Largest Attendance: Of Jamaica Fall Meeting Sees Columbus Day Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-14


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LARGEST ATTENDANCE Of Jamaica Fall Meeting Sees Columbus Day Program. Shuffle Along Proves Best in Montague Handicap, the Outstanding Race Attraction. NEW YORK, N. T., Oct 13. The largest crowd of Jamaicas fall meeting saw A. C. Bostwicks Shuffle Along fairly outrun a high-class band of sprinters this afternoon "in the Montague Handicap, carrying an added value of ,000. Columbus Day brought out a crowd of close to 10,000 and they were rewarded with several exciting contests. Harry F. Sinclair, Josiah Cosden, the Whitneys and many other racing notables were in the clubhouse. The weather was ideal and the track lightning fast Trainer James W. Healy shipped Shuffle Along drew away . to win. Anna Marrone II. he and jockey Scobie, who piloted the son of Luke McLuke, will return to Laurel tonight Miss Star and Leopardess were quickest to begin in the feature, but the former dropped out of contention immediately, while Leopardess moved into the lead. But before a hundred yards had been covered, Shuffle Along, which had began rather slowly, dashed past her, closely pursued by Anna Marrone II. The first quarter was covered in 22 2-5 ; and the half in 4C 3-5. At the turn for home Shuffle Along held a ... lead of more than a length, with Anna Marrone II. next and Leopardess and Lucky Play close up. Straightened away, Anna Marrone made, a bold bid and momentarily seemed to have a chance. But the five pounds extra she had picked up over the original handicap weights, by reason of her recent victory, told in the final sixteenth and Shuffle ; Along drew, away to win. Anna Marrone II. held on for second place and Leopardess outgamed Lucky Play for the short end. Missionary, well supported, was never a contender and Miss Star pulled up badly lamed after the race. She was led from the track with great difficulty. VICTORY FOR COSTIGAN. William Daniels Costigan, son of Colin, proved much the best in the Columbus Day Handicap, second in importance on the program. Lightly weighted and with little Harvey in the saddle, Costigan dwelt at the start and lost beveral lengths. But the youngster whipped him into his full stride and took advantage of Thurbers hesitancy in going on with Marshall Fields Modo after beating the barrier somewhat. As a result Modo and Costigan entered the backstretch head and head, two lengths in advance of Fraternity II. and Prince James. Leaving the far stretch, Harvey sent Costigan into the lead and Anderson, strange to say, was hunching his mount Fraternity II. and had moved up into second place, closely attended by Prince James. Modo at this stage was apparently well beaten. Costigan and Fraternity II. turned very wide into the stretch and Thurber cut the corner with Modo. An eighth out it appeared to be Modos race. Costigan was yet bearing out Fraternity II. was well beaten and Prince James was tiring badly. But below the sixteenth post Costigan rallied and, closing fast, was going away from Modo at the finish. He finished out beyond the middle of the track. Fraternity II. lasted long enough to beat Prince James. II All YE Y IN LIMELIGHT. John E. Maddens Sir Martin filly, Honey Pot, opened the program with a handy victory at five-eighths over fourteen maidens .of claiming calibre. P. S. P. Randolphs Royal Girl, a speedy but seemingly faint-hearted daughter of the imported stallioij Royal Canopy, got under way quickest and headed her competitors until straightened out for home. Then she gave way and Honey Pot,. on which the diminutive Harvey had gradually been making up ground on the inside, went into the lead and at the end had an advantage of three lengths. The contest for second place was a hot one and Royal Girl just lasted to get the decision. Polo Star, running over horses on the outside, was up in time to nip Oowah for third. The latter, finishing fast on the inside after being knocked out of it in the first quarter. Reprisal, the speedy plater which Frank Kelley recently claimed from F. M. Taylor, had liiLle trouble beating the band opposed to hiiu in the second. Beginning with the leaders, Cliff Robinson lost little time in sending Reprisal into the lead. Lady Boss was his early pursuer, while Satellite, which started in the lead, was soon shuffled out of contention. Pat Casey was in a good position behind the leaders. Turning for home, Lady Loss showed signs of tiring and Pat Casey and Lady Audrey began to gain rapidly on the flying Reprisal. At the end they were steadily wearing him dovn. But he was a handy winner, while Pat Casey hung Continued on sixteenth page. 1 J i 1 i i 1 i i 1 LARGEST ATTENDANCE Continued from first page. on for second place. King ONeill IL, earner from far back in the stretch and was. up in time to beat Lady Audrey for third place. W. V. Caseys Scare Crow showed sudden and marked improvement in the fifth race, a claiming dash at a mile and seventy yards. Harvey sent him into the lead entering- the backstretch and he led the remainder of the way to be ridden out at the end to beat Insulate. The latter was allowed to drop out of contention as soon as some of the others moved up to the filly in the backstretch. She" fell back from second to fifth place in less than an eighth then went around the others, and at the eighth post looked all over a win--ner. But her early efforts told and she tired near the end. Rosa Yeta, always close to the pace, tired in the stretch but outlasted the others. Stormalong retired early and Overtake quit badly in the last half. Scare Crows victory marked the third win of the day for little Harvey whose contract was recently purchased by W. R. Coe. W. R. Coes improving Zuker, a two-year-old son of High Time, took a nice bunch of youngsters into camp in the closing race, a handicap at five and a half furlongs. The Coe colt ran right back to his last good race. Goldpiece was first to find his running legs and Kummer hustled him into a good lead, but Burke sent the fleet Noah after him and within a quarter had got to him. They raced as a- team around the turn with Zuker four lengths back. It was obvious at this point that Zuker would win. Noah tired badly before they had run an eighth of the straightaway and Goldpiece resumed the lead, but had nothing left when Zuker challenged. The latter won easily by two lengths. Noah hung on for third. Goldbeater lost all chance at the start.

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