Novelty Wins the Futurity for S. C. Hildreth: Result of Race Clinches Winners Supremacy Among Two-Year-Olds of 1910., Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-01


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+» 1 — + NOVELTY WINS THE FUTURITY FOR S. C. HILDRETM Result of Race Clinches Winners Supremacy Among Two-Year-Olds of 1910. Increases S. C. Hildreths Stable Earnings to 46,685 and Advances Kingston to Head of Stallion List. Saratoga. N. Y.. August .11. — Novelty stamped himself the best two-year-old of 1910 when he was winner of the Futurity Stakes of the Coney Island Jockey Club, which was run today for the first time in its history over th urse of the Saratoga Asso elation by spednl arrangement on atosant of the premature closing of the Pasters racing season with the running of todays card. The race was worth 4,480 gross and of this amount .- ,100 goes to S. C. Hildreth. owner of the winner. Bashti. the lillv for which Harry layne Whitney paid the Newcastle Stable 0,000 recently, was second, earning s:;.2"io and Love-Not, recently purchased from .lames K. Keene by E. K. Bradley, earned ,790 when she ran third. James It. Keene received ,900 as the breeder of the first ami third horses, whose dams. Curiosity and Truelove. he had nominated for tile race. Noveltys victory not only settled the question as to his supremacy among the American two-year-olds of the present season, but it had the effect of advancing his sire. Kingston, to the head of the list of American stallions for 1010 to date in amount of moncv earned by their progeny. It also increased S. C. Hildreths stable w innings for IBM to 40,639, a truly magnificent showing considering the present condition of the American barf. That Novelty is a star of the lirst magnitude there can be no question, and it is evident that he will be a fitting successor to his Itlastrioas stable companions. Kits. Herbert and Dalmatian. His winnings to date aggregate the splendid total of 2,010. which assures him the honor and distinction of first place among the money-winning thoroughbreds of this year in America. Never in the history of racing in Saratoga has there been such a crowd on the picturesque old track as that which cheered Novelty to victory. It was a crowd of enthusiasts and as the field swept through the stretch there was a mighty roar that continued until the last horse had passed the winning post. On he return of the sturdy little champion to the scales he was given an ovation and it is doubtful if there ever was a winner of this the most assist sd Of all twojear-old races that was more heartily acclaimed after he had won. It Was a race worthy of the best traditions of the Futurity and was won by a colt that by his previous heroic deeds had made himself the most popular horse that raced during the long Saratoga meeting. While lie futurity has been a richer stake in the more prosperous years of racing, it has lost none of its value to real sportsmen who place the possession of a good horns above the value of the purses they may win and who delight in a struggle for the glory of conquest. Under the conditions of the sale, when Mr. Hildreth purchased Novelty from John B. Madden at Belmont Park in the spring. Mr. Madden retained a half interest in any possible Futurity winnings. All through the racing season here Novelty lias steadily worked his way to the top id tlie two-year old division and his defeat of P.ashti in the last and best stake of the season left none to oppose his claim to the title of champion of the year. Bashti was beaten, but not disgraced. She was the victim of a bit of hard luck right at the start and to race into second place she easily demonstrated that she is the best tilly of the year and a worthy American representative to try for the En Bom Oaks next season, the race that induced II. P. , , , i+i Whitney to pay for her the record price of $:?0. io0 in the sales ring. There were twelve that went to the post and opinion was pretty evenly divided between Hashti and Novelty, which had for a running mate Zeus, a recent purchase of Mr. Hildreth. Several of the others were fancied, but they were all at much longer prices and Iron Mask, the sole starter under the white and blue spots of James It. Keene. was at a long price. While on the way to the post Love-Not broke sway from jockey Heid and before she could be pulled up she had run off fur half a mile. This caused a long delay and it was twelve minutes before starter Caaatdy had an alignment to his lik bag, Bockvflks, John Sanfords starter, was first to show- out of the bunch, with Blackfoot, hearing the silks of F. It. Hitchcock, second and Novelty third. Love-Not was in close attendance and Iteid rushed her through on the rail and at the end of the first furlong she was the one to show the way. Shilling had Novelty in second place and the others were closely bunched. Zeus, stablemate of Novelty, was last to leave the barrier and TfsnshOB was next to last, while P.ashti had been bumped right after the start by Itockville and knocked back. Love-Not continued to set tlie pace until well into the stretch, but Shilling had not called on Novelty .ind easily held second poattJoB. Neaiiug the furlong [Mist .he shook his whip at the son of Kingston and Curiosity. The colt came on cheerfully, quickly raced by Love-Not and went into a lead of sonic-thing more than a length. From there to the finish Shilling rode him smartly to make victory certain and a l the end he had a winning margin of a length. Bashti, after her had luck at the start, came with a determined rush at the end and easily disposed of Love-Not for second place. while the others were strung out, with Bouncer the one to pull up last. Before coming to Saratoga Novelty demonstrated on various occasions that he was a good colt, but it was not generally considered that he had much chance in the Futurity until he had proved his high ciass bv his victories in the Saratoga Special and the Hopeful. He ig easily the laigest money-winning horse of tlie season and Mr. Hildreth announced after the running of the Futurity that he would retire the colt for the year. The Futurity, of course, was the one big race of the day. though there was plenty of interest in the other races. Unfortunately, tlie steeplechase resulted in a walk-over, the first of the season, when HyMa, Liberty Lass and Jesuit all scratched away from Thomas Hitchcock. Jr.s Stoure. Tlie latter was ridden to the post by jockey Lynch and was not required to go over the course. August Belmonts Priscillian was winner of the opening dash and Hampton Court won the third race easily for S. C. Hildreth. Ocean Bound reduced the track record one-fifth of a second when she won the mile handicap easily in 1:17* and at the end of tlie program Belfast was winner over a big field of maidens for H. I. Dur-yea. Priscillian, in winning the opening race, reduced the track record for seven-eighths of a mile from 1 :24* to 1:24*. All in all. it was a day that provided a nu st tilting finale to tlie eastern racing season of IBM and it may truly be said that the cud came in the proverbial blaze of glory.

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