view raw text
SEVEN STRAIGHT VICTORIES Grey Lag Adds Mount Kisco to His Imposing Score. St. Isidore Runs to His Last Win- ; ter Form and Wins at Juicy Odds. NEW YORK, X. Y., July I2. Of course, that great three-year-old Grey Lag won ..710 more ;i id tin: Mount Kisco Stakes at Empire City today. It was his seventh consecutive victory intl his tenht this year for a total money gathering of s:t!,i;ri. Grey Las had nothing out Copper Demon, without leveling handicap weight, to beat and won all tin; way under Sarnies restraint and had a margin of seven lengths at the finish. He was 1 to :i0 in wliat betting there was on the Mount Kisco and ran its distance at an even rate of speed in 1:431., which is but a second behind St. Isidores 1!11S record for the Empire City course. Grey Lag is at the top of his form just now. The rain fell heavily during the race, but the dust rose from Grey Lags busy footfalls. There was some applause for the great colt wleu he and Sunde came back to weigh out. It is obvious that Kancocas and its horses are not generally popular at Empire City. There is no good reason for any dislike of the powerfpl stable, the ways of which are always winning ones. Some of its racing figures are of great nobility. In all the land there are no two horses so admired with reason as Grey Ing and Purchase. There is no more unreasonable jealousy than Unit of noli-possesor, no meaner human emotion than the envy of success. The investment of horses and riders for. the white and green is enormous and its success is tile success of deserving, ltancocas horses unbalance fields at times, but they were bought and arc cured for and kept to race and win and so do. There are no furtive runners in the llildreth barn either. Its tools are sharp, do good work and deserve to be most popular. Can it be because ltancocas wins too much and gathers too much by hard and expensive effort? Modern- reasons and bad reasons, if such are the reasons. BARRIER MISHAP DECIDES RACE. The nice looking Whitney-bred 1eter Pan Yankee Girl Yankee Maid luckily won the opening Fairfield for two-year-olds of her sex at five and a half furlongs. There were but four starters, yet a barrier mishap decided the race. The quartet were perfectly aligned when the webbing was sprung, but Emotion lunged and bloke to Hie outside, ran heavily against Valentine dOr and by the collision both were put out of action. Emotion, with Sande up, heavily backed, was one of the shortest of odds-on favorites. AVhen in her stride Emotion was twenty lengths behind 1ankee Maid and Swift Grass. She was hard ridden and finished less than five lengths behind the two contenders. Yankee Maid went on after the starting mishap and win, mildly restrained and most easily from Swift Grass. The starting incident was unavoidable and merely came otit of the young notion of a young race horse. Of the fourteen platers in the Richmond, at a mile and seventy yards, only nine came out for action. Lunctta and Dark Hill were missed. The light of the market was shed about Crack o Dawn, which was smart at Tijuana in the early spring. He has had shutters up closed in Xew York. They were opened today. Old St. Isidore had shown some of his old quality in spots of races, ami was backed also, but not with enthusiasm. Itegal Lodge got stout support and Sea Sinner and Moody were mildly fancied. With Lowe up, St. Isidore , and Cruek o Dawn followed the smart pace of Hep i for a quarter and then settled down to a duel. , It was a sharp one. and St. Isidore was headed . on the bend. l!ut he has stood the grief of many a turf melee in his day. took the lead from Crack ; o Dawn again, held it. and, hanging to his task tenaciously, outgamed and outlasted Crack o Dawn, to win by .almost an open length after a stirring stretch race. Sea Sinner, on gohig too hard for him, made up ground and outran Kegal Iodge in 1 the closiug sixteenth. Itegal Ixidge was well ridden . and saved, but had no edge of speed. Herd Girl was shut out of contention on the first turn, and stayed where she was put. I HORSES BELIE PURSES NAME. Some of the Empire City puree names are out 1 of tune. It was so with the Futurity routes ; Swift, tin: field of eleven for which was rather " it slow and common cue. Arrow of Gold and I Curfew, the