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THE PINEHURST OUTLOOK
HELOS OUTSTRIPS FIELD
Leads Thoroughbreds Home at Jockey
II luck and I led Mhuwi the Way
in the Hurdle. JTameV Stable
Trot te Glorr
Taking the lead at the jump and hold
ing it every foot of the way the Red and
White ensign of the Lee and Nibbs
stables worn by Whymark up on the
gTeat runner Melos, came . forth trium
phantly victorious in one of the hardest
races ever staged on the Pinehurst Turf.
The famous mare was pitted against the
fastest to be found in this circuit the'
redoubtable Little Horn, ridden by
Smith, and Kinderlou, of the clean pair
of heels. In view of her recent suc
cesses, the Little Horn was handicapped
a few pounds in weight, Smith tipping
the scales at 141, against Whymark 128
and Thomas 129.
They covered the mile and an eighth
in short order with the Richmond won
der clipping out the van. Smith pushed
his mount to . the limit at the turn and
made a savage spurt for it, which served
to electrify the grandstand, but not to
capture the money. Failing in this, he
also failed to sustain the pace, and
Kinderlou swept Into second place a few
furlongs before the finish.
OVER THE HURDLES
It was Advertisers' day at the club,
and some fast work had been framed up
for their benefit over the hurdles. And
it materialized with a vengence. So fast
it was, that more than one surprise was
sprung, not the least of which was to
find such favorites as Col. Swigert's
Miriam H. and the war-horse Travellor
in the rear of the procession.
The colors of the Lee and Nibbs sta
bles again swung home triumphant on
the same fancy little jockey Whymark,
riding a mount new to the track, but ap
parently not to the game. This was
Dave, a dark brown jumper with a
rangey stride, that took the barriers all
in the day's work, and moved away
from the old favorites with a disconcert
ing regularity. However it was not all
his way. Clinging to him step for step,
up and over the bars in perfect rythm
went the Red and White jersey, the ban
ner of E. H. Call, marking the staying
qualities of an apparition called Hardy,
another debutante. These two made a
beautiful spectacle of the run, working
might and main for any advantage to
the very tape. Dave had and held a
little the best of it, and collected the
money by a narrow margin.
BISHOP BAGS A PURSE
The race for the guests purse devel
oped the closest riding we have seen yet.
So close in fact that when the leaders
thundered by the judges were put to it
to decide who won and who was second.
Jiulian T. Bishop, recently from the
wilds of Canada, rode the very heart
. out of George from the stables, pushing
F. C. Stevens on Topsie into a delirium.
These two passed under the wire together
like a whirlwind, with Bishop a fraction
to the good. It was a hair raising and
spectacular performance, made none the
less so by the fact that Cameron ran
Jessie C into a decline a length behind,
and that W. H. Moore never got his
seat, and still clinging to the runaway
finally treated the grandstand to a spill
of the first water.
DIXIE HOLDS HER OWN
And now t comes Ed A, the famous
driverless trotter, C. A. Shepard's hope
ful, a new champion in the lists, seek
ing honors and encomiums in the trot
ting arena. And the question rapidly
arose whether this formidable brown
flyer could prove a match for Dr. James
Dixie or not. He certainly set about it
in the right way. He scrambled for
the pole, took it in a cloud of dust,
set out for glory without a second and
then broke. Nothing daunted he took
up the challenge again and when the
bunch came whizzing ' by, and ran the
steady working Alcantara the race of
her life to the finish. Result, Dixie Al
cantara first, Ed. A second, Young Bil-
course. Once Are Amm Bee led all the
rest. But twice the palm was borne by
the Grecian Bard, and so in the end the
purse and victory.
MISS FRANCES OUTRIDES THOMAS
It was not Thomas' Day. Trying
his hand at every race in the program
and still holding the bag, he finally
framed it up to ride against his little
daughter Frances. If his idea was to
find an easy victory thus he was the
more bitterly disappointed. There is
not a human being in the Old North
State that can lead this Young Lady
around the track. She sits her horse
like a Comanche, and gets off on the
shot. Up on the Little Seal she got the
jump of Thomas on Hatto, and splendid
as a picture of "The Wings of the
Morning" or "The Rescue" by Rosa
Benheur, she sped by the stand a safe
winner by a span.
