Third Straight Win: Major Belmonts Ordinance Again Emerges Triumphant, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-18


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; • i THIRD STRAIGHT WIN • ■ Major Belmonts Ordinance Again Emerges Triumphant. ♦ Easily Accounts for Long Beach Handicap — Elf Takes Youthful Stakes. $ NEW YORK. N. T., May 17.— Ordinance, the three-year-old son of Ormondale — Dona Roca, carrying the colors of August Belmont, scored his third straight victory in winning the Long Beach Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, which was the best offering of the Saturday afternoon program at Jamaica. Three lengths back finished the Greentree Stables Rialto, while the Lilane Stables Sun-sini was third, ahead of J. S. Cosdens Mar- tingale, which completed the field. The win- ner was ridden by jockey E Legere, and the boy had supreme confidence in his mount. The start was marred when Callahan, in an attempt to prejudge it, became entangled in the webbing as it was released. Martingale was as usual on his bad behavior and delayed the start for several minutes. When the start came Martingale was the first to leave and Kummer rushed him to the front. Rialto and Ordinance went along after him, while Sunsini was bringing up the rear. Rialto circled the field rounding the first turn, and Corcoran had him clear when aoUltdl ow Mm backstretch. Sunsini was in early trouble and Callahan was forced to take up. Ordinance was taken under restraint and at no stage was hurried along. There was no change in the running positions through the . backstretch, but rounding the turn there t came a general closing up. Ordinance was steered to the inside rail behind Rialto and, turning for home, came between the leaders, t Rialto, hugging the inner rail, made a 1 good try for the victory, but Ordinance t moved up stoutly with no apparent effort | and through the stretch passed Rialto easily i and was once more taken in hand. Rialto held on with good courage and had a safe i margin over Sunsini. The latter finished going fast when clear. IDEAL BACLTTG CONDITIONS. * I Racing conditions at Jamaica today were i ideal and by far the largest crowd of the . meeting journeyed to the course. The track | was at its best. . The Youthful Stakes, which was at five and t a half furlongs for two-year-olds, shared t honors with the running of the Long Beach Handicap, and it resulted in a victory for , Elf, from the Harry Payne Whitney Stable, . in a mild drive from R. T. Wilson, Jr.s, Fad- . dist, while William Daniel supplied the third j. I horse in Master Charlie. Reminder, from the j Whitney Stable, and coupled with the winner, . finished fourth, and Lee Rosenbergs High- I binder, the other starter, was fifth and last, j The victory of the Whitney daughter of , Chicle — Wendy can, to a great extent, be . credited to jockey Burke. It was the first time that Elf got away with her company . since her racing career commenced. The start , ■ ■ Continued on sixteenth page. THIRD STRAIGHT WIN Continued from first page. was a good one and Master Charlie, under Butwells guidance, was the one to set the pace from the start Master Charlie opened up a commanding lead and was racing well under restraint. Elf was the one to race in closest pursuit, while Faddist was in third position, unable to keep up with the leaders. Rounding the turn Butwell had . his troubles in trying to keep Master Charlie from bearing out. Elf, under urging, was gaining steadily and racing on the inner rail. Swinging for home, the Daniel starter went extremely wide, while Burke hugged the inner rail. The Whitney filly then drew away into a commanding lead. Turner, on Faddist, kept at work and the Wilson colt was gaining. Burke took no chances with the winner and roused hor sharply with the whip and .from the sixteenth post to the finish he kept /riding hard. Faddist was finishing fast, while Master Charlie finished out beyond the middle of the track, but a safe distance in advance of Reminder. The raced carried a ,000 value and was worth ,350 to the winner. The running of the opening race which was for two-year-old maiden fillies, furnished a surprise when I. D. Douglas Catherine Douglas was winner by a narrow margin from F. M. Kelleys Gad. while H. M. Howards Miss Babe was third. The winner was ridden by F. Hastings and she was lucky to win. Gad, the popular choice, swerved to the outside when the start came and was practically left. When straightened out, she closed a big gap in racing to the leaders and then was forced to come to the outside where she lost some ground, and at the end just failed to get up. *

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