Barricade II. The Winner: Proves Best in Subscription Steeplechase for French-Bred Horses.; Only Three Complete Course Without Mishap--Disagreeable Weather and Track Conditions for the Contest., Daily Racing Form, 1937-05-15


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BARRICADE II THE WINNER WINNERProves Proves Best in Subscription Steeple ¬ chase for FrenchBred Horses Only Three Complete Course Without Mis ¬ hap Disagreeable Weather and Track Conditions for the Contest NEW YORK N Y May 14 The French steeplechasers brought over during the winter by the subscription plan made their first appearance over a course of The Jockey Club at Belmont Park today H E Talbotts Barricade II a fouryearold filly proved best when she led home Lucon that raced for the Howe Stable and Walter Wickes Valpuiseaux took third from Lord Jenkis These were the only ones to complete the course without accident Holder from the Groton Stable after showing a world of speed for a turn of the course went down two fences from the finish He was re ¬ mounted by Christian to finish the course Hazy went down three fences from the finish and Navarrin unseated his jockey A Campbell at the last fence Fortunately each rider escaped serious injury injuryConditions Conditions were not altogether favorable for this first New York showing of the foreigners for the field was slippery from a drizzling rain that fell throughout the day but the jumping was excellent considering that handicap and the race created con ¬ siderable interest interestThe The prize in this was a purse of 3000 of which there was 2000 subscribed from the surplus of the purchase fund while the Westchester Association added 1000 The committee also presented a cup to both the owner and rider of the winner winnerHURDLE HURDLE RACE AT AQUEDUCT AQUEDUCTThe The next race exclusively for the sub ¬ scription horses will be a hurdle race at Aqueduct There will be a steeplechase at Saratoga Springs and in the fall another hurdle a championship race will be given at Aqueduct and a championship steeplechase will be run at Belmont Park These cham ¬ pionship races will be under handicap con ¬ ditions Many of the best importations have not yet been shown for there has hardly been time to thoroughly complete their training trainingThere There came a call for a photograph in the opening six furlongs dash over the main course when Thomas Mieles Whooper and P Dalee Watts Ilchester crossed the line closely lapped before A E Webbers Count Rae and Fredrick was fourth Then there came a disqualification but it was the fourth horse when Fredrick was set back for hav ¬ ing interfered with Free Again in the stretch and it moved Company into fourth place placeFree Free Again was the one to dominate most of the running and when the stretch was reached Fredrick gained on him but in do ¬ ing so bumped him badly Then Whooper which had been racing third moved into the lead Right at the end Whooper was bear ¬ ing out badly and when Arcaro brought Ilchester up with a rush on the inside the close finish resulted resultedANOTHER ANOTHER FOR GERT B BMrs Mrs Ethel D Jacobs Gert B came back with another victory her second of the meeting when she beat a smart band of plater juveniles in the five furlongs of the third race Dominating all the running the daughter of Microphone was in hand at the finish though her winning margin was only a length lengthThree Three that followed the Jacobs filly over the line were so closely lapped that the camera was called upon to find out that Joseph Pepps Sing Low was second and the Maemere Farms Maemute third with Span ¬ ish Fly from the Orienta Stable fourth fourthMrs Mrs E Graham Lewis Infinite Lady proved easily best of the maiden juvenile fillies that met in the fourth race Under the capable riding of Harry Richards she went with all the early leaders and drew away readily when called on in the final furlong to score by a length and a half Second place went to Pretty Pet from the Bomar Stable in a close finish with J H Whitneys Room Service and A C Bost wicks Bustle was fourth fourthBustle Bustle had raced forwardly to the final sixteenth where she tired slightly and it was there that Saunders moved through on the inside with Pretty Pet to take the place Room Service was going well at the end after a slow beginning while Pound Foolish swerved badly all through the running runningDANGER DANGER POINT SCORES SCORESAfter After three had been scratched from the Burgomaster Handicap a six furlongs dash over the main course only four were left to race and the winner turned up in J D Norris Danger Point He scored over Robert L Gerrys Winning Chance and third was the portion of the Bomar Stables Gold Band The other starter was Dizzy Dame DameGold Gold Band was the one to go into com ¬ mand and in the early racing with Winning Chance following him closely Then going to the stretch Ray moved on the outside with Danger Point He soon disposed of Gold Band but in the meantime Winning Chance was closing rapidly on the inside when Stout pulled from the rail evidently fearing he might be blocked blockedAs As he swung the son of Chance Play from the rail at the loss of ground the colt con ¬ tinued to close strongly to be beaten only a neck Winning Chance was two lengths be ¬ fore the tired Gold Band and Dizzy Dame was last of the four after never having shown in the contention contentionSiam Siam from the Bomar Stable upset some calculations in the mile and a sixteenth of the sixth race when he led home Mrs O Oliver Iselins Strabo handily and far back of the pair Fred Kahns Little Sleeper had no trouble outfinishing Scrooge the only other starter

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