Mr. Whitney's Race Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1898-11-11


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MR WHITNEYS WHITNEY RACE MEETING A race meeting came off down east Tuesday that was not advertised and will pot appear in the records and yet it was one carried on so thoroughly in the spirit that should govern racing that is the racing in the foreground and the betting as an accessory in the back ¬ ground that the New York Suns account of the affair is here reproduced reproducedWith reproduced With the characteristic spirit which he has shown in his turf career thus far the Hon William C Whitney gave a meeting yesterday i at his farm at Westbury Estuary L I It was held un ¬ der deer the auspices of the Meadowbrook Meadow Hunt Club but it was due mainly to the efforts of Mr Whitney his son Harry Payne Whitney and his racing partner Sydney Paget Page that it was successful Although not numerically large the attendance was of the very best in fact the cream of the Four Hundred From all the neighboring towns came delegations to pay respects to Mr Whitney and his colleagues in the management of the sport It was thor ¬ oughly roughly enjoyable in point of weather and as a good programme programmed had been provided the racing was first class Steeplechasing Steeplechase with such an indorsement endorsement as it received yesterday is bound to recover from the setback it has undergone and bids fairto fair take rank with the flat racing Among those present were wereThe writhe The Hon William C Whitney Mr and Mrs Harry Payne Whitney Sydney Paget Page Mr and Mrs Clarence Mackey Mickey Mr and Mrs J L Ker Keri nochan mocha Mr and Mrs Thomas S Hitchcock Jr Mr and Mrs Fred Gebhard Gerhard Mr and Mrs C Albert Stevens Mr and Mrs O W Bird and Miss Bird Mr and Mrs Arthur Halsey Haley Mr atd ad Mrs Stanley Mortemer Mortimer Mr James Mortemer Mortimer Mr Craig Wadsworth Adsorb Mr and Mrs Sydney Harris Mr and Mrs J S Haddon Adorn Mr and Mrs R L Cottonet Cottoned C Fleischmann Freshman Edward Johnson Mr and Mrs Foxhall Focally Keene Mr and Mrs George Eustis Testis E D Morgan and John Sanford of the State Racing Commission Mr and Mrs H B Duryea Urea Harry Smith Mr J N Renwick Greenwich E N Taylor Sydney J Smith Mr and Mrs John R Stuart Henry Stuhl Seth Harry Buck and Mr and Mrs W E D Stokes StokesThe Stokes The country in which the track is locatedis located an ideal one and as the march of progress threatens the Long Island tracks as to their future it would not be surprising if Westbury Estuary should be the scene of a Futurity or a Brook ¬ lyn The course is laid out in a valley and is five furlongs in circumference with a chute of over a quarter of a mile It is about ihree Irene miles from the railroad station and is reached by a circuitous route through a pictaresquo picaresque country Yesterday the roads leading to it were crowded with vehicles of all descriptions from the aris Paris ¬ tocratic Socratic tallyho to the plebeian hay wagon wagonWhile anglophile While every effort was made to satisfy the patrons of the sport and while society stamped its seal of approval by its presence there there was another aspect which appealed to every one present Back in a remote part of the grounds yet sufficiently close to the track to permit her to see the races was Mrs Whitney sitting near a window in her country home The estimable wife of the former Secretary of the Navy always has had a strong liking for the sport and main with a view of afford ¬ ing King to her an opportunity of witnessing her favorite pastime was the meeting given Mrs Whitney expressed herself as being delighted with the various events Mr Whitney showed himself to be most hospitable He was every ¬ where looking to the comfort c f the visitors He even erected a booth filled it with refresh ¬ ments aments and bade everybody welcome This was dne dine to offset a parsimonious adventurer who CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE MR WHITNEYS WHITNEY RACE MEETING Continued from 1st Page had invaded the grounds started a refreshment booth and charged