Brookmeades Corundum: Qualifies for Belmont Stakes in Capturing the Tenny Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-26


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BROOKMEADES CORUNDUM; Qualifies for Belmont Stakes in Capturing the Tenny Handicap. Tatterdemalion, Another Eligible for Big Race, Finishes Second, With Fair Stein Outlasting Pullman for Third. NEW YORK, N. Y., May 25. Corundum, a son of Teddy and Star Emerald that is a Brookmeade Stable eligible for the Belmont Stakes, was winner of the best offering at Belmont Park this afternoon when he captured the Tenny, an overnight handicap over the mile distance. C. V. Whitneys Tatterdemalion, another of the eligibles took second place and it was a close fit for third when Herman Phillips Fair Stein barely outfin-ished the Sage Stables Pullman. With no special attraction down for decision, an excellent card of six races was provided by Jack Campbell and some of the contests were excellent. Weather conditions were ideal and a big crowd was out. In the Tenny Handicap, only six went to the post. The start was a good one and while Pullman broke in front, he was at once joined by Corundum and the pair, closely lapped, dashed away to an early lead of four lengths with Fair Stein racing third. Bootmaker had left quickly but he met with some slight interference to drop back early and while Tatterdemalion was last of the small band, he was running more cheerfully than in recent efforts. Pullman hung closely to Corundum until the stretch was reached, but there he showed signs of tiring and making the turn into the straight, Workman circled to the outside with the Whitney three-year-old. Under a drive, the son of St. Germans made up ground steadily but Corundum had some- Continued on third page. BROOKMEADES CORUNDUM r - - ; ; Continued from first page. thing left and he was still a length to the good as he crossed the line. The mile was plainly beyond Pullmans best route and as he hung badly, Fair Stein outfinished him to be at the heels of the Whitney colt to take third by a short head. Bootmaker had dropped out of the contention while Howes Crump ran a dull race to be eased up far bade of the others. A surprise occurred in the- opening" five furlongs dash, over the Widener course When John Hay Whitneys Danger Point was an easy winner, while Mrs. Parker Comings Merry Maker, the odds-on choice, could only finish third, being beaten for the place by Mrs. George T. Wideners Planetarium. A photo was called for in this but it was not to decide the winner for Danger Point was first over the line by five lengths while the next three were closely lapped. F. Ambrose Clarks Birmingham was winner of the short course steeplechase but Bell-house delayed his move so long with the Sun Charmer gelding that he was forced to drive out sharply to lead home Thomas Hitchcocks El Dorador, on which the amateur Rigan McKinney had the mount. Well back of these third went to National Anthem from the Brookmeade Stable and Dundrillin was fourth. The seven furlongs for platers run as the third offering was won rather easily by Hugh W. Jacksons Miss Rainbow with Headin Home, from the Howe Stable, taking the place and Mrs.BRose Grahams Single Ragan just nipping out Walter A. Carters Carp for third. From a good start little Ira Hanford at once sent Miss Rainbow into command and when he had her clear, rated her along steady to have her an easy winner by four lengths. Headin Home held to second place throughout, without being able to threaten the John P. Grier filly and Single Ragan was only third in the last stride. He had made his run on the outside and finished-.with excellent courage under a long drive. The fifth was a four and a half furlongs dash for maiden juvenile fillies and the winner turned up in William duPonts Rosenna, a daughter of The Satrap and Garden Rose, which was appearing under silks for the first time. She showed a degree of class as she led home the Wheatley Stables Devils Pace, and third went to Joseph E. Wideners Premiere when she led Richmond Rose over the line. Rosenna indicated she had learned her racing lesson well when she ran. straight and. true down the course and when Peters shook her up in the final furlong she" came away readily to be winner by a length and a half. Devils Pace held- an outside position in the running and finished with excellent courage on the inside. Premiere, never far from the pace, tired slightly in the drive. Richmond Rose was another that raced along on the inside and she gained some ground, but was doing her best all through the final furlong and could not improve her position. At the end of the card, Charles Fleisch-manns Abbots Last was rather an easy winner over some cheap platers1 that raced a mile and a furlong. The place went to Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Playfole and third was the portion of Mrs. L. H. Nimkoffs Cachalot. .The others of the field were Ship Executive, Starry Night and Moralist and they followed in the order named.

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