Base Ball Affects Turf: Belmont Park Suffers from Interest in National League Struggle, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-09


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BASE BALL AFFECTS TUflF. f BELMONT PARK BUFFERS FROM INTEREST IN NATIONAL LEAGUE STRUGGLE. y Only Keenes Two Fillies Start in the Matron h o StakcE Cressina Defeats Arasee ti ii Gowans New Record. I A Now York, Octolier S. The counter attraction of 11 tin deciding pmc of baseball for the National J League championship between the Cubs and the 11 slants left the grandstand, clublionso and lawns almist denuded of spectators of todays racing at Krlmont Park. , A From the talk one heard on every side the. idea -would hnre been gained that it was a baseball same mat the one thousand-odd persons present were out to witness. Hardly anything except that sun- jeet was under discussion, and the telegraph olhce . wa besieged throughout the afternoon. Interest in the outcome was so Intense that a special bulletin board was erected on which a full and detailed ac- -1 c Mit of the same was posted. Jimmy Pickens, a i well-known westerner, bet ,000 at evens on the Cubs with Jimmy Beatty. and this was only one of maty large wagers made m. the outcome of the titanic struggle. ...... , .. Withdrawals reduced the lilly half of the tentn -Matron Stakes for two-year-olds to a walk-over foi .luiues It. Keenes redoubtable pair. Maskette and -Affliction. Thev were dispatched on schedule time ;ind covered the six furlongs Journey in l:20S. Tlu nlow time excited much wonder among the spectators, because It was generally believed that the renowned .Maskette with colors up could not be pullei ; bad: outside of 1:15. It was known that in nor -final trial for todays race the big daughter of Dis-uliiO got away from her exercise lad and ran it in ;i fraction less than 1:10. By the conditions of the stake only liftv per cent, of the original added money of ,000 goes to the winner in the ease of a walk-over, so that in todays race the Westehestci Racing Association contributed ,500. which, with i ne declarations and nominating and starting fees. , swelled the total of the iirst money to S5.S95. The provisions of the Matron also barred Affliction from sharing in any part of the purse, although she was a starter and ran second. The condensed history oC the Matron Stakes since IjOO is as follows: "Year. "Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. - .v 1?tou allant 123 Bullman ... 0,207 1:104 iiitl Hcno 122 Odoni 17.593 1:13-4 i r02Grey Friar 121 X. Turner. 12.180 1:11 "!Hi2ii:ugeuia Burcli. . .122 Odom 0,790 1:12-, 1903The Minute Man.. 117 F. ONeill. S.035 l:00ji 1003rArraenia 112 W. Hicks.. 5.525 1:10?. 1904Bedouin HI Shaw 12.725 1:01 1904tSaudria 101 Hildebrand. 13,345 l:OSJ 1005Burgomaster 124 Lyue 10.405 1:12 15 .-tIerverse lint Lyne 10.4S5 1:13 4 lfluf.I?allot 122 Radtke ...10.250 1:12 l.KUiiAdoratiou 110 W. Miller. . 0.030 1:11 1907Poliu 120 W. Miller.. 0.340 1:12 l!Mi7fStamiua Hi AV. Knapp. S.940 1:114 Iflos-Hclmel 124 Notter 0.025 1:12s hlOStMnskette 124 Notter 5.S95 l:20i Run at Morris Park prior to 1005. For colts. For Allies. Stakes divided according to sex. Ti.e remainder of the card furnished brilliant sport. Proceedings began with a cracking good two-year-old handicap at six furlongs. It engaged seven of the pick of the second grade of juveniles, including Statesman, Footpad. Royal Captive. The Gardener. Schleswlg and two others. For live furlongs the utlre Held maintained close order, with the chances :f any one of the live leaders looking rosy. Beginning the final sixteenth, however. Statesman drew nit right at the end with rare gameness and won going away with a rush. McCarthys riding of the winner evoked much praise. When he came back in the fourth race with an even superior bit ol successful horsemanship on Cressina. the crowd jroke into a round of applause, which he acknowl- Jgf-d by lifting his cap. The steeplechase, sandwiched in between, was contested by a moderate class of junipers, the best ot ihem being Jimmy Lane and Agent. The fornier. however, was so lame in his preliminary canter that he could hardly stride over a straw and bettors rook alarm thereat. In a Jiffy the odds about hiiu had soared from 1 to 2 to evens. When the favorite galloped to the post all his soreness had disappeared .iw if by magic and the right money went down in hunks. For two miles aud six furlongs of the running Jimmy Lanes, backers saw no prospect of ultimate success for the Tomokins horse unless geut. the Hying leader, fell down or refused or an out or did something else equally improbable. The. unexpected happened, however, and Agent refused at the twenty-third and last jump, leaving the distressed Jimmy Lane to come home alone. It Iiad taken, him six minutes and ten seconds to rover the three-miles course. It was said that Sam Emery ordered his trainer, Andy Blakeley, to put up Schmidt, the stable exorcise boy. on Arasee in the New Rochelle Stakes In order to get a price. This Mr. Emery was .mlnently successful in obtaining, although at a oonsiderable loss in wagers. The boy rode Arasee a good race, but lacked the nbility to put up a finish nnd so lost by a few inches, a race that should have Jicen won by a safe margin. Fashion Plate showed his high class by defeating with impressive ease a fine Held of older horses at wix furlongs. Mr. Knapps grand youngster dominated the running throughout, despite opposition of the caliber of Brookdale Nymph. Nimbus and Far "West. The hottest favorite of the afternoon was lowan in the last race, whose third start of the 1 week this was. The hardy lllly. which was with difficulty restrained back to her competitors, never left the result in doubt and won cantering in 2:33. which is a new track record for the distance. It was authoritatively anuouueed at Belinont Park : today that the Jamaica meeting would be run off as first scheduled with the possible exception of one or two days dropped each week, as is now the case ; at tho local track. The Empire City meeting of - one whole week is also an assured fact, reports to the. contrary notwithstanding. It is understood that Mr. II. P. "Whitney will race . a good string of horses in this country next year as 1 well as support an English stable. With more favorable . surroundings there will be good opportunities i here, though it can hardly be expected that the season . will be as good as It has been in the past. Herman Duryea will also race here as extensively as heretofore. His Idea is to encourage home industry . and sport until it becomes compulsory to go abroad to enjoy the pastime. There will be one days racing at Morristown. N. J. nest Saturday, beginning at two oclock. The district attorney of Nassau county has engaged - tho services of Sewits Detective Agency to look out for violations of the bettiug law at Belmont t Park. Cp to date there has not been a single ar- - m?K js o. Hildreth took possession of Angelus imrae-Giiately - after his defeat in the Jerome Handicap. T Ben Ban will shortly be sent over to France, where ; Mr Duryea has already shipped several broodmares 5 and will be given a chance over the sticks and I across country. ,, , , , , Lawrence P. Kerry, the well-known clubhouse i rniiimlsaioner. has 0,000 to bet on Chauler at odds 5 of 4 to 5. The opinion prevails that tho odds 5 against Governor Hughes will go to 2 to 1 before 3 lRctlon day.

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