Belmont Racing Ends: Unseasonable Weather Continues to Very Last Day, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-14


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« BELMONT RACING ENDS • Unseasonable Weather Continues to Very Last Day. ♦ Princess Doreen, Invader From Kentucky, Wins the Coaching Club American Oaks. j ♦ NEW YORK. N. Y.. June 13.— Princess Doreen, the invader from Kentucky, was winner of the Coaching Club American Oaks, at Belmont Park for Montfort and B. B. Jones and thereby added just 2.S75 to her winning score. This is the same filly, that by reason of the disqualification of Glide, was made winner of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. There was -no fluke in todays victory and she was giving away weight to each starter of the eight that followed her home. Joseph E. Davis Relentless was the one to take second place, while Priscilla Ruley, racing for P. A. Clark, was third. Mr. Clark purchased Priscilla Ruley before the running, in the hope that it would make him the possessor of the Singleton Cup. he having two legs on that prized trophy by the victories of Flambette and Polka Dot. It was the last day of the meeting at Belmont Park and the unseasonable weather held good to the end. There were drizzles during the afternoon and while the track was fast, the overhead conditions made it decidedly disagreeable and the crowd was one of the smallest of the year. Eagerness and Filomar were the ones that were withdrawn from the Coaching Club American Oaks and it left nine to race. Little time was lost at the barrier and the start was a good one. Ohone and Priscilla Ruley were the ones to go out to set the pace while Stutts rated Princess Doreen back of them. leaving the barrier. Relentless propped slightly, and on the first turn, she was climbing on the heels of those in front of her and all through the running she met with no end of interference. Ohone stuck it out long enough in front to take something out of Priscilla Ruley, and all the time Princess Doreen was rating along back of them with plenty in reserve. Sande was having no end of trouble to find racing room for Relentless and finally he elected to take the outside. The filly closed with rare courage, and picking up her field one at a time, she was in a contending position at the head of the stretch. PLENTY tM RESERVE. By that time. Princess Doreen had disposed of Priscilla Ruley and had gone into a lead of a length. Sande drove Relentless furiously and she landed in second place, but the Jones filly still had plenty left and in the run home, she widened her advantage to two lengths, while Relentless had all she could do to save second place by half a length when Priscilla Ruley came again in the final eighth. Sweet Ann, an undersized filly racing for Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark and ridden by jockey E. Barnes, was an easy winner of the first race, which engaged a band of maiden two-year-old fillies, at five-eighths through the straight. G. D. Wideners Blue-Fly was the one to finish desoend, while Lee Rosenberg was third with Extra Dry. The winner was a prominent factor from the start and. after disposing of Extra Dry, never relinquished the lead and won with something to spare at the end. Blue-Fly made a determined effort an eighth out. but was not good enough, while Extra Dry had a safe margin over Glister, which finished fourth. The steeplechase of the day brought about two falls when Thomas Hitchcocks Prickle went down with Norman Kennedy at the eighth fence and the Greentree Stables Al Fresco fell at the last jump when a close second to R. Penn Smith Jr.s Bethany, the winner. Writh Al Fresco out of the running. Bethany was victorious by ten lengths and the Audley Farms The Sage second and a still greater distance before Hugh Garths Sea Name. Verboten, Brown Porn and Aby-dos followed these home. MEMORIES OF GOOD AND PLENTY. There was real regret that Prickle made his mistake. The showing of the "all green" of Thomas Hitchcock brought memories of Good and Plenty and they have always been popular. Prickle came to grief just when Kennedy was moving up with him strongly after having trailed through the early stages. It really was a two-horse race all the way, with Bethany and Al Fresco the contenders. First one and then the other would show the way and at all times they were well out from the others. Bethany had Al Fresco beaten when the Greentree jumper fell at the last fence, but he had battled along all the way and Collins Continued on sixteenth pane. BELMONTRACING ENDS Continued from first page. had to keep his mount going to hold his advantage until the spill. Frank E. Browns Billy Warren ran a greatly improved race over his last previous start when he was an easy winner of the mile of the Hillside Handicap, the third offering. Two lengths back of him came W. R. Coes Lady Bell, with Thunderclap a fast-closing third, and three lengths before P. S. P. Randolphs High Prince. Back of him were Dream Maker and Blind Play. Maiben was alert at the post with Billy Warren and, sending him right along from the start, l.e raced Dream Maker into defeat in the back-stretch and then held Lady Belle perfectly safe when Callahan attempted to come through on the inside with her. As was to be expected Thunderclap was outrun in the early stages. At the stretch turn Sande took him to the outside and he circled around his company, but he was not close enough to seriously threaten the first two at any time. Blind Play showed scant speed and High Prince was always outiun, while Dream Maker quit badly after his flash of early speed. A bulky field of cheap platers paraded for the running of the fifth race and the winner turned up in S. Louis Lally in a hard drive from Mrs. A. Swenkes Ruler, while G. C. Winfreys Lady Boss was third. The winner was ridden by jockey C. Kummer, and closing with a rush on the outside just got up.

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