Dismal Day at Belmont: Program on Par With Unfavorable Weather Conditions.; Relay Wins Babylon Impressively--Disqualification in Maiden Jockeys Race., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-03


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DISMAL DAY AT BELMONT Program on Par With Unfavor ¬ able Weather Conditions Relay Wins Babylon Impressively Disqualification in Maiden MaidenJockeys Jockeys Eace NEW YORK N Y June 2 It was a dis ¬ mal day of racing at Belmont Park that was offered for the faithful that braved dis ¬ agreeable cold weather and a nasty drizzle of rain Then the program was in keeping with the weather conditions and altogether the sport was far below the usual standard of the Westchester Racing Association course courseThere There was a disqualification resulting from the running of a race in which jockeys who had never ridden two winners performed when Fantoche was displaced from third and that place awarded Anniversary the one that met with much interference in the stretch stretchThe The feature of the day was the Babylon Handicap at a mile and the Quincy Stables threeyearold Relay defeated the Rancocas Stables Knobbie with Frederick Johnsons Excelsis third and Mrs Walter M Jeffords Two Feathers the only other starter a dis ¬ tant last lastRelay Relay is one of the Belmont Stakes eligi bles and on this and his other good races of the year it is safe to predict that he will be one of the field that will go to the post in that valuable fixture fixtureWhile While the Babylon was not a swiftly run race the time was 1 30 the track had be ¬ come slow from the constant drizzle and Re ¬ lay did what was asked for so easily that he earned a right to run with Snob II anr Hea on June 10 10Ponce Ponce went right out with Relay from the start and the son of Assagai and Wai Doll had speed enough to make Fator take back with the Rancocas Stable fouryearold Ex ¬ celsis was a fairly close third while Two Feathers was outrun practically from the first jump jumpHOLDS HOLDS KXOBBIE SAFE SAFEAfter After making the turn into the stretch and when Relay was well clear and racing easily Fator drove Knobbie hard in an effort to save the day He closed some ground but right at the end Ponce was easing Relay slightly and he could have made his margin of victory greater had it been necessary necessaryRelay Relay is a product of Willis Sharpe Kil ¬ mers Sun Briar Court Stud at Binghamton N Yt and his victory over Knobbie was especially pleasant to the Quincy Stable Knobbie was one that was purchased from the Quincy Stable by S C Hildreth for the Rancocas Stable StableJ J Simon Healy sent the winner of the second race to the post when he saddled Black Monkey for Walter L Goodwins Goodestone Stable Incidentally it was the first victory for his silks This was a four and a half furlongs dash on the straight for twoyearold maidens and the little brown colt was winner because he raced straight The Fcmbrook Stables Park Hill raced in second place and the Long Acre Farms Noonhour was a good third thirdA A good finish came out of the opening threequarters dash when R F Carmans Excuse Me was just up to beat J B Mc Daniels Sea Mint and Pride of India racing for Sam Louis was a close third Round Robin was the one to set most of the pace but he was never able to get clear to his opponents and he began to tire badly be fort the stretch was reached There Sea Mint on the outside challenged in resolute fash ¬ ion while Excuse Me was finishing fast on the inside For a time it seemed that Excuse Me would not be able to get through but found room and closing with a rush was going away at the end but plainly at his best bestHOW HOW DISQUALIFICATION HAPPENED HAPPENEDThe The disqualification came out of the run ¬ ning of the mile that was the third offering when Sam Louis Fantoche after finishing third was set back for riding Anniversary close through the stretch By the disqualifi ¬ cation Anniversary was placed third The race was won by Winneconne ridden by IL Shillick and II Click was second with Pansy Fantoche was ridden by A Fraley and J Kopel had the mount on Anniversary Win ¬ neconne was best for she raced Copyright into defeat before the stretch was reached and then had enough left to withstand tho rush of others through the final eighth In the early racing the winner and Copyright drew out into a long lead with the Peterson mare tiring at the end and had to be riddan out sharply Fraley gave a weird exhibition Continued on eleventh pace DISMAL DAY AT BELM01IT Continued from first page on Fantoche and his bad riding had all to do with the fouling cf Anniversary He had no control of his horse through the stretch and was bouncing all over his back backAfter After Whisk and Yilliam A had both been withdrawn from the mile and a sixteenth of the fifth race it became a twohorsa race between W V Caseys Knight of the Heather and Richard T Wilsons Duncecap And they both were in the Wilson stable at one time timeIt It was not much of a race for Duncecap and E Bell the Inexperienced apprentice who had ridden earlier in the race for jockeys that had never ridden two winners his pilot Knight of the Heather went out into a good lead in the early running but Duncecap had caught him long before the stretch was reached and after making the turn for home she drew away into a good lead to win with plenty to spare spareA A G Blakely has returned from a short visit to the T II Cross farm where there arc a number of Towton Field yearlings yearlingsGene Gene Wayland will give handicapper Vos burgh a chance to give his estimate of Willis Sharpe Kilmers champion gelding Exter ¬ minator in the mile and an eighth handicap at Belmont Park Monday He has not prom ¬ ised that he will start the old son of McGee and Fair Empress but he will enter him in the handicap handicapThe The Salubria Stables Hea is due at Bel ¬ mont Park Sunday for his final tightening up for the Eelmont Stakes to be run June 10 Frank Keogh who rode Hea in the Preakness and who is under contract to the stable has an abiding faith in this colt over such a distance as the Belmont AV F Burch who manages the Salubria Stable will be on hand to superintend the final preparation of the colt coltJockey Jockey Lyke having gone to ride in the Kcntuclcy Oaks Frank Keogh will have the mount on Sennings Park In the running of the Suburban Handicap

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