Celts Brooklyn Handicap: Sets The Pace Throughout The Great Race And Breaks The Track Record.; Blackford Wins the Expectation Stakes and Marse Abe Runs Unplaced--Roseben Wins in His Old Style., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-02


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CELTS BROOKLYN HANDICAP BETS THE PACE THROUGHOUT THE GREAT RACE AND BREAKS THE TRACK RECORD Blackford Wins the Expectation Stakes and Marse MarseAbo Abo Runs Unplaced Rosebcn Wins in inHis His Old Style Now York June 1 Celt James It Keenes son of Commando and Maid of Erin won the twentysec ¬ ond running of the Irooklyn Ila1nlicii at CJ raves end to liy with August Belmonts Fair Play second and S Emerys Master Robert third Celt made the pace practically throughout and made a new track record for the distance covering the mile and a quarter in 2OIi lowering the mark held by Dan ¬ delion by oneliflh of a second secondIt It was not the best Brooklyn ever run nor yet the worst and Celt demonstrated that he is a smart threeyearold and one that might have taken Colins place had the injury to this great colt been as seri ¬ ous as at first believed Hut it is sad commentary on the class or condition of the older horses that ran that the lirst four positions at the end of the race were held by threeyearolds with the older horses beaten off It wys not so many years ago that it was thought next to impossible for a three jearold to win the Itrooklvn Conroy in 1001 was the tirst to smash the theory and Celt is the third threeyearold to win the race since Conroy broke the ice But never did the threeyearolds so com ¬ pletely dominate the race as they did today Celt was favorite and naturally so after his smashing race in the Jockey Club WcightforAge Race at Rel jnont I ark last week The best quotation at any time was to 5 There was very little of this to be had and he went to the post at 4 to 5 with Fair Play second choice and Don Creole next in favor The story of the running is quickly told toldTo To a good start Celt and King James ran head and bead for a half mile While going around the llrst turn King lames seemed to Itolucr Celt a trille but soon after entering the backstretch Celt got free and had the race won from there on Fair Play soon passed King James hut never threatened danger to the winner Old Honesty made a good elTort on the far turn but his dash lasted for a furlong only Master lUibert did not get into real contention until after turning for home The older horses were done to a turn by this time and the effects of the early pace told on King James so that Master Hobert beat him for third dace by three parts of a length Celts performance was a splendid one as he had the keenest sort of contention for the first half mile while the time which was verified by any number of watches was remarkable as the track was not at its Itcst Fair Play also ran a highclass race as he had a hard race behind Colin in the mud at Bclmont Park Saturday and came back remarkably well although he carried light weight It was the fifth Ir x klyn Handicap for James H Kcene and his stable bills fair to sweep the boards again if the twoyearolds promiseThe only line up to their early promise The Brooklyn Handicap has always becji a popular race with the masses For many years the running of tbis race marked the real opening of the racing reason and its K puIarity is in no wise dimmed by tlhe running of so many important races ahead of it as has been the case for the last few years The yearsThe weather prospects were fur from favorable today and Monday has never been considered a big day for rachigi yet upwards of iO000 persons saw Celts recordbreaking i crformaiico The crowd was drawn from all classes of metropolitan life society being Hindi better represented thnn is usual at this course It was a fairly profitable day for the public as favorites or wellbacked horses won throughout the card and the 312 layers had all the business they could attend1 to toThe The sidelight to the Prooklyn was the Expectation Stakes for twoyearolds which was inaugurated in the same year as the Brooklyn Marse Abe the New Orleans Hindoo making his first start in the east was a wellbacked favorite while Ross fenton and Torbellino had plenty of support The race was not a truerun one as Rossfenton Was knocked out of thp contention on the far turn and badly interfered with again in the stretch Marse Abe showed1 the way to the stretch when he tired and Torbellino took the lead lie appeared all over the winner when Dugan brought Blackford up with a rush to win by a half length Rossfonlon was third and close enough up to warrant the belief that he might have won with anything like good luck luckThe The Expectation Stakes was first run in 1SS7 Its tabled history since 1000 Is given below Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Golden Age lir Bullman 4100 55 551001The 1001The Goldfluder 115 Slack 3ST 0 10115 1902 Mexican lir T Burns 4800 100 100100I5 100I5 Broomstick 122 Odom 5540100 1004 Song and Wine 122 ONeill 3000 101 1005 Woolwich 115 Odom 4325 1021 1000 Superman 115 Miller 5050 102 1007 Stargowan 115 Radtke 0045 1033 1033100S 100S Blackford 112 E Dugan 5405 102 Distance increased to 58 mile mileWalter Walter Miller had his first mount of the season on Do Mund in the opening handicap Do Mund was well liked by the stable connections but ran a poor race Off well he began to drop back before RQing three furlongs and was soundly beaten on the turn for home Roseben won this race in a spirited drive from the consistent Berry Maid Notter rode Roscbon Shaw had expressed the belief that the horse was good no longer On the other hand trainer Weir said he was in fine fettle Mr Johnson the owner of the horse then told Weir to start him and put up some other rider Mr Johuson had a good1 wager on Rosebon RosebonMiller Miller had better luck with Connaught Ranger In the closing race Mr Maddcns colt winning in a drive from Xebec The latter ran green and is almost sure to reverse this running the next time they meet meetMcCarter McCarter was withdrawn from the Brooklyn and down This was confirmed when the entries for to ¬ morrow were made public and it was seen that Mc ¬ Carter had been entered in a selling race Tom Welsh trainer and part owner of the colt said that be feared McCarter would break down at any time and he thought It would be best to scratch him since he would surely be backed for the Brook Ivn Mrs Mars Cassldy wife of the starter died Sat ¬ urday night after a lingering Illness and C II Pettinglll handled the barrier today He sent the fields away promptly and the starts generally were good goodNotter Notter Is of the opinion that Celt Is a highclass colt and one of the best horses he has ever ridden riddenAfter After going six furlongs with King James at his throat Jatcn for a half mile I Jet out a wrap said the rider And he bounded away like he was just leaving the barrier He is a real race horse I tell you youAny Any number of good horsemen can be found who believe that Celt is as good as Colin and who would prefer him in a race over a long distance of ground He beat Fair Play easier today than Colin did in the Bclmoiit and was conceding nine pounds where ¬ as Fair Play and Colin met on even terms Thjs wild hardly lx called a true line however as Fair lays races were so close together togetherFair Fair Play seems destined to chase the Keene horses home Last season and this he has finished second to horses from the Keene barn in stakes ag ¬ gregating in value more than 100000 100000All All of the entries of R T Wilson Jr were scratched today owing to the death of Mr Wilsons mother Saturday night

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