Ballot Wins the Iroquois: James R. Keenes Voter Colt Easily Runs Away from Monfort, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-24


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BALLOT WINS THE IROQUOIS. JAMES R. KEENES VOTER COLT EASILY RUNS AWAY FROM MONFORT. Rye, Rapid Water and Arimo Finish Heads Apart in the Handicap Castle-wood Is Disqualified. New York. July 23. Only a trio Ballot, Alon-fort and Saraciuesca faced the. starter in the rich Iroquois Stakes at Brighton Beach today. James It. Krones good son of Voter carried top weight of 125 pounds over a mile and a quarter and won with any amount in hand in the fast time of 2:05. The rings opening odds favored Ballot, hut Monfort quickly mipplantcd Iiiin. It appeared as if nearly everybody wanted to bet on the Wilson colt, and a plunge of abnormal proportions developed, his price being forced lown to 7 to -5, where it stood to the end, all the layers being loaded up with wagers. In the mean time Ballot and Sara-clnesca steadily receded in the market for lack of support. The favorite established a long lead in the lirst quarter, despite little Dugans efforts to check his speed. After rounding the turn Monfort ran up the baekstrcteh steadily as a clock, but then it was seen that Ballot had crept up to within easy striking distance, was under a heavy pull and, barring accidents, would win. The relative positions of the two leaders shifted in a twinkling, Ballot coining borne practically alone, with Monfort a good and persevering second and Saraciuesca a beaten off last. When Miller, who rode Saraciuesca saw the futility of further effort, he pulled up. The survival of Ballot and his development Into one of the great three-year-olds of the year, after what be went through with last winter, was the chief subject of conversation after the race. Prominent horsemen say that he has miraculously recovered, from the wind affect ion ami roaring tendency which threatened to impair bis usefulness last spring. No horse that was not wholly free from afflictions of this character could have accomplished what he did today and critics now rate him as superior to ids celebrated stable companion, Ieter Pan. The tabled history of the Iroquois Stakes is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1901 Wateicolor 12! Spencer . . .,850 2:07 190HOId England 122 Shaw :!,900 1:51 1903Firc Hater Ill Bullman .. :;,9m 1:5S 190tSt. Valentine ...111 Kedfern ... 1,005 1:50 j 1905 Sysonby 12i J. .Martin .. 5.S50 2:H!s UtOt; Samson lli Shaw 5.S50 2:07 1907 Ballot 120 Notter 5.S50 2:05 At 1 1-8 miles. The public fared badly today. The procession of successful outsiders was not checked until in the last race, when nearly every one was down to bed rock financially. It was then that Miller came along with a victory on Sanguine, a 3 to 5 favorite. It profited very few, as the price was prohibitive and the victory came too late to recoup. Castlewood won off by himself in the third race for two-year-olds. Notter indulged in a litlc rough play on the hackstreteh and the stewards promptly disqualified Castlewood. This let Karl G., the even money favorite, up. Castlewood belongs to J. L. McGinnis. He has raced in blinkers heretofore and was generally left at the post or partially so. Today the astute owner started him without the rogues badge and a marvelous ability to beat the barrier resulted. It Is known that the disqualification cost John W. dates ,000. This particular ruling was greeted with cheers and haiidclappiug. Notter was given six days suspension for his part in the affair. The racing began with a six furlongs sprint in which sixteen horses elected to try conclusions. Momentum, which made his lirst appearance under colors this season and Sister Frances opened equal choices in the betting at 21 to 1. The first named receded to 5 to 1 at the close and by heating the barrier, was able to save third place. The Ben Strome mare was virtually left at the post. She covered fully fifty yards more ground on the turn, licsides making up the twenty lengths lost at the start, and then succeeded in beating Andrew Millers colt for second place. Neoskaleeta, at 20 to 1, was the lucky winner. W. B. Jennings Ingham, at S to 1, survived all the bad luck that was coining to him and then won the second race.- Bed Leaf, the runner-up had, if anything, more coining to her in this respect than her younger opponent. The Sullivan clan recouped their seasons losses on Hye today. The field in the closing race was fractious. Bosimiro was batlly kicked by Sanguine. Banyan and Ingraham were condemned to the schooling list for their misbehavior. Millers waiting tactics on Sanguine were exactly similar to those that prevailed in the last attempt on this colt. His backers were kept in suspense until in the last couple of strides. The race track inclosure was the pleasantest place in New York today. The attendance exceeded 20,000.

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