Twenty-Eight In A Race: Big Field Goes to Post in Maiden Race at Belmont Park.; Tiffin Scores In Feature Race Carrying Colors of Fair Stable--Poor Start Eliminates Three., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-01


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TWENTY-EIGHT IN A RACE Big Field Goes to Post in Maiden Race at Belmont Park. ♦ Tiffin Scores In Feature Race Carrying Colors of Fair Stable — Poor Start Eliminates Three. NEW YORK. N. Y., May 31.— After the big holiday card for Decoration Day at Belmont Park, there was not much in the way of a feature for the racing yesterday, though the sport was interesting. It was also unusual in the fact that a three-quarters dash for three-year-old maidens saw twenty-eight running through the Widener Course. This was a record number for the meeting. The race that held the feature place on the program was a mile affair, under claiming conditions, and it saw Mrs. Graham Fair Yanderbilts Tiffin the winner from A. S. Woodliffes Mosque, with Fred Musantes Dear Lady saving third from Mrs. Louise Viaus Redcliffe. In this the start was a bit straggling when Little Asbestos, Shannon Shore, Friedjof Xansen and Gold Stick all left so tardily as to have scant chance. Redcliffe was first to show out of the field, with Tiffin close at hand, and Star Gold went with the pair of them and Mosque was in fourth place. Of these Star Gold was first to tire and then Tiffin drew away from Redcliffe until he had a lead of some two lengths. Mosque in the meantime was circling around on the outside and racing in a way that was decidedly threatening. Redcliffes ankles were bothering him and he was dropping back beaten, but Dear Lady was coming through the field gallantly. In the final sixteenth Paseuma saw the danger and he drove Tiffin out vigorously to have him home winner by a length and a half from Mosque, which just lasted to save second place from Dear Lady by a nose. The" tired Redcliffe was a length and a half further back and the others followed along in strung out order. A stirring finish came with the opening four and a half furlongs dash for plater two-year-olds when J. S. Elliotts Little E., under a good ride by E. Watters, outfinished Fatigue, from the B. B. Stable, to be winner by a head. M. L. Schwartz Innocent, after closing an immense gap, was third, being along in time to defeat Take Your Time for that portion of the purse. Little E. and Fatigue forced all the pace and. racing along the inner rail, were lapped for most of the race. At the end Watters rode with a real degree of skill to have the Continued on twenty-second i.age. TWENTY-EIGHT IN A RACE Continued from first page. filly home winner. But the performance of Innocent was the real sensation of the race. Away slowly, she was last of the fourteen in the early stages and the manner in which she finished suggested that she surely would have won with better fortune in the early stages. The steeplechase of the day brought victory to the Eben M. Byers silks when Skedaddle, after forcing all the pace, beat home Jefferson Livingstones Rabel, with Thomas Hitchocks Dovil Kin saving third. In this running F. Ambrose Clarks Cloverdale struck the third fence and unseated A. C. Bots-wick, the one gentleman rider in the company. Fortunately Mr. Bostwick escaped injury and walked from the field. At the drop of the flag Skedaddle and Stop Flirting were the ones to rush to the front and Cherub was in third place. La Marsa was well up. as was Devil Kin, while "Specs" Crawford was rating Babel along further back. Stop Flirting soon found the pace of Skedaddle too stiff and as he dropped back Crawford sent Babel up to the Byers jumper and when the back field was reached the pair of them were showing the way while Devil Kin had moved into third place. From that stage of the running it had really narrowed to a three horse race. Man- ! tonian seemed unable to materially improve ! his position and the others were already j dropping back beaten. At each of the following fences Babel out-jumped Skedaddle, but the four-year-old had more speed on the flat and they alternated in the lead to the last fence, where Skedaddle ; had a slight advantage. Over the fence he came away to be winner by three lengths, i Rabel was eight lengths before Devil Kin, which beat Mantonian a like distance. The biggest field of the year and a record that Will probably stand for some time appeared in the three-quarters dash over the Widener course in the third race. It was for three-year-old maidens and fell to Mrs. J. Simpson Deans Alans Bay when he led home Buntaris. from the Sagamore Stable, with Joseph E. Wideners Mologa saving third. In the running William Hogans Tuon-are stumbled badly and unseated B. Slade, but he escaped injury. The big field left in excellent alignment and Harlequin was first to go to the front. He was overtaken by Mologa and then the Widener filly looked all over the winner, but she also quit and Alans Bay, coming with a rush on the inside, was on by to be winner by a couple of lengths. Mologa was quitting so badly in the final eighth that she also was nosed out for second place by Buntaris, another which finished strongly next to the inside rail after having crossed from an outer position. This was the largest field that has started in New York since the running of the Mother Goose Futurity in 1921, when there were twenty-nine starters.

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