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. i . , I ; - i f " s - 1 j u n e t e BROOKDALE NYMPHS SPEED WHITNEY MARE MAKES A NEW AMERICAN RECORD AT BELMONT. Beats Ben Ban and Kentucky Beau 6 1-2 Furlongs in 1:17 2-5 Five Favorites Fail Parkview the Only Survivor. New York, October 14. A varied and attractive card was decided at Belmont Park today under radiant weather conditions and in the presence of a brilliant assemblage. The great course was at its best in at least one instance, the track record was lowered, and a phenomenally fast mark of 1:17s for six and a half furlongs established. The principal feature of the program, the Westchester High Weight Handicap, reserved for the fourth number, was won by Brookdale Nymph in Impressive style, Harry Payne Whitneys grand mare being the heroine of the day, running the distance in 1:17s. After this came the long-listance race at one mile and three-quarters, which resulted in an aggravating and scandalous reversal of form in the victory of the inconsistent Miss Crawford from the notorious W. W. Darden stable. The wind-up was also unsatisfactory from the standpoint of the speculatively inclined public, in that the heavily backed and supposedly invincible favorite, Beauclerc, suffered defeat after having been virtually left at the post. Parkview, a promising daughter of Hamburg, and William C. Whitneys favorite mare, Moruingside, won the opening race of the day, defeating a big band of maidens with such ease as to show her capable of much better things. Two outsiders, Imitator and Lady Coriune, were second and third, tlie disappointing Miss Norfolk again - failing her backers. Judge OGin won the Autumn Meadow Brook Steeplechase all the way, but in such slow time as to show nothing favorable to himself and to east discredit on his opponents. Flying Machine was a toiling second and Duuseverrick a far-away third. The tabulated history of the Autumn Meadow Brook Steeplechase is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time, 1902 Chcval dOr. . .0 140 Mr. Harris.. $ 900 6:13 1903 Almanzor 5 102 Henry S85 0:11 l!0t Libretto 0 134 .Mr. Stone .. 1,000 0:32 P.I03 Tom Cogan 3 135 L. Evans. .. 1,180 3:32 1905 Oloroso 4 134 Mr. Smith.. 1,100 5:32 1W7 Judge OGin.. 7 147 .Mr. Page... S90 0:32 Run at Morris Park prior to 1SI03. The third race was marred by a disqualification. It was a six and a half furlongs dash for maiden colts, for which Father Koffce and Hessian were tlie best backed, but Castlewood finally won from Countermand in a good finish. Tlie latter pursued an erratic course and for swerving and bumping most of tlie front division was set back. Hessiau was nowhere and seems to be of little account. For the Westchester Highweight Handicap the main feature of the days card, Ben Ban was favorite and Kentucky Beau second choice, but second and third respectively was the best they could do iu a very fast rim race. Despite being top weight Brookdale Nymph was sent right out in front and ran so fast that nothing got close to her, and when she won by two lengths it was in record-; breaking time. She is a fine filly and in superb-t form. She has now wou two of the serials and has only to win the Fordham next Friday to win them all. The tabulated history of the Westchester High-weight Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1890 Typhoon II.... 2 US Taral 1,400 1:22 lSS7nastings 4 140 Taral 1,123 1:284; 1S9S George Keene.3 127 Clawson ... S30 l:22i 1S90 Richard J. .. .4 127 Jenkins 920 1:201 1!K0 Alard Scheck..2 111 T. Burns... 1,320 1:22 1901 L.of the Valley3 S7 Thompson ..1,830 1:21 1902 Redpath 5 103 Minder 2,140 l:20i 1003 Castaliau 3 103 T. Burns .. 1,800 1:19- 1901 Col. Jessup 3 120.. Odom 1,730 1:21 1SKI3 Aeronaut 3 107 W. Knapp.. 2,020 1:18s 1900 Oxford 4 11S Horner 1,870 lrlSfc 1007 Brook. Nyniph.l 124 W. Knapp. 1,040 1:17s Run at 7-8 mile this year. Run at Morris Park prior to 1903. The erratic Miss Crawford went to the front in the fifth race ami stayed there to tlie end, with Lane Allen second and the outsider of all, Prince Cuing, third. Missouri Lad finished hcaten off", With the favorite, Bcuuclere, all but left at the post, Killiecrankie lauded the last race of the day in a head and head finish with Crafty, Puuky and Lord Stanhope.