Frigid at Belmont Park: But Not Enough So to Prevent a Big Attendance and Indifferent Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-13


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EJUG1D AT BELHOUT PARK. BUT NOT ENOUGH SO TO PREVENT A BIG ATTENDANCE AND INDIFFERENT RACING. Golden Eogond a Painful Surprise Gowan Continues Hor Winning Streak in a Fast Mile and a Half. Nw York. October 12. It was a bit like winter V Belmont Park this afternoon. Very few of the - ,netators braved the biting wind that blew into uc grandstand, nearly everybody taking refuse on be lawns and in the paddock, where the sun tempered the cold. Strange to say. the attendance was "MnWcrably larger than on the opening day. TU-xvvilent and promising card was partially ruined in .withdrawals, wholesale scratching reducing the .vrmitilan Steeplechase and Raucho del Paso Stakes match races and the fourth and lifth races re ctively to live and four starters each. largest Held of the afternoon, fourteen, ran i", the introductory sprint for maiden two-year-olds, if lUcne Ully. Tattliug. being the only absentee. outcome was sensational in the extreme, victory t clrg to an extreme outsider in Golden Legend, ridden by au obscure maiden jockev named C. Clemeut. Knutr the old style of race track speculation Uib iX ablnandtlon would doubtless have been ouoted at as Hgli as 200 to 1. As it was. only one layer. Georgt Rno. laid as Rood as 50 to 1 opening and 40 to 1 globing. These prices, however, were not general. It developed subsequently that tho winners stable connections had put through a coup of mild proportions. The decisive defeat of Lady Selina. the airiest prohibitive odds-on favorite, was almost paral-J - as tn Its effects on the plunging contingent. Onlv as- Saturday this Duryea filly was pressing the sup icsed wonderful Atlllctiou closely for second honors r. a race at sis furlongs run in 1:10 flat, while "H Aqueduct such a good colt as Statesman lust noseil .let out when in receipt of eight pounds bv the scale. Tictice tne bewilderment of form players at the sight .t her being led home by Golden Legend and pressec osely for second honors by Sententious, Danuv Hi son. Spanish Prince and Gus Helm. The gentlemens steeplechase was marked bv a lanicky market. It had been scratched down to a wo-horsc race between Jimmy Lane and Grandpa. uo-Ibly owing to a scarcity of gentlemen riders a he course. Mr. Hayes, who is deaf, rode bis own kt c. while Mr. Page, who wears a monocle, wart tride of the Tompkins entry. Whether the nion , cle was regarded as a handicap to the rider or a? retarding overweight on the horse, the fact re-aam- that Jimmy Lane went begging in the mar lift, there being a marked preference for his slowei ival. The race proved that the talent was all wronp in Its deductions, the receding favorite drawing out nd away as Mr. Page willed. The condensed history of the Corinthian Open steeplechase is given below: ! Vear. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. "JOS Tip Gallant... i 11! Mr. l:3u -Hi; J S. Protection. .8 100 .Mr. Page .. !SO 4:53 ! Itoyelle 101 Mr. Stone.. tiSO 1:37 005 Ivan S 148 Mr. Page . . l5 ."..07 MiOtf Yuma Christy. 5 131 Mr. Devaux !G0 5:4S 007 Jimmy Lane. ..7 li." Mr.L. Evans ICS 5: 100 Jimmy Laue..S 152 Mr. Page .. 515 5:30? Ruu at Morris Park prior to 1103. The second of the afternoons series of mate! "aces went to Etherial, the bigger horse, aftei "lug his bulk to damago the chances of. Wist Iason. his smaller opponent. The linisli was clost ziid probably the second best horse won. lbc tabulated history f tho Rancbo del Paso Stakes since 1000 is as follows: Year. "Winner. Wi. jockey. Val. Time. ioiii Silverdale 115 Henry ,250 1:10 IlOl Whiskey King ...122 Shaw 1.455 l:10i PMC Cinquevalli lO.t OConnor .. 2.570 1:11 PRtt Grenade 107 ONeill 2.310 1:00 l.Hi Bedouin 110 Shaw 2.000 1:0!I" llO." Brookdale NyuiphlOO Shaw 2.700 1:10 l.iOC, Tourenne lfo Horner 3.020 1:10 Vin7 Uncle 122 W. Miller. . 2.!I30 1 :1" 1U0S Etherial 10! D. MeCthy. 100 1:12, Uuu at Morris Parkorior to 1003. Gowan came back with another smart race in the 1-aiidican at one mile and a half. The ease with which she spreadc agled such fast horses as oup. Pins and Needles. Tourenne and Iieauelere ill 2:321, a new track record for tho distance,- was tomcthing to marvel at. The leniently weighted Ueaueoup put forth a game but unavailing effort to overhaul the Hying tllly. The Montnelier Stable iid better in the race following with Faleada, this fast three-year-old disposing of formidable opposition in Fashion Plate. Footpad and Tonv llouero. s usual, the star Oneck Stable two-year-old was inadequately ridden by the diminutive Upton aud suffered a linke defeat. Animus, one of the heaviest backed horses that I. as started this season, failed signally in the mile and a quarter selling race that wound up the davs card. Milford, at a good price, iust gained the verdict in the last stride from Whip Top. which unexpectedly failed after a series of recent qualifying efforts. P. H. Gorman was burred from Belmont Park today. Whitneys Delirium will be left behind in this country. T. Hitchcock. Jr. will probably got the half-brother to Forget and make a jumper out of him. Stokes and Regal Royal are far and away the most promising young steeplechase prospects of the season. They will make their debut in the Harbor was learned today that J. E. Widener made ...a unsuccessful attempt to lease Thistledale to represent him in tho Brook Cup, run last Saturday. In the esse of John W. Freit. a stable bov. against August Belmont to recover S1CO.000 damages, closed today before Judge Amend in tbe Supreme Court, a jury brought in a verdict for Mr. Belmont after thirty minutes deliberation. The judge instructed tbe? jurors that the whole case hinged on the question as to whether or not Mr. Belmont had discharged the lov when he turned hiin over to L. V. Bell. If Mr. Belmont, tho boy and his mother believed the transfer was a discharge and so conducted themselves at the time, te jury was to find that he was discharged.

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