Aqueduct Tracks Long Homestretch, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-28


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AQUEDUCT TRACKS LONG HOMESTRETCH NEW YORKN Y June 27 More mistakes are made by riders at Aqueduct than at any other track This is decidedly the case with the jockeys who start making their efforts for the lead while rounds ing the turn for home as is customary on tracks with a short stretch They seem to forget that the home turn is nearly a half mile from the finish The jockeys who hold a good position until well down the homestretch run past leaders in the last eighth No oetter illustration of tills fact can be shown than the race won by Kilts II which simply cantered for the first fiveeighths of his race after getting away badly A quarter of a mile from home Butwell saw the others coming back to him and he set out to get them the result being an almost astounding victory for a horse that seemed surely beaten at the head of the stretch

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