Inquiry Attends Reversal: Result of Handicap at Palmetto Park Leads to Prompt Investigation, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-16


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INQUIRY ATTENDS REVERSAL RESULT OF HANDICAP AT PALMETTO PARK LEADS TO PROMPT INVESTIGATION. Favorite Made Poor Showing in Race, Second Choice Lost His Rider and Winner Showed Marked Improvement with Change of Jockeys, Charleston, S. C, December 15. The result of todays handicap fur sprinters at 1almetto Park caused comment. In a preceding start, when at odds-w. Lady Lightning, the winner, lacked early speed and was decisively outpaced by such mediocre racers as Robert Bradley and Golliwogg during the early running. She eventually did liulsh in second place, beaten by Gold Cap. Deronde had the mount on her on that occasion. Today, handled by Buxton, sin-showed a high order of speed during the entire run ning and won as her rider pleased. Ella Bryson was installed favorite today on the strength of having made a show of some crack sprinters in her previous start, but in todays race she was a distant trailer for the entire trip. She was also held to be res-lMiiislblc. for a mishap that caused .1. Henry to be unseated from Carlton G., the second choice. The otlieials began looking into the race immediately after its running, but did not conclude their investigation this afternoon. The glaring reversals might have been due to natural causes, but the probing Into the race by the ollicials shows an intent to keep the sport clean. Outside of this race, the sport was of high order and intensely enjoyed by another big throng. Speculation was again of good volume, thirteen layers being in line. About the most interesting race of the afternoon was the selling handicap at one mile and twenty yards, which was won by Joe Delbold. It was t lie first purse that Grovcr Baker had won in nearly four years. After the finish .Toe Delbold was bid up from an entered price of ,500 to ,003 and bought in. Another run-up developed after the victory of Master Jim, when the same bidder for Joe Deibold advanced Master Jim from 00 to 03 and failed to get him. J. Shafer, who did the bidding is a native of Gallatin. Tenn., and at one time raced the promising three-year-old Terminus. X. It. Davis disposed, of two of his horses at private sale this afternoon to Messrs. Ilammell and House, two newcomers in the sport. The horses that ;Uuj:ct hands, were Iten Irlor and Bertis. While being galloped this morning the sprinter AVarhler, owned by J. O. Talbott, burst a blood vessel and, bolting for the outside fence, fell and struck his bead against a post and broke his neck. Jockey Burllugame was fortunate in escaping with a gash on the leg and a cut on the head. He was taken to one of the local hospitals, but will be up aud about in a couple of days. A similar fate befell the good plater, Fred Mulhollaud, also owned bv Mr. Talbott. at the Laurel meeting last fall. Sam Bradley was among the arrivals this morning and will join the ranks of the layers doing business here In a few days. Louis Snell is due to arrive on Wednesday, J. W. May received wonl from Los Angeles this morning informing him of the sudden death of J. R. Wnlnwrigbt, due to a hemorrhage of the brain. The body will 1k shipped to Pittsburgh. Pa., where funeral services will be held on Friday next. Mr. Wainwright raced among others the good horse High Private. Among the best works this morning over the Palmetto Park track were: Ada Half mile in 00. Ambition Five-eighths in 1:07. Itrynliniah Three-eighths in 38. Coppcrtown Five-eighths in 1:07. Deposit Three-quarters in 1:18. lr. Jackson Half mile in 49. Duqucsne Three-eighths in 37. Duke Hal Half mile in 5 El Oro Mile in 1:49. Golden Treasure Three-quarters in 1:21. Gordon Three-quarters in 1:22. G. M. Miller Three-quarters in 1:20. Hocnir Three-quarters in 1:17. Luria Three-quarters in 1:18. Madges Sister Half mile in 48. Monocacy Three-quarters in 1:10. Penniless Half mile In 50. Oueed Mile in 1:47. Iteno :MiIe In 1MS. Itoger Gordon Half mile in 50. Shackletou Three-quarters in 1:18. Sir John Johnson Three-quarters in 1:22. Tony W. Three-quarters in 1:1ft. Veiena Three-quarters in 1:19. Water Iady Half mile in 53. The big string that J. O. Talbott sent south tills winter Is rapidly rounding to and many of them will be seen in action shortly. A number