Two for Mrs. Whitney: Feminine Owners Colors Prominent in Belmont Inaugural, Daily Racing Form, 1932-09-06


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TWO FOR MRS. WHITNEY Feminine Owners Colors Prominent in Belmont Inaugural. Green Cheese Duplicates His 1931 Broad Hollow Steeplechase Win Larranaga Handicap Victor. NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept. 5. The sport of kings returned to the metropolitan district of New York after the usual August season in the resort section of Saratoga. Conclusive triumphs by the Anall Stables Larranaga and Mrs. John Hay Whitneys Green Cheese in the Fall Highweight Handicap and the Broad Hollow Steeplechase Handicap, respectively, marked the return of racing to Belmont Park today for a meeting of two weeks. A Labor Day attendance of 15,000 persons enjoyed the program of seven races, which was offered on a fast track, accompanied by hot, sultry weather. Mrs. John Hay Whitneys Green Cheese duplicated his 1931 victory in the Broad Hollow. Steeplechase Handicap at about two miles by easily defeating five others from among Americas finest jumpers. Carrying 158 pounds and expertly ridden by the amateur, Rigan McKinney, the five-year-old gelding by Rockminster Heskiluna, came from behind the leaders on the inside on the final turn to win easing up by five lengths from Sarah Jane Sanfords Frolic H., which in turn led home Thomas Hitchcocks Chenango by six lengths. Luckite, an added starter, was fourth and What Have You was last. Bangle having fallen at the third jump. The time was 3:45 and the winner earned 2,925. CARRIES 129 POUNDS. In winning the Fall Highweight Handicap, Larranaga carried 129 pounds and ran the six furlongs over the Widener straight course in 1:10, a second slower than Balkos record. He was ridden by "Sonny" Workman, marking that lads second successful mount of the afternoon, and his triumph was gained at the expense of C. V. Whitneys Halcyon, Glen Riddle Farms Black Jacket, C. Leroy Kings Panetian and G. H. Bostwicks Masked Knight, which finished in that order. The value was ,450 -and the victory was the first in the event for Allan Ryan, owner of the Anall Stable. The winner was warmly supported and closed the favorite in the big race, which was marred by the withdrawal of Mr. Sponge, Morfair and Vander Pool. Slipping through between Sweeping Light and Happy Scot at the stretch turn J. H. Louchheims Uncanny captured the first race at seven furlongs by two lengths over the former. Semaphore finished third another length and a half back an.d. two lengths ahead of Happy Scot. The eight starters were off well, with Glidelia, Happy Scot and Sweeping Light fighting for the lead in the run dow the back stretch, with Uncanny and Semaphore just behind them. Before the turn was reached Glidelia faltered and Sweeping Light and Happy Scot continu-d the battle on around the bend. Coming to the stretch Happy Scot faltered under his weight of 122 pounds and F. Horn called on Uncanny and the latter moved up rapidly, wresting the lead from Sweeping Light a furlong out. Thereafter he drew away, while Sweeping Light held the place" easily as Semaphore lost much ground at the turn. OVER TIME SCORES. Mrs. John Hay Whitney scored her second victory of the afternoon when Over Time, making his first start since the Kentucky Derby, easily defeated four other horses over the mile distance, which he covered in 1:37. The son of The Porter, ridden by Coucci, raced Hot Toddy into submission after a quarter mile and then disposed of Gold Prize on the turn, where Scout Master, the favorite, moved up on the inside. Oyer Time came into the stretch with a length lead, which he gradually increased in the final drive to five lengths. Scout Master and Gold Prize staged a close finish for second place, with the former proving gamest by a neck. Madwind was fourth and Hot Toddy completed the field. Trainer Bill Brennan worked Twenty Grand a mile in 1:40 well in hand all the way Sunday.

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