Tremendous Attendance: Decoration Day Crowd at Belmont Park Breaks All Records.; Billy Kelly Wins the Toboggan-Juvenile Stake to Bonnie Mary--Track Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-31


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TREMENDOUS ATTENDANCE Decoration Day Crowd at Belmont Park Breaks All Records Billy Kelly Wins the Toboggan Juvenile Stake to Bonnie BonnieMary Mary Track Gossip NEW YORK X Y May 30 The largest crowd thai has witnessed racing in the cast since the out ¬ break of tli great war was present at Helmont Park today In fart it was tlie largest gathering of people that ever assembled within the inclosure of Ihe commodious plant of tho AAcstchester Racing Association The grandstand lawn paddock and clubhouse were filled with a seething mass of en ¬ thusiastic hninnnitv a third of which could not find seating accommodations at any time of the afternoon Trains were run from Itrooklyn and other points as fast as they could l e made up Several extra specials were put into commission when it was seen that the provided transportation facilities would prove entirely inadequate There was so much congestion at the automobile gates that someof the motorists did not get into the grounds until after the first two races had been run Captain Duhaine of the Iinkerton forces was the authority for the statement that there were over 2500 automobiles within the inclosure before the running of the first race Practically all the most prominent men connected with the Jockey Club and racing in the east were present while among the big concourse of people men and women noted in professional business and social walks of life were seen mingling with those less distinguished Truly jt wanHynxjit tewtiiuMiiul to tha opularity otonf if the greatest of outdoor sports Bracing Great was the enthusiasm displayed when the bugle railed the horses to the post in the opening race and loud was the cheering when the old Broomstick mare Housemaid scored in impressive fashion after following the pacemakers to the last turn Then came the Long Iteach Steeplechase which furnished i surprise in the defeat of Pussy Willow the most favored among the speculators and the easy victory of Single Stick These wo races served to whet the appetite of the big crowd for the real features that were to come comeFirst First of these was the Juvenile Stakes witli its guaranteed value of 7000 and with sixteen fash ¬ ionablybred youngsters cantering to the post the prospect of a great struggle was in sight However such was not the case as P A Clarks Ronnie Mary u daughter of Ultiimis Belgravia scored in such easy fashion as to rob the race of much of its interest Bonnie Mary away well on the in ¬ side quickly took the lead escaping the interference which most of the contestants on the outside were compelled to suffer On Watch which also got away well pursued her and finally held second place from Upset the public choice The Whitney colt evidently needs more racing His stableinn te Sammy showed a sterling race on his first ap ¬ pearance Bonnie Mary cost 1400 as a yearling ait the AVickliffe dispersal sale She had ai crip ¬ pled foot at birth and Miss Klizalwth Daingerfield by means of splints and a cast restored it to its natural condition conditionThe The Juvenile Stakes was established in 1874 and has an interesting history Its winners and other details since 1907 follow tear Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 3907 Smoker 117 Radtke 3720 104 104UI8 UI8 Joe Madden 122 Garner 495 101 1011H09 1H09 Waldo 122 AV Miller 1925 59 59UO UO Seth 122 Notter 2400 102 3913 Punch Bowl 112 Butwell 2395 59 3914 Hauberk 112 M Buxton 3020 100 100l l ir Lena Misba 108 M Buxton 232 59 3910 Hourless 112 K Haynes 3900 59 591H7 1H7 Lucullite 122 J Butwell t050 59 59191S 191S Elfin Quecu 112 A Schutger 7100 5S 1919 Bonnie Mary 122 L Knsor No racing in 1911 and 1912 1912CHEERS CHEERS GREET BILLY KELLY KELLYThe The appearance of the great Billy Kelly as he paraded to the post for the running of the Toboggan Handicap was the signal for another great outburst of enthusiasm and when the popular little racer beat