Gravesends Fame of Old: Traditions of Noted Course Now Carried Out at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-30


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GRAVESENDS FAME OF OLD;, i Traditions of Noted Course Now J Carried Out at Aqueduct. » Brooklyn Handicap and Other Popular Fixtures Retained and Enhanced by Younger Club. « NEW YORK. N. I . January 29— The traditions Which ma lt- the Brooklyn .! » -key club one of the mo-i honored and popular raciag laatltetlea* ia MM V are being allied en by the tee-. M County .looLev Club, whose si. in. u stakes are aiitionnt •* ! for closlac with Secretary Fied Rebhercer oa March 1 Aqueduct has taken tin- place of 6wnn i and MM I well-dt -served ] opnlarit y MM| the MINI [IK rateaa of turf goers. Mil it will MH mean the n;mo in those irMw !ni.!inn to tin- tlssraaghbred j easbraeea tin- period w i i • 1 1 the historic mm at Kings Highway KM the s.enc of -.i m;n:y etirriag I turf battle*. Craeesead was ■ sort of hallowed greaad for Umi with a love for ;i good bene, whether thoroughbred or trotter, and it was iis a training aaal plpjlieaaa for the latter type that it whs originally used. Woodruff. Mace, Pfeiffer, Howe. Hoag-lami an. I other great roinsmen of their day prepared their horses there, anil Sim Hoapland and Hiram Howe, the last of the olil guard of trotting hor-em«n of that time, were frequently seen on 1ue piazza of the clubhouse watching the battles Car the Brooklyn Handicap and other bit; races long after the trotters they had known so intimately Wen dead and cone. There was a bond between the Dwyers and those who followed tiit- trotter*. Philip Dwyer, long • . resident of the Brooklyn Jockey Club .-mil afterward of the Queen- county leekej Cleb, awaed ■ good trotter be tore lie Bad his broths r Michael F. bought Bhadaiuautlius. Foilowei- of the harness ItOrsa were then-fore naturally induced among tiie faithful which iinwitid the Graveeead coarse on cola «.c. asions. -a-h as the running of the first Brooklyn Handicap, which had an initial value of 85.858 whoa ii aw* woo by Dry Moaopale in 1887. it grew to be worth 817.588 in 1883, 9:: nnd "91. wbea Judge Marrow, Dlahio and Dr. Wee reoaeetirelj linished in front.

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