Ballot and Celt Both Win: James R. Keenes Crack Colts Take the Big Brooklyn Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-22


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BALLOT AND CELT BOTH WIN JAMES R. KEENES CRACK COLTS TAKE THE BIG BROOKLYN STAKES. Celt Beats Uncle for the Junior Champion and Ballot Scores in the First Special Stable Near the Record. New York, September 21. Afler an interregnum of small sains .lames IX. Keene today resumed his progress towards achieving the record of winning the greatest sum evej- accredited to an owner anywhere in the world, Ballot and Celt carried off the two big prizes of the day and increased Mr. Keenes total for the year to the colossal sum of 350,140. He had already passed far ahead of Edmund Wanes French stable record of 320,000. and is now close up to the Duke of Portlands greater English record of 358.047. won in a single year. It is now certain that the Keene stable will soon have this eclipsed, and it seems assured that its total earnings for 1007 Will lie in excess of 00,000. An improving but still slow track, charming autumn weather and a high-class program enticed over 30,000 people to Cravesend. On the assumption that the majority of patrons of racing put their faith and cash on favorites, those in attendance must have had a profitable day. six of seven races falling to first choices. Celt was enthusiastically backed to defeat Uncle in the Junior Champion Sakes. and did it as decisively as Colin could have done. Ballot defeated high-class Held in the First Special, but the greatly improved Futurity winner of last vear. Electioneer, was troubling him greatlv at the end. while Salvidere was coming with a rush that would have made him the "winner in another furlong or less. Tom McGntfh was in a soft spot in the first race of the day and led all the way without being at any time extended. Fleming put up a good performance and outstayed old. Robin Hood for second money, but not until the latter had tired from fruitlessly chasing the winner. Another veteran, Shot Gun, ran well enough to suggest a winning race before his departure for California.- As lias been the rule of. late in jumping races, the Hitchcock Steeplechase was contested by a small field, but four starters going to the post for the valuable event. It was easy for Gus Straus, only Dr. Keith threatening him at any stage. The Junior Champion Stakes confirmed the good impression made bv Celt when he ran second to Colin in the Flatbush Stakes at Sheepshead Bay and another brilliant son of the dead Commando is in full. view. He broke slowly, but moved up after the leaders and, catching Uncle in the stretch, passed him in a jiffy and won going away witli a great burst of speed. Uncle showed extreme speed, but failed to stay and appeared to be short. Mee-llck and Firestone were badly beaten. Nicol took Ballot out in front quickly in the First Special and kept him in the lead to the end, but the colt was tiring near the finish and it required a vigorous and skillful ride to land him first across the finishing line. Electioneer, to the general surpise, followed him closely from the start and. in an electrifying finish, was pressing him hard. Salvidere was also coming with a rush and seemed the freshest of the three at the end. It was a grand struggle between three very high-class three-year-olds. The Germans again scored with Arirao in the fifth race at eight and a half furlongs. They backed him well against Sir Toddlngton, the favorite, in spite of a mighty plunge on Lane Allen. There was nothing to the contest. Arinio. full of speed, ran over his two opponents, on call it was always a three-horse race and won as he chose. The plunge on Lane Allen wasnt justified. Lady Winifred is a jade. She was reported rendy and heavily played to win the sixth race for fillies at five furlongs. She never got near the front, E. U. Thomas Desirous taking the track and winning all the way. Desirous was the form favorite and was smartly backed also. Aunt Rose ran "an excellent race and was much used. Chief Hayes, suited by the going and runniug freely for Master Sumter, took the closing race at the short three-quarters. He was loyally backed ns the proper favorite and fastest horse, took the lead early and won eomfortably from Golden Shore :ind Hooray. Nealon recently sustained a slight injury to one of his hind legs and owner William Du Bois did not want to take any chance of aggravating the trouble Iiy running him in todays big race. He was accordingly withdrawn. Uncle, which was palpably short, ran in heavy bandages. He showed sensational speed, but his Btride was probably affected by the stiff going,, as it shortened appreciably the last quarter. Horsemen and experts believe that Uncle will make good on a fast track. The dam of Celt is Maid of Erin, by Amnhion, out of Mavourneen, which is the dam of Voter. He Is a magnificently muscled, big bodied, solid colored chestnut and has all the earmarks of a Derby horse of the first class. The good steeplechaser, Cazador, which was developed at Los Angeles last winter, lias been purchased by J. W. Colt. Lady Winifred hurt her near fore foot in her last race. The bandages were taken off before she ran today. Lizbeth, the grand looking two-year-old sister to Ivau the Terrible, was scratched in the sixth race because she did not appear In the paddock within the specified time limit. It is reported on good authority that President Thos. II. Williams of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club has promised to reinstate J. J. McCafferty, who was ruled off in the spring of 1905 by the turf governing body of which Mr. Williams Is the head. Favorable action in McCaffertys casj will probably take place within the next twelity-fonr hours. Experts declared that Ballot stole the First Special at the start. At any rate. Ballot gained five lengths over his waiting opponents in the opening hundred yards and to that advantage may Ills subsequent victory be chiefly attributed. Walter Jennings will ship his stable to California about October 1.

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