Snyder Hovers between Life and Death, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-22


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SNYDER HOVERS BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH. Charleston, S. C, November 21. Jockey Snyder continues to hover between life and death and is making a remarkable fight, according to the attending doctors. Tlie crisis is expected tonight. Only slight hope is entertained for ids recovery, but he has a lighting chance. In addition to a fractured skull, he is sulToring from concussion of the brain and lie Is still unconscious. Another batch of horsemen and their horses readied Charleston today and lecaiiic enthusiastic over the bright prospects for a successful meeting this winter at Palmetto Park. The biggest consignments to get in today were those of 11, F. Carman ami Raloich Colston. The formers horses came from Baltimore and Colstons from Lexington. A feature of the Charleston Fair today at Palmetto Park was the monster parade of thoroughbred horses around tlie track. Over 250 racers or all ages passed In front of the grandstand. The yearling brigade came in for especial notice, due to their robust appearance and promising quality. W. W. Lyles, who will serve as official timer, arrived today from Norfolk and reports that the advance guard of horsemen, bookmakers and turf followers will arrive here next Monday. Frances J. Pons, who will have aliout a dozen horses at the track, arrived last night and departed tonight for Jacksonville to transact some personal business. Frank Bain and "Fatty" Phillips are recent arrivals. Phillips Intends to open a high-class cafe for the horsemens accommodation. Fine weather is enabling the heavier riders now here and intending to ride this winter ample opportunity for reducing weight. Gross, Gooso and others are donning sweaters daily.

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