war prices pricesThe priciest The racing was very good The program called for six races but two more were added The feature of the day was the Mackay Mack Cup The prize was a handsome one and it brought out a good field Mr Mackay Mack the donor of the prize and his handsome young wife were on hand having driven over from Roslyn Rosalyn with a party of friends They were in the best possi poss ¬ ble able spirits and this despite the fire which damaged their home The race brought out entries from both teams of the Meadowbrook Meadow Hunt Club and the Warrenton Warren teams Vir Vr ¬ ginia gina Dare from the latter finished first with Paddy and Alls Well both from the second team of the Meadowbrook Meadow second aud Maud third respectively According to the conditions the race was awarded to the Meadowbrooks Meadow on points There was only one bookmaker pres Ypres ¬ ent Kent and after the fourth race he welched belched for a small sum sumThe smother The Ladies Cup was won by Perion Prison by a head from Governor Budd Buddy Poor riding lost the race for the latter Palmer the property of the Messrs Messes Hitchcock won the Meadowbrook Meadow Cup from Sunbeam Foxhall Focally Keene started all the races The summaries follow followFirst followers First Race The Mackay Mack Cup for hunt teams a steeplechase open for teams of two a sweep ¬ stakes of 25 each with 25 additional to start to the winner 30 per cent of entrance money and a silver cup about three miles over a nat ¬ ural country countrytVirginia country tVirginia Virginia Dare 175 Mr Hayes 1 Padoy Ado 170 Mr Stevenson 2 2Alls Alls Well 175 Mr Page 3 Barry Hed Heed Barren and Hogan HI also ran Betting ranBetting transecting Two to 1 on Virginia Dare 3 to 1 against Paddy 4 to 1 against Alls Well WelltUnrier Telluride tUnrier turner the conditions of the race the Meadow brook Hunt team No 2 was declared the winner on points as both of its representatives were placed placedSecond placed Second Kace Ace The Ladies Cup a steeple ¬ chase for threeyearolds and upward the win ¬ ner near to receive a plate and 50 per cent of the starting fees about two miles and a half over a regulation course Perion Prison 137 Mr Canavan Canaan 1 Gov Go Bndd Banded 155 Mr Lindsay 2 2Trillion Trillion 158 Mr Davy 3 3Diver Diver also ran ranBetting transecting Betting Two to 1 on Perion Prison 2 to 1 against Gov Go Budd Buddy 5 to 2 on Trillion TrillionThird Trillionth Third Race The Meadowbrook Meadow Cup a steeple ¬ chase for registered hunters winner to receive a plate and 50 per cent of starting fees about aboutthree bothered three miles over a natural country Palmer 157 Mr Smith 1 1Sunbeam Sunbeam 168 Mr Page 2 Prince Charming 161 Mr Hayes 3 Gnncrack Gunnysack also ran ranBetting transecting Betting Five to 3 on Palmer 7 to I against Sunbeam 3 to 1 against Prince Charming CharmingFourth Charming Fourth Race A sweepstakes for qualified hunters about three miles ovnr oven a rft raft rfti raft i l countrySachem countryside country Sachem 165 Mr Hayes 1 Nestor Nester 155 Mr Page 2 Ultimatum 155 Mr Height 3 Betting Six to 5 against Sachem 2 to 1 against Nestor Nester 2 to 1 against Ultimatum UltimatumFifth Ultimatum Fifth Race For registered hunters one oiile oiled on the flat flatVirginia flatiron Virginia Dare 153 Mr Smith 1 Weary Willie 153 Mr Turner 2 Westbury Estuary 163 Mr Lindsay 3 3Sixth Sixth Race For ponies under 142 hands quarter of a mile mileJoe mile Joe Cotton 165 Mr Mortemer Mortimer 1 Mountain Maid 166 Mr Keene 2 Mamie Mammies IsMiss Dismiss 166 Mr Custis Cutis Is Miss Fuito Fumio Witch Big Enough and Josie M also ran ranSeventh transcendent Seventh Race Special race for polo ponies quarter of a mile on the flat Grey Gray Belle 170 Mr Canavan Canaan 1 1Captain Captain Smith 167 Mr Paget Page 2 2Eighth Eighth Race For polo ponies weights over 155 pounds quarter of a mile on the fiat fiatRondo flatiron Rondo 170 Mr Mortetrier Ornerier 1 1The The Lady 170 Mr Custis Cutis 2 2Chief Chief 170 Mr Paget Page 3 3Witch Witch Marquise and Grey Gray Belle also ran

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