Rancocas Glorious Day: Hildreth Celebrates by Winning Both Aqueduct Stake Features, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-05


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RAJiCOCAS GLORIOUS DAY n Hildreth Celebrates by Winning Both Aqueduct Stake Features. Suweep Takes Astoria Stakes and Knobbie Runs On With the Carter Handicap. NEW YORK. X. T., July 4. One of the largest crowds ever seen at Aqueduct celebrated the glorious Fourth at the course cf the Queens County Jockey Club. The weather was not altogether agreeable for out of door sport, as there were frequent sprinkles of rain, but the crowd on the lawn paid no attention to a little thing like rain and as a matter of fact it was Hobsons choice with most of them, for there was no room under shelter. The card offered for the holiday occasion was a thoroughly interesting one, with the Carter Handicap and the Astoria Stakes as the principal features, while a selling steeplechase added to the entertainment. It was surely a glorious Fourth for the P.ancocas Stable when the white si.lis with green trimmings were first home in both the Astoria and the Carter. Suweep took the Astoria, while Knobbie, running in vast y improved foim, ran off with the Carter in front of Walter J. Salmons Careful and the Xalapa Farms Bon Homme, closing an immense gap, was third before the Grcentree Stables Kxodu3. There was not much to the running of the Carter as far as its winning was concerned. Naturalist began well and flashed to the front, but by the time the turn was reached L. Fator had rushed Knobble into the lead and he was soon clear of his company and racing strongly. Bon Homme had been slightly pinched off at the start and was far bade, but the others of the company were in fairly closer order, with Exodus and Careful showing the way to Naturalist. CAUEFUL THE RUNNER UP. None of them came close enough to sive Knobbie the least concern, though right at the end he was tiring, but won easily by a full three lengths in 1 :24, remarkably fast time considering the track condition. Careful finished in her usual honest fashion to take second place and in the run through the stretch Sehuttinger brought Bon Homme along on the outside with a mighty rush that landed him third. The famous dinner stakes, the Astoria, that was first won by the late John G. Fol-lansbees Astarita in 1902, brought out a nice band of fillies and there was an added starter when Merryland was named from the stable of Alfred Hennan Morris. The race was worth ,950 to the winner and it fell to the Rancocas Stables Suweep, the sister to Bon Homme. Henna and Merryland, the added starter, wore the ones to lead in the early running, but Merryland bore out badly and went so extremely wide that she had scant chance. Suweep was outrun in the early stages, but Sahde kept her at her task and she was galloping fast. After passing the elbow there was a general closing up of the field and it was spread out almost from rail to rail. Then Suweep made her winning bid in the last eighth. She drew out resolutely under the urging of Sande and at the end she wa3 three parts of a length winner, then came Brocade and Henna. STEEPLECHASE TO WISEST FOOL. "Wisest Fool, from the J. E. Widener stable, was easily best in the selling steeplechase and he was a good winner from old Syosset, from the Greentree Stable. It was really a two-horse race, though three others started. Matt Colfords Yorkshire was a distant third and Shrapnel was just about turning into the front field when the others finished. Lusmore, the other starter, bolted around the wing of the fourth fence and was pulled up. Wisest Fool was good enough to make all tho pace and Vincent Powers rated Syosset back of him until after passing the water. There he challenged, but when he could not hold the Widener jumper lie waa eased back slightly. This was repeated on two other occasions with no better results and through the front field Wisest Fool held him perfectly safe to be home winner by three lengths, while Syosset beat Yorkshire twenty lengths. George Zeigler and W. L. Oliver both shipped their stables to the Yonkers course this morning to make ready for the meeting to open there Saturday. Ernest Heider will ship his string to Saratoga Springs Thursday. He will take the jumpers Ards and Say Which and three two-year-olds that have not yet started. D. It- McDaniel will ship his string to the Yonkers track Thursday. Copyright has been turned out for the summer, but will be raced again in the fall. The Fasig-Tipion Company has been appointed agents in this country for the sale of tho brood mares and yearlings of the estate of the late Lord Manto. James Fitzsimmons sold at private sale Teddy R. to John McKee. He was scratched by his new owner. William Garth purchased Annie Rooney, a three-year-old by Wrack Twin Sister, by Celt, from the Quincy Stable. She will be retired from racing and shipped to Charlottesville, Va., and join the Cosden band of brood mares. Mayor Hylan was an interested spectator at Aqueduct He viewed the races from a grandstand box.

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