Suburban Handicap Memorable Race: Many Say Saturdays Contest Greatest in History of Famous Event--Finish Close One., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-10


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SUBURBAN HANDJCAP MEMORABLE RACE Many Say Saturdays Contest Greatest in History of Famous Event Finish Close One NEW YORK N Y July 9 Memorable indeed was the thirtythird renewal of the Suburban Han ¬ dicap at Belmont Park Saturday and many arc de ¬ claring that it was the greatest nice in the long history of that famous event An interesting contest from the start it terminated in a thrilling drive of threesixteenths after which R T Wilsons im ¬ ported fivejearold brown gelding Corn Tassel was adjudged a winner by a margin of six inches with AV R Coas threeyearold bay colt Sweep On sec ¬ ond while Commander J K L Ross bay colt Boniface lengthThreesixteenths was beaten only three parts of a length Threesixteenths from the stand the Coe represen ¬ tatives Over There and Sweep Qn were first and sec ¬ ond and the spectators were acclaiming them to run first and second Then Ensor on Corn Tassel whose mount was clinging to Sweep On challenged and the complexion of the nice quickly changed Corn Tassel responded resolutely and in a hundred yards the contestiWas reduced to an exciting struggle be ¬ tween Sweep On and Corn Tassel Gradually the fiveyearold improved his position to even terms The threeyearold although conceding Corn Tassel fourteen pounds according to the weight for age scale resisted valiantly and the result was in doubt to the final strides The finishing line was 110 feet beyond the stand As the pair passed the usual finishing point occupants of the judges stand could not separate them They were so nearly even that a dead heat was predicted Ac ¬ cording to E C Smith the presiding judge Corn Tassel just got a part of his head in advance and won by five or six inches and Boniface which finished running fastest of all was less than a length behind the winner winnerMany Many are of the opinion had McAtee con ¬ served Sueep Ons strength until an eighth from home the threeyearold would have won One view of his riding of Sweep On was He rode as if lie thought the race should be decided at the threesixteenths post Edward Heffner who viewed the race from the field stand supplemented that opinion by saying Thats the way the race was lost lostCorn Corn Tassels time was the fastest ever hung up In the Suburban with the exception of Whisk Broom IIs li00 in 1913 which while officially recognized is held incorrect by many who aver that the official timer was in error Corn Tassels victory was incidentally the second Suburban suc ¬ cess scored by R T Wilson his noted Olambala winning for him in 1910

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