Long Island Racing Season Opens.: Four of Five Horses in South Shore Plate Race Disqualified by Judges., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-02


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LONG ISLAND RACING SEASON OPENS. Four of Five Horses in South Shore Plate Race Disqualified by Judges. New York. May 1. — The Long Island racing season had a preliminary opening Saturday, when six races of the Uockaway Hunt Club meeting were put on for an enthusiastic- gathering at Hewlett Bay Iark. The se-e-encl half of the spring meeting will Id- held next Saturday. The racing Saturday was enthusiastic-ally supported. The- riasng wis amateurish in most of the iai-c-s. one of tin- most interesting being the per-forma in-- of the rid-rs in the fourth race. Five horse-s started in this race, and four were disqualified. Bearing the horse which had finished in fourth position in In- winning place-, while the othe-rs Wen counted out of the money. This race was the South Shore Plate, at about a mile-. The performers wen five- old time thoroughbreds. All five- horsea got away to a goad start, and then- was a finish that brought cheers from the crowd when Morton L. Schwartz Archduke last -d just long enough to stall off a mighty rush that little Nearer mad-.- in the- final hundred yards. T. Maddens Toynhee was third, with M. D. Mam-burgers Silent Pilot fourth, and tin- Northwood Stables Chivalry fifth anil last. It was a popular win with the crowd, so far as the finish went, fir Archdnle was one that was well thought of by the talented ones. When it was all over and th;- cheers fen- the winner had died away, the paliol judges rode up to the Stand ami announced that every burst- i-i th- race had run out of the proscribed course with tin- exception of Silent Filet, arnica hail been ridden by Mr. Hamburger, his owner. This announcement meant that if the stewards disqualified one of the starters that all would have to be disqualified with the- exception of Silent Pilot, which had need among the outsiders in the running before the st.ert of the race. It was finally decided that all these which had run out of the regular course were aansjwalified, and the race was given to Mr. Bambergers Silent Pilot. Decision Displeases Crowd. Tin- ruling rendered by the- stewards displeased the majority of the spectators, who had witnessed a previous error when another w -inner of a race had run out of the LOW ai] and tin- victory had been allowed. This previous error caused considerable com-meut when Fllisown Boy won the second race cm the card, finishing about an e-ighth in front of Chestnuts, which beat Conqueror by about another • ighth in a race- over posts and rails at about three and a half miie-s. T!ie error in this race e.-ime wlu-n Mr. Nicholas I.. Tilney. owner and rider of Btttstowu Boy, was shut off from the proper coarse by a rope-, nhlih had bc-i u hnproperly placed. When hi- saw that hi- was barred from getting through over what he had rae -sidered the proper teniae, he went on his winning way. but when Mr. Voss, on Chestnuts, galloped along some hundred of lengths behind, hi- pulled up and insiste-! in having the roped-iff space made clear, and went tie- right course, bring followed some- time- later by Mr. Bamberger on his hone Conqueror. A protest was made, but when the stewards considered the i-it that Mr. I ilney could not have gone-over tie- prescribed envne without endangering the lives of several persona, or else pulling nu his mount, than allowing his pursuers to catch up. the race was allowed to stand as it had been run. Mr. Tilney explained to the stewards that while- he had been familiar with the course-, he had taken it for granted that when In- found it closed, some li.ui-..- had been made. While he had taken a much laager route, l.e hail miss, d two obstacles. Tl:.- opening race on tin- days card brought out a field -if seven for a half mile dash, and Charley Bariincuaae, on Onenr tewhmbna Lady Kdwina, a goed mare, was a handy winner over Johnny TWCk-ers So! ir Star, linden by Mr. Tucker. .1. II. Rollins Tipperar.v was third, many lengths in front of the- others c.f a straggling bunch. Then was a great finish without any aftermath when Bridget OConnor, from the stable of c. n. Bobbins, bent Morton L. Bwarta Ormca Uend in a hard drive, while Alan Bain, from the stable of .1. 1. Flanagan. Jr.. was a poor third. la the- final nnmleer the Went Hills St aides Mr. Specs just galloped home in front of Kafna C Fiacfaa Cabaret and I". B. v*oan May Picnic. Tie- crowd, unite as much a feature of an uinnteur meeting, wis brighter and gnyer than ever, it filled the grandstand and th- parked autos. ami spiih-d Over into th-- paddock and infie-ld with bright blotches of eaiar.

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