Great Field For Dwyer Stakes: Johren, Jack Hare Jr., and War Cloud Expected to Clash in Thursdays Race., Daily Racing Form, 1918-07-10


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GREAT FIELD FOR DWYER STAKES Johren Jack Hare Jr and War Cloud Expected to Clash in Thursdays Race New York July 9 Racing enthusiasts are look ¬ ing forward to one of the best races of the year and one that may go a long way to decide the supre ¬ macy of the threeyearold division when the Dwyer Stakes ThursdayII is run at Aqueduct Thursday II P Whitneys Johren W E Applegates Jack Hare Jr and A K Macombers War Cloud or Motor Cop are unless some unforeseen circum ¬ stances intervene certain starters which fact in itself is a guarantee of a wonderful contest whether or not any of the other eligibles go to the post postJohrens Johrens decisive victories in the Belmont Stakes and later in the Latoniu Derby have stamped the son of Spearmint as a colt of superior merit and the majority of horsemen and turf followers in the east are already proclaiming him the champion of the year Still there are many good jiufges who confidently expect to see Jack Hare Jr take the measure of the Whitney star Certain it is the Applegate colt has picked up heavy weight and carried it successfully and in a manner suggesting that he can repeat no matter how strong the opposition oppositionStill Still others who started out with the opinion the first of the year that War Cloud outclassed all the others of the threeyearold division and pinned their faitli in him to win the Kentucky Derby where he found a track he could not run in are still unwilling to accept his defeat by Johren in the Bwlmont Stakes as a final test of supremacy and remembering his great race in the Preakness are still hoping to see him beat the others othersIt It also will be recalled in connection with War Cloud that both Mr Macomber and trainer Walter Jennings were surprised and bitterly disappointed over the Belmont Stakes defeat and believed that had he been ridden to orders Johren would not have beaten him It was given as the reason by Mr Macomber for refusing to allow jockey J Loftus to ride again during the duration of his contract that Loftus had so far disobeyed orders as to lose a race that his owner and trainer believed he should have won wonFORMERLY FORMERLY THE BROOKLYN DERBY DERBYAt At any rate it should be a contest worthy of the best traditions of the stake which was reiiamed this year In honor of memory of the late Philip J Dwyer and called the Dwyer Stakes whereas for ¬ merly DerbyIt it was run as the Brooklyn Derby It was inaugurated with the opening of the Gravesend track in 1887 by the Brooklyn Jockey Club of which before his death Mr Dwyer was president as well as of the Queens County Jockey Club by which association it lias been run in more recent years The first Brooklyn Derby was over the real Derby route of a mile and a half and was won by the great Hanover with James McLaughlin now patrol judge on the local tracks in the saddle The next year it was made a mile and a quarter wlien Emperor of Norfolk took it with Isaac Murphy piloting him It was put back at a mile and a half in 1898 when The Huguenot won it and kept at this distance uy to and including 1909 when it went to Joe Madden It was discontinued in the lean years of 1911 and 1912 and restored at Belmont Park in 1913 when it was a twohorse affair in which Rock View beat Prince Eugene EugeneRoamer Roamer won it in 1911 when it was taken over by the Aqueduct track and with 123 pounds he ran the mile and a quarter in 203 which was u new record for the race at that distance The next year the distance was reduced to a mile and an eighth and was won by the illfated Norse King Chicle took it in 191i and Omar Khayyam was last years winner beating Rickety and Ticket on a muddy track with Major Belmonts great Uourless finishing outside the money

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