Here and There on the Turf: Coaching Club Oaks. Fillies Making Ready. Rancocas Stable Success. Enquirer Handicap Renewal, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-11


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Here and There on the Turf Coaching Club Oaks. Fillies Making Ready. Rancocas Stable Success. Enquirer Handicap Renewal. - The remaining stake race of importance to be run at the present Belmont Park meeting of the Westchester Racing Association is the Coaching Club American Oaks, which is down for decision Friday, the last day of the meeting. This race is at a mile and three-eighths, for three-year-old fillies, as its name indicates, and, while it had its first decision in 1917, it has already come to great importance and a becoming value. While the added money is only ,500 for the renewal this year, it will be worth considerably in excess of 0,000 net to the winner should as few as five go to the post. In addition to the money there goes with the victory the Singleton Cup, a challenge trophy that is presented by the Coaching Club. This trophy must be won three times before it becomes the property of any owner. In the seven runnings of the race P. A. Clark has two legs on the cup, his Polka Dot winning in 1919 and his Flambette in 1921. The other winners have been James Butlers Wistful, George D. Wideners Rose dOr, W. R. Coes Cleapatra, H. P. Whitneys Prudish and August Belmonts How Fair. Mr. Clark made a brave bid to win the cup for keeps in the race of last year when he sent both Skirmish and Violet Blue to the post, but they did not measure up to requirements and finished last and next to last. This year Mr. Clark has no eligible, so that there will be no chance for the cup to go to any turfman for more than the year he holds the trophy. For the first running of this important filly fixture the distance was a mile and an eighth. In 1918 it was increased to a mile and a quarter and since that time it has been run over its present route of a mile and three-eighths, the same distance as the Belmont Stakes, won so gallantly by Mad Play Saturday. The running of this year gives promise of seeing a thoroughly interesting renewal, from what the eligibles have been accomplishing. There is no one filly that stands out prominently over the others, just as there is no three-year-old colt that stood out prominently over those that raced in the Belmont Stakes. For that reason the race ought to bring a good contest. Outline and Lady Diana will probably be the ones that Sam Hildreth will send to the post for the Rancocas Stable. Joseph E. Davis has a particularly strong hand in Relentless, the filly that took the measure of Outline in the Ladies Handicap. The Audley Farms Princess Doreen placed first in the Kentucky Oaks by reason of the disqualification of Glide, is here and one that will have a strong following. George D. Widener will undoubtedly be represented by Parasol and Salacia, one or both. Then there are others, but at this time these are the probable competitors that will attract the most attention. Should Outline be winner Friday, and it is generally thought that she should have beaten Relentless in the Ladies Handicap, it will make an important addition to the remarkable record that has been made by the silks of the Rancocas Stable during the present meeting. Thus far there have been seventeen of the early closing stakes decided. Hildreth has had the stable represented in eleven of these stakes and the colors have been triumphant in four and second in two others. The successes have come in the most important when Sheridan won the Toboggan Handicap, Bracadale the Withers Stakes, Mad Hatter the Suburban Handicap and Mad Play the Belmont Stakes. Bracadale was a good second to the Oak Ridge Stables Laurano in the Metropolitan Handicap and Outline was just beaten a matter of inches by Relentless in the Ladies Handicap. The Rancocas colors were not shown in the Babylon Handican, Greenport, Hollis, Garden City, Baldwin or the Harlem Stakes. These stakes were of only minor importance. H. P. Whitneys Mother Goose was winner of the Fashion Stakes, William Daniels Socrates of the Bouquet, a selling stakes, George D. Wideners Salacia of the Beldame Stakes, H. P. Whitneys Arcady the Juvenile Stakes, J. E. Davis Relentless the Ladies Handicap, J. S. Cosdens Laplander the Keene Memorial Stakes, John S. Wards Indian Trail the Baldwin Handicap, F. E. Browns Hephaistos the Babylon Stakes, P. H. Sims Prince of Umbria the Greenport Stakes, Clarence Buxtons Missionary the Hollis Stakes and Henry Water-sons Brainstorm the Garden City Stakes. Thus it will be seen that, while the Rancocas Stable has been first in four of the important fixtures, the only other stable that can boast of more than one is H. P. Whitneys, with his Juvenile and Fashion Stakes. Again it was found necessary at Latonia to make almost a new program for a day of sport. Three of the originally carded races for Monday had to be called off and others substituted on account of the bad track condition. It was all accomplished successfully and the sport was excellent. It is doubtful if in memory there has been a spring season where racing has been more seriously handicapped, particularly in Kentucky, by reason of unfavorable weather and the consequent bad track condition. i With it all the interest in the sport has never lagged and the attendance has at all times been surprisingly large. The next important stake offering of the Kentucky Jockey Club is the ,000 Enquirer Handicap which is down for decision Saturday. This is a dash of a mile and a sixteenth and it attracted no less than eighty-four eligibles. : The list contains the names of the best in the handicap division and, while it is not expected that the East will be represented, it is sure to bring about a good race. In addition to the ,000 that is added to this stake race Edward j B. McLean annually donates a handsome trophy to the winner. The Enquirer Handicap was first run in 1918 when it was woo by : Boniface and the winners since that time have, , been Courtship, Drastic, Marjorie Hynes, Db-tinction and Cherry Tree. Saturday will mark the opening of two Ca- nadian meetings when the Dorval Jockey Club of Montreal, will throw open its gates and the seven days term of the Niagara meeting willj begin.

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