Jacomber Gets to Going: Tales Three of the Six Races at Belmont Park Yesterday, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-02


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JACOMBER GETS TO GOING AKES THREE OF THE SIX RACES AT BELMONT PARK YESTERDAY. "riar Rock Sold to John E. Madden for 50,000 Mr. Belmonts Statement of the Reasons Star Hawk Wins His First Race in This Country. New York, September 1. Easily the f fat lire of mlays racing at Itclmont Park was tin; success if horses from the stable of A. K. Macomber. Iliey accounted for half of the days program Cittcuisii, Hesperus and Star Hawk being the win-liug combination. This made the score four straight for the stable as -Sisaga had won the dxth race the night before. They were all popular victories, as this stable seemed to be pursued by i streak of ill fortune that came close to sending it away from Saratoga without finishing first n any race. Star Hawks victory was most gen-rously applauded as the three-year-old had flushed second in his three previous starts in this ountry. He won easily, making his challenge in the filial quarter and, after finishing, was sent on i mile and a quarter in 2:07";;, in preparation for the Lawrence Realization. What was the largest single sale of the present vear, and also the greatest in many years, was i-oiisummated today when John E. Madden purchased from August Itclmont the three-year-old Friar Rock for .0,000. This chestnut son of Kock Sand Fairy Cold has a great record as a three-year-old, having won the Suburban Handicap, the llelmont Stakes, the I.rooklyn Handicap and the Saratoga Cup over the host horses in training. S. C. Hildreth will continue to train the colt and point him for his engagement in the Lawrence localization, to be run one week from tomorrow, lie will run in Mr. Maddens colors in this race, after which he will he retired to Hamburg Place, where Mr. Madden will reserve him for use as u sire. When Mr. Itclmont was asked if it was true that he had sold Friar Kock lie said "I first said no to Mr. Madden, but have since said yes. I felt that the record of a sale like this would be the best possible endorsement of the general feeling of the turf today and that I ought to let the record lie made. Racing helps keep our breeding farms going. 1 look at racing lrom a serious point of view. It is a deplorable fact that the light horse is threatened with practical extinction in this country. Foreign buyers for the European Armies have been unable to secure any substantial number of cavalry horses. They can only buy transport and artillery horses and none too many of them. We ourselves have the greatest difficulty in mounting the few cavalry troops which we have in the service. If in the case of emergency, we could not mount our sons and brothers properly we would be committing the same crime as though we were placing an Inferior rifle in their hands. I hope the new owner will derive as" much pleasure and success from Friar Rock as was in store for me." Star Hawk was a bit fractious at the post and threw his rider, II. II. Phillips, before the held was dispatched. The steeplechase was marred when Web Carter and SandoOv started on a false st.irt and went a half turn of the, field before their riders pulled up. The when the field was finally dispatched the race was a scries of mishaps. Several horses fell. Web Carter, the favorite, unseated his rider at the seventh jump while in the lead, after which Otto Floto managed to stay in front of the tiled Sandow to the liuish. Willis Sharpe Kilmer, after negotiations extending over a period of nearly a year, has finally purchased the English stallion, Magic, a" chestnut horse by Mart Jgon- Sesame, by St. Simon out of Maize, by Hampton out of Palm Flower. Magic accounted for the Goodwood Cup at two and a half miles as a three-year-old, defeating Itayardo. II. 1. Itrown. who is a visitor at Itclmont Park, will depart for Windsor for a brief visit at the new course. Regarding his position in New Orleans racing this winter, he had the following to say: "I entered tin; field at New Orleans in spite of reports that I would not. be able to secure. City Iark. I have never quit yet on any racing project that I have ever started. As to a clash in dates, that is the one thing I hope can be avoided. I have not made any announcement as to my dates and will not do so until I have thoroughly gone over the matter with the level heads of the Itusiuess Mens Racing Association, and if there is a clash, it will not be my fault." J. O. Talbot t has purehasrd from the H. P. Whitney stable the three horses that Albert Simons has had in Canada, they being :reentr;c. Casket and Cherry Ripe. Trainer W. V. Casey, of the Talhott stable, has punch fired and turned out until next year. Slumber II., Prince Henry, Emdeii and Clean Up. Walter II. Congdon has purchased from the Cross-ways Stable the two-year-old Right. Six hunters, the property of C. It. Fenwick. have arrived at Itelmont Park from Virginia and will he raced at the hunt meetings during the fall. W. J. Spiers is an arrival from Saratoga with six racers. J. K. Frayling, who suffered a severe fall at Saratoga, was found to have sustained a fracture after an X-Kay examination today in New York. Matt Dooley has completed arrangements to ship fifteen horses on Saturday to Kumsou Park, N. J., to participate iu a hunt meeting to be held at that point on Labor day. The horses, mostly timber-toppers, will be taken by motor van from Itelmont Park. The stables of Silas Veitch, John Tucker. Evans Tucker and Nat Ityer are among those represented.

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