Hourless is Dethroned: Belmont Star Runs Poorly in Slow Going and is Last in Brooklyn Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-12


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HOURLESS IS DETHRONED. BELMONT STAR RUNS POORLY IN SLOW GOING AND IS LAST IN BROOKLYN DERBY. Omar Khayyam Takes Race in a Closely-contested Finish, -with Rickety Second and Ticket Third Gossip of the Track. New York, July 11. Omar Khayyam, -winner of the 1917 running of the Kentucky Derby, took his place at the head of the three-year-old division In the east, when he defeated in decisive fashion n high-class hand of racers of his age in the Brooklyn Derby, the mile and an eighth dash, which was the outstanding feature of the Aqueduct program this afternoon. Duck of him at the finisli came Rickety, L. S. Thompsons best three-year-old. Ticket and Hourless. The latter ruled a prohibitive, public- choice and met his first defeat of the season, being trounced soundly and finishing last. Omar Khayyam raced as if much the best. He went away from the barrier with his accustomed slowness and, as usual, was outpaced in the early running, lie closed up some ground while rounding the turn, but it was not until the head of the stretch was readied that he loomed up as a formidable contender. Once straightened away, he slowly wore Rickety, the early pacemaker down, and, though hampered considerably when that colt swerved out, drew to the front in the final sixteenth to score decisively. It may be that the presence of Rickety in the race played a big part in the downfall of Hourless. The Thompson colt joined .the favorite shortly after the start and apparently raced him into defeat in the first half mile. Then, Rickety went on with a good lead, but maintained this advantage only until in the final sixteenth. The race was run over a sloppy and cuppy track and the performance of Hourless raised tlie question Of his ability to run in that sort of going; Red Cross Day netted -,107 for that cause, this amount being turned over by the Queens County Jockey Club. The greater portion of this sum was obtained through the liberality of tiie owners, trainers and Jockeys, as the weather oh Monday limited the "attendance of the general -public. J. W SchorrmbnglKoJsltoirS? J. W. Schorr and Frank Coleman of Memphis, Tenri., were first time visitors at the course, having motored from Cincinnati. Eddie Dolling, who is employed by Mr. Schorr, suffered an injured arm in Buifalo and is convalescing in that city. Emil Herz bid up Onwa, winner of the first race, frqm ,500 to ,200 and obtained him at that figure. Wanda Pitzer pulled up lame after her last race and trainer Murphy fired and blistered her. She will be on the shelf for about a month. J. J. Moran claimed Dr. Muck out of the first race yesterday for ,200. Frederick Johnson lias purchased the three-year-old First Ballot from C. Buxton at private terms. John E. Madden lias sold Star Class to Fred SIo-cum and the youngster raced in his new owners colors today. F. R. Doctors Photo, which broke down in her last, race, lias been sent to the Glen Helen Stud in Kentucky, where she will be bred to Sand Marsh. W. Shields and Kim Patterson shipped their stables to Empire City this morning. John E. Madden lias obtained second call on the apprentice Arthur Collins from the the Kentucky Stable. A mixed consignment of horses arrived from Lexington this morning. The shipment included Dreyer and Grayson, consigned to the Kentucky Stable. The Kentucky Stable shipped six racers to Saratoga today and the others will be campaigned at Empire City. The Gilford A. Cochran stable was also divided, part journeying to the Spa, while the others will race at Empire City. Phil T. Cliinn lias purchased from August Bel-mont the royally-bred two-year-old Turban, by Rocksand Torquoise and will ship the colt to Kentucky for breeding purposes.

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