'Ingersoll made the dollar famous. The
speed and fame of the unhitch and
hitchup races held only on great occa
sions at the Pinehurst Jockey Club, made
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King's Mabel Worth fourth.
The second heat proved a fiercer
struggle still. The formidable Ed. took
the pole again, set our for further or
ders, and tore into the finsh as he began,
in the fore, and determined to stay so.
And right there is where James did some
driving. He let that little mare out,
and then some. He added threats to re
wards, and a medicum of corporal in
ducement to moral swasion, and got the
pace, moved up to the breaking point.
But he edged her over over by a frac
tion of a second and the width of a
Of the five starters in the 2.14 pace,
Smith and McKinnon's Aristotle and
Swinnerton's life and hope Are Amm
Bee, turned out to have the speed. The
whole circus of them held close enough
together to make a holiday, and delight
the hearts of the populace, now as in
days of old, fascinated by the run of
the chariots. But when they all came
footing it into the last stretch, each
time these twain were to be seen slightly
in the van. Three times they sped the
speed and endurance has never been seen
or heard of before in the history of the
world. Four stalwart mules with a like
wise number of buggies and drivers
came down the track ready to offer their
lives and their honor in one great effort
to uphold their names as speed kings.
The exhibition that followed was too
fast to be followed by the humble re
porter of this more humble paper. Every
now and then he managed to catch a
glance of some deHcate movement, but
finally they were all off and the .race was
on. Field glasses were brought forth
and places of advantage were eagerly
sought for here was the chance of a life
time to view one of the greatest specta
cles of modern time. Round they went
in their chariots the speed not lessening
in the slightest and down the stretch
they rode with manes flowing and hoofs
flying. Unfortunately, the speed in
which they broke the tape gave no
chance for anyone to tell the winner.
Mr. Picquet has requested that some
other afternoon they again try and de
cide which is the best one and we
earnestly hope that everyone will be
around to witness this wonderful event.
THE CHOPPERS' CARNIVAL
The immortal tree choppers again
came back to their own. Dug out of
their holes in the virgin forests of here
abouts they were finally persuaded that
it was necessary and essential for them
to be represented at the annual race
meet of the Advertisers. And so they
came. The usual trio were not able to
appear, they still being all in from their
last try. . Nevertheless the chop by the
tree choppers began. Chips as large as
ten cent pieces began to fly like German
scrappnal and urged on by the shouts
of the multitudes and the horns and
shrieks of the whistles they tore into
the 14 inches of hard" pine like blazes.
Nothing could withstand the violence
and strain of such an undertaking and
down they fell, (the pines) until they
were no more. And such was the end
ing the First Tree Chopping Contest of
the Advertiser's Race Meet.
liver FotU Program for the Year
: Having started with that certain
antidote for future discussion, the KICK
ER ?S HANDICAP, the ladies of Pine
hurst belonging to the Silver Foils in
augurate a series of golf tournaments
under the leadership of Dorothy Camp
bell Hurd. Coursing through varied and
interesting assortments of play, the pro
gram reaches its climax in the champion
ship on March 11th, and concludes with
the inevitable contest with Bogey in
April. The complete schedule is
January 16 Swatfest.
January 23 Two Ball Foursome
Best drive to count.
January 30 Medal Play Handicap.
February 4 Choice score. Best six
holes in each nine.
February 13 Flag Contest.
February 20 Pour Ball. Best Ball.
February 27-28 Handicap tournament,
Classes A and B.
March 8 Choice Score. Best six
holes in each nine.
March 11-12 Silver Foils Champion
ship. March 16 Mixed Foursome.
March 20 Handicap vs. Bogey.
March 27 Medal Round for those
who have not won.
April 5 Handicap vs. Bogey.
lotcliklaM the Picture Winn
Week before last we offered a prize for
the best picture of the sociable and edu
cated deer that has left his native haunts
to join the activities of he Cottage
Colony. "We are grateful to a Jarge num
ber of friends and the children of the
village for bringing in a good assortment
of snapshots of his majesty. The best
one in our opinion was the one we printed
last week, and was sent us by H.
Hotchkiss of the Walnut Cottage. Some
of the others were so interesting that we
have kept them and used them in addi
tion to the prize picture. For these we
wish to add our sincere appreciation to
the small mede we are able to pay fof