Oran Takes Great Trial: Barring Horace E., Seasons Best Young Sters Are Behind Him, Daily Racing Form, 1906-07-01


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.ORAN TAKES GREAT TRIAL. BARRING HORACE E., SEASONS BEST YOUNGSTERS ARE BEHIND HIM. flip rlap Is Added for the Advance Stakes and Wins Whimsical Is Best Sir Huon Is Poorly Ridden. New York, JuneSO. The flower of -the two and three year-olds of the country were engaged respectively In the Great Trial, over the lastslx furlongs of the Futurity course, and the Advance, over the unaccustomed distance of one mile and, three furlongs, two of the riehest stakes of the season, at Sheepshead Bay this afternoon. Oran, son of Ossary and Sloe, hred and owned by W. OB. Macdonough, of California, won the former of a gross value of 5,000 in commanding style. This marvelous youngster decisively outpaced and outstayed numerically strong company of rare quality, comprising the lest shown east and west in the juvenile division with the solitary and probably Important exception of Horace E. Three-year-olds of the best class of the year were abundantly represented In the 5,000 weight for age race. Of the older division only Cairngorm had the temerity to try conclusions with such a formidable array of youngsters as Whimsical, The Quail, Accountant, Sir Huon and Bohemian. Flip Flap, an added starter, and a despised outsider in the betting did not belie her name and took the whole distinguished company into camp in one of the most stirring contests of the season, with the result iu doubt between four horses up to nearly the very last stride. Suicidal pacemaklng tactics on the part of Whimsical, clearly the best horse, brought .about the totally unexpected, victory of the Handspring filly. It also served to defeat Accountant; as the premature move made by The Quail may have cost him the decision. The great western colt Sir Huon, ludicriously handled, shared some of the glory of the race by his magnificent up-hill performance. It is claimed for J. A. Bennet that lie did not wager a cent on Flip Flap; that he took a long chance when lie added her, hoping for just such a lluke victory as she scored. Today was the hottest racing day ever experienced at Sheepshead Bay. Not a breath of air litltered through the grandstand. Nearly 40,000 turf devotees were present to witness one of the most splendid racing cards ever given In this country. Gold Lady was bid up from 00 to ,000, the owner retaining her with an additional . Timber, since the shelving of Burgomaster, the chief dependence of Harry Iayne Whitney in the three-year-old stahes of the season, has gone wrong and may be retired. The trouble is with the right forefoot, which is split and bruised. Barney Schrelber left tonight tpr a weeks stay at Ills .Missouri farm. lie will return in time for the opening at Brighton Beach, where lie will race a portion of his string including the crack Jaek Atkin. Sam Hildreth will handle Mr. Schreibers horses on the Metropolitan tracks. In all races decided out of the Futurity chute, the numbers on the saddle cloths are rendered invisible during the parade to the post. This is done in order that poolroom agents and outside wntehers may not detect the horses entitled numbers. Just before the start the saddle cloths are properly readjusted and at the finish are easily decipherable. Charles Beed has returned from a two years trip around the world and was a visitor at Sheepshead Bay this afternoon. L. A. Cella controls five books in the big ring.

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