Ballots Equality Stakes.: Canters In From A Tiring Band Of Out-Classed Three-Year-Olds.; Helmet Makes His Debut Successfully--Delcanta Disappoints in the Steeplechase--Sam Hildreth Takes His Horses to Seattle., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-24


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BALLOTS EQUALITY STAKES CANTERS IN FROM A TIRING BAND OF OUT ¬ CLASSED THREEYEAROLDS Helmet Makes His Debut Successfully Delcanta Disappoints in the Steeplechase Sam Hil Hildreth dreth Takes His Horses to Seattle New York June 23 James R Keene won the Equality Stakes at Sheepshead Bay today with Ballot which encountered opposition unable to ex ¬ ercise him and an overnight race dignified by the name of Colin with bis widely advertised Disguise St Mildred twoyearold Helmet The prestige of the Suburban hero drove all eligibles but Live Wire Spooner and Uoslmiro out of the Equality the lastnamed being an added starter which had the distinction of showing Ballot the way for half of the journey and with disastrous results for hi temerity in contesting any part of the race with his great rival cost him his chance for second and third money The two winners from the Keene es ¬ tablishment were both at oddson Ballot being the shortest priced favorite at 1 to 10 that haa started this season Helmet coupled with Turn ¬ coat closed at 1 to 2 2The The tabled history of the Equality Stakes lg as follows Year Time1902DublIn Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 1902DublIn 4 lii McCue 2305139 1902Highlander 23051391902Highlander S 104 J Martin 11103 Goldsmith 4 111 Redfern 4250140 1904 Dolly Spanker 103 Hildebrand 4780 138 190r Hambg Belle 4 121 W Davis 4035 140 1900 Hambg Belle 5 105 W Miller 4120 130 1907 Frank Gill 3 115 W Knapp 49SO I 1908 Ballot 4 130 Notter 3840139 3840139Dead Dead heat tNo time taken takenThe The remaining four races furnished interesting sport Grapple which achieved a ridiculously easy victory on the grass was the best backed horse that started during the afternoon The French mare Poterne was unlucky and ran disappointingly The steeplechase which engaged a quintette of accomplished jumpers was attractive as a spec ¬ tacle although Delcanta the wellbacked favorite made a sorry showing Sanctus won out finally after a spirited struggle witli Malacca Ironsides Duryeas longdistance racer ot last season finished a good third and will make his mark at cross ¬ country racing later en Huge fields of seventeen starters faced the starter in the opening and clos ¬ ing races In which two shortpriced favorites In Fore and Chaplet failed to materialize Taboo and Jeanne dArc proving the fortunate ones onesThe The Coney Island Jockey Club turned over It3 huge grandstand betting ring last night to caterer James Villlpegue and visitors to the course this afternoon found the place transformed into a res ¬ taurant Tables chairs and benches were scattered all over the immense brick floor The supports were covered with advertisements of champagne beer and other ifquld refreshments and the spot almost deserted since the meeting opened became et once the most popular on the grounds It may have been that among the groups gathered about the tables there was some little verbal speculation but on the surface everything was eminently proper the police discreetly refraining from interfering The weather was threatening during the forenoon and the race track specials which heretofore have consisted of six and seven cars were cut down to three this afternoon The attendance was in the neighborhood of 8000 and it will probably stick at that until the question of the legality of credit betting has been settled That is the only topic discussed at the course these days daysCirculars Circulars concerning the Personal Liberty League and announcing the establishment of headquarters in New York were distributed at the track this afternoon afternoonS S C Hildreth loaded his eastern string of twelve racers including Uncle on a special car destined fOi Seattle today Montgomery recently sold to Thomas H Williams was turned over to trainer H E Rowell Hildreths horses In California have been turned out except Gene Russell which was sold to John Lowe last week weekJ J R Keenes brace of great threeyearolds were worked today for the coming Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes Colin was sent one mile and a half at Sheepshead Bay in the mornlug in 245 fighting for his head all the way and Celt went a mile and a quarter after the close of the races in 210 with ¬ out being pressed pressedG G B Walbaum one of the triumvirate of owners of Guttenberg and afterwards owner of the old Saratoga plant and in later years a horseowner and bookmaker has retired from the turf the pos ¬ sessor of an ample fortune Walbaum sailed for Europe today and said that it was his intention to spend his remaining years abroad abroadJudge Judge Post the wellknown racing official who has been in precarious health for the past few years was a visitor at Sheepshead today todayA A big contingent of New York bookmakers will leave for Windsor Canada next Thursday night nightChicago Chicago OBrien the turf plunger has agala resumed operations on the local track

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