0,000 Belmont Stakes Big Eastern Feature: Flag Pole Favorite, Daily Racing Form, 1932-06-04


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0,000 BELMONT STAKES BIG EASTERN FEATURE r — 6H *■ FLAG POLE FAVORITE . » Brookmeade Stables Colt Rated Best of Ten Starters. Gusto and Osculator Dangerous Rl vals — Juvenile Stars in National Stallion Stakes. • NEW YORK, N. Y., June 3— The field for the Belmont Stakes follows: Horse Wt. Rider. Sunmelus 126 Elliott Villon 126 McAtee Flag Pole 126 Fields Sansarica 126 Robertson ] Mad Pursuit 126 Sande Faireno 126 Malley Gusto 126 Walls Laughing Queen. .121 Knapp Osculator 126 Workman Jimmy Sutro 126 NEW YORK, N. Y., June 3 —Belmont Stakes day is to New York what Derby day is to Louisville and what Preakness day is to Baltimore. Saturday afternoon at beau- tiful Belmont Park of the Westchester Rac- ing Association, the famous Belmont Stakes, which had its first running back in 1867, will be decided. It is the first of the big turf prizes of the year where the three-year-olds are asked to race over the mile and a half route and, being at scale weight, comes closer to the conditions of the Epsom Derby than any race on this side of the Atlantic. For the renewal this afternoon, ten have been named to start and, should they all go to the post, as is confidently expected, the big prize will gross more than 0,000, a value that is in keeping with its tremendous sporting importance. As has been predicted those that were named through the entry box were the Brookmeade Stables Flag Pole, William Woodwards Faireno, Mereworth Stud Sta-:. bles Mad Pursuit, Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunmelus, Marshall Fields Villon, Howe Sta-l bles Sansarica, Morton L. Schwartz Gusto, W. R. Coes Osculator and Laughing Queen, and L. Sindlers Jimmy Sutro. SENSATIONAL TRIALS. For a considerable time each one of these has been working brilliantly for the big objective and some of the trials have been decidedly sensational. The most remarkable trial, in point of time, was that of Flag Pole, when he reeled off one mile and a half in 2:31%, shading the winning time of Gallant Fox, when he was winner of the 1930 re-i newal, by a fifth of a second, and Gallant Fox established the time record for the running since the Belmont Stakes has been over the mile and a half route. However, the brilliant trials of Flag Pole have not deterred other trainers with eli-1 gibles as the liberal list of entries testifies. Of the others. Morton L. Schwartz Gusto, also a son of American Flag, has attracted the most attention, and his most recent trial of one mile and a half in 2:33 was accom-i, plished magnificently, with a fast final quar-p ter that told of his complete readiness for the trying gallop. OSCULATOR READY. Bennett Creech has given Mr. Coes Oscula-I tor an abundance of both racing and training and his second to Boatswain in the run-j ning of the Withers was a sterling perform-! ance. Since that running he has had both distance and speed tests that should bring him to the top of his form. All the other prospective contestants are reported in splendid condition and. despite the absence of some of the outstanding three-year-olds of the year, a great race is promised for the tremendous crowd certain to be present to witness its decision. Then there is the National Stallion Stakes, also on the same program with the Belmont Stakes. It is one of the notable juvenile prizes of the year and, but for the import-!ance of the Belmont, would be a feature to make the card a remarkable one. For this running, the best of the juveniles are named with an even dozen engaged. Of these, C. V. Whitney is represented by Caterwaul and Rapscallion. Like the Belmont, it is at scale weight, with the colts carrying 122 pounds and the fillies 119. There is ,000 added Continued on twenty-first page. i 1 f f ; . 3 j . - 3 - a i i 3 I l r l I 3 e % 1 [ ■• ? i s e i e i e e - | j j • I j J t | I i ! | , | j ♦ ♦ j ! | t j j i ! j j j ! I I I FLAG POLE FAVORITE Continued from first page. and, should they all go to the post, it will have a gross value in excess of 0,000. It is a test over five-eighths of the Widener course. Bandit carried the silks of Augustus F. Goodwin to victory in the running of the Aiken Hunters Steeplechase at Belmont Park Friday. This was the feature of a good day of sport that attracted many of the hunting set, as well as the regulars, to which the hunters race did not mean as much. There was no surprise that the Goodwin silks were triumphant, but it was generally agreed that old Land Boy would be the one to score. He ran an exceedingly dull race and at the finish was being eased up by Mr. Davis far back of the others. It was Moholi, from the Flying Horse Farms Stable, and winner of the same race last year, that raced to second place, with William Duponts Fairy Girl saving third from Mrs. John Hay Whitneys imported chaser Coral Reef II. This chase was over the two and a half mile course and the conditions required amateur riders. The value was ,080, while both the owner of the winner and the winning rider, C. K. Bassett, received pieces of plate. Mrs. John Hertz good filly Risque, giving away considerable weight to the three other starters, was an easy winner of the Minerva Handicap and gave an excellent performance when, carrying 126 pounds, just five over the scale, she raced the distance in 1:37%, to have something left at the end. A. C. Schwartz Flag Trick was the one to take second place, with Willis Sharpe Kilmers Dark Charmer easily saving third from the Greentree Stables Delicacy, the only other starter. The four left on the same stride and Risque at once went into command. Steffen dropped her down on the inner rail and she made every post a winning one, to be the winner by a length. «

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