MChesneys Half-Brother: Wise Mason Defeats The Gardener And County Fair like A Coming Crack.; Waterspeed Wins the Brookwood Steeplechase in Fast Time--De Mund Scores and Peter Quince Runs Unplaced., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-22


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MCHESNEYS HALFBROTHER WISE MASON DEFEATS THE GARDENER AND COUNTY FAIR LIKE A COMING CRACK Waterspeed Wins the Brookwood Steeplechase in Fast Time De Mund Scores and Peter Quince Runs Unplaced New York September 21 For a Monday the at ¬ tendance was decidedly large today despite the chilly weather and the old Gravesend course pre ¬ sented much the appearance of racing a year ago when more liberal laws prevailed There was plenty of wagering of the oral kind the occasion lieing specially marked by an air of less restraint among the regulars For the first time there was some settling of the previous days business indulged in on the track but this practice was quickly stopped The names of the Itookmakers who offended in this respect were taken down by the Plnkertons and it is rumored that they will be denied admission to the track tomorrow tomorrowPublic Public curiosity was aroused over the report dur ¬ ing the afternoon that King James had emerged a brokendown horse from his recent wonderful race with Fair Play On the authority of Mr Hihlreth his owner this was not actually the case Never ¬ theless King James is out of commission for the season The trouble is in his left front foot which was badly Imilsed during the running of last Satur ¬ days First Special Tho injury is so painful that the crack threeyearold has not since l eeii able to put his foot to the ground groundThe The racing today was chiefly remarkable for the several bewildering upsets that developed The very complete defeat of Peter Quince in the inaugural sprint handicap by De Mund created a mild sensa ¬ tion While De Mnnd was out in front under a pull the heavily burdened castoff began to lose ground from the start and finished a beaten off fourth after experiencing considerable difficulty in staving off Jeanne dArc and Explosion ExplosionAfter After this came the Urookwood Steeplechase of 1200 the only stake feature on the card Its running developed a case of sudden and complete rejuvenation in a steeplechaser when Vaterspeed the winner covered the about two miles course in 34 Wise Mason dlsposeTd of moderate opposition in the five and a half furlongs dash for twoyearolds Thu Improving halfbrother to McChesney has all the earmarks of a coming good threeyearold and from now on should be a conspicuous factor in races over a considerable distance of ground There groundThere was much rejoicing among the layers when Moonshine the extreme outsider scored over a good sized band of superior class horses in the mile and a sixteenth handicap The fast fiveyearold inure had only eightyeight jtounds to carry and being in a running mood simply played with seven good class horses of the Tourenne Brookdale Nymph and Maruthon variety none of this trio being even placed Under the old conditions of betting she would probably have Ixsen quoted at 100 to 1 in th bettingt It is probable that a majority of the spec ¬ tators did not know that the winner was in the race until displayedFrom her number was displayed From a spectacular standpoint the two closing raws were the most successful Whin Top got up In the last stride to beat Samuel II Harris after a long and interesting stretch drive in which Gretna Green figured prominently until he dropped out Tight at the end and Golden View just lasted long Mwugh to get the decision from Lady Selina Whin Top which had recently been claimed out of a sell Ing race ran in the name and colors of W R MIdgeley her new owner John Ilnggins acting foi Herman 1 iDuryea iKtosted her from S140O re SlJIOO MIdgeley buying her in with the customary sidvance of 5 Lady Selina which finished second to Golden View was seriously impeded by the lat ¬ ter when a furlong out and Upton put in a claim oi foul but it was not allowed allowedThree Three horses Tileing Milford and Corncob were worked between races racesEnoch Enoch Wlshard left today for San Francisco with n carload of nine racers The shipment included TorbelHno and others of A B Spreckcls horses horsesII II E Rowell has made preparations to ship Thomas II Williams entire stable back home next Monday MondayE E Peters the regular trainer of De Mund wa not at the track today George M Odom saddled the Rainey horse In his absence

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