Mcarters Mile Special: His Time Was 1:39, and Club Keeps Its ,000 Bonus, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-20


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MCARTERS MILE SPECIAL. p N HIS TIME WAS 1:39, AND CLUB KEEPS ITS ,000 BONUS. i p Uncle and Rapid Water Win the Handicaps p. Colt Entry Is First and Second in the Steeplechase. w tl 11 a New York, July 10. Probably the greatest off- day crowd in the liistory of 11m Brighton Beach Racing Association gathered at the course today In the hope of witnessing a new worlds record made for a mile over a circular track of four turns. a Todays special race, which was arranged with the lo idea of bringing the hest record for the distance lo ISfiyli ton, never since its inception had a better chance of achievement than it had a week ago when it seemed a certainty that Charles Edward and Peter Pan would take a crack at Hick Welles mark of 1:37s, made at the Harlem track in Chi- eago August 11, l.K:!. There was no horse capable of taking tlie place of this pair of renowned absentees iu todays Mint est. The smallest Held of the day McCartcr, Crcsslna and Kentucky Beau faced the starter on their widely advertised mission. Notwithstanding that the track had been scraped, harrowed and brushed over until it was as smooth j as silk almost, Mi-Carter, tin; winner, fell far short, of the attempt, his mile in 1 :39 being within j one second of the time to be beaten to secure the y bonus of ,000 which the dub offered for a mile better than 1:3S, which was the track record when j the conditions of the race were drafted and that j was before Charles Kdwarcl won the Brighton Mile in 1 :.-72. , Kentucky Beau proved a failure as a pacemaker, j He is possessed of extreme speed, but he could not maintain it far enough and the worn out son of. ,. Knight of the Thistle was forced to take up the running prematurely. j With a list of eighteen entries and eligihles, including such juvenile stars as Colin, Meelick, Cha- : pultepcc, Spooner, Uncle and others, the opening t race took on the complexion of a Futurity. Wholesale withdrawals, however, reduced it to a second class contest, although the presence of Uncle and the highly tried, hut unknown quantity. Golden Pearl, a half-brother to tlie lamented Water Pearl, con- served some of the interest originally aroused among 1 race-goers. Maddens splendid Star Shoot colt was at such a short price that the public bet all around him. It was the plunging brigade that drove his : price down from P. to " to 2 lo 5. Gene Russell 1 was next in demand and attracted the big bettors for second place as did Dead Gone for the show. 1 Golden Pearl receded steadily. The layers paid off 1 on all three, as they finished in the order of their favoritism. For five furlongs Gene Russell seriously throat- 1 ened to upset the slate and it was a genuine surprise to the majority of the spectators to see Uncle draw out so decisively and unexpectedly right at Ihe end as he did. He ran iu sluggish fashion, lumbered along wide on the turns and was palpably loo big a handful for litlc E. Dugan. Todays steeplechase was Ihe first to be decided over the abbreviated short course that has just been established. One jump and a quarter of a mile of running has been eliminated from tlie old distance, tlie present, starting post having been placed opposite the three-sixteenths post in the Ktretcli iu order to give the horses a longer and"-a straightaway run to the first obstacle. Tim Colt entry. Blue Pigeon and Thistledale, were the money carriers iu this one-sided contest. Nearly everybody backed Ibis pair with extreme confidence. The ultimate result was certainly never In doubt and they finished one-two. Jockey Davidson narrowly escaped being killed at the first obstacle. Progress bolted into one of the wings, toppled over and rolled on him. The horse, though plainly unskilled at jumping, had been an industriously circulated Hp for the race. t On paper the handicap at one mile and a sixteenth was a very attractive proposition but, like tlie two-year-ohl handicap, it was much depleted by seratchings. Tlie receipt of a telegram at the lasr moment from R. F. Carman ordering the withdrawal of Arimo, which had already had his position at the post assigned him and E. Dugan posted as his jockey, occasioned much wondering comment. Rapid Water, supported by John W. Gales and a select few at profitable odds, made good with ridiculous ease. Miller and Radtke were criticized for their defective handling of Rye and Orbicular. Tlie stewards went so far as to question jtadtko for his dilatory tactics on the latter. Gamer showed a lot of temper on Lord Lovat. Ho jerked the horse up several times with unnecessary violence and when unsaddling after the race struck liiin several punches iu the ribs. Nimbus in the fifth race was the fourth odds-on public choice to score during the afternoon. Like her predecessors, Woodford Clays two-year-old won In such convincing fashion that tlie army of cinch letlors who enjoyed a field day of extraordinary character bewailed their lack of prescience In not going the limit. First Mason, running for the first time in C. E. Durnells colors, was a lukewarm favorite in the last race. Acquired for approximately ,200 by the claiming process recently, he was entered today for .$."00 and performed indifferently. The final struggle through the stretch was a thrilling spectacle with the Issue In doubt between five contenders until iu the very last stride when Sonoma Belle Kot up just In time to gain the verdict by a nose. The winner was generally supported, the price against her dropping from fours to 1C to 5.

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