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FAIRENO WINS BELMONT STAKES FOR W.WOODWARD ♦ . LEADS ENTIRE DISTANCE • _ Osculator Second and Flag Pole Third— Time 2:32y5. ♦ ■ C. V. Whitneys Caterwaul Adds 7,405 to Earnings in National Stallion Stakes at Belmont. NEW YORK, N. Y., June 4.— William Woodwards Faireno, setting the pace for the trying mile and a half, was winner of the historic old Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park today. Finishing with rare courage, ho was a length and a half before W. R. Coe s Osculator and at the heels of the Coe colt came the Brookmeade Stables Flag Pole, barely beating Morton L. Schwartz Gusto for that part of the prize. The mile and a half was run in 2:32% and it carried a net value of 5,120 to the winner. There was an excuse for Flag Pole for shortly after he had reached the starting stalls he reared and straddled them. He met with considerable interference in the race and came out of the race badly lamed. Caterwaul, the swift running son of Mad Hatter and Purr, carried the silks of hia breeder, C. V. Whitney, to an easy victory in the National Stallion Stakes, a five-furlong race over the Widener Course, and the com* panion feature. This victory, following hia triumph in the Keene Memorial, makes him the best of the juveniles that have been brought to the races up to this time. The National Stallion Stakes had a value of 7,405 to the winner, and, with the other earnings of the colt, his total has reached 6,580 in four races. It was unfortunate that there should have come a claim of foul after the running of the National Stallion, but there was no good reason for the claim and it was not allowed. TEDIOUS DELAY AT POST. There was a tedious delay at the post in the Belmont, and almost as soon as the horses reached the barrier Flag Pole had reared and, swinging around, became hung over a stall wall. Fields jumped from the saddle and the colt was released from his precarious position, but it evidently did some harm. He was then taken outside the stalls and later both Osculator and Sansarica were also placed outside. Eventually the field was sent away, and Malley sprinted out with Faireno into an instant lead. Osculator chased after him and then came Sunmelus, the Kilmer starter. Villon followed these closely attended by Mad Pursuit, and then came Jimmy Sutro, and Flag Pole was bot-t_ tied up close to the inner rail. Swinging around the first turn, Malley permitted Faireno to draw away into a lead of four lengths and he was galloping along strongly and under restraint as he ran the first quarter in :24. There Sunmelus was five lengths before Villon, which headed the others, and Mad Pursuit was holding fourth place with the others in fairly close order and Gusto last of all. Never slackening his pace and still under restraint, Faireno held his lead and there it was that Sande moved up with Mad Pursuit until he was closely lapped on Sunmelus. Fields, finding no chance to come through on the inside with Flag Pole, had taken the son of American Flag to the outside and he was making up ground rapidly when he found racing room. He was soon in fourth place, but a couple of lengths back of Mad Pursuit and all the time Faireno was still four lengths clear of the others. FLAG POLE CRIPPLED. Jimmy Sutro was close after Flag Pole, and then came Osculator, which had dropped back slightly going to the first turn. Sunmelus finally tired and as he showed signs of giving way for an instant it seemed that Flag Pole would catch the Woodward colt. Us *-- ! headed Mad Pursuit and was moving up rapidly when he sud- denly tired, and Faireno drew away again until it was apparent he was not to be caught. All this time Workman v-ai moving with Osculator, and the Coe colt was re- sponding with courage to the call. He soon had the tired Sunmelus beaten and then he disposed of Mad Pursuit. Flag Pole was crippled and merely running on his courage as C :culator raced past him. and he, too, Continued on second page J ® , ! 3 t f j 1 j . a - ; j a i j » . i :. B i i y s i i ; o a e «t t a 5 s i . e a a a t t s e e e r n t d d g e j 3 _ " t ! ! | j j I I j J j J ! j j j I I J I j j j j ! J I ♦ i j j A I ! 1 | j ! I I j I | [ » j | ! 1 I j j I I I *• LEADS ENTIRE DISTANCE l Continued from first page. I was pc-jed as the Wb" of Pompey continued his charge. It was a brave effort, but Fair- eno was past the line the winner by a length and a half, and Osculator had beaten Flag Pole by a length. Gusto, after being 3 hopelessly out of the running in the early v stages, came with a mighty rush that saw v him only beaten a head for third. With perfect weather for the big day of f racing, a good crowd was out, but it was s l I a 3 v v f s not worthy of Belmont Day and did not compare with that of D-oration Day. When C. V. Whitneys Caterwaul added I the National Stallion Stakes to his Keene I Memorial victory he just about established I himself as the best juvenile that has been I uncovered. The son of Mad Hatter had to come from behind the leaders, but through i the final furlong he drew out with the utmost . ease to be winner by three lengths. Joseph E. Wideners The Pelican had little trouble in beating Samuel D. Riddles Wedding ■ Ring for second place, and the son of [ Golden Broom in turn beat Rapscallion, the i stablemate of the winner, by a wide margin.