Lucullites Great Speed: Equals the Track Mile Record in the Manhattan Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-10


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LUCULLITES GREAT SPEED f Equals the Track Mile Record in the Manhattan Handicap. . Whist II. Victor in the Steeplechase Peter Piper Carries High Weight to Victory. r XEW YORK, X. Y., September 9. Out of the eight named overnight in the Manhattan Tandicap, worth to the winner ,S00, only four went to the post, hut they were top-notch milers and provided a good contest. S. C. Hildreths Lucullite was the winner from Star Master and Xatnralist in fast time. The speedy Trap Rock colt set a great pace from the rise of the barrier and drew away into a comfortable lead in the first half mile. Turning for home he maintained his advantage to win by a length, although Enfilade and Xatnralist both made game challenges. In the final drive Star .Master, finishing fast and gamely, took second place from the top weight Xatnralist. The latter ran well and carried his high impost in gallant fashion, but was not good enough- for the winner. Xatnralist lost a little ground on the stretch turn by coming around Star Master, but that could not have affected the result. Purchase, Over There, Vexatious nndCdrn Tassel were withdrawn. Lucul-lite" ahvaysrule"dfrivorite. " V,." .. Peter Piper was best in tlie highweight handicap over the three-quarters straightaway. Ho showed brilliant speed and at the end held the fast coming Masda safe. Lord Brighton, the favpnite, was never a dangerous contender. Flying Orb accounted for the opening race, which was for two-year-olds. Showing a liking for the-straight course, he was leading by a decided margin at the end. Whist II., fencing well and showing speed on the flat, easily won the steeplechase. Byers, on Stradi-varius, was unseated when going over tlie last hurdle, but was uninjured He had been tlie closest in pursuit for most of the way PILGRIMS GAME PERFORMANCE. J. E. Widejiers Pilgrim showed a game performance to win the fiftli race from some fair two-year-olds. Masked Dancer set a fast pace and led until in the final hundred yards, Ambrose taking Pilgrim to the inside at this point, and tlie Colt responded readily to a drive and Avon the decision by a safe margin The weather today was in marked contrast -to that of yesterday, outer .wraps being quite comfortable and tlie sky being overcast The fifth race tomorrow will be known as the Pershing Handicap. It will have ,000 added. A silver trophy worth S200, paid for out of the owners fund, will also go to tlie winner. A new record in a race at a mile would undoubtedly have Jieen hung up in tlie Manhattan Handicap had the weather been warmer. Owner Ilildreth, in talking about Lucullite after the race, recalled the day that his fleet son- of Trap Rock had been kicked at the post by Debadoii and almost ruined at Saratoga two years ago. "Mr. Belmont and I," said Ilildreth, "had about decided not to start the horse in the Hopeful Stakes, as tlie track was muddy. We did not know whether lie. could run well in the going or not, but finally decided to try him anyway. Debadoii was shod with calks and lie splintered tlie bone of one of Lucnllites hind legs above the hock on tlie inside. We took three or" four slivers out of tlie wound immediately after the finish of the race. The next winter several additional pieces had to be removed. It was a mighty close call to losing the colt." Lucullite is a son of the untried dam Lucky Lass, by Ormondale, the second dam being the speedy but erratic Luxcasta, by Donovan. MASTER OF THE OLDER DIVISION. In equaling tlie track record for. a r mile fri l:3Gv3 Lucullite lias stamped himself practically the master of all the older division of horses. lie was in receipt of seven pounds, according to scale, from Xatnralist, and gave him more than a seven pounds beating. The record he equaled was Strom -bolis mark, made in 1914, and he carried thirteen pounds more than Stromboli. It is the opinion of many horsemen he can beat Xaturalist at cyeri weights. Jockey Ambrose has signed a contract to ride for II. P. Whitney next year. Ambrose has ridden many of the Whitney horses during this year and has shown ability sufficient to warrant James Rowe, ;Mr. Whitneys trainer, to sign him for 1920. While Audacious ran the mile in tlie Amityville Handicap in 1:30, he lias yet to prove that lie is a weight carrier. That he has speed .s unquestioned, and lie may "prove of star.e caliber, but Uiis has to be decided. Strange as it may hc!U, Audacious never ran a true race until yesterday. Every time his rider would dismount he would ic-port the colt running greenly. The blinkers were removed in the Amityville and it seemed to settle ,hlm to his work. Dorothy has broken down so badly that it ILady Continued, on second page. t LTJCULTjITES great speed ; Continue! from first-page. ".- is doubtful" if she goes to the post again. Luke Cassidy, who, .is looking after some of -the interests. at; Laurel, ; suggests tliat. horsemen do not ship there until after September 15, when everything will be cleared up and the stalls ready for occupancy s The net value to the winner of the Realization was 0,0l0,,ofifieiai figures. Masda, which finished second to Peter Piper today, is a gister to Man o War. Naturalist was kicked while at the post by Enfilade, but iiot. seriously injured. Fator was set down for the meeting by starter Cassidy for disobedience at the post while riding Lord Brighton. Jocky C. Buxton hVs signed a contract to ride for the stable of M. L. Schwartz, effective front this date aritl continuing until January 1, 1921. 11: McKeeyer lias .shipped his stable to Kentucky, bilt has, remained at Belmont Park in the hopes "of "adding ailothcr-hors-e1 tuv-lwo to his string. The racer Milkman broke down so badly recently that it was necessary to destroy him. He was highly TegardeITyhis former owner, J. E. Madden, as a two-year-old. Tlanies Hewitt hus purchased Daydue at private sale. , .. ...

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