Same Fleet Old Rosebud: Takes the Bayview Handicap at Aqueduct with All Ease, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-18


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SAME FLEET . OLD ROSEBUD Takes the Bay view Handicap. at Aqueduct with All Ease. Big- Crowd Out to View the Celebrity in Action Nominee Wins for John Sanford. Now York, September 17. Col. Applegates sterling campaigner Old Rosebud, fresh from a short letup, further endeared himself to eastern turf goers, when he galloped home in track record time, to score an easy victory in the Bayview Handicap, the mile and a sixteenth race, which featured the opening days sport of the Aqueduct fall meeting. A monster Monday throng greeted the son of Uncle, when he paraded before the race and his welcome, on returning to the scales, indicated the Applegate gelding has taken first place in the hearts of the racing folks in this section., Old Rosebud always ruled a well supported choice in the market and when it came to racing, he more than justified this confidence. Peak sent him up away from the webbing In the lead and he easily maintained this position throughout. James Butlers Capra displayed the greatest tenacity of the others and hung oand with bull dog courage at the end, to earn second place honors. R. T. Wilsons three-year-old Straight Forward, after being badly outrun early, closed a big gap to take third place. The showing of. A. K. Macombers three-year-old filly champion Sunbonnet was a good one. This filly left the barrier slowly and raced into a prominent position early, only to tire in the final eighth. The attendance at Aqueduct today exceeded expectations so far that already there is some talk of extending the meeting if the patronage of today keeps up. According to the state laws, only forty days is permitted at any one track, hence- the present meeting could only run to October 13, an adqition of six days. While the matter is under ralscusslon in a tentative way, the decision of the joint management will depend much on the weather JnHhe early days of October. - An excellent field of two-year-olds participated in the first sprint out of the chute in tho third race. John Sanford furnished the winner with Nominee, which was second choice in; the betting, defeating Malvolio. the choice. The race marked the first run-up of the meeting, when narry Fink bid up the winner from 1,000 to 2,7Q0, but failed to obtain him. BUXTON TO RIDE FOR A. X. MACOMBER. Before leaving for a short vacation, A. K. Ma-comber signed jockey M. Buxton for the season of The victory of Old Rosebud marked, his fourth triumph over the Aqueduct track this year and places him head and shoulders above the, others of this countrys Handicap horses. The race also added ,315 to his stake earnings. In an interview with A. K. Macomber, relative to the purchase of the Aqueduct track, he said that the question was almost foreign to him, having heard little or nothing about it, more than track rumors. "I have no intention of buying Aqueduct," said Mr. Macomber, "or investing towards its purchase. I believe Joseph Widener has made an offer for the majority of the stock, but so far as I- know it was not accepted. I have no interest in the, matter whatever." . : .", Romanelli, who rode So Long Letty, had not ridden in this country for eleven years. He has been riding in South; America, but is now employed by Joseph E. Widener. Butwell does not think Buxton rode Omar Khayyam to advantage. "If he had sent him along ahd not loafed around, I think he would have beaten me sure," said the rider of Hourless in Saturdays Realization. J. Murphy has taken over the sprinter, Mint Julep, which was fired and blistered and turned out early last spring. The sprinter, which is reported to be doing well, is the property of C. Plate.

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