Colin Wins the Futurity: Eighth Victory for J. R. Keenes Undefeated Two-Year-Old, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-01


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COLIN WINS THE FUTURITY. EIGHTH VICTORY FOR J. R. KEENES UNDEFEATED TWO-YEAR-OLD. Bar None Is Second and Chapultcpcc Third De Mund Takes Fall Handicap hn M. P.s inaugural Steeplechase. New York, August 81. In the presence of a throng conservatively estimated at. 50,000, James II. Keenes Coliu won the twentieth Futurity, the feature of the program for the opening of the Coney Islam! Jockey Clubs autumn meeting at Sheepshead Hay this afternoon. It was the eighth victory of the unbeaten two-year-old son of Commando and Iastorella, gives him a total of 8,141 net winnings, and places Mr. Keene at the head of the winning owners in the world, with the magnificent sum of 18,131 to his credit. Mr. Keene withdrew Kestigouche and F. 13. Gardner added Countermand, making eight starters. Colin, of course, was the favorite. He opened at 2 to 5, went up to 1 to 2 and was backed to 1 to 15 at post time. These were considered liberal odds. Mr. Keene, when he was. made aware of the starting price, remarked: "In England or France so good a colt as Colin would go to the post In a Held like this at 1 to 10." Cliapultepce broke in front and held the lead the tirst throe furlongs or thereabouts. Colin was running second and was seemingly pocketed so securely that the spectators were in great suspense. When they came into the stretch, however, Miller shot the great colt past Chapultcpcc and steadily and rapidly drew away from him, completing the six .furlongs in 1:114, the record for the race over the present course. Bar one, coming fast from a bad send-off, rc Kpondcd to the whip and gamely took second place from Chapultopce, which hung on with much determination, though the pace he had set in the early stages was telling on him. Fair Play finished a fast coming fourth after having been shuffled back at the bend. The other four were never contenders. Bar None trotted back to the scales sore and trembling. John W. Rogers looked his eharge over critically and expressed his indignation at the way jockey Martin had punished the colt. Meelick was sore going to the post. John M. P. did not liolt today. His performance In the Inaugural Steeplechase was a brilliant one. Mr. OBrien reserved him for the first mile and then sent him on to win in a canter. Ie Mund scored a decisive victory in the Fall Handicap. Court Dress, heavily backed, set a fast pace for the first live furlongs, but could not sustain it and finished unplaced. On the way to the post for the first race, Littleton Maid threw jockey Garner, but he was not hurt and the filly was quickly caught. Dick Finuell fell shortly after the start and ran away two miles after the others had finished and was lame when caught. Jockey IS. Dugan was carried into the infield quite limp, hut recovered quickly and rode in subsequent races. There was no discrimination against the persons who had participated in the racing at Umpire City track. Everybody enjoyed fair play. Horsemen have been given stalls for their horses and many of the bookmakers occupied stools in the ring. Edward Corrigan, Joseph A. Murphy and A. W. Hamilton were among the visitors. This is the first time Mr.- Corrigan has witnessed the running of the Futurity since the Huron incident in 1S91. Oraculum is lame and will not race soon.

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