Steeplechase the Feature: Grand National the Main Attraction at Belmont Park., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-14

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STEEPLECHASE THE FEATURE e Grand National the Main Attraction at Belmont Park. • St. Charlcote Is Returned the Winner — Dorcas Takes the Babylon Handicap. ♦ Vv Yoik, June 13. — mwi to were a necessity at P.- ::i .!it Park today. A hN nortli wind gave tin- surroundings an tinge, but clear skies vii- ■. insist wtlninii relief and the lawn held its ana :iy share of the ■jju.lalan. which, for Ika l ast few days, had sought refute in or beneath the stand. A ges d program, which included the Grand National Steeplechase as the future, was offered. TSie majority of the ra -s were well filled with tin ci-:-otioii of the final one. hi which but three Cared tin- starter. Trainer Kenaalh decided at the eleventh hour to si; rt K. M. Welds eheataat geltlin; St. chaH-eate in the Grand National Stecph-chase. and the choice areata! a wise one. for that sterling per-fosn r captured the event in good style. Six starters Bared the flag .tin.. Brooks, displaying his usual early speed, soon outdistanced his rivals and had o|m neil ii] a long lead. Suioot was content to wait with the ultimate winner and the last turn of the field :.u:id him several lengths ,mt f the running. It wm at this period that Sinoot made hi-- first move with tl:e gelding. The leaders tired badiy as he anticipated and, catching the leader in the last rizteenth. l« win going away. Brooks lasled i hear tmamjk t beat toe header W. F. KaaaeJkaatp, which ran Jo his beat toram. Bebert Oliver and the t.ivoiife. Truiao.-iior. were never prominent. TIk- himiorou.- feature of the event was the ;-.iu-niig -pf the riderl-ss Bet. which lost her jockey at the atxth fence and ompl.-ted the entire course unassisted. , Tc.i man- interfered with the leader* at various stag, s and there is a remote possibility that Brooks might have proved the winner but for • tie- bit--rfiTeift . The Grand National Steeplechase was first run i hi M, i: history since 1907 in brief form being ; as follows: Year. Winner. A.Wt. Toekev. Val. Time. IM7 AJfar 5 143 Ow. ae 5:58 litis kM:1 .-. 13s McAfee ... 4.77.". t:18 BM ■* Veeaher B 185 Darhtoaa .. 740 r.:3l Itia K .—feat ea 4 13S W. Allen.. 1.U75 5:3 »~ ; 1!!:: Rraeharet 4 I4t Watte 1..M5 5:33 lit;1 li.lluf 7 157 T. Tuck.v. IJMiA IMS .Mission • MB II. llavues. 1.783 532 WW Milder 7 I4tt T. Parrctto l.xiO r.:ic.~ ": Wt" Kxptt totlaa . . . • 144 »;. nay—. t,0K **»% -. V.H si. t*harcote...6 158 C. Smoot... 1.755 «:1S - racing in 1911 anil 1812. Distance about 3 | mils in lSUfi ami 1917. l::ll!tx was the raneee of the talent in the opening daaa ami ran :• need race, but found a tartar ,. : i ioi;: MoTaggart which, after getting away slowly, i . -d up with a rush en the far turn and drew , away at the ead. H0BIKS03T EIDE3 TWO WINNERS. Frank Robin*, it guided Pigeon to an easy victory y in the third rare, in which the favorf- 1 nibala :l f.iib d to shew any speed ;.nd was heaten off. , it also had th - mount on Doreaa, which . h. 11 Priarilla Malleaa aaSa ail the way in the Kafeytaa Uaadieap, the main nice of the dty on the Hat. Ilis-illa Mullens ruled favorite ami Lykt gave her .tit energetic ride all the way, but she , was no niath todr-y for Dorcas. The mil" and a •ixt-i-nth nice braaght about the ,. d«iv,lifall of naethrr favorite, wheal Home Sweet t ;ioio * WI a viitin; to dH prowess of the actotaa it C. M. Miller. The old horse displayed his old-time • dash and was only cant- ring at the finish, four r lengths in advance of the favorite. in the etoatoc law Battle and Araah Go On 1 furnished th - contention. Guelaud. the only other r starter. betas outdistanctKl all tie- way. Arrah 8a On was iicnaitted to show t!te way to th.- final 1 eighth, where Itattle assumed the lead and won by V a comfortable margin. Official displeasure was visited npon H. H. ■ Fink :ind jockey t". Peak as a result of Judgi I WingfioHs prrfanaanrr in the fifth race Wednes •lu.v. Iinks entries have beta r"fused and lenk k lias been suspended for the remainder of the meet ing. The stewards have referred both cases to the Jockey Club. It was noted after the running of the first race L that tie- winner and second lease had both benefitted through a f ire pound apprentice allowance * from the weights assigned Hum by Hainlic.ipper r Vosbui-gli. This condition was responsible for much II discission among horsemen and iiaudicappcrs generally. The contract of Samu-1 Hildreth with Major r Autai-t llebnoiit expires en July 1. Mr. Hildreth will continue to train Major I-.-imonts horses on • dav charges ;,nd If will also buy some for himself. •There is but one horse in the stable that is ■ of value t„ Major Itelmont." said Mr. Hildreth, • ••and Hat i- Le.ullite. The others are mostly for r sal-. Major Itelmont leaves for Trance at an :1 early date and that is tie- reason for the non-liaa " ml of the eaattact. I.ucullite will start in " the Belmont Stakes on Saturday if the track i-fast. He vm-k.-tl a mile and a Quarter today in 2:Mtt tor the race. Oe i. V. M -Namee has purchased the filly Virago " from Mfj-.r August IJelmoiit. It. L. Dresler will 1 train her. Jus. Boden. acting for the Triple Springs Firm. has purchased ivinfre from Major Thos. Hitch-rjark. " lixtermiii.ttor will 1m- shipped to Latonia on Sun-d::y " to atari in tin l.atotiia Ih-rby.

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