Champion Of Champions: Man o War So Hailed After Brilliant Race for Belmont Stakes.; Son of Fair Play Establishes New American Record for Mile and Three-Eighths., Daily Racing Form, 1920-06-13


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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Man o War So Hailed After Bril ¬ liant Race for Belmont Stakes Son of Fair Play Establishes New NewAmerican American Record for Mile Mileand and ThreeEighths NEW YORK N Y June 12 Before what was perhaps tlit1 largest crowd that over assembled at Belmont Park Man o War was hailed as the champiun of champions and crowned the king of thoroughbreds after the brilliant son of Fair Play had won the historical Belmont Stakes and estab ¬ lished a new American record f 214f for its distance one and threeeighths miles This time is throe and onefifth seconds faster than Sir Bar ¬ tons record of 217 made last year and also surpasses the best English record for the distance which is Dean Swifts mark of 210 made at Liverpool Inly 24 190S It is without doubt the fastest time for the distance on record in this or any other country countryTills Tills was the closing day of the Westchester Racing Associations spring meeting and the pro ¬ gram offered was a fitting finale to a most suc ¬ cessful season of delightful sport The Belmont Stakes Coaching Club American Oaks a steeple ¬ chase handicap and the Amateur Cup Heavyweight Handicap with the other two races comprised one of the most attractive programs of the meeting The appearance of Man o AVar the champion three yearold colt and Cleopatra unquestionably the best of her sex shown thus far excited the most Interesr as miny of the spectators had never seen tlie popiflTrtiirr Idols in action this year With David Hi rum declining the issue hut two faced starter Ca sidy for the Belmont Stakes G W Loft alone having the temerity to send a starter Donnae nia against the mighty Man o War WarThe The grandstand aror en masse is Man o War pranced past on his way to the post and accorded the splendid hostnut a thunderous ovation when at the conclusnii of the race it was seen the foil of Fair 1liy iad lowered the American record for the distance by three and onefifth seconds It was Man o War from the start Donnacona kept within two lengths of the leader until ap ¬ proaching the bond when Kummcr Jet out a few wraps and his mount opened up a gap of seven lengths in a twinkling Donnacona gamely tried to keep up but nnavailingiy and Barrett finally eased him up Kummer let Man o War race along with the probable intention of lowering the record which he accomplished easily without tiring tiringBEST BEST HORSE IN THE COUNTRY COUNTRYI I will now concede that Man o War is the best iiorse 1 have over seen said the colts breeder Major August Plmont as he chatted with friends in the stewarls stand The manner In which he ran the speed displayed and the amount of re ¬ serve force lie had at the close of the race was amazing He looked as though lie could have gone on for two miles and he lias now done enough to convince me that lie is the best Iiorse we have had in tliis country countryBut But three fillies paraded to the barrier for the Coaching Club American Oaks W It Coe with ¬ drawing Cinderella The race was hardly a contest for Cleopatra which indulged her opjionents with the lead until turning for home where McAtee sent aer to the front and from there on it was but a common gallop winning hard held La Kablee ran creditably for a maiden and easily disposed of Oceanna when the final test came cameThe The Amateur Cup Highweight Handicap produced more than usual interest through the exciting stretch duel between Super the favorite and Thrift the heavily backed second choice with Thrift be 1113 returned first by a head The joy of Thrifts backers was shortlived however as Mr Wildey rider of Oenevieve I claimed a foul against him which was allowed the first in being placed last lastDecisive Decisive won the steeplechase handicap in easy fashion from Hibler ami Itoyal Arch Lytle the favorite fell at the eleventh jump Doublet from which much was expected made a poor showing showingThe The Crown Stable and L Williams ship tomor ¬ row to Ottawa May Bird Scrub Lady and Uncles Lassie are included in the shipment

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