Brooklyn To Grey Lag: Scores Grand Victory over Aristocracy of Thoroughbreddom.; Morvich Again Wins Like Good Colt He Is--Steeplechase to Elmer Johnson., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-18


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BROOKLYN TO GREY LAG Scores Grand Victory over Aris ¬ tocracy of Thoroughbreddom Morvich Again Wins Like Good GoodColt Colt He Is Steeplechase Steeplechaseto to Elmer Johnson NEW YORK N Y June 17 As fine a band of fast horses of the first class of their day and gen ¬ eration were gathered in the race for the thirty third Brooklyn Handicap at the Aqueduct course this afternoon Sam Hildrcths Star Shoot Miss Minnie by Meddler colt Grey Lag won it nobly Grey Lag cost Hildreth 00000 last year and was worth it He was ridden by the stables second jockey Laverne Fator FatorBehind Behind Grey Lag with daylight between them was Harry Payne AVhitneys John P Grier and next came old whalebone and steel Exterminator a length and a half further away Then followed Leonardo II lame and virtually broken down Captain Alcock which finished phenomenally fast the tired and sprawling Audacious Mad Hatter which coud never get into the picture drive him as hard as Sandc could Eternal which plodded in the rear after a fast early effort with Blazes and Paul Jones JonesDonuacona Donuacona the eleventh starter wouldnt leave the post A pair of cowboy spurs on Kclsays heels couldnt persuade him to race again He re ¬ sists all prompters in these days Bull whips have had no effect and unless dynamite is an induce ¬ ment the big English colts racing days are over overThe The Brooklyn Handicap race was good to see and cleanly run in all its stages Not a horse was interfered with at any part of it There never was a better contest of horses anywhere and the best horse and favorite won it Grey Lag could have been beaten by but one horse in the fine field That was Leonardo II which led his company a merry tlance for a mile and then faltered dropped back lame to the verge of breaking down yet run ¬ ning gallantly to the end to finish fourth The black surely showed the gift of free foot footThere There have been richer and more populous Brook ¬ lyn Handicap but never a finer struggle for the piizc piizcThe The carded field of fourteen was reduced to eleven Yellow Hand Royce Rools and Veto were struck out before the bugle call callThe The public estimate of the horses chose the Hil ¬ dreth pair to win Exterminator John P Grier the Xalapa Farm pair and Donnaeona were next in favor favorThe The Cosden pair Captain Alcock and Audacious were calculated to have no chance The public had the situation pretty well in hand handLEONARDO LEONARDO II THE PACEMAKER PACEMAKERThe The horses got away at 330 p in to a perfect and almost instantaneous start with Leonardo II Eternal John P Grier Audacious and Grey Lag quickest to move At once the free running Leo ¬ nardo II went to the front and there he stayed for nearly the mile with John P Grier Audacious and Eternal in fairly close attendance So generous of speed was Leonardo II that the first quarter was in 23 seconds and the second quarter in 23 a truly killing pace on such footing On the rather sharp turns of the eggshaped course to the stretch John P Grier got to the black and headed him The third quarter was in 24 24On On this turn Fator began his move with Grey Lag and Exteiminator was closing The race was settled In the seventh furlong Once the field straightened out for the long stretch run and for a hundred yards John P Grier Grey Lag Leonardo II and Exterminator were almost lapped on each other in the midst of the final struggle for su ¬ premacy At the mile in 13 with the fourth quarter in 2573 Leonardo II faltered dropped buck and Grey Lag under all the urging Fator could give him drew almost clear of John P Grier From there to the winning post Grey LUR increased his advantage over the WliJiney colt and won by a length and a half Old Exterminator closing fast too displaced the short striding Leonar ¬ do II in the final fifty yards and was another length and a half away Captain Alcock a strong runner in the stretch closed a lot of ground there and was fifth Audacious ran well for seven eighths then he tired and sprawled in his strides nnd finished sixth Mud Hatter Blazes and Paul Jones never got into contention Eternal was done after fiveeighth and Donnacona saw the race from the rear as is his recent wont wontThe The race was a remarkable one in many ways It was cleanly run well fought out by four fast horses