The Finish at Aqueduct: Queens County Jockey Clubs Meeting Terminates Satisfactorily, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-04


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THE FINISH AT AQUEDUCT. 4 QUEENS COUNTY JOCKEY CLUBS MEETING 4 TERMINATES SATISFACTORILY. fashion Plate Defeats Frank Gill in the Edgcmcrc Handicap in Fast Time Crcssina Improves Quickly. Now York. October 3. Aqueducts abbreviated fall meeting of F.MS eame ttt an end today without any untoward incident cropping up to "iar the sport. District Attorney Darrin nrrivo.d on the scone early and seemed more intent on enjoying the racing than looking out for violations of the anti-betting law. Mr. Darrin even went so far as to serve in the capacity of steward luring the running of the thud . vaeo. The occasion was marked by the best patronage of the week, the Long Island Kailroad putting m an extra special for the accommodation of racegoers. The hatch of prominent layers interdicted from doing business at Aqueduct were nearly all there, hut made no effort to resume. A. J. Levy was the most, conspicuous absentee, having announced retirement for the season yesterday. .Mr. Levy Will leave for California in about a fortnight and w ill be n hand to make book at the opening of the Smta Anita racing on Thanksgiving day. George Rose was on the lawn during the afternoon. Replying- to a ipicrv for odds he shook his head and said: 1 am simply acting as a clearing house for my friends." This meant that if any of his fellow iHwkmakers wanted to lay off some of their big wagers at the closing odds ho was there to oolige them. , , , The card promised excellent sport as the races had J 1ed well and. taking it altogether, the liual day of the Queens County Jockey Hubs week ot racing passed off with n far better feeling than has been manifest in the last few days. For the first time this season a two-vear-ohl distinguished himself successfully in racing over a long distance of ground with maturcr horses. Fashion Plate being the hero of todays exploit in the Edgemere Stakes at one nllle and a furlong, in which the vanquished horses Included such cracks as Frank Gill. Koyal Tourist and Brother Jonathan. The Oneck Stable s was conceded to be nlentitully endowed with speed, but of doubtful stamina, as he had never been tried over a longer route than six and a half furlongs and that was over the grass course. Reports of remarkably fast recent trials at the l.dge-niere distance, however, prepared the well informed for a probable victory and the precocious juvenile vis backed accordingly. Frank Gill and Royal Tf-irjsl were both well supported, the former being c medium of a big plunge at the last moment. . The race was spectacular and intensely interesting 5 from the start, and the big crowd quivered with ox- cltoment during the long and tremendous closing . drive through the long half-mile of tin? homestretch. FasWon Plate made play from the start, with Royal Tourist ami Brother Jonathan close up and Frank 1 Gill trailing. .Fptons waiting in front tactics ex- 1 cited general admiration. On the turn he allowed ! liic voimgster a breathing spell, witli the result taut : a the others closed up the gap separating them from . him in a twinkling. With a subsequent relaxation 1 of the taut line Fashion Plate lnjunded away again ; and withstood witli dauntless courage the relentless .- nil persistent challenges of his three older oppo- : iients. earning a half-length victory in the remarka- blv fast time for the day and track of Frank Gill got up under terriiic pressure for second place in the verv last stride and displaved more than a glimpse of" his best form. Royal Tourist ran faster and farther in this race than ever before in his career. The condensed history of the Edgemere Handicap is given below: 1 ear. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1SM2 Allan 2 SS Redferu . . . 920 J :."if. loo:: Herinis 4 12c. Roilfeni ... .:vro l :."":; 1904 Dollv Spanker.:: 11.". iiildebrand. 1.4U 1905 Bedouin 1ir Shaw 1.SK0 1:.".:. I.KMi Rung Water..:: 115 W. Miller., 1 .Kin 1:52 1007 Ballot :: IIS Nottcr l.soo 1 ..":: RWiS Fashion Plate. 2 1K Upton G50 l:-"s Cres-sinas improvement in the introductory dash of .seven furlongs was bewilderiugly sudden. The speed of the former .Toyner mare was simply dax-zling and made her half-dozen opponents look like a. lot of hucksters horses. The steeplechase which followed produced a cracking contest. A bad-looking fall put Pirate out of commission at the sixth jump. McKinney. the crack cross-country jockey of the season, was thrown with Mich force that he was rendered unconscious, not reviving for nearly a quarter of an hour. The. shocic was so great that it left him in a dazed eondltiqn for the greater part of the afternoon. With the.-subsequent uuseating of Davidson on Paprika. Rat.-Sandy . Crocker and Delcanta were left to contest the finish. Bat survived on the Hat. Kaudv Creokcr. when seemingly certain of winning, giving way suddenly and unexpectedly in the last half-dozen strides. Delcanta finished pulling up and may have lioen qualifying. George M. Odoui uncovered a genuine stayer 111 Ronnie Kelso, in the third rn.-e. for two-year-old platers, which drew out with ueb an electric rush tit the end of six furlongs as to suggest that lie had only been loating until then. Summer Night tired frm palpable lack of condition ami Lawton Wiggins was the victim of circumstances. His race today should not. be taken seriously. Ida D. found it easy to sproadeiigle her opposition at one mile. Today she ran in the name and colors of It. E. Watkins. .Sometimes she races in T. Murphys name. As a matter of fact. Ida D.s owner, as well as breeder, is Dave Gideon. Hill Top, which won the closing race, was the second favorite to reward the public during tho afternoon. McCarthys superior jockeyship was chietly responsible for the outcome. His ride -would have, won with any one of the placed horses. Abe Harlow. Ralph Sugar and Kddie MacDonahl cime to the track in an auto and they had scarcely . funded when the machine blew up and was burned completely. No one was injured.

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