Victory For Belmont: Chairman of Jockey Club Scores First Success of Year.; His Ordinance Home First in Rainbow Handicap--Unpropitious Weather Conditions., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-13


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I j I I ! I j | 1 j I i VICTORY FOR BELMONT » Chairman of Jockey Club Scores First Success of Year. • — - His Ordinance Home First in Rainbow Handicap — Unpropitious Weather Conditions. — =• NEW YORK. N. Y.. May 12.— The Rainbow Handicap at three-quarters featured the program which was offered at Jamaica today and it marked the first victory of the year j for Major August Belmont, when Ordinance i was returned the winner in a drive from | Harry Payne Whitneys Swingalong. while J. S. Wards Indian Trail was third. The race brought together some of the best j sprinters stabled at the track and furnished 0 spirited spectacle. Ordinance was lucky, whereas Swingalong met with more than the j usual amount of bad racing luck and at the end was going the fastest of all. Following a brief delay at the barrier the ] field left in good alignment and it was Sun I Audience that established the early pace. ] Closely pressed by Tester and Brainstorm he held his lead for a little better than an eighth and then gave way to the Raneocas Stable starter. Indian Trail, which had begun well, moved up menacingly on the outside while Ordinance, after being away well, dropped back. Parke, who was astride Swingalong. was already in trouble and had been shuffled back into last place. Bounding the far turn Ordinance slipped through on the inside and when Parke began his move h" rushed his mount into close quarters. He then was forced to take to the outside to find clear racing room, while B. Pierce, astride Ordinance, clung to the inner rail. It was this move that had much to do with the final result. In the meantime. Indian Trail had disposed of Tester and Brainstorm, but began to weaken and, when the Belmont colt ranged up on the outside, began to falter. Swing-along was closing fast on the outside and just got up to take the place portion of the purse. SMALL ROW I IKKSKNT. A touch of winter dominated racing conditions at Jamaica today and as a result the crowd dwindled to small proportions. mostly regulars. The track was a sea of mud [following the heavy rains of the early morn-ling, and as a result the fields were narrowed down to small number a. Pacing, however, was of a formful order, and the majority of winners were doing their utmost at the end. There was a disqualification resulting from the running of the third race, which was for two-year-olds, under claiming conditions, and engaged a well-balanced band, when W. Han- iels Socrates was first home ahead of K. ■Arlingtons recently acquired Barney Google and C. C Winfreys Bill Winfrey. K. Beach. who was astride Barney Google, lodged a complaint of foul against Socrates and, fol- ttontiiiuid ou sixteenth sage. J VICTORY FOR BELMONT Continued from first page. lowing due deliberation, the claim was allowed. From the manner in which the race was run there is no doubt but that Barney Google was much the best. Socrates and the Arlington colt began heads apart and quickly drew away from their opponents before an eighth had been covered. Barney Google, from a rail position, was in extremely close quarters, and the result was that B aeh was forced] to take up. Dropping back, he again moved up. but this time on the outside. Pacing closely lapped with Socrates round the turn, he was carried extremely wide by the Daniel starter. The latter then was steered close to the inner rail. J. K. Mad-dens Charlie Anderson was placed third. Jockey C Ralls was suspended for five days for rough riding. BAST FOR ALADDIN. W. A. Bosms Aladdin, ridden by F. Catrone, was an easy winner of the, second race which was at a mile and seventy yards. The conditions of the race called for the starters to be ridden by apprentice riders. Daadyhrooh raced to aacoad place while Superbum was third. The winner drew away right at the start and from then on dominated the running. Dandybrush was made too much use of in racing into contention and as a result quit badly, but had something left to stall off Superbum. J. J. Hertz supplied the winner of the fifth race, which engaged a field of platers at a mile and seventy yards, in Fifty-Fifty which had but little trouble in beating Insulate while Byron was third. The winner assumed command shortly after the stan and from then on dominated the running. [aanlatefaeed la closest pursuit, but could not overhaul the winner while Byron was an easy third. The Murrone Stable supplied the winner of the final race of the afternoon. The Boulevard, when Anna Marrone II.. was home first ahead of the Bancocas Stables Lady Diana, while Miss Whisk from the H. P. Whitney Stable was third. The winner was ridden by It. Carter and showed the way throughout. W. V. Caseys Gipsy Flyer was returned an easy winner of the opening race of the afternoon. which was for two-year-old n aniens ander claiming conditions. J. Butlers White Wash finished second while D. D. Douglas Catherine Douglas was third. There was no time lost at the barrier and Palls and Gipsy Flyer were away rapidly. She opt nod up a safe lead but was quickly joined by White Wash. The latter began slowly but quickly settled into his stride. Catherine Douglas was racing in third position throughout. White Wash made a determined effort entering the stretch, but the leader had some-tl ing left and drew clear while the Butler colt had a safe margin over Catherine Douglas. News of the death of Walter Harper last Thursday fn m acute kidney trouble, was received here yesterday. The deceased was well known to racing patrons as a clerk and later a.s a bookmaker. He had made his home in Montreal for the past few years.

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