all the way its contention before the big stand was wonderful to see and the time was as fast as the keeness of the race promised It was run from end to end and all the first three gave all the courage and speed they had to the struggle The mile and an eighth was run in 149 It was not a track or a race record Man o Wars l4UVi made in 1520 is the Aqueduct mark The Brooklyn Handi ¬ cap record was Borrows 119 made in the 1017 race Grey Lags time equaled that for the fastest throeyearold winner of the Brooklyn Eternals 149 in 1919 1919FOURTH FOURTH BROOKLYN FOR HILDRETH HILDRETHIt It was the fourth Brooklyn Handicap to be won by Sam Hildreth as an owner He scored with King James in 1009 Fitz Herbert in 1910 Cirrus In 1920 and with Grey Lag today He also trained August Belmonts Friar Rock for the 1915 handicap Todays time was remarkable because the course was not fast A drizzle of rain fell long before the race and dining it and the going was crumbly wet with a hard footing beneath rather grateful to racing foot but not inviting for su ¬ preme spoid except in spots spotsThe The rare was worth 7 H to tho Rjineoois folks a sort of installment on the lingo sum thoy paid in the last twentyfour hours for two young horses worth lo s than Grey Lag but these are extrava ¬ gant days daysThe The second stake of the afternoon was for jump ¬ ers the Bayside Selling Handicap over the about Continued on second page I BROOKLYN TO GEEY LAG Contlnncd from first page twomile course It produced the best contest of Its kind that has been seen here this year Thero were only three out for the 2150 prize but they were well matched jumped smartly raced smoothly were well ridden and furnished a pretty picture Elmer Johnson was the favorite and won Both Crest Hill and Mohican the other starters were at him continually during the last mile and n quarter and the trio fought out tlie finish in trne ding dong fashion at the end Mohicnn made Jumping errors arid gave Powers a bothersome mid busy ride Tlie race was keen nt the end and Elmert Johnson was clear of Crest Hill with the weary Mohican three lengths away awayThe The fifth race nt a mile for nristocratie sellers caught owners fancy for twentynine entries Second thoughts and track competition glances reduced the band to eight Regal Lodge and Sande filled into the public fancy but Jock Scot in one of his ribald moods lie may have enlisted in the reform brigade beat the Hildreth horse and the Hililretli rider right easily by nearly three lengths Sande was a tired young man at the end and again signaled Regal Lodges Undoing by the use of his whip Biff Bang came from nowhere to be third thirdDespite Despite the drizzle and uncomfortably murky air tlie afternoons racing wis good looking even out ¬ side the glory of the Brooklyh Handicap struggle There was no wind liild the crowd halted In town by the weather was some 10010 strdnjr Frank Farney stopped off oh his wny from Mon trehl to Baltimore to take up tlie campaigner Turf which lie had turned out at the Gentlemans Driv jiig Park ParkA A new turn has been taken in the affairs of A itteIn the appentice whose c6ntrict was supposed to Jiave been awarded to the Pelican Stable after a dispute With P T Chinn over its possession Klein ii js been posted for deserting the employ of the Kentucky Stable formerly the nom do course of Colonel Chlnn Pelican Stable connections tissert that the boys mother claims to have signed but one contract that willi the stable of the Shreveport oil man manThe The Pelican Stable purchased Veiled Colleen from J J Murphy who claimed the filly after the Mast start startJ J C Wagnon trainer or the Pelican Stable horses has gone to Canada He will try to dis ¬ pose of some of the horses carrying tlie stable colors in the Dominion DominionG G E Ball is planning to ship Top Sergeant to Hamilton to run in the Derby there thereWoods Woods Garth reported that C Riclardson the stable boy in the employ of J S Cosden who was thrown from a horse he was galloping Thursday morning is improving rapidly and no fear is felt for his recovery recoveryMax Max Hirsch shipped five untried twoyearolds to Saratoga to be prepared for racing there in August AugustThe The officials for tho meeting are as follows Judge E C Smith C Cornchlson starter Mars Cassidy assistant to the stewards at start E C 1otter handicapper W S Vosburgh clerk of scales Albert Bnrleii paddock and patrol judge Jamos McLaugliliu patron judges E II Hanna William Doyle timer J D Odoni

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