Duettiste the Winner: J. E. Wideners Horse First in Rich Manly Memorial Steeplechase, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-05


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DUETTISTE THE WINNER 1 ; . J. E. Wideners Horse First in Rich Manly Memorial Steeplechase. : Immense Crowd Turns Out at Pimlico to Witness Great Jumping Race. PIMLICO. Md., November 4. Jvseph E. Widener furnished the winner of the 0,000 Manly Memorial Stakes, the most valuable jumping race of the year, when his seven-year-old Etlielbert gelding, Duettiste, cantered home eight lengths in advance of one of the best bands of steeplechasers that has started in a race through the field this year. One, of the largest crowds of the fall season journeyed to old Pimlico this afternoon to witness the running of the attractive program, of which the Manly Memorial was the chief feature: Society was out in full force, witii large deldgatioris from the various Hunt clubs filling the boxes and clubhouse. The Army and Navy were also well represented and many prominent in AVashingtons official circles were seen among the big gathering. Ten high-class jumpers answered the call for the decision of the Manly Memorial and ,all but Decisive finished the course. Toppy Nix, carrying tiie silks of Mrs. F. A. Clark, was the first to show in. front, and,, fencing in faultless style, easily held sway for over two miles. He appeared a sure win-. ner at that point, when suddenly the Widener representative, Duettiste, which had been carefully reserved during the early racing, took after the leader and, before the spectators realized it, had overtaken and passed him, drawing away into a big lsad in the last eighth. The victory of Duettiste was a popular one, and much applause"greeted the, winner and his rider when they returned to the scales. Toppy Nix was second and Debadou third, the latter stumblinz at the tenth jump, but recovering and finishing fast. Old Weldship ran a grand race for two miles before he tired. The winners share of the stakes was ,S50. AVhat was expected to furnish the main attraction on the flat, the Forest Park Handicap at one mile, lost much of its interest when the crack colt The Porter was withdrawn. Only three started, and Lord Brighton "found no serious opposition from Jack Stuart and Rapid Day, the other starters. A rousing finish marked the opening dash, American Boy beating Squire Charlie by a neck, while only a head separated the latter from AAho Cares, the favorite. Nightstick was most fancied in the second, but easily fell a victim to the prowess of Cock o the Main, which quickly raced into the lead and kept it all tho way. PADDY WHACK AN EASY WINNER. Paddy AAhacl; found easy opposition in the mile and a sixteenth race, run as the fifth, and won as his rider pleased. The mile and a half race that ended the afternoons sport saw Puts, ami Calls easily triumph over Search Light III. after the latter ran well for a mile and an eighth. Jockey AV. Kelsay, who bruised his foot as a result of a fall a few days back, will be able to accept mounts again tomorrow. Kelsay will ride for Howard Marshall at the New Orleans meetings next winter.. Jockey Buxton has left New York for California to visit his folks, and jockey AV. Carroll left Empire City for Hot Springs, Ark., where lie will remain until the opening of the Jefferson Park meeting. Roger Mintou. who is here with the plater Poilu. will look after the engagements of both these riders at New Orleans next winter. It. TV AAilsou lost the promising two-year-old Simpleton after he won yesterday. He was claimed " by J. O. Talbott. Talbott, by the way, had several horses taken from him at Havre de Grace and Laurel and was forced to replenish his string. E. J. Crawford was an arrival from New York. He is here in searcli of material for one of the winter meetings and if lie succeeds in securing the right sort will probably ship to Havana. Albert Simons .goes from Maryland to New Orleans with fifteen o the Whitney -two-year.-olds. Jockey Ambrose will accompany the stable. He is under engagement to Mr. AVhitney for next year. George Peterson shipped Swirl and Stirrups to New Orleans yesterday. John J. McGraw and C. A. Stoneham were among those who came over from New York to witness the sport. Mr. Stoneham will leave for Cuba shortly to be on hand to witness the opening of tho winter meeting at Oriental Park, which is scheduled to begin on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 27.

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