of these horses were turned out at a farm in Xew Jersey in midsummer. One of theni. Tarts, won at the first asking here. Republican aud Palanquin have been taking their dally gallops and are snowing much speed in their trials. The star of the stable. Lahore, will not race at Palmetto Park this winter. It is the intention of those in charge of the stable to give this good racer a long let-up in the hope that he may come back to the races next season a sound horse. Their plans are to take Lahore up In April and have him ready about the time the Saratoga meeting begins. He has been entered extensively in the stakes to be run at Saratoga. In the meantime Lahore is being turned out every day in a roomy paddock located just outside the Palmetto Park enclosure. The yearlings in the Talbott establishment which were purchased from Harry Payne Whitney are a good looking lot. Dave Xicol. one of the leading riders of the country a few seasons back, is here galloping horses for Lew Marion. Xicol Is still light enough to ride and he Is talking of going abroad next year. Frank Kutter Is another ex-jockey who will make an effort to obtain an engagement on the other side next season. Rutter has been out of the saddle for a couple of years, but is still light enough to ride. Ted Koerner Is another lad that is booked for the other side. Koerner finds It impossible to get down to the weight required on this side. John Powers, who Is assisting in the handling of the big string that J. L. Holland has here, received a letter from Jockey Vincent Powers a few days ago, urging him to go to France anil seek an engagement. Uhe aged gelding. Dr. Waldo Briggs. has comeback to the-races this fall a pretty shifty sort of a plater. He is handled by that capable colored trainer, William Perkins, who, bv the way. has all of his horses looking well. Dr. Waldo Briggs spent two years between the shafts of a brewery wagon in Dayton. Ohio, previous to this season. He broke down during his four-year-old form and it was sup-poGeil that Ids career as a racer was ended. He was -pirchased by his present owner, M. C. Moore, from Fred Luzader, for 0. Mr. Moore has several horses at Dayton and early last spring he decided to send one of them, Fleurons Daughter, to Perkins, who wintered at Lexington, to train. Perkins had been to Dayton and looked over the Moore horses. He wrote back not to send Fleurons Daughter, but Hint he would take a chance of getting Dr. Waldo Briggs to the iost. The latter was shipped to Perkins ami ,las w" seven races this year. Fhurons Daughter and the other horses owned by Moore were drowned in the flood that swept through Dayton last spring, so Dr. Waldo Briggs owes his exlsteuce-at present to Perkins. The Busybody, a mare by Meddler Belle Hoyt. that is racing here has Hie distinction of being the only racer in the country that has had a woman as a rubber. The Busybody runs in" the name of Mrs. J. D. Mlsick. while the latters husband is programmed as the trainer. The Misicks. live at the track and the mare earns a living for the pair. Tiie trio made the circuit of the half" mile tracks mi Canada last summer and sdnie of "the Southern fairs this fall. They were at Richmond and other places in Virginia and the mare won several races. The selling handicaps which will, be featured at Palmetto Park during tiie remainder of the meeting promise? to prove as popular with tie horsemen as they did at Plmlico last fall, when two .or more were carded daily. These races -have a"tehdcncy to eliminate the Shylocks of the turf, who prey upon their fellow horsemen. Then, too, tey. furnish splendid contests and are a . b,ig 4mlfro,venient oyer the old-time form of selling races. There are few good riders here, the lighter lads being especially poor pilots. No one. appears to stand out, which is probably a good thing for all concerned. The racing has lieen generally cjean, despite tjie fact that the stewards found it necessary to" suspend two juckeys. Form has been well observed and the layers have received a drubbing. While the attendance has not been as large as many looked for. the sport is on a solid basis and patronage will undoubtedly Increase after the holidays. The club is making every effort to conduct the meeting on high-class lines and the people away from here " are beginning to realize that fact.

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