Billy Kelly Meets Defeat: Big Crowd at Jamaica Stunned to See Favorite Beaten.; Purchase Winner of Southampton Handicap--Shoal Captures Greenfield Selling Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-13


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BILLY KELLY MEETS DEFEAT Big Crowd at Jamaica Stunned to See Favorite Beaten Purchase Winner of Southampton SouthamptonHandicap Handicap Shoal Captures CapturesGreenfield Greenfield Selling Stakes NEW TORK X T June 12 The defeat of the ever popular Billy Kelly in the Southampton Handi ¬ cap was the outstanding incident in connect ion with the opening days sport of the second meeting of the Metropolitan Jockey Club at Jamaica today An immense attendance was present and to say that the majority of the big crowd was surprised at the downfall of the Ross threeyearold is but mildly expressing it Billy Kelly was the pro ¬ nounced choice in the race although S C Hil dreths Purchase was not neglected but that the Ormondale colt would be returned the winner and the great Billy Kelly run unplaced few indeed surmised Billy Kelly was in close quarters most of the way and was forced back on the final turn where he showed signs of tiriilg and was there practically eliminated from further contention In the meantime Purchase was also having trouble He suffered interference on the first turn but Lyke fortunately extricated him from a rail position and he filially took the lead in the last sixteenth and then drew clear right at the cud Yurucari was a forward contender all the way and gamely and successfully resisted the sensational closing rnsh of Thunderclap while Rodgers tired after set ¬ ting the early pace paceThe The condensed history of the Southampton Handi ¬ cap since 1904 follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time TOW Dolly Spanker 114 Redfem 1475 l40 f 1905 Guuiara 99 Perrine 1090 147 1900 Hot Toddy 117W Miller 1505148 1907 Faust 90 G Burns 1530 147 1909 May River 92 Xicolai 1050 148 1481913fStrenuous 1913fStrenuous 100 Karrick 1580 147 1915 The Finn 12G G Byrne 2325 140 1910 Spur 125 J Loftus 2075 14S 1917 liourless 130 J Bntwell 3025 145 1918 Jack Hare Jr 120 L Lyke 2825 147 1919 Purchase 124 L Lyke 3850 140 140tFlying tFlying Fairy finished first but was disqualified disqualifiedXot Xot run in 1908 1910 and 1914 Xo racing in 1911 and 1912 Run at Belmont Park in 1913 1913The The secondary feature of the afternoon the Greenfield Selling Stakes furnished a thrilling finish in which It L Gerrys Shoal scored a head victory over Kddie Rickenbacher The latter set a dazzling early pace but tired near the end and Shoal caught and passed him but swerved badly and it was with difficulty that his rider kept him from impeding the Salmon colt The finish found the two struggling valiantly with the result in doubt until the last few strides Shoal getting the verdict Headman was third after a good race while St Germain of which much was expected finished badly beaten beatenMINTO MINTO II SCORES EAST VICTORY VICTORYMinto Minto II and Columbine went to the post in the opener equal favorites the latter coming in for strong support at the last moment Minto II never left the result in doubt leading throughout with his rider easing him up at the end Columbine was a victim of early interference and did exceedingly well to finish third Fell Swoop getting place honors honorsTwelve Twelve of the twentyone entered in the secdnd raced the starter with the Frenchbred Kilts II enjoying first call in the speculation Our Xephew was the early pacemaker with Zenith and Kilts II in close pursuit Zenith raced into the lead on the far turn but was quickly passed by Kilts II which after assuming the lead easily maintained it to the end Zenith securing second money and the tiring Our Xephew third thirdAnother Another Frenchbred horse came home first today when G I Wideners Abadane won the fifth race Under Loftus expert riding Abadane was able to overcome the handicap of a slow beginning and being forced wide on the backstretch He closed up fast on the far turn and overtaking the tiring Quietude in the final eighth easily dashed to the front and had a winning margin of two leilgths at the finish Quietude hung on gamely and held second place safe from the tiring pacemaker Yon need S C Ilildreths Arrah Go On appeared to have an excellent chance to win at the entrance to the stretch but swerved and ran out Lyke being unable to straighten him out in time timeFeodor Feodor the reputed star of the Gerry establish ¬ ment made his first appearance under silks in the closing dash and while he did not win ran a good race for his initial effort and will improve with racing He finished third to My Laddie and Head Over Heels the former winning in the last stride of a sharply contested finish after the May young ¬ ster had shown the way throughout throughoutPresident President Shevlin of Aqueduct has spent money lavishly to improve conditions at the Queens County track for the benefit of racing folks The field stand lias been moved and is now connected with the old grandstand giving seating capacity for nearly 8000 persons The lawns have all been graded and seats and benches have been provided for lawn patrons By removing the grandstand it hits given forty per cent more room for automobiles automobilesThere There will be a rally of Boy Scouts next Saturday at the Jamaica track trackTaplins Taplins suspension was continued by the stewards of the Jamaica meeting pending action of the Jockey Club stewards stewardsChris Chris Cornehlsen will officiate as one of the judges during the absence of C H Pettingill PettingillShoal Shoal is a 100 yearling sired by Danger Rock winner of the Xewmarket Stakes in England Dan ¬ ger Roek was presented to the United States gov ¬ ernment by Maj August Belmont BelmontDan Dan W Hall wellknown turf follower and Miss Carmen Lalomle of Montreal were united in mar ¬ riage yesterday at Xew York YorkPaul Paul Connelly claimed AVyndover for 3001 after his defeat in the first race

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