North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XX, NO. 3
SATURDAY MORNING DECEMBER 9, 1916
FIVE CENTS
THE RACES
The Old Favorite Are Amm Bee Takes
Splane Trophy In Thanksgiving Meet
Miss JLarlna Sugg- Taken Jossle C.
Across In the Ladles' Hash
by a flair
FOUR new challengers
appeared on the. Jockey
Club track Thanksgiv
ing day, and all of them
gave good account of
themselves. J. C. Thom
as came out unexpected
ly with a dark horse he
calls Farmer Boy, and
first crack out of the box gave evidence
that he was after the laurels so long held
in the trotting race event by Are Amm
Bee. Considerable interest was added to
the event by the handsome trophy pre
sented for the occasion by Mrs. J. G.
Splane.
There were three entries, but the hard
races were between Farmer Boy and Are
Amm Bee. In the first heat Swinnerton
drove the Standard Bred home to victory,
but by so close a matter that the bookies
were extremely doubtful of the eventual
out come. ' And the second Heat proved
the speed there is in this Farmer Boy.
He pulled by the stand a fair length in
the lead, and all hands settled back for
an exciting finish, with the new pacer
taking no odds.
Are Amm Bee won but the critics are
still saying that the new pacer would have
taken it except for some grievous errors
in Thomas' driving. Thomas is an old
hand, and the critics are probably wrong,
but their discussion reflects the general
opinion of this entry, and the heartbreak
ing nature of the final heat.
By all odds the most spectacular race
of the day was pulled off by the girls in
the Ladies Dash. There were four of
them, riding into the stretch like Apaches
on the war path, and a blanket could have
covered the whole flying squadron as they
passed under the wire. It was a mag
nificent ride, and so close that the judges
had to take counsel with the starter to
determine whether Miss Sugg on Jessie
C. or Miss Bliss on Topsey finished first.
From the grand stand there was nothing
to choose. Even third was a matter of
conjecture Miss Esther Tufts Nellie was
in between the leaders perhaps five inches
to the rear. The award was given to
Miss Sugg and Miss Goldsmith was rele
gated to. last place, having been at least
a foot behind the winner.
Nat Hurd had put up a purse for the
Gentlemen jockey flat race, and brought
out six aspirants. He is determined to
land the old war horse Travellor in the
van and tried it on again today He gave
Thomas, riding Eex, a hard run for it,
but had to be content with second place,
nosing out Batchclor on Chief just under
the stand.
The thoroughbreds made their first
appearance on the track this season, in
anticipation of the hurdles to come. Hurd
pitted two of his new string, Chase and
Kittron, against the much heralded cap
tain Heck of the Pinehurst stables. All
three mounts showed first class form and
promise. Captain Heck with Whitlock
seemed to have the best of Chase ridden
by Batchelor, but Hurd developed some
fast going on Kittron. Considering that
he had a very bad start he made a good
race of it, and may be expected to debate
the laurels with Thomas on the next
occasion.
The mule race as usual provided the
entertainment of...the afternoon, and we
hope hs come to stay as an institution.
As monuments of speed they are not such
a much; but on the vaudeville circuit they
would command a price offered no Ara
bian steed in the 'world.
SUMMARY
Pacing Eace, for Splane trophy, best
two out of three heats.
FIRST HEAT
HORSE DRIVER OWNER
1 Are Amm Bee Swinnerton Tufts
2 Farmer Boy J. C. Thomas Thomas
3 Toy Boy J. R. Thomas Jones
SECOND HEAT
1 Farmer Boy J. C. Thomas Thomas
(Concluded on page fifteen)
SINGERFEST AND CONCERT
A Great Day of Celebration in
Prospect
Willi I lie Harvard Musical Clubs
In Pinehurst for
Christmas
PREPARATIONS are
already being made to
give a royal welcome to
the Harvard Musical
Clubs on their first tour
of the South. For
years they have been the
center of the holiday
gayeties arid' the famil
iar songs of the Glee Club and the con
cert of the mandolins and banjos have
been the leading feature of Christmas
time in the cities of New England. (
Following in the wake of these boys
leaders of every aspect of college life-1
scholars, humorists and many of them
famous athletes, of course there is a
spirit of play and a round of dances and
gathering of graduates full of memories
of their own college days, social func
tion and singerfest. But at the same
time the members of the Harvard Clubs are
reputed to be excellent musicians selected
and trained with the utmost rigor, and
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