Lucullite in a thrilling finish the crowd knew no bounds Papp caused seven minutes delay at the post during which lie unseated his rider then at the start crossed and interfered with Lucullite Jind Hollister Billy Kelly escaped the interfer ¬ ence nml away in the lead set the pace followed closely by Toto Hollister and Papp Lucullite ran u remarkable race displaying great speed in closing up a bfg gap after the early interference uid challenging gamely in the stretch forced Loftus to extend the redoubtable Billy Kelly to his limit which he did in grand style Papps race was a good one considering his post escapades He gamely held third place in a hard stretch drive War Cloud failed to nice like his old self Hollister had little chance after the early interference interferenceCommander Commander Koss came from Toronto to witness Billy Kellys race He awaited the winner in the ring his face wreathed in smiles reaching to shake Joflus hand before the rider dismounted dismountedThe The Toboggan was first run in 1S90 at Morris Park In IHli 5t was transferred to Belmont Park The condensed history of the race since 1907 fol ¬ lows Year Winner AWt Jockey Val Time 3507 Ben Ban 4 9 Garner 3990 110 1908 Berry Maid 3 100 Slireve 3940 111 11119 De Mund 125 Butwell 1010 111 Mary Davis 4 114 J Glass 1150 113 11113 Iron Mask 5 130 Troxler 2005 110 1914 Bock View 4 12ti J Butwell 2010 112 1910 High Noon 3 108 C Borel 1450 109 109IHli IHli High Noon 4 124 J Loftus 1990 110 1917 Campfire 3 115 1 McTagt 4275 111 1918 Naturalist 4 107 M Buxton 3875 110 3919 Billy Kelly 3 115 J Loftus 34DO 110 110No No racing in 1911 and 1912 1912A A thrilling finish featured the Centreport Handi ¬ cap Iu which Sunflash II beat Crimper a neck with the latter but a similar distance hi advance of Thunderclap The time of the race was ex ¬ ceptionally fast the mile being run in 137 137John John K Maddens Dominique showed a wonderful performance in the closing race The Peter Quince colt picked up 120 pounds and defeated some likely youngsters in the easiest manner jwsslble indi ¬ cating that he will have to bu given respectful consideration in the future futureAfter After Dans victory on Thursday he was claimed by T H Wilson for 1200 Continued on second page TREMENDOUS ATTENDANCE Continued from first page Frank Garrett who deserted the jockey depart ¬ ment for naval construct ion work at the outset of the war was an interested spectator spectatorThomas Thomas Campbell whose efforts were partially responsible for the restoration of racing in Louisiana came from New Orleans to witness the raring raringMessrs Messrs Corrigan and MvKiiiney should both get some satisfaction by the knowledge that they bred both Bonnie Mary and On Watch which ran first and second in the Juvenile Stakes Mr Corrigau was present today and was more than pleased at the result of the race The early speed shown by Bonnie Mary indicates she Is one of the sensations Just a grand filly was the verdict of all horse ¬ men who are supposed to have expert knowledge knowledgeThe The victory of Billy Kelly in the Toboggan may result iu his going to Latonia for the Derby This question has not yet been settled decisively on whether it will IK Billy Kelly or Sir Barton Mr Ross was the recipient of sincere congratulations after the Toboggan Xot in years has one oivncr had three such sturdy threoyearolds as Billy Kelly Sir Barton and War Pennant and the latter may prove the best of the three as the season advances This is the opinion of many horsemen who have seen War Pennant outwork both Billy Kelly and Sir liarton liartonWilliam William Brooks with seventeen of the Samuel Ross and W P Burch horses including five two yearolds MarylandJas arrived at Jamaica from Maryland Jas W McClelland no wise disheartened by Eter ¬ nals recent defeats has decided to send him after the Latonia Derby Tlie big black has been un ¬ fortunate in not finding a fast track when he lias been called upon to meet Sir Barton and from the trials lie has shown since the Belmont course has become fast he will have to be considered in the Kentucky race

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