Mother Goose Gallant Winner of Futurity: Race Worth 5,730 to Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-14


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MOTHER GOOSE GALLANT WINNER OF FUTURITY ICS A RACE WORTH 5,730 WINNER Stimulus Finishes Second and Single Foot Third in Close and Thrilling Finish My Play Triumphant in the Jockey Club Gold Cup BELMONT PARK, NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept. 13. Mother Goose, bearing the silks of Harry Payne "Whitney, was a gallant winner of the rich Futurity at Belmont Park Saturday afternoon, adding just 5,730 to her account, making the renewal one of the richest in tho history of the eld race, that had its first running in 1888. At the end the queenly daughter of Chicle and Flying "Witch was doing her best to lead home Marshall Fields Stimulus, which was only a head farther away, and Single Foot, a colt that was a sensation during the early racing in Maryland, was third. Twenty-nine started and the race was marked by an excellent start and remarkably little interference when the size of the field is" taken into consideration. Following the Futurity came the running cf the two miles of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, worth 1,650 to the winner in addition to the valued trophy. This went to the Lexington Stables My Play, the brother to Man o "War. He led from end to end of this grueling journey and beat J. B. Smiths King Solomons Seal by five lengths, while that colt in turn just beat Admiral Cary T. Graysons My Own by a head. The only other starter was H. C. Fishers three-year-old Mr. Mutt, winner of the Saratoga Cup and he broke down so badly in the running that he was pulled up at the end of the mile and a half. This wonderful card of sport brought out a tremendous holiday crowd and the conditions were ideal for the occasion. The other four races offered an attractive setting for, the features and seldom has better sport been staged for any one day of racing. FUTURE START PERFECT. The start was a well nigh perfect one in the Futurity and there was less crowding than would naturally be expected with twenty-nine asked to race. Mother Goose had the inside post position and Pony McAtee eased her over to the middle of the course. He hustled her away to such advantage that she was in the van in a few strides though several had actually beaten her away from the barrier. Single Foot was lucky to find his way clear early and he raced alongside the filly, while Stimulus, after getting away second in tho big field was showing the way to the others though all were so close as to give no one any material advantage. Before the stand was reached some of those in the field were bearing out slightly and there was something of a crowd on the outer rail. In this division By Hisself showed prominently and for an instant American Flag also loomed up to an excellent advantage. Sweep Park, the queenly filly that came on from Kentucky with an unbeaten record, was of those in the crowd on the outside and when she could not take a position she was pinched back until she ran last of the fast company. Passing the stand Single Foot was still hanging to Mother Goose but the filly was holding him safe and McAtee was riding her skillfully. Stimulus was racing with raro, courage and the others were all under vigorous urging. Nedana, bearing the Ranco-cas silks, was responding courageously to the call of Laverne Fator. SENSATIONAL FINISH. It was in that last heart-breaking sixteenth that Mother Goose was called on to give up her best and while Stimulus was catching her at every stride she lasted to be winner by a head. tSimulus in turn was only a nose before the tiring Single Foot and he led Nedana by five lengths, with Candy Kid, another of the Whitney starters, a remarkably close fifth. The others were more or less strung out and Sweep Park was last of the big company. The time for the- running, 1:10, was rather slow for a dash through the straight but, it was a remarkable renewal of the famous old race, and there have been few runnings that havo brought a better finish. No time was lost at the barrier in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and it rose to a perfect start Schuttinger at once permitted My Play to go into the lead but he had him under a stiff steadying restraint as ho showed the way. My Own ad Mr. Mutt raced side by side back of the brother to Man o War and Babin had King Solomons Seal under restraint back of them. Passing the stand tho first time My Play was a length and a half clear saving ground on the inside rail and galloping strongly. My Play was just a neck before Mr. Mutt and King Solomons Seal at the heels of tho Fisher colt All four were -under steadying restraint and the leader was racing more freely than any one of the others. Swinging out of tho front stretch King Solomons Seal was slightly blocked as Babin made a move on the inside, but it cut no figure in the running. All were still under restraint until midway of the backstretch. Continued on sixteenth page. MOTHER GOOSES FUTURITY Continued from first page. There it was that Barnes shook up My Own and made a bid to go to My Play at the same time Babin again moved with King: Solomons Seal on the inside rail and Thurber ; called on Mr. Mutt. Shortly after Mr. Mutt was seen to falter, stumble along for a few strides, and then be pulled up by Thurber.: Ho had broken down badly. Around the upper turn Barnes again called on My Own and Babin rnored up with a rush on the inside with King Solomons Seal, but il had no effect on My Play. He held to hia lead and all through the stretch the only in-! terest was in second place. My Play had. the others two beaten, but Schuttinger took no chances and kept him going right along, while in a desperate drive King -Solomons Seal just saved second place. TP. M. Kelley claimed Long Point from the GfeqRidirg--Farm Stable after his defeai Friday, paying ,500 for him. Jockey Frank Keogh will leave for France on October 1 to join his contract employer, G. D. "Widener. Keogh will have the mount no Wise Counsellor in the mile race of the International to be run at Aqueduct.

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