Firestones Easy Victory.: Defeats Master Robert In A Canter For The Spindrift Handicap.; St. Kevin Takes Another Steeplechase--Preceptor Outspeeds Fore--Grapple Runs a Good Mile and a Quarter., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-01


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FIRESTONES EASY YICTORY DEFEATS MASTER ROBERT IN A CANTER FOR THE SPINDRIFT HANDICAP St Kevin Takes Another Steeplechase Preceptor PreceptorOutspeeds Outspeeds Fore Grapple Runs a Good i Mile and a Quarter New York Tune 10 Thomas H Williams crack three yearold Firestone captured the twentyfourth renewal of the Spindrift Handicap at Sheepshead Bay today from six others in 153 The with ¬ drawal of Fair Play and Hessian deprived the race of considerable interest and several thousands of racegoers who had been attracted to the course in the hope of seeing a renewal of their recent memorable battle in the Long Island Jockey Club Stakes were much disappointed The absence of the great pair however left the race a more open affair with almost every horse named to start except tSovrah and possibly Karl G conceded a chance chanceThe The bulk of the speculation centered on Master Hobert Kmerys colors never had a chance under Gamers riding and he did not loom up as a serious contender until too lale Firestone which was skillfully and patiently reserved behind the non stnylng but fast Spooncr during tho first mile of the running drew out when his joekoy called upon him and won in a canter The forwardly placed California colt from first to last seemed to have the measure of his six opponents Hoyal Tourist and Falcada both hot tips in the race ran disappointingly neither of them being able to get a placeThe place The tabled history of the Spindrift Handicap since 1000 is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1900 Pr of Mulbonriielir Spencer 2150 153 it 1901 Gold Heels 108 OConnor 1870 152 1H 2 Ronald 110 Wonderly 30001541 1903 Injunction 112 Gannon 11701522 1904 Highball 120 Ddom 4215154 11105 Oisean 124 ONeill t700 151 151190T 190T Kuroki 114 Shaw 4215 153J 153Jiyf iyf 7 abochon 10 H Lowe 4410 153 jj jjHIOS HIOS Firestone 109 W Miller 3S90 153J 153JSixtysix Sixtysix out of the original eightynine horses rardcd to start participated in the afternoons sport llettors found the races hard to solve Only two favorites were successful Grapple and Preceptor ami both were at liberal odds oddsThe The race for twoyearolds went to a superior class colt in Preceptor The start nearly eliminated the Whitney entry Sea Cliff and Countermand CountermandHad Had tlie old style of speculation been in practice tho winner of the last race Helen Harvey quoted at 15 to 1 would probably have been at about 100 to 1 This race produced the most stirring struggle of the afternoon afternoonThe The race course was about the pleasantest place near New York today Many probably went there to find relief from the heat as well as to incidentally pick a winner The fact remains that the race going public is becoming familiar with and Is tak ¬ ing kindly to the new conditions for todays at ¬ tendance showed a perceptible increase over thai of Jhe day before Edward Corrlgan who formerly owned Grapple and had a good bet on tlie fast WoolsHiorpe gelding displayed more interest In this race than in any other since his advent in the vast vastProceedings Proceedings began with a six and a half furlongs sprint for mares Its running developed in an up ¬ set an outsider Queen Marguerite prevailing over Cresslna the favorite favoriteThe The steeplechase over the short course also saw a hot public choice beaten when St Kevin the second choice finished ahead of the misguided tip Malacca MalaccaReferring Referring to the present condition of thorough ¬ bred racing in the east Mr Corrigan said that matters were not nearly as bad as he had seen them in other cases In fact this looked like real racing to him and he did not hesitate to say so soJ J P Bismark Korn a prominent member of the Mets fell off a Thirtyfourth street trolley car while on his way to Sheepshead Bay sustaining severe Injuries one leg being broken brokenA A O Blakeley will race fifteen horses belonging to S Emery at Oakland next winter James H Keene will also ship two carloads of racers to Cali ¬ fornia which will be trained by Mr Blakeley in the event that James Howe Keeues regular trainer decides to remain in the east eastW W E Applegate who is now In Seattle racing a string of horses has notified his eastern agent that IK Is contemplating coming east with his crack lightweight jockey A Wsilsh He states that he has a couple of good horses in his barn which he will also fetch along for racing on the metropolitan tracks

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