Old Rosebud in Triumph: First in the Red Cross Handicap in a Close Finish with Bromo, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-10


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OLD ROSEBUD IN TRIUMPH. FIRST IN THE BED CROSS HANDICAP IN A CLOSE FINISH WITH BROMO. Stitch in Time Wins the Astoria Dinner Stakes from Memories II. by Inches Rain Affects the Aqueduct Going Unfavorably. New York, July 9. H. C. Applegatess consistent racer Old Rosebud, scored his third straight victory over the Aqueduct track when he outpaced and out-gained L. S. Thompsons Bromo in the Red Cross Handicap, the mile and a sixteenth dasli which featured the Red Cross day program offered at the Queeiis County course today. The six-year-old son of Uncle shouldered top weight when he picked up 130 pounds and, though liis margin of victory was a narrow one, it was none the less decisive. A heavy rainfall just before one oclock made the track a trifle slow and this was greatly in favor of the Applegate champion. Knapp displayed good judgment when he rated Old Rosebud off the pace for the first half mile, though forced to go wide as he raced along in third position back of Chiclet and Bromo. Rounding the turn he went to the front with- a rush and from the three-eighths post home, stood off the challenges of Rromo with great gameness. The latter was in forward contention throughout and, though it was his first distance race of the year, he apparently had no excuse. Astoria Stakes is a popular feature of eastern racing and its history since 1905 is here presented: 1905 Sue Smith .114 J. Martin. .,000 1:03 1900 Hyperbole 114 W. Knapp. 5,125 1:03 1907 Reckon 114 Mountain .. 5,500 1:01 190S Melissa 114 Notter 0.525 1:02 1909 Ocean Bound ..-114 Scoville ... 1,700 1:01 1910 Bashti 114 G. Garner . 1,500 1:02 1913 Naiad 114 Wolfe 1,900 :59 1914 Pixy 114 J. McCahey 700 :59 1915 Pleione 114 J. McCahey 1,400 :59 1915 Tragedy 114 T. Davies. . 2,100 1:01 1917 Stitch in Time. . .114 M. Buxton.. 3,200 1:00 No racing in 1911 and 1912. Run over straight course at Belmont Park in 1913 and at Gravesend prior toiai3-w- . The placing of the judges in the fifth race came in for much comment when they awarded the race to W. Cabins Blue Thistle. From the stand it appeared that checks had won by a good neck, but the judges decided differently. The proceeds qf the days sport "will be given to the Red Cross fund and an excellent crowd turned out to benefit this worthy charity. The free list was suspended and for the first time owners, trainer, etc., were forced to pay an entrance fee. American Triumph in France. Preston Burch received word from France that W. " K. Vanderbilts Brumelli, ridden by Frank ONeill, had won the Prix des Troix ans of ,000, one of the. richest stakes run in that country this year. He defeated F. R. Hitchcocks Sandy Hook, ridden by Guy Garner, by a short head. This American triumph was scored over the Maisons Laffitte course. Mose Goldblatt was a visitor at the course and reported twenty-two of the Jefferson Livingston racers had shipped safely from Latonia to the Empire City course. Seven thoroughbreds went through to Saratoga Springs, where they will be rested for the August meeting. Jockey D. Connolly came on with the stable and will be their first string rider during the eastern campaign. W. H. Baker was another Kentucky arrival who visited the course. Along with the consignment from Latonia to Empire City, came the E. R. Bradley and W. Perkins racers. The latter took over Dick Williams, which he recently purchased from A. K. Macomber. H. C. Hallenbecks The Finn did not break down in the running of the Brookdale as was first feared, but his lameness will keep him away from the races until the Saratoga meeting.

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