Finale To Jamaica Racing: Tremendous Crowd Present to See Attractive Closing Day Program.; Naturalist Takes the Long Beach Handicap--Youthful Stakes Easy for Man o War., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-22


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FINALE TO JAMAICA RACING Tremendous Crowd Present to See Attractive Closing Day Program Naturalist Takes the Long Beach BeachHandicap Handicap Youthful Stakes StakesEasy Easy for Man o War NEW YORK N Y June 21 The suns hot rays dried the Jamaica course wonderfully well and a large crowd ow of the seasons greatest responded to secretary Edwards appeal through the medium of the attractive card provided for the finale of the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs second meeting The eighth running of the Long Beach Handicap was served as the feature and was captured by Naturalist whose victory placed him at the head of the meetings money winners by duplicating his success in the Kxcelsior Away well on the out ¬ side the Widener candidate quickly went into the lead which he held with difficulty at the end with Fairbrother urging him to withstand Lanius chal ¬ lenge The latter displayed his usual good form and provided game contention at the finish Star Master followed them Bally carrying James Bnt Icrs colors for the first time this season forced the early pace and showed a good effort Straight Forward the well supjorted Wilson entry was ridden by Kummer a lastminute substitute for Ensor speedMan and quit after a brief display of early speed Man o War tightened his claim on the two yearold championship by winning the Youthful Stakes in easy fashion fashionJ J E Seagram won his first metropolitan race in se veral WTISOUH rrthe V HeHe Malioi rlatlucKfttw odds capturid the second race raceThe The first race was marred by a bad start Over There broke the barrier repeatedly and ex ¬ hausted himself When the barrier rose Ticklish swerved across the track and Le Ilequin dwelt with Crystal Ford away running to a lead which lie held at the end endEnsor Ensor was taken ill Iwfore the running of the fourth race and was forced to cancel his engage ¬ ment to ride Straight Forward ForwardCudgel Cudgel has apparently recovered from the cold contracted in shipment on return from Kentucky and is being indulged in light exercise exerciseIride Iride of India the well supported choice in the filial race was lame when ho faced the barrier and eighthNot was eased up after running an eighth Not since the day at Sheeysheud Bay when the lightning struck the jockey board and a bolt dropped into the infield has there been such a storm as that which prevailed yesterday It is not in racing liistory where an event has been called when tlm darkness was so great that it was prac ¬ tically impossible to see the horses fifty yards away Such was the case when Lucullites race was run Frenchy who attends to the jockey boards in the clubhouse claims Kestigouchc won a race for Sam Hildrcth at Sheeyshead Bay the day of the big storm at that track trackCirrus Cirrus scratched from the fiftli race worked a mile in 140 with Johnny Loftus in the saddle in preparation HandjcapFather for the Brooklyn Handjcap Father Duffy made an impressive appeal for funds for the Jamaica Memorial Hospital from the grandstand Ix fore the races started after which upward of 5000 was subscribed

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