Hannibal the Conqueror: Carries Wilson Colors to Victory in Keene Memorial Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-13


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, i . # . , * t j , i j , , | . t -i . . . . . i . i , » i ■ 1 1 ; ; I 1 j I 1 , 1 i 1 HANNIBAL THE CONQUEROR ♦ Carries Wilson Colors to Victory in Keene Memorial Stakes. • Scratches Sob Centreport Handicap of All Interest — Probable Field for Belmont Stakes. ♦ New York. June 12. — The sun finally broke its way through for the first time in three days and racing at Belmont Park assumed a summery aspect. Early morning storms added to the somewhat distressing condition of the course. The going was fetlock deep next to the inside rail. The mud larks were once more in their element, although declinations to start under the conditions were plentiful. The Centreport Handicap, which promised to he the best contest of the afternoon, was reduced to but three starters and interest in that contest was decidedly nil. The sixth renewal of the Keene Memorial Stakes of ,000. featured the otherwise uninteresting card and attracted a fair measure of some of the years best two-year-old material. Tin-event, which is named in memory of the late James It. Bant, was the first of the spring season for two-year-olds to be run at five and a half furlongs. Richard T. Wilsons Hannibal, admirably ridden by Kuapp, only cantered to victory in the feature. The entire carded field, with J. E. Maddens The Trump .added, faced the barrier and with little delay, were despatched in perfect alignment. Hannibal, with Zueilka and My Friend in close pursuit, was first to show and they ran in this order for the first quarter. At this point Star Hamilton moved out of the second division, while Zuleika, in close quarters, was forced back. Knapp called upon the son of Olambala in the last quarter ami he drew away with ease and was only cantering at the end. Star Hampton made several efforts to get up to the winner, hut was unable to do so. The Trump, which was running close up. outstayed the others, while My Friend quit after displaying a good order of early speed. The value to the winner was ,850. The Keene Memorial Stakes was first run in 1913, its brief history being as follows: Year. Winner. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1913 Stake and Cap... 97 J. McCahey..275 1:14% 1914 Comely KH J. McCabe.. 4.6H 1:13% 1915 Ormesdalo 113 J. McCahev. 2.325 1:06 1916 Ivory Black 115 F. Keogh... 3.900 1:04% 1917 Tracksend 115 J. Loftus .. 5,350* 1918 Hannibal 112 W. Knapp.. 6.850 1:05 Bun at 3-4 mile before 1915. *No time taken. Withdrawals from the Centreport Handicap sent On Tassel to the post in that race at the shortest odds quoted by the oral speculators during this meeting. He experienced no trouble in defeating Bed Sox and Panaman, his only opponents. Pana man set the pace to the stretch, when Corn Tassel passed him and easily held Red Sox safe in the final drive. Energetic riding on the part of Ambrose enabled Eltinhart to close a big gap and beat Helen Atkiu in the opening race. STEEPLECHASE TO ST0SSET. The Gret ntree Stables old jumper, Syoss-t. with Vincent Powers in the saddle, easily accounted for the steeplechase over the about two miles course. Judge Wingtield threatened to make a runaway affair of the mile and a half race, but he failed badly at the end. with the result that both Little Nearer and Star Shooter passed him, the former winni-ig with plenty in reserve. G. W. Lofts colors were carried to victory in the last race when Fleeing Sheik beat Kerensky and Under Fire, the two most fancied by the talent. The victory of Hannibal in the Keene Memorial Stakes, convinced the followers of that good colt. that he requires a strong, vigorous rider like Knapp. who rode him in faultless fashion. Mr. Wilson was elated with the youngsters performance and he is now convinced that Hannibal is a colt of more than ordinary class. Victory was doublv sweet, because of the fact that he bred him. By Olambala— Mex oana. by Mexican, a son of Mirthful, he has some stout blood in his veins. Mr. Wilson also won the Keene Memorial in 1915 with Ormesdale. He was the subject of hearty felicitations from all his friends in the club house anil paddock today. It will be a subject of general regret that Tromi e La Mort will not be a starter in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Trainer Welsh re|Kirts the horse as coughing and he has not had an opportunity to give him a sufficient amount of work to beat the field which will be opposed to him. From present indications the starters will be Major Belmonts Lucullite. which will be ridden by Byrne; H. P. Whitneys Johren, winner of the Suburban, which, of course, will he piloted hy Robinson: G. D. Wideuers Lanius. for which Knapp has lieen engaged: G. W. Lofts Cum Sail, with Schuttinger up. and War Cloud, the A. K. Macomber representative, with the stables premier jockey. Loftus. in the saddle. It will be the first real test for the three-year-olds this year, as the distance will search out tlie soft spots in any of the com|ietitors. It is to be hoped that the track will he in first class condition and. if so. it will be extremely difficult to pick the winner. Johren worked a mile and a quarter this morning in 2:12.-. in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. The track was heavy. CUM SAH TO GO TO LATONIA. Cum Sah will lie shipped to Latonia on Monday if he makes any kind of respectable showing in the Belmont next Saturday. After Tuesdays performance, trainer P.edwell determined not to send Foreground after the Latouia Derby. Kingfisher, which led a good field of platers home in the last race Tuesday, was claimed by S. C. Hildreth for 75 and was resold to William Martin. his previous owner. There will be substantial increase iu the purses, due to activities in Tuesdays selling races. Matt Doolcy has gotten together fifteen horses, the property of miscellaneous owners, which will be sliipiH-d hy a s|ie;-ial car to Reno. Nevada, tomorrow, to participate in the coming meeting there. Matt Dooley has shipiied the stallion Huttontropc. donated by J. J. Halleiibeck. to the government breeding bureau, to Liurel. Maryland, hy motor van. Between Is. Leo Skolny and Golden Cate. all which participated in the first race Tuesday, were added to the schooling list by starter Mars Cassidy. Major Thomas Hitchcock was a visitor today from the Mineola aviation camp. He was asked what t Continued on second page. I 1 I ! 1 1 j 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 HANNIBAL TEE CONQUEROR. Continued from first page. the chances were for enemy aeroplanes to visit New York. He replied that it was" | ossihlo for -lib marines to bring over planes. "What about their returning to their base if they paitl a visit I" the city?" was asked. "If they come, they wont care anything about returning." replied Major Hitcin-.s-k. "They would possibly come down after dn i i ing their lsimbs. be captured and held as prisoners. I might also add. they would also lie fed on uinmI food during their internment. This they might also consider as advantageous for their own personal welfare." John E. Madden has received a telegram frag Lexington today that his twenty-six yearlimjs will leave Kentucky tomorrow for sale at Durlauds on Jtllle 18. Henry Vreelnml. who is associated with Thomas Fortune Ryan, was a visitor today at Belmont Iark to see a days racing and incidentally to look over some horses of Mr. Ryans now in charge of A. J-Joyner. Herliert L. Pratt has donated the chestnut ln r~e Ciinrock. by Rock Sand — Ounfire. to the Ciiibd States Breeding Bureau. On top of the repeated donations to Ma government of stallions for breeding, comes a generous offer from W. II. Strang of Brooklyn. Mr. MMMC long associated in the transportation of thorough- breds. has olfere.i the government free use of his motor vai.s for the transporting of stud horses. After the fifth race yesterday Samuel Lewis claimed Vouneed from W. S. Kilmer, and Beit Williams claimed Pigeon from tlie Brighton Stable It develops that the officials consider the number post position next to the inside rail and starter Cassidys box was moved over to that position today. A

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