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COLIS AVINSELEYENT1IRACE 55 t to b COMMANDOS PEERLESS SON TAKES j THE MATRON STAKES FOR COLTS. I Victory Is Easily Won Stamina Captures i the Filly Half of the Same Stake I a i Whitney Stable Wins Three. J l n a New York, October 7. There was perfect j Indian hummer weatlicr for Belmont Parks ticn- r ing day of its October meeting. Excepting in the first race, tin; card was rather weak in the number 1 of entries. Three important stakes were down for decision. The success of three favorites right j off the reel. Oulluvant, Colin and Stamina, encour- aged the speculatively iilelined public. After that, a second choice, Falcada, and two outsiders, Ier- 1 severance and Sea Wolf, won their races. It was a lield day for the Whitney colors: A stake the J tilly half of the Matron Stakes and two long dis- tance events, including the historic Jerome llandi- 1 cap. .lolin Maddens Meelick changed hands an hour lie fore his race in the Matron Stakes. The : son of Ilanudes performed indifferently in the . colors of S. C. Ilihircth, his new owner. i .1. I. Madden also disposed of his two-year-old tilly, Queens Souvenir, to A. W. Claxon. lioth horses are intended for racing at Oakland next winter. The terms of sales were not divulged. ! Colin lashed out with his near hind leg while being cooled out in the paddock after his victory in tlie Matron Stakes and a small clod of dirt Hew squarely in the right eye of his owner, blinding him for the moment. Mr. Keene laughingly remarked: "I will not object to a dose of this kind from Colin every time lie performs like he did today, lint," he added, "this makes eleven straight wins for the colt and if I had been treated to a like dose after each of them, I would surely have been stone blind by this time." Colin will appear in public just -once more in the Champagne Stakes and then be retired. lie has won over 25,000 and today carried his stable to " i. the front for a worlds record as a. winning racing organization in one season. Tlie injury to the grand old sportsmans eye was evidently very painful and left it quite yore and intlained looking. Alfred Noble displayed amazing gameness on the left handed I.elmoiit straightaway, which was aggravated further by the presence in the saddle of an incapable stable lad. Both combined to contribute to his defeat by Falcada in his race. A prominent horseman ventured the opinion that Alfred Noble was overdone, but withal the best 1hnc-.vcar-old prospect, not even excepting the mighty colt of the year. Sea Wolf, the winner of the closing affair at a mile and five-sixteenths, made his debut on tlie turf as a three-year-old in a six furlong maiden race at Brighton last Thursday. On his second attempt today, the unique Meddler Sea Nymph gelding vanquished a small, but select lield of horses over a distance of ground in a manner that betokened a rare stayer with all tlie earmarks of a cup horse. A band of indifferent race horses, some of which have been very good in former years, went to tlie post for the lirst race, at a mile. Gallavant was made Hie favorite, and finally won in a close finish with tlie outsider, Quimi I.rady. Another long shot, loquessing, was third. St. Valentine was beaten by a bad start, and from the ground he made up would probably have won if off in the front division. There was nothing to tlie colts and geldings division of the Matron Stakes except a variance of opinion as to whether Fair llay or Koyal Tourist would finish second. Colin strode to the front when released from restraint and won under a heavy pull. Koyal Tourist was unwisely raced after the invincible Colin from the start, with tlie result that Fair llay came along comparatively fresh in tlie stretch and easily deprived him of second place. Mcelick, in Hildreths colors, was an added starter, but cut no material figure in tlie race except that he made up much of the ground he had lost earlier in the contest. Stamina took the fillies hair of the Matron fully as" easily as Colin had won tlie colts half, and ran a faster race, due to the fact that Masquerade " forced her to extend herself for tlie lirst half. After that it was easy and she won off by herself. Masquerade ran an excellent race and stood off Half Sovereign sucessfully in a game aifd fast stretch drive. Mombassa ran well and might have been able to do better if her stable mate had needed help. It was a Whitney day and to Staminas good contribution. Perseverance, which had only recently graduated from the maiden class, added the spoils of the time-honored Jerome Handicap and stamped herself a good tilly. MeCarter appeared so certain to win, that he went to the post a 3 to 5 lirst choice and ran an excellent -race, but lost by a few inches after a desperately contested drive for over a quarter of a mile. Gretna Green also put up a good iierformancc and was hipped on the other two at the finish. Alfred Noble was an even-money favorite for tlie fifth race and should have won off by himself, hut an apprentice was on his back and. after leading easily nearly all the way. the colt was finally beaten a head by Falcada, simply because his rider did not know what to do with him when the Wilson colt came at him. . The others were badly beaten, but ltobcrt Cooper ran a good race and is an improving colt and a stayer. Kvery one of tlie four starters for the last race had substantial backing, but Bedouin was finally made the favorite. Third was tlie best he could do. Sea Wolf landing first past the winning line and giving Mr. Whitney his third race of tlie afternoon. Don Creole easily defeated Bedouin and the former crack. Cairngorm, was a beaten off last. There is a mild epidemic of catarrhal fever on the Long Island tracks. Four of Fred Cooks and two of Maddens were suddenly taken with it last week, but are improving. J. Moran will ship the following horses lo Oakland In a few days: King Sol, Banker, Mrs. De-Inney, Poquessing, Empress of India and six others. J. S. A. McDonald has resigned his position with the Evening Journal. He has retired from racing and leaves for California within the next ten days to settle down permanently. n. M. Mason departs for Oakland tomorrow. He leaves his horses behind in P. Wimmers care. They will be sent along later on. ,T. E. Madden denied today that one of Salvideres feet is rotting off. As a yearling he was fired and blistered on both fore legs, which explains why he sold so cheaply at the S. S. Brown sale at Brighton last year. George Hose cut In at Belmont aud booked dur hi if the afternoon. He said: "Francis Trevelyan will be offered the position of associate judge at Arcadia, but may not accept. Ed Cole is our next choice." George Boles will have hooks on at both Oakland 55 t to b j and Los Angeles next season. Dan Donnelly will book at the Oakland track. Jockey Herman Kadtke has received a good offer ride in Germany next year for a prominent horseman there and has decided to accept. Thos. II. Williams will leave for California the latter part of this week.