Royal Tourist Makes a Record: Defeats Dandelion in the Fastest Mile and a Sixteenth Ever Run in America, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-12


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ROYAL TOURIST MAKES A RECORD. Defeats Dandelion in the Fastest Mile and a Sixteenth Ever Run in America. San Francisco. Cal., November 11. Royal Tourist, a Whitney cast-off, recently purchased in New York by . R. Ellison and brought to the Pacific coast to race, scored ids first victory in the colors of his new owner at Oakland today. From both a time standpoint, a new American record of 1:44. being established for one mile and a sixteenth, and the manner of achievement, the Saudringham colts race for the cards feature was of a sensational character. The running was marked by riding of the roughest description with the winner frequently and offensively detrimental to Dandelion. W. T. Overton and Neva Lee. second, third and fourth horses respectively at the finish. Firestone, the favorite and only other starter, was never really dangerous and ran as if the injuries he sustained from his fall while at the post In the Opening Handicap were more serious than then thought. W. T. Overton led for a mile and tired. Royal Tourist then came along and swerved ahead and just lasted long enough to win from Dandelion, which had recovered from a similar experience on the last turn, for which Royal Tourist was also re-sjwmsible. and worked through into a rushing second. In the meantime W. T. Overton was forced to pull up sharply in the last fifty yards to avoid going over the inner rail, which effectually stopped the securely pocketed Neva Lee. Tho race was named the Winters Handicap In honor of Theodore Winters, the famous breeder of the former kings and queen of the turf. El Rio Rev. Emperor of Norfolk. Yo Tambien, and others. S. C. Hildreth was conspicuously successful during the afternoon with horses from his stable. Toil Box and Woodcraft scoring in the second and third races respectively. Three selling platers in Hereafter. Frank Lubbock and Charles Green accounted for the remainder of the card. The Supreme Court of tho State of Washington has just handed down a decision unfavorable to racing in that state. It reverses the judgment of the lower court in the matter of joolseiling and the maintenance of betting rings in connection with horse racing, holding that they come within the meaning of the statute which provides that places where gambling is carried on are to be held a nuisance. The penalty attached by the act is a maximum fine of 1.000 and the abatement of the nuisance. The Valparaiso Sporting Club is advertising a number of valuable stakes through their American agents. W. R. Grace it Co., including the Cen-tenario. .5,000: Derby.,000; Estreno, ,000: St. Leger. ,500. J. Kneale. "Conductor" J. McManus and Charles Lyman, bookmakers from St. Louis, George Reif. brewer from Chattanooga and George Marks, of New York, are late arrivals. Owners E. W. Heff-ncr. of Sliecpsliead Bay. and Boyd Heneken. of Latonia. have applied for local stall room. Both are delayed on account of inadequate transportation facilities. Ilildreths Achieve bled in her work this morning. The daughter of Watercress was one of the cracks, of the stable and practically invincible at the recent Seattle meeting. At one time this .year her owner valued her at the extravagant price of 20.000. The arrival of D. McCarthy, the recently engaged lightweight of the stable, is expected the latter part of this week. Sixteen yearlings from John Mackoys ranch, the get of Canopus. Galveston. Bedeck and Sir Hampton, will be sold by Chase and Co. on December 7. The New California Jockey Club notified William Gerst on Monday that unless he sent his horses out here in charge of a trainer other than James Blute, they would not be allowed to race at Oakland, hence the change at the last moment to George Hammond. The Nashville brewers string is already on the way. James Blute. who trained for R. F. Carman last season, incurred the displeasure of the local racing association equally with his employer and. like him. is denied the privilege of racing or training here.

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