Aqueducts Attractions: Some High-Class Sport in Prospect for This Weeks Racing at Popular Course, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-24


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| I AQUEDUCTS ATTRACTIONS Some High-Class Sport in Prospect for This Weeks Racing at Popular Course. NEW YORK. N. Y.. June 23.— The meeting of the Queens County Jockey Club, now under way, is taxing the accommodations of Aqueduct to the limit. The throng that saw the Brooklyn Handicap was of record proportions and big crowds turned out every day last week when the quality of the sport was quite in keeping with the traditions of the track. The program for the current week is one of the best of the meeting, comprising the Rockaway Claiming Stakes decided yesterday; the Carlton Stakes of ,000 on Tuesday ; the Winfield Steeplechase of ,500 on Wednesday ; the Woodhaven Claiming Stakes of ,000 on Thursday, and the Great American Stakes of 0,000, and Brookdale Handicap of ,000 on Saturday. The entries for these various events includes the best horses in the training, with a special importance attached to the Carlton, which is for three-year-olds, and the Brookdale, which is for threeryear-olds and over, though the Great American, for two-year-olds, is one of the most valuable prizes for juveniles offered during the spring meeting on the Jockey Club tracks. Those whose knowledge of the thoroughbred is confined to the race track only miss one of the most fascinating elements having to do with the type. While there is much to admire in the finished race horse as he stands stripped for the fray — ready to do or die with a courage unsurpassed by anything that breathes — there are many who get a great deal of satisfaction in solving the problems having to do with the reproduction of the species. For the man who strives to create an ideal from individuals having the elements he deems desirable, there is a thrill in the first view of the result of such matings that is equal to that produced by such a finish as was recently seen for the Brooklyn handicap, when half a dozen horses came surging to the finish like cavalry in a charge. « .

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