Brooklyn Handicap Tomorrow: One Of Americas Most Famous Races Is The Opening Days Feature At Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-22


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BROOKL YN HANDICAP TOMORRO W ONE OF AMERICAS MOST FAMOUS RACES IS THE OPENING DATS FEATURE AT AQUEDUCT NEW YOKK N Y June 21 The Brooklyn Handicap which will be run tomorrow as the feature rare of the opening day of the Queens County Jockey Clubs summer meeting at Aqueduct is one of the famous races of the turf and no event in the history of American racing has furnished more thrilling finishes beginning with the initial running of the stakes in 1887 when Dry Jlonopole Blue Wing and Hidalgo finished heads apart in the order named namedThere There was a great throng at the course at Kings Highway on that occasion but it is safe to predict that tomorrows outpouring of enthusiasts if the weather is kind will far surpass that which cheered the superb struggle thirtytwo years ago Itacing in that day was at the very outset of a period which saw a half dozen individual dominant in the con ¬ trol of the sport and si cculation was the incentive for its being The horse was the means to the end and there was little sentiment outside of a few breeders who got a thrill when their own colors finished in front frontToday Today because of the war and the lessons It conveyed there is a realization everywhere that rac ¬ ing is more than a medium for speculation The horse is the thing England and the United States have embarked in the breeding industry and the horse of blood has friends who are not afraid to hail him as the best of his kind and the corner ¬ stone breedingIt to any constructive work In horse breeding It is a pity that the Aqueduct course excellent as it is in equipment does not permit of the run ¬ ning of big fields at more than a mile and an eighth The Brooklyn would be a much more satis ¬ factory test of the merits of the horses engaged if the distance were an eighth of a mile farther as which tit an ineligible is among the candidates and it should birng about a stirring contest Many contestMany good horses have won it among them The Bard conqueror of Hanover which he vanquished at equal weights over a muddy track the demon Exile the swaybacked Tenny one of the freaks of the turf which would have been a leviathan had he not been born at thc same period as Salvator and Longstrect both of kwhich surpassed him Sir Walter a game and consistent Rice horse Orna ¬ ment a bad tempered but fleet son of the English sire Order which served to introduce Tod Sloans jockeyship at its best Banastar the uncertain but with the speed of the wind having Danny Maher in the saddle Kinley Mack rated by many as the best horse in a year when there were many stars Irish Lad as great as any of them and game to the core as witness his Brighton Handicap In 1904 when he ran Broomstick to a head and finished on three legs after having had the additional honor of winning the prize as a threeyearold King James the lionhearted Fitz Herbert the aristocrat the giant Whiskbroom the game and fast Friar Rock which had the distinction of winning the race with more weight up than any other threeyearold good old Borrow and the reliable Cudgel winner in 1918 1918Students Students of racing have long maintained that thoroughbreds attain the top of their form in the autumn of their three year old career The records of the Broolyn Autumn Handicap show tliat in the thirtytwo years of its existence five threeyearolds have been succesful Conroy in 1901 Irish Lad in 1003 Superman in 1907 Celt In 1908 and Friar Rock in 1910 Three of these bore the colors of the late James It Kcene There were fourteen fouryearold winners six fiveyearold two six yearold one sevenyearold and the veteran Bor ¬ row whose ninth birthday had passed when he landed trophyA the trophy A glance at the list of winning riders for the race shows that many of them have passed to other scenes McCarthy who piloted Dry Jlonopole and whose verbal duels with starter Caldwell will never be forgotten by those who heard them was killed at Morris Park by a crazy filly called Little Nell Hayward a fine horseman of the old school who was active in the saddle until well past his forty fifth birthday Hamilton Barnes Maher McCue and other noted riders ridersThe The following are the probable starters their weights and riders for this years running of the Brooklyn Handicap rS Wtr Rider War Cloud 118 W Knapp Eternal 105 A Schuttinger Crimper 104H Schuttinger104H Ambrose Purchase 117J Loftus Straight Forward 105 L Ensor Be Frank 107C Kummer Boniface 109 T Nolan Over There 102 H Myers Questionnaire 95 L Fator L Errant 97 G W Carroll Natural Bridge 100 L McAtee Roamer 121 Cirrus 105 Thunderclap 98 Zenith 98 Star Class 97 and Bondage 100 are also included among the probable starters but their riders have not been announced announcedThe The interesting history of the Brooklyn Handi I cap Is here presented in tabulated form Jockeys1SS7 year First Age Jockeys Wt Second Age Third Age Wt 1SS7 Dry Monopole 4 A McCarthy 106 Blue Win 4 Hidalgo 5 115 1883 Hayward1SS9 The Bard 5 Hayward 125 Hanoyer 4 Exile 115Exile G 114 1SS9 Exile 7 Hamilton 110 Prince Royal 4 Terra 114Terra Cotta 5125 1890 Castaway II 4 Buna Buna1S9 100 Badge 5 Eric 5125Eric 4 110 1S9 Ttnny 5 Barnes 128 Prince Royal 6 Tea 110Tea Tray 6 110 1892 Judge Morrow 5 A Coring ton 116 Pessarn 4 Rnssell 110Rnssell 4 114 1893 Diablo 7 Taral Taral18SM 112 Lamplighter 4 Leonawell 114Leonawell 4 110 18SM Dr Rice 4 Tatal 112 Henry of Navarre 3 Sir Walter 4 120 1SW Sir Walter 6 Taral Taral1S97 113 Clifford 6 St Maxim 5 108 1S97 Howard Mann 4H Martin 100 Lake Shore 6 Volley 4 95 1993 Ornament 4 T Sloan 127 Ben Holladay 5 Sly Fox 3 92 1899 Banastar 4 Maher 110 Lanky Bob 4 II FUIjrrane 3 98 1900 Kinley Mack 4 McCue 122 Raffaello 4 Herbert 3 99 1901 Conroy 3 OConnor 1021 Herbert 4 Standing 4 113 1903 Irish Lad 3 F ONeill 103 Gtmflre 4 Heno 4 113 1904 The Picket 4 Helgesen HelgesenI05 119 Irish Lad 4 Proper 113Proper 4 110 I05 Delhi 4 T Barns 124 Ostrich 4 Grazlallo 110Grazlallo 4 109 109Phn IAS rfelnriollnn IA Phn t I iY1V 1907 Superman 3 W Miller 99 Beacon Light 4 Nealon 4 114 114Mast 1908 Celt 3 Hotter HotterK 108 Fair Play 3 Mast Robert3 95 95Celt 1P09 King James 4 K Dugan 126 Restlgoucbe 4 Celt 4 127 1910 Fitz Herbert 4 B Dngan 130 Olambala 4 Ill Pr 127Pr Imperial 3 07 1913 Whisk Broom II 6Notter 130 G M Miller 6 Sam Jackson 5108 1914 Buckhorn la J 111 McCabey Buskin 4 Rock View 4 128 1915 Tartar 5 J 101 McTaggart Roamer 4 Borrow 7 128 191C Friar Rock 3 E Haynes 103 Pennant 5 Slumber II 5 Ill 1917 Borrow 9 W Knapp 117 Regret 5 Old Rosebud C 120 1918 Cudgel 4 L Lyke 129 Roamer 7 Gco Smith 5122 wo racing in ju ± ami u and at Gravcsend to 1911 prior Distance 1 14 miles previous to 1915

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