Breaking Track Records: Straight Forward Makes A New Mark In Winning The Union Selling Stakes.; Defeats the Favorite Riverdale and Effaces Roamers Previous Time for Seven-eighths at Aqueduct--Small Talk of the Track., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-29


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BREAKING TRACK RECORDS STRAIGHT FORWARD MAKES A NEW MARK IN WINNING THE UNION SELLING STAKES. Defeats ffca Favcrito Rivcrdalo and Effaces Roamors Previous Time for Stvcn-eightlib at Aqueduct —Small Talk of the Track. New York. June 28.- Cliuping the track record for s.-ven eighths of a mile by two fifths of a second, and sbowlag a return to his best form. B. !. Wilsons Sir light Forward scored an easy victory in the liiiim Selling Stakes, a dash far three .•car-olds that featured the days racing at tho Aqacdaet course. The son of Star S| t. after taking a qateh had. was taken back when aUveraaaa move,| aloagllde and saved in second until at the head of the stiitch. Mr;;- McTaggart made Ids move and gradually narrowed the gap. to take the lead iaside of the qaarter post. From this on lie was going ah eg easily to win by two lengths. Biverilalc. recently purchased by Schuyler I.. Par-sous, was a well supported choice, but tired badly after setting a fast early pace and may have been short. Ballad finished with a rush to take the short end of I he money in a hard drive. The rnion Silling Stakes was run for the eighth time today and its history, briefly summarised, is as follows: Y.-ir. Winner. Wt Jockey. Vat. Time. ISM vTea W G. Garaer. .fl.OM 1 : io l!i!7 Berkeley 101 Lowe 1,21a 1:27 1908 Alauda 101 11. Kugaii.. 1.0M 1 :USl ; 1010 Be,, Loyal 1*3 Hylaad «".". 1 "A 1!U1 ilocmr 107 M. Baxtea.. SIS 1:27 1915 Waterteara 198 JJ. HeTagt. 7"» 1:31 I91C Marphy ML Lykea. .. 1JM9 1:2« 1917 Straight Iorward.lOo J. McTngt. 1,999 1:24% Dtetaace 1 mile in 1 !»«»»;. Not run in li»l!9 and BHll. No racing in Bill and 1*J1°. The former record for the seven eighths distance was l-.Ul.. held by Andrew Millers Boamer. and ■ t is probable Straight Forward Coahl have bettered his asark of 1:24*4. This is the secoad record that has been broken during the present meeting and. as the track is lightning fast, it is possible other a irks may go by the board. V. Travers has taken over four racers, tho I roperty of the Crown Stable. They are Cliff Haven. the three- j ear olds Creek Legend and Diaaaoad Back, and the two .Mir old RveacaJL Sama I Wilhtts has purchased the good two-year-old filly Seam: tress from John 11. Madd- n. E. B. McLeans Illuminator Fatally Injured. The cross eountiy race for maid n steeplechasers resulted in one latalilv when B. B. Mcleans IlllUniaator, which was msklag his first appearance throagh lie fell, brake his Beck. The aecideat occurred at the ninth jasap, when ! lepi er fell and Ulnminator, arhich was right at his heels, fell ever him. ioitiinaely, in-r of the riders was injured. John Davis, who f unn rly campaigned a stable of racers ami wis a horseman of the older school, died at the Corey Island liosnital today. Frank Weir expects to ship Old Bosebud to Hamilton to compete in th" feature handicap on the closing day at that c me. Henley II.. which sported the WidCBCT silks ill ibis race, came to grief on the first turn of the field and palled up extremely lame. A number of the Bmil Hera, racers were sold in the paddock before the races ami the following prices realised: Begl", ,799; . V. Winfrey. Chi"!:, in. SI. .V.d: J. A. Coburii. Frank Keogh, ,100; Kentucky Stable. Armament. -T ; J. A. Coburii. star Base, SHOO: I". S. 1. Bandolph. Peep Bight, 75; s. T. Beaker. C. Buxton i 1. limed .1. A. Cobunis Manganese out of th" filth ran- yesterday for ,299. F. J. Wrispcii also part in a claim for iifford A. Cochrans Geaeais, arhich ran in this race and obtained ber for 99. Jockey Ohcrt will depart for Grand Bapias on Salurd.iy. to rid" at the meeting which opens in that city on July 1. Jas. Zil. imers good filly Oniro, considered one of the best two year ods shown in Maryland last spring. Mislaiaed a painful innir.v recently, which will throw her out of training for some time. While working her bridle broke and she ran late the inner rail, bruising her shoulder badly. The iiijiiry beeaate infected and it was found necessary to lance it.

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