Twenty-Eight Start in One Race: Big Field Goes to the Post in Juvenile Subscription Purse at Piping Rock, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-12


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TWENTY-EIGHT START IN ONE RACE. Big Field Goes to the Post in Juvenile Subscription Purse at Piping Rock, Xew York, October 11. One of the largest fields that ever faced the barrier in this country went to the post in the Piping Rock Subscription Purse at the Locust Valley course of the Piping Rock Racing Association today, when twenty-eight two-year-olds were sent to the post. The most extraordinary Incident in connection with the race is the fact that the smart folk settled on the winner. Some Kid, from the stable of II. P. Whitney, and accepted S to 5 that their calculations were correct. It was the first day of the autumn meeting, the second session being scheduled for next Saturday, when the second half of the Piping Rock Subscription Purse will be decided over a mile course. All the horses that started in todays event are eligible for next Saturdays substantial purse of ,500. While the attendance was not as great as during the spring meeting of this aristocratic and exclusive lacing organization, it numbered about 3J00, including the cream of the Long Island cottagers and their friends. While the majority of the races were a foregone conclusion for the favorites, there were two instances where the betting element went awry when Nosegay and Cllftonian won. All the betting was done on the credit system, as usual In these parts, but any one could wager any amount if he only knew the right person to apply to. Hey bourn won his race easily, as anticipated. Harry Tucker kept him from running out on the turns. O Bear looked all over a winner In his race until he fell after taking the last jump but one. The subscription race was a scramble from start to finish, but there was little question that the best horse at this distance won. He may meet defeat next Saturday, when asked to go a mile. Ballet is a likelv jumper and her victory was popular, as she belongs to Mrs. Payne Whitney, who takes a great Interest In racing. A neighborhood field is one of the features of the meeting. Tbe neighborhood field is at the southeast corner of the track near the east end of the Piping Rock clubhouse. All residents of Nassau County are welcome to this field, from which a fine view of the course can be had. Parking space for automobiles and a limited number of vehicles Is provided near the field. Tickets for the field good for either day were furnished without charge upon application to any of the clergymen, school superintendents, boys clubs, neighborhood associations and companies of Boy Scouts at Glen Cove, Ovster Bay, Sea Cliff, Roslyn, Lattingtown, Locust Valley, West-bury, East Norwich, Syosset, Jericho, Bayville, Brookvllle, Green Vale. Glen Head and Woodbury. Those who did not avail themselves of the opportunity of obtaining tickets In advance were admitted to the field for 25 cents each. The Locust Valley Band played on the field and the Boy Scouts patrolled it.

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