Purse for Royall Meteor: Hyams Racer Regains His Good Form and Scores at Charleston, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-08


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PURSE EOR ROYAL METEOR HYAMS RACER REGAINS HIS GOOD FORM AND SCORES AT CHARLESTON. Failure to Get Clearance Papers for His Stable Enables J. Todd to Win a Tursc with a Lately Bought Horse. Charleston. S. C, March 7. Showing a return of his good form. Royal Meteor won the feature race at Palmetto Park this afternoon in decisive style from Feather Duster and Effendi. The winner was extensively supported, though displaced in favoritism by Feather Duster. The latter, carrying top weight, essayed to keep pace with the winner in the early stages and flattered his supporters uutil tiie last furlong, where Teahan. his rider, gave up before his mount did, enabling Royal Meteor to handily draw out to win by a couple of lengths. Effendi just outstayed Volthorpe for third money. Voltliorpe came out of the race badly cut about the heels as a result of having been jumped 011 during the race. Cloudy weather and bad track conditions detracted considerably from the sport, but a fairly large crowd witnessed the racing. Betting was of brisk volume with most of tlie winners accorded sharp support. Only two favorites scored, but the eleven layers wound up the afternoons business with a deficit. The greatest disappointment of tlie dar came when Font just failed to get up to beat Barium. The latter had been purchased yesterday by J. Todd and was intended for immediate shipment to Caracas, Venezuela, but the failure of his new owner to get clearing papers necessitated the unloading of the horses, hence his subsequent start and victory. Tlie consignment intended for shipment was released immediately after the horses victory, as it established that nothing ailed them. The smart set put over a good one in tlie closing dash when Spellbound cantered home in advance of his opponents and won from Servicence. The latter also showed improvement and developed unexpectedly strong support in a betting way. After Royal Meteors victory in the handicap, he was bid up from an entered price of ,000 to 51..::03 and .retained. J. W., Hedrick, owner juC Feather Duster, did tlie bidding. Tom Brown, owner of Copoertown, Split! t nud other horses will leave tomorrow for Lexington, where he will go in quest of several likely two-year-olds that lie intends to purchase. He will also arrange to mate his broodmare. Melissa, with McGee. During his altsence A. 5. Blakeley will look after the management of jockey F. Murphy. Charlie Ellison, acting for J. W. Schorr, is dickering for the contract held by Brown 011 Murphys services. II. B. Gorin was an arrival from Kentucky this morning. He made his presence felt by bidding up Queed 00 and securing the horse on his bid of 00. uced has been schooled over the jumps here all winter and is said to be a promising fencer. Jockey Melaggart was unable to get within this weight limit for Dally Waters in the first race and the lilly was excused from starting by the stewards. Betting on the race had been going on for about five minutes and the withdrawal of the filly meant that all bets had to be declared off and twenty minutes allowed for a new booking. Horsemen racing here who contemplate shipping to Kentucky at the conclusion of the meeting responded liberally with entries lo the stakes to bo run at the Latonia and Douglas Park! meetings, which closed today. Earl of Savoy will be tired and gelded and turned out for tlie summer at the conclusion of the Charleston meeting. Dr. N. Klinger of Biiighamplon. N. Y.. was a visitor to tlie course today. Barney Sebreiber was also an arrival. He will remain for a few days.

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