best on recent performances, were about cijuul in favor, though the Sanford filly Killala 1 was not without stout support. Sandc was on ! Arrow of Gold. Fator on Curfew and Coltiletti rode Killala. The barrier antics of the band were - ycbald. Tout dOr has become a racing cynic. Circuses could shelter him and his kind. When the field was dispatched and had set to racing ; the three choices and Cavendish, which had received some speculative consideration, were a front racing : group. O11I3 the four cut any figure in the contest and Cavendish only a mild ami early one. Sure soon Curfew, outside Cavendish, took a lead which stood him in good stead, for Killala drew to and pressed him smartly in the stretch. lint Curfew stood the Sanford filly off and won by more than a length, driven to the limit by Master Fator. Arrow of Sold couldnt keep up and tired when called on In the last eighth, but was third six lengths away. Of thirteen in the Tammany, a claimer of a mile and an eighth, two of the less common of the entered cattle Mose and King Agrippa were absent, and the dilatory Maize was made favorite- -none but her own can tell why. Queen l.londe, which huudut won this year and usually scores abuul twice annually in the mud and at a distance, gut tioiiie lugubrious support and won handily. Master Lancaster, from Canada, was up and rode a good race on the elderly mare, keeping her well up to the stretch turn and rushing her to the front when slruiyhlcued .nil. In front she slnyeil i win Wllti some reserve. La liross was second, lie caiun Continued ou second page. 1 ! , : ; : : , j , i t , . , i , i . t ,, V V. I .. - SEVEN STRAIGHT VICTORIES Continued from first page. from the far rear. His challenge to Queen Blonde was late and futile, though it subdued Bombast, on which Ponce made the one run he possesses too soon. The old fellow tired in the last sixteenth. Maize never got near the front. Pibroch did, but found the winning post too far away. AAitchwork. at far too long odds, which probablr came on account, of Slaughter, an unfashionable rider, won the closing Sunny Maid Purse for two-year-old maiden fillies at five and a half furlongs John Maddens Oolong, a shapely Friar Rock miss, which has run educationally at Aqueduct, was made favorite. Maryland Pelle was fancied. So was Delhi Maid. Oolong and Early Bird flirted with speed in front to the turn, where AVitchwork and Maryland Belle came through and the Garrv Herrmann filly lasted to win in a pretty finish, with Maryland Belle by a head, the rest, headed bv The Aengeance, were far back. Oolong was eased when beaten. Empire Citys meeting is nearly over. Its racing hasnt much quality in thee midsummer days. Outside the exercise trip of Grey Lag in the Mount Kiseo Stakes there was little or no worth to he racing. The veather was stickily hot early and murkilv damp after the rain fell, hardly copious enough to make the course muddy for AVednesday. One of the regular week-day crowds "turned out to do the best it could. Grey Lag was the only favorite to win and he didnt count as such. Clarence Turner, who suffered a badlv injured eye last week when a stone kicked up bv a horse ahead of one he was riding struck him, is improving as well as could be expected. At first it was feared that the sight of the eye might be affected, but that is past. S. C. Ilildreth shipped the Rancocas stable horses to Saratoga with the exception of Grey Lag and Thunderclap, which were loaded for AVuidsor. Dave Leary will accompany the latter pair. Jockeys Sande and Fator left for Saratoga last niglit. Sande will leave the Spa for AVindsor tomorrow to ride Grey Lag in the Devonshire International. The Empire City riding colonv was further reduced by the departing to Saratoga of J. Callahan. L. McAtee will depart for the Spa tomorrow. Cliff Robinson- returned from Cincinnati, where he has been spending his honeymoon. James Johnston has taken over Scotch Aerdict to train for A. Allegro. S. A. Clopton claimed rack o Dawn from . Koehler for 925 Mr. and .Airs. Fred Statcn left last niglit, motor bound for Hamilton. Mr. Staton is shipping Marie I1",1, .t0 Ci,,,:"lil to campaign at Hamilton ami ort Erie. Apple Jack IL, Trooper and Title the remainder of .Mr. Statons string, will be rested up at Jamaica.