Belmont Parks Last Day: Racing at Headquarters Terminates for This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-20


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BELMONT PAMS LAST BAY RACING AT HEADQUARTERS TERMINATES FOR THIS YEAR. Nealon Triumphs Grandly Salvidere Falls Lame in His Race Champion Steeplechase Goes to Coligny. New York, October 1!. The highest class of racing for the season of 3907 came 1o :m end with lie close of Belmont Iark today. Cool and clear weather prevailed and with one possible exception the attendance was the greatest of the present meeting. In at least the clubhouse patronage and the smart set it far surpassed the record of any other day of .the year. Salvidere spread a foot in the Belmont Iark Autumn Weight for Age Kace and went back to his stable limping painfully. Both hind legs were heavily swathed in bandages before being sent on Ids long journey and the injured member was tightly strapped and bound to prevent the very thing that happened. It will be the consensus of opinion among trainers that the Brighton Cup victor lacked suUKiejit. preparation for todays race. William Dubois, owner of Nealon refused an offer of 0,000 for his great horse before the big race. The ideality of the intending purchaser was not revealed, but it is current report that lie was no less a personage than A. J. Casselr. Jr. The lirst race was won by .Mr. John Sanfords Sir John Johnson under circumstances that might well have excused his defeat. Soon after the start. Monopolist bolted, struck him and almost knocked him down. Hut the game "colt rallied, got into his stride again and. in a fast tinisli, won from Monopolist by two lengths. Monopolist was disqualified, giving second place to Carrollton and third toltosi-miro, both of which ran good races. Sir John l Johnson is evidently a colt of more than average f speed and likely to prove a line three-year-old next year. The Tlch Champion Steeplechase drew but four starters and, except for a good tinisli lietween Coligny .nud Mr. McCann, was not of the interesting character heretofore attending its .decision. Coligny was savid for two miles and a half, then moved up with Mr. McCann and, after a severe drive, drew out decisively at the end. Sheriff Williams failed to stay the long and trying route, but saved third place far behind the two leaders. The tabulated history of the Champion Steeplechase is as follows: Yehr. AVinner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1 .SiHi Van Ship .... 103 Mara ,025 7:03 11HKI The Cad 5 IKS Mr. Smith. . !,250 7:32 3001 Zinzlhcr 154 Veitcli 9,775 7:02 3002 Self Protectn.S 308 Mr. Page .. 9.475 7:27 UK". L. of Clover..." 107 Veitcil 9.0S0 7:14 3904 Cd and Plcntyl 154 Hav !,400 7:15 11105 nylas I 354 Kay 9,500 G:.r.7 KlOti Ilylas 5 305 Bay 8,!2r S:23 1907 Coligny 7 108 Donohuo .. S,:t25 7:33 Kun at Morris Park prior to 1005. Plentiful withdrawals left but eight in the White Plains Handicap. The Squire was made a slight favorite over Falcada, but when it came to the running, the latter proved best and, in a fast three-quarters, won from The Squire Willi a margin of two lengths in his favor. The Squire, however, ran a good race and, in finishing in front of two such fast Allies as Lady Winifred nud Julia Powel, fully vindicated his recent good form. Julia Powel showed great speed in pacemaking for live furlongs, but rather surprisingly failed to stay and gave way for third place to Lady Winifred, Fal-eada is a good and Improved colt. The condensed history of the White Plains Handicap since 1100 is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 3000 Conwy .... 110 Ilenrv ,4S5 1:11? 1101 Disadvantage 100 OConnor .. 4,755 1:11 3002 Merry Acrobat ..100 ted fern ...4,055 1:09? 3 903 Divination 10S Kedfern ... 3,295 1:09J 1004 Artful 130 Ilildebrand. 3,230 1:0S 1005 Tiptoe 313 W. Davis .. 3,095 1:13 J 3tK0 Okenite 303 Jas. Hensv. 3,500 1:141 3907 Falcada 109 K. Dugan ". 3,470 1:12 Itun at Morris Park prior to 1905. The western mare .Minnie Adams scored her first win here in the fifth race. She was favored in the weights and, leading all the way, won in fast time from the favorite, Sea Wolf, with Miss Crawford a close up third. The running of the ISelmont Park Autumn Weight for Age Kace served to show what a superb racehorse Nealon is at present. He was second choice to the Brighton Cup winner, Salvidere, and,, after a slow mile and a half had been run, moved up and, after forcing a faster pace from Ironsides, voit into the lead in the stretch and won in a canter in time that lias only twice been excelled in this country and once equalled. Ironsides ran the race of ids career, but was no match for Nealon. Salvidere fell lame and Bunning Water ran so poorly as to suggest she has not recovered from her great race in the Brighton Cup. The tabulated history of the Belmont Park Autumn Weight for Age Race since 1900 appears below Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val.v Time. 1900 M. of Harlem. 4 95 J. Slack ,300 4:051 1901 Gold Heels ...3 111 Odotn 3.S70 3:50 1902 Advance Guards 324 Odom 3,300 3:57? 3903 Sborthose 3 113 Fuller 3,040 4:01 3004 Shorthose 4 124 Odom 3,940 3:581 3905 St. Bellane...3 108 W. Knapp. 3,015 3:57s 3000 Bun. Water...:: 308 W. Miller .. 3,235 4:01; 3007 Nealon 4 124 "W. Knapp.. 5,495 3:52 Bun at Morris Park prior to 1905. The la6t race of the day, a mile dash, foil to Oraculum, with the long shot Troublemaker a good second and Kockstoue third, the real feature being the rather poor showing of the favorite Wcs. which, however, was somewhat unlucky. The sjiorting sweepstakes between the throe ponies, Ortou Bobbie, Cloisteress and Mand Magnum lost its chief attraction by the withdrawal at .the last moment of Larry Waterbiirys fast little tllly Cloisteress. Elliott Cowdin rode his celebrated polo pony at 240 pounds. F. Osgood Poll liad, rthit mount on Maud Magnum. Clubhouse " iiettiugwu tji? pair opened at 4 to i and take your" Iok. What Wagering ensued was confined chiefly to Orton Bubble, which Anally closed at 2 to 5 as against C to 5 the other starter. la the actual race the two ponies ran ou level .... terms for half of the full journey of three furlongs. Then the favorite drew out and wou off by half a dozen lengths. Tlie affair was witnessed by fully 5,000 spectators, the majority of the clubhouse contingent remained behind to see it. As only two trains, one for Long Island City and oue for Flatbush Station, Brooklyn, were held back, fully 2,000 men and women were left stranded at Belmont Park for lack of transportation to New York, the trolley service being wholly inadequate to meet the unexpected demands. Todays was Colignys fourth attempt to win the Champion Steeplechase. On one occasion he fell with victory practically in sight. This was at Morris Park. Howard Lewis, manager of the WIdener stable of jumpers, said that Coligny jarred himself seriously, in landing after the flrst jump. S. C. Hildreth made preparations to ship his entire string to Oakland. California, next Monday. It. McDaniel will ride for Burlew and ONeill at New Orleans. Nealon and Don Enrique have bolh been feeding on California buy since they passed into the possession of their present owners. Davy Johnsons commission on Nealon was 5,000. Dubois backed his horse it is said for 0,000 and had the biggest day of his career. Jesse Lcwlsohn, who. recently underwent a severe operation and is still confined to the hospal, sent a commission of ,000 to Belmont Park to bo wagered on Monopolist in the first race. There was considerable speculation as to why .Miller instead of Nicol had the mount on Minnie Adams today. It was probably a matter of immediate weight. Thomas II. Williams left for California today.

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