Belmont Parks Big Crowd: Twenty-Five Thousand People Welcome Return of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-02


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BELMONT PARKS BIG CROWD Twenty - Five Thousand People Welcome Return of Racing. Miss Jemima and Cudgel Beaten in Their Races Two New Track Records Made. NEW YORK. X. Y., September 1. Racing at Belmont Park today inaugurated the fall season on the metropolitan tracks. The days sport was featured by an unusually large holiday crowd, estimated at 25,000. There was an excellent program, although the fields were smaller than natrons had been accustomed to at Saratoga. The weather, although cloudy, was cool and bracing. The track was in fine condition and enthusiasm over the return of the thoroughbreds to the local tracks was evident on all sides. Three stake offerings were carded, the Broadhol-low Steeplechase Handicap, the. Tomboy Handicap for two-year-old fillies, and the Belmont Park autumn Handicap. The latter contained the entries of Valor and Lueullite from the Hildreth stable, but Liiciillite was scratched and sent in the first race, in which he proved an easy winner and establishing . a hew track record for three-quarters over the main course, which is around one turn. Lu en Hi tes t jin e wn s l:10Jf,, the previous record being" l:iir!tiiiy Ironsc-maM. Peter Piper" fail well, but succumbed to Lucullites rush in the stretch. Surprises attended the running of the Tomboy, for two-year-old fillies, and the Autumn Handicap, for older horses. In the former Miss Jemima and Homely were backed to the practical exclusion of the remainder of the field, Miss Jemima being a slight favorite. The winner proved to be J. II. Rosseters AVedding Cake, which took the lead after going the first quarter. Miss Jemima showed in front for the first three-sixteenths, but failed badly from there on to the finish, and at tiie end Homely took third place from her. The former was picking up some weight over her last race with Miss Jemima, on which occasion she won easily. Commander J. K. L. Ross was not present today, so was spared the disappointment of seeing his crack racer Cudgel defeated by AAnr Cloud and Valor, Cudgel, on the strength of his Saratoga form,,, was. confidently supiorted, going to the post, an odds-on choice. .The winner, AAar Cloud, bcga.n in front, but was passed by Aalor while going down the backstretch. AVhen turning for Jionie Aalor, Cudgel and Corn Tassel all came a trifle, w.ide and AVar Cloud saved some ground. In thi! final eighth Kummer shook the Macomber racer up and ho responded well, passing Aalor. to win by a length, Cudgel beinc the same distance behind Aalor. Cudgel was kept closer up than usual and appeared to he going easily on the stretch turn, but when Sande called on him he failed to respond with the burst- of speed that lias characterized his recent races. The race was worth 3,150 i to the winner. HILDRETH STABLE SCORES A DOUBLE. Poacher made it a double for the Hildreth stable when he won the fifth race after being well supported. He was taken back in the early running and made a successful rush in the stretch to win , by a comfortable margin. The steeplechase went to Robin Goodfellow, with Delaware, an added starter, second. There were : only three starters, Gold Bond being withdrawn. Poacher was advanced from 1,000 to 81.S00 by Emil Herz after his-vietory, but was protected ly bis connections. David Harum accounted for the sixth, which was i for two-year-olds. It was a close finish, witli the : lirst four heads apart. Sea Mint, on the strength i of fast work, was well fancied in this race. G. AW Formnn lias sold the two-year-old Duck-born . II., which he took out of a selling race at t Saratoga, to H. Marshall at private sale. Formnn i lias been engaged to train t he horses of V. J. Starr - during the Maryland meetings. The erratic colt t Crystal Ford in this .stable will be gelded in the hopes of improving his disposition. A special train will leave Saratoga for Havre de ; Grace Thursday. Among the horsemen who will L leave then are R. A. Smith, J. H. Loucheini, J. S. . Ownbey, Sam Lewis nnd H. S. Koppin. 0. K. Kowe engaged jockey L. Lyke to pilot Miss 5 Jemima in her race today. The lad will leave for Kentucky shortly to report to bis contract employer, , 12. It. Dradley. J. AV. May has changed his plans of racing his j stuble at the early Maryland meetinss and shipped 1 to Jnmuiea from Saratoga Springs. AAord was received at the track today of the , death of G. D. AVideners stallion Garry Herrmann. H. G. Bedwell announced that AVar Pennant would i carry Commander J. K. L. Ross silks in the Law-"rencc Realization. James AV. Corrigan, one of the owners of the ; powerful stable of Corrigan and McKinney, which inced with success a few years ago, was a visitor " today. "Mickey" Sheedy, who is in. the veterinary corps of tile unny ut Camp Travis, was a visitor today, jie is to lie discharged tomorrow,

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