Grand Assemblage Views The Suburban.: Friar Rock the Winner, with Short Grass Second and Stromboli Third in a Fine Race., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-31


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GRAND ASSEMBLAGE VIEWS THE SUBURBAN. I Friar Rock the Winner, with Short Grass Second and Stromboli Third in a Fine Race. New York. May 30.— It is estimated that 10,000 patrons of racing visited Belmont Park today. In . the first place it was a holiday and secondly the , famous Suburban was to be deeided. There is no question axmt the growing popularity of horse racing in this section. The enthusiasm displayed as the horses finished furnished a sufficient guaran- : tee of that. It was deplored that Boamer did not go to the post to contest this great race but thos.- . who were at the track early enough saw this wonderful horse work a mile and a quarter in 2:00 in preparation fur the Kentucky Handicap. It was a . good performanee and showed that the champion has fully recovered from his winter sickness and is trained to the hour for the valuable Kentucky race to be run next Saturday. It was announced that; he would he shipped to Louisville tomorrow. The fractionals of the trial were as follows: 12. 23%. 30, 4S, 1:00-... 1:13%. 1:20, 1:40%, 1:88%, 2:00. The track had dried out well after being on the slow side yesterday, but was not in its fastest condition and, while the field for the Suburban was light, it was rich in quality owing to the presence of Stromboli. The Finn, Sharpshooter and Short Crass. Those four would have provided a good contest had there been no others. There were but six starters in the Suburban, Grumpy being withdrawn. Every one of the six had more or less support, with Stromboli ruling favorite. On recent work Sharpshooter had a following. Mr. Ilelmonts pair were in the greatest demand, the supposition being that The Finn would not be capable of giving Stromboli seven pounds, according to the scale. There was quite a little money for Short Grass. Kniil Ben told all who questioned him he thought his imported horse would give a good account of himself. Hauberk had been tried in the Metropolitan and found wanting, hence he had the least backing among the s] oeulators. If appearances were any criterion every horse was ready to race. They were fined down to a nicety and their preliminary canters pleased the crowd. When the start was made after a brief delay Sharpshooter showed in front, but he was soon passed by Hauberk, which was permitted to take a lengths advantage on Stromboli. Sharpshooter and Friar Hock, the three latter being heads apart and several lengths in front of The Finn and Short Crass. These positions were maintained until near-ing the home turn, whore Garner, feeling the pace was too slow for Friar Rock, called on him and he went to the front in loss tlrin a sixteenth of a mile, followed bjr Stromboli. At this point Hauberk retired. ToS did "Sharpshooter. As the home turn was made The Finn and Snort Grass moved up, but the weight on The Finn told its tale and he made little headway. Not so with Short Grass, which passed the tiring horses quickly and, overtaking Stromboli. went after Friar Itock. but it was a futile effort, for Friar Bock won easily. A surprising feature of the race was the disappointing showing of Stromlmli. He failed to displiy his aaaal speed and tired b::dly in the last quarter of a mile. P.asil. from the Wickliffe Stable, started the talent off auspiciously when he came home an easy winner after Betas heavily backed. He took the lead shortly after the start and was never menaced. The withdrawal of True as Steel left Presumption the best in the three-horse race that was carded next and he won unexteiided after going to the post at a prohibitive price. Hanson, essaying his first start of the year, made good in the third, a highweight handicap, in which he was in receipt of weight from kadi Ferarock and Mlaa Puzzle, the only other starters. This race resulted in the first claim of foul of the meeting. For some time the stewards questioned the jockeys in the paddock, instead of in the stewards stand as formerly. The claim of foul was not allowed. Brentwood defeated Marcellinus in the International Steeplechase after the most thrilling race through tiie field seen in many a day. The two horses hooked up on the final turn of the field and ran head and head until the finish, where the weight told on Marcellinus and Brentwood won by a safe margin. Malachite, at odds on made good in the final over Pan Maid. T. . Campbell, steward of the Business Mens Bacing Association of New Orleans, was an interested visitor today and John Marshall of Charleston. S. C. one of the promoters of the racing association in that city, was also an arrival. Todays attendance, it is estimated, was larger than that of last Decoration day. which was the largest crowd seen at the races last year about New York. Slumber II. and Prince Henry, from the J. O. Talbot t stable, have both gone amiss and will not l«- see!, under eaten for some time. The Babarbaa Handicap next year will have a much greater value than this year. Mr. Belmont. s|ieaking this afternoon, stated that ,000 would be added and that the declaration and starting fees would be much greater. Mr. Belmont also declared that the crowd that journeyed to the course this afternoon, was one of the greatest that he has had the pleasure of seeing on any American race track. "It was, without a doubt, tiie greatest assemblage in quality that I have had the pleasure of seeing at a race track." he continued, "and now that the public have taken a great interest in the running of the Suburban Handicap, we intend to make it a grand race. When we took this stake over from the Coney Island Jockey Club we were in doubt as to how it would be received and todays acceptance by the public has shown us how popular an institution it really is." Work-outs on a fast track today were: Ballad— Five-eighths in 1:03%. Bet— Half mile in 51%. Pluck Pint — Mile in 1:50. Breeze Half mile in 51%. Bromo — Mile in 1:40. Chich —Mile in 1:15. Currughal-en- Three-quarters in 1:20%. Paaaya Cheiee -Mile in 1:47%. Distant Shore Mile in 1:44%. Friar Naught Mile in 1:50. Fuzzy W tizzy — Mile in 1:47%. Gainer Half mile in 4s. C targe Smith -Three-quarter:, in 1:1S%. He Will Mill i,i 1:59. Holiday Mile in 1:51%. Hudson Threi eighths in 37. Ida Claire Sewn eighths in 1:31. Juliet- Three-quarters in 1:21. Ivory Black -Half mile in 48%. Lively Five-eighths in 1:01. Merry Though J -Half mile in 51%. No News — Three -quarters in 1:21. Oil Scout — Three-quarters in 1:18. Pennant — Three -quarters in 1:22%. Phosphor Half mile in 4Vt 5. Qui Vive Hal!" mile in 52-.-.. Begret -Three -qua iters in 1:20. Boly Three quarters in 1:13. Simon Jones Three-quarters in 1:18. Spinster Thrci eighths in 37. Supernell Five-eighths in 1 :Mi. Tea Caddy Three-quarters in 1:13%. The following gallops took place over the training track, which was in good condition: Ahara Thien iiaaiUie in 1:39%. Belle Ronald— Hull milt- in 52%. Dervish— Seven-eighths in 1:30-,. Faircount— Three-eighths in 38%. Fenmouse— Mile in 1:50. Flitterg.dd- Mile in 1:50. ; ntmion Half mile in 54. Gillies Three-quarters in 1:16%. Half Rock Seven -eighths in 1:31. ibndrie Half mile in -!!. High Noo.i Three eighths in 37%. Jin Wtkeiov Thr-o. quarters in 1:17%. K ziah Three-quarters in 1:19%. Leading Daily- Half mile i;t 51. Libyan Sands Half mile in 4s%. Harm llenrv — Three-quarters in 1:17%. Paddv Whack— Three eighths in 3h%. Sams Lick -Mile in 1:50. Sandow Three-quarters in 1:17. Silent Pilot— Mil- in 1:48. Tartar Mile in 1:4S%. Tinkle Bell— Three-eighths in 3S%. Top o th Morning-Half mile in 50. Whimsy-Thr. e-qii.u ters in 1:19. Wistful Five-eighths in 1:02%. White Hackle Mile in 1:42%. T— III Notions Mile in 1:56.

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