornon Handicap at Yonkers today Barney Schreibers great weightcarrier picked up 32 pounds and de ¬ feated five lightly weighted opponents for the big font lire notwithstanding jockey Joe Notters faulty horesmanship during tlu early stages of the race The astonished owner of the favorite saw him lit rally pulled off his stride ann relinquish a safe lead on the haokstreteh This injudicious move caused the big horse to be placed on the inside of Wool Sandals during the second quarter of the running and until lie drew out on the turn for home and es ¬ tablished a lead of nearly two lengths in the stretch the result seemed to be In serious doubt A little timber on about the time the r000 spectators pres ¬ ent had settled themselves down to see just how a really gwwl horse could dispose of his opponents Tilelng suddenly loomed up In uncomfortably close pursuit of he leader and with a few quick strides got alongside It was at this critical junc ¬ ture that liotli horse and ridev rose magnificently to the occasion In tin tremendous effort to ward off defeat that followed the pair distinguished them ¬ selves liy Iwlli gameness and horsemanship such as is not often witnessed on a race course Jack Atkins brilliantly achieved victory was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm Barney Schreiber whet todiiv saw his wonderful horse returned a win ¬ ner for the first time since lie became a turf celebrity was so overjoyed that he could hardly acknowledge his thanks for the numerous congratula ¬ tions tendered him himMr Mr James Butler said that he was not sure but what Jack Atkin was the lK st race norse he had ever seeif and at all events he was the best thor ¬ oughbred that had ever raced ovtr the Yonkers YonkersAndrew Andrew Miller was also congratulated by Mr Butler on his first success over his track with Wise Mason Ii the opening dash for twoyearolds To ylays nice of the halfbrother to the famous McChes tKv was an unexpected vindication of his earliest fV ol sea Xorm which Bind been nuMy disturbed rv the Ignominious defeat h sustained In Ills pre ¬ ceding start startIn In the mile and a quarter race that followed Bad News started the shortestpriced favorite at 1 to 0 of the present qneeting and the Bradley horse ex ¬ perienced no difficulty In making good over the very Inferior opposition in against him The second two yearold race was captured by Fashion Plate which was also nt oddsou oddsouRobert Robert Cooper running under a powerful stimulant in the shape of heavy backing upset another con ¬ templated coup on Monocle by winning all the way from that inconsistent racer Notwithstanding Rob ort Coopers pronounced aversion for a muddy track he was regularly raced in colors and scored many failures at Saratoga when seriously handicapped by Hie going Those tactics enabled the manipulators 1o get us good as S to I against the Pessara three jcarold Lee went at Robert Cooper with whip and spur in such savage fashion that experts de clnred such tactics invited certain defeat ultimately These premature predictions failed of vindication for the horse stuck to his work with bulldog tenacity and won with siny amount up his sleeve For an alleged sulker Robert Cooper took his medicine with ideal complacency complacencyDon Don Enrique outclassed his opponents in the last rare and it was well for his backers that he did so for apprentice Upton seemed to be heading for Mt VITIIOII on the stretch turn The Dubols gelding lcpt to the course however and passed his com ¬ pel Itors in the last furlong as if they were anchored anchoredThat That District Attorney Winslow meant what lie said when he announced yesterday that the anti ietting law would be enforced with renewed vigor was shown br the big uninlKT of arrests made at onkers this afternoon Ever since the present law lias been in operation it lias been the practice to Htle the business of the previous day lefore tiie races began This settlement was in progress as usual when deputy sheriffs appeared ou the scene smd proceeded to arrest men handling money indis ¬ criminately The arrested men were oou liberated liowevcr There were seven arrests made later the police getting busy at precisely il p in when tliev took Stephen Sherman W ICIouber Leon Cohen ami Fred Adler into custody on warrants signed by Judge Bell of Westchester Isidor Biarlmm A L Kalpcn and Hyman Wagner were just pickups Each of the seven prisoners were charged witli hookmaklng Mr Butler in speaking of these oc ¬ currences said saidAnyone Anyone who cant come to the race track and njoy the races without breaking the law should fluy away There is no use of butting our heads igilnst a stone wall If we cant carry on racing under the law we might as well close up We must In the best we can this year and worry through with it until the law is changed changedMr Mr Butler said that he was perfectly in accord with Mr Winslow especially in regard to arrests for Infractions of the HartAgnew law The Em ¬ pire City Association will aid the district attorney in everv way possible said Mr Butler to main ¬ tain order and live up to the letter of the law in tverv particular All I want Is to hold a race meet lug under the conditions the law dictates and if tiny one defies it it is bis ovn lookout Racing esin jro on in a respectable manner and I think it will be much elevated under the present law lawStable Stable quarters have been reserved for John E Madden at the Yonkers track Ills arrival with a big stable of horses is expected on Friday Reports f sensational trials by King James iiro in circu ¬ lation Some experts predict a victory for the crack threeyearold in the big Yonkers feature next nextMessrs Messrs Miller and Earlocker were engaged nearly he whole of the afternoon in settling up with horse ¬ men win raced at the recent Saratoga meeting It is said that every dollar of indebtedness Incurred by the Saratoga Association was paid before they Mulshed their labors laborsCharles Charles Edward the sensational record breaker of the rlghtou summer meeting of 107 became very Jame after a mile and an eighth trial over the Yonkprs track today The horse worked fast and Boomed to pull up sound enough It was found he would not rool out readily afterward however and llnnllv showed such pronounced weakness on his off fore leg that he had to be Mopped in his walking exercise It is thought Unit the breakdown Is com ¬ plete and that Charles Edward will never lie able to race again againBarney Barney Schreiber will wait over until next Satur ¬ day to see Jack Atkin run In the big l liOOO iOOO Km Vire City stake before leaving for the west He 4LI1I He4LI1I hold a conference at Buffalo with Josooh A Murphy AMurphy next Sunday regarding the new race meet project for St Iouis Mr Hchroihor said that there wen a number of ginid people interested in the proposed meeting and lie had reason to believe that it would meet with success

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