Miserable Day for Races: Rain and Cold Weather Visitors at Aqueduct Course, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-01


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1 , 1 1 i j i 1 1 . ! : ; ; MISERABLE DAY FOR RACES Rain and Cold Weather Visitors at Aqueduct Course. King Albert Yictorlous In Closing Bay Feature, Cockney Finishing Second and Poorly rddden Itigcl Third. NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept 30. It was a miserable day for the races at Aqueduct Tuesday, the last day of Queens County Jockey Club fall meeting. There was rain falling most of the afternoon, while chilling breezes added to the discomfort. The track was deep iri slushy mud, and as a result scratches vi re numerous and the attendance was the sirfillest of the season. Wednesday the sport moves over to the Jamaica course of the Metrolopitan Jockey Club. For a closing day the feature offering was the Stony Brook Claiming Stakes over the mile distance and worth ,725 to the winner. This fell to P. S. P. Randolphs King- Albert, with Walter M. Jeffords Cockney, beating J. F. Richordsons Rigel for second place. The only other starter was Richard T. Wilsons Forest Flower. From a good start King Albert and Cockney went out in the lead and Rigel was following them closely while Forset Flower was particularly long in finding her racing legs and she was badly outrun through the early stages. Going to the turn out of the back-stretch Forest Flower awakened and rushed up with a fast burst of speed on the outside, until she was right with her company and all four were in close order. King Albert never surrendered his lead and for an instant Forest Flower was in second place and going so strongly that she seemed to have a real winning chance. Then sho faltered in the stretch and it was both Cockney and Rigel that closed on King Albert but Anderson was riding a wierd ride on Rigel and was of no help to the Richardson four-year-old. Barnes had roused King Albert sharply with the whip and he held to his lead to be winner by a couple of lengths, while Cockney, beat Rigel a length for second place. It was a good band of sprinters that came together in the three-quarters of the fourth, the Ben Brush Handicap. The Salubria Stables Fluvanna proved best and, forcing most of the pace, she had something to spare at the end, when she led the Greentree Stables Leopardess home, with Clifford A. Cochrans Sun Flag third, ahead of the Rancocas Stables Rival. Rival was the top weight, and he was rushed along with Fluvanna by M. Fator, with the -result that he tired badly in the Continued on sixteenth page. i i. .. j e - 5 g r e n 5- y e P. n in n an n 1" a a :e ie land c" G. ;y ra for or ill se the iie on mi es at te ey this lis to to ey , MISERABLE DAY FOR RAGES Continued from first page. stretch. Leopardess showed a decided liking for the footing, she was going well ail the way and hung on resolutely at the end. Sun Flag was in fourth place most of the way, but had little trouble beating the tired Rival for third. Finn Lag was an unfortunate in this running, when he began so slowly as to have no chance. The mile and a sixteenth of the fifth race was run during a driving rain that made it almost impossible to distinguish the colors of the running horses. W. Robinsons Briggs Buchanan turned up the winner over Samuel H. Harris Prince Hamlet, with John E. Maddens Check saving third. The Oak Ridge Stables Idiosyncrasy, rid-s den by jockey Thurber, was winner of the final race of the meeting in a drive from H. A. Creeveys Galatia, while J. E. Maddens Martha Martin was third. The winner slipped through on the inside at the elbow and, under a vigorous drive, was up in the closing strides. Galatia showed good early speed, but quit badly, while Martha Martin, after overcoming early interference, closed some ground. II. C. Fishers Bobbed Bandit was winner of the opening three-quarter dash for two-le year-olds under a well timed ride by Clarence Turner. Adrianople just lasted to save sec- ond place and C. P. Winfreys Vilna was a fast going third. Wracklanc and Alliance were the ones to cut out the early running, but at the stretch turn Alliance bolted to the outside and lost all chances. Then through the stretch Adrianople and Vilna showed prominently and held sway until the last eighth" were Turner brought Bobbed Bandit up with a rush on the outside to have her win going away, Richard T. Wilsons Broomfield found the sloppy going to his liking in the seven-eighths of the second race and, finding his way through next to the inside rail in the stretch, was along in time to win going away from Bear Grass and Pat Casey, Rachel Potter and Pat Casey were the ones to force most of the pace after Cork Elm had shown a flash away from the post, They were still showing the way well into the stretch when Broomfield found the open-Dn ing on the inside rail tnat saw him safely through to his victory. Bear Grass showed a decided improvement over his last previous race to take second place and Pat Casey hung on well in the drive. Skirmish showed a flash of speed, only to tire, while Overtake was a disappointment in the running. He was crowded back early and when opportunity offered he am not have any speed.

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