Fog Obscures the Racing: Heaviest Mist in Years Envelops the Sheepshead Bay Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-25


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FOG OBSCURES THE RACING. HEAVIEST MIST IN YEARS ENVELOPS THE SHEEPSHEAD BAY TRACK. Notasulga Romps Away with the Rosebuds Stakes Frank Gill Captures the Equality Stakes No Time Taken. New York, .Tunc 24. A heavy fog which came up from the sea soUIed down over the Sheepshead Bay raw track before racing begun today and little could be Been of the running of the various races. The starters In the opening race could lie fairly well nut lined In the mist, but after that nothing could be seen from the stand but the finishes. It was the most enduring fog that racing nt the Long Island tracks ever encountered. It has frequently been the case where one or two races could not he seen, hut never before did the fog score such a clean knock-out. It was Impossible to take tin; time of the races, except for the first. Tor the third race, run out of the Futurity Course, the time was taken from the ringing of the bell which announced the start, but it was later declared unotlicial, and no attempt was made to time the other races. The positions of the horses at the various posts could only be established by having men stationed near. The fog spoiled what might have been a good days sport. The card was a good one, with the Equality Stakes at one mile as the fcavturc. In this race Frank Jills good showing for one mile in tin; Suburban was overlooked, as he went to the post at 15 to 1. Vet he was clearly the best after the withdrawal of Montgomery and Veil and had Utile dilliculty to licat Charles Edward, which was well backed even though the distance was greater than lie had been called upon to go. The race shows Frank Gill to be a high class colt witli one mile as about the limit of his capabilities. He was conceding weight to the other starters. In this race they tried to make poor old Bose-ben go a mile once more, but, even in receipt of weight from the majority of the runners, the big sprinter was not equal to the task, lie was favorite and led to the stretch, but could not stick out the last furlong. The tabled history of the Equality is appended: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. i!to2iubiiii i n:; Mcfue ,305 1902llighlandcr ..:! 101 Martin 2,305 1:39 1903 Goldsmith 4 111 Kedfcrn ... 4.250 1:10 lPOl Dolly Spanker.:: 103 Hildelirnd . 4.7SO 1:88 1905 Hlnburg Belle. 4 121 V. Davis... 4,035 1:10 190C. Hmburg Belle.5 KM! W. Miller.. 1,120 l:39i 1007 Frank Gill :; 115 w. Knapp.. 4.9S0 t leail heat. tNo time taken. Notasulga again showed her quality by running off with the Kosehuds Stakes. She was many pounds better than her opponents and there is no doubt that she is the best filly that has raced here so far. There was a protest against her today, but it was not allowed. Mountain, who rode Half Sovereign, claimed that Notasulga cut him off directly after the start, but after hearing the evidence of all the riders in the race and of the oUicials at the starting point, the claim was dismissed. The talded history of the Kosehuds is shown below: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. ISItS Onondagas Pride. 110 T. Sloan. . ., ISO r5g. ISP.t Affect 99 MeCue 1,210 1:01 1900 Glennellie 115 McCiie :; 1:03 UMil Leonora Lorlng. . .1 lo OConnor .. 05 1:1 1902 Astarita 120 Shaw l,20r 1:01 !I0.-! Hamburg l?elle...l20 ONeill ... 2.2S5 59 HUM ISelle Sauvage 105 Cormack ... 2,900 1:01 ij 1905 Illuming Water... 110 Lyne 1.8S0 593 1900 Clare Hussell 115 L. Williams 1,835 1:O0r UI07 Notasulga 120 Itadtke 1.7S0 1:00s James K. Keene started one of the probable stars of bis string in the closing race, the black gelding llcstigouche, by Commando Dancing Water. While Kostigouchc did not seem to be up to a hard race, lie led until within thirty yards of the finish, when Live Wire, long overdue, passed him. llcstigouche Is eligible for many rich stakes, the Great. Trial among thorn and is likely to help swell Mr. Keenc3 winnings considerably before the season ends. Quite a coup was brought off with Ililicman in the second race. Those in the know got a good price, as his rider, Shreve, was unknown. It developed that Shreve is a very likely apprentice in the stable of Fred Forsythe and had ridden well at Hot Springs; it was his first race in the east.

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