Merry Task Races Poorly: Belmont Horse Recently Returned From England Disappoints At Pimlico.; Is Made An Overwhelming Favorite in Handicap and, Sulking, Fails to Place--Close Finishes Mark Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-17


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MERRY TASK RACES POORLY BELMONT HORSE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM ENGLAND DISAPPOINTS AT PIMLICO Is Made an Overwhelming Favorite in Handicap Handicapand and Sulking Fails to Place Close CloseFinishes Finishes Mark Racing Baltimore Mil May 10 Spirited racing was the order at Iiinlieo tills afternoon Wellmatched fields wint to tlio post and the finishes were close Louise Travels winning margin over Wanlta in the lirst race was a neck while Fred Levy just managed to last Ion enough to heat Hrynary a head in the third A light shower fell before the horses went to the post for the fifth race but what little rain Iliiiu down helped rather than hurt track conditions old Cap won this race by a scant half length In a lil via finish with York Lad August Belmonts Merry Task which came back from England with the reputation of being a shifty racer was soundly beaten in the owners handicap for which he was an oddson favorite Merry Task was ridden by llntwell and apixared to sulk At all events lie was never able to get to the front and failed to finish among the first three threeSuperstition Superstition Harry Prices old campaigner was claimed out of the second race by W B Carson for lVr Gold Cap was bid up 2 H over his entered price by J L Bryan after he won but was pro ¬ tected and bought in by his owner ownerAlexander Alexander Smith Cochrane a wealthy patron of racing iu New York has purchased the threeyear old His Majesty from T V Messervy and the horse will probably be turned over to T T Ilealey to train It is understood that Mr Cochrane gave 20000 MajestyAnother for Ills Majesty Another ruling was handed out in the Talhott case this afternoon as follows At the request of T O Talhott the stewards make the statement that the1 evidence IIIKHI wliicii their ml ins of May 13 was based involves him personally In no other serious oifcnse tlinii too great confidence in his friends IfVhiji tv objectionable connections and inlluonces f 1retoforc associated with the horses of Mr Talbott are eliminated to the satisfaction of the stewards Mr Talbott will he in good standing at Plinlieo PlinlieoThe The following owners hiivo reserved cars for New York and will Fend their horses from hero to IJsl iiiiiiit Iark to participate in tins racing on the metro ¬ politan tracks r L Holland Capt E T Cassatt August Belmont Frederick Johnson Samuel Hoss Capt I M Walker Tames Fitzsimmons 7 O Tiilbott J E Widener It T Wilson William Garth Kal Iarr Harry Payne Wiiitucy F J Ions Tlioiniis Monohan Thomas Fortune Itran and the Qnincy Stable StableJockey Jockey Ted Rice in a letter to a friend in this country writes that both he and Archibald are having much success in Germany this season Both lads are riding the horses that John Ilyland is train ¬ ing for Baron Weinberg There are some great twoyearolds in the string according to Rico Tommy Burns who went to Germany a few mouths ago lias ridden several winners recently and has a host of followers followersJ J L Holland has added the filly Morning Glory by Disguise Dorset Flower to the list of mares lie has purchased for his stud in Oklahoma He secured her from T W Iangle IangleJ J Howard Lewis has purchased the jumper High Hat of the Beverwyck Stable StableThere There is an epidemic of coughing at Pimlico and a great many twoyearolds are on the ailing list listAlgernon Algernon Daingcrtield was a visitor at Iiinlieo this afternoon as was also W M Northey secre ¬ tary of the Montreal Jockey Club ClubMessrs Messrs Smith and Colby have secured the betting ring privileges at the new track at Ottawa They control the same privileges at the Hamilton track

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