Whirlaway Completes Triple Crown By Easy Triumph In Belmont Stakes: Calumet Champion Finishes Two and Half Lengths Before Robert Morris; Derby-Preakness Winner Never Extended Adding Westchester Fixture to Collection--Some Chance Scores for Wright in National Stallion Renewal, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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WHIRLAWAY WHIRLAWAY COMPLETES TRIPLE CROWN BY EASY TRIUMPH IN BELMONT STAKES Calumet Champion Finishes Two and Half Lengths Before Robert Morris MorrisDerbyPreakness DerbyPreakness Winner Never Extended Adding Westchester Fixture to Collection Some Chance Scores for Wright in National Stallion Renewal NEW YORK N Y June 7 Whirlaway galloped to one of his easiest triumphs of his checkered career before a crowd of 30000 New York race ¬ goers as he added the seventythird Belmont Stakes to his earlier victories in the Derby and Preakness and so became the fifth thoroughbred to win Americas coveted Triple Crown The threeyearold champions accounting in the historic mile and a half fixture as Belmont Park closed today did not come in the aweinspiring fashion as in the other two of the lands outstanding turf events which he won with a withering burst of speed turning for home but rather in bloodless and frontrunning style The early pace was so slow with all four starters under wraps that jockey Eddie Arcaro on the favorite reached the mile pole with an arm ¬ load of holds on Whirlaway and then shouted The Devil with this stuff boys Im leaving Whirlaway opened up seveu lengths in a twinkling and then just nodding on the bit lengths in front the rest of the way reached the finish two and a half lengths before J Fred Byers Robert Morris as the latter in turn led C V Whitneys Yankee Chance by five lengths for the place Itabo sustaining the first defeat of his career of just three earlier starts was another five lengths back as he brought up the rear rearWhirlaway Whirlaway came back without even having broken out to earn the 39770 going to the Belmont winner His time on the fast racing strip was not sensational but plenty fast enough The teletimer showed the fractions in 25 49 113 139 205 and 231 Timed separately Warren Wrights dazzling homebred sped the distance in 13 26 382 50 then Arcaro turned loose the wraps momentarily and went the next eighth in 12 seconds to reach the five furlongs in 102 Taken in hand again he went the rest of the way in 114 127 139 152 204 217 and 23iy5 23iy5Whirlaway Whirlaway who paid just 250 was acclaimed amid wild scenes in the winners enclosure after jogging back to be decked in a blanket of gardenias He was the calmest of the gathering there as he posed before a battery of cameramen Warren Wright was not present missing the Belmont to attend the graduation of Warren Wright Jr from the Uni ¬ versity of Denver None of those behind Whirlaway had any excuse Continued on fourth page CANT WAIT An impressive winner in his 1941 New York debut last week Cant Wait Is top weight of the field for the Queens County Handicap at Aqueduct AqueductMonday Monday WHIRLAWAY BECOMES TRIPLE CROWN HERO HEROCalumet Calumet Champion Adds Belmont Stakes to Derby and Preakness Triumphs Robert Morris Second SecondContinued Continued from first page pageexcept except the best in the world they couldnt run fast enough to make him work up a sweat Robert Morris made a mild run at him himcurving curving into the stretch but couldnt reach him under the whip whipMrs Mrs August Belmont presented the Bel ¬ mont trophy to trainer Jones who a short time earlier saddled Calumets Some Chance to win the National Stallion as an oddson choice choiceBelmont Belmont Park could not have wished for sunnier weather or a better track for the presentation of New Yorks most famous threeyearold stake and a cosmopolitan crowd of 30801 turned out for the double stake final days program This attendance compared favorably with the 26501 present on Belmont Day last spring springWhirlaways Whirlaways total earnings soared by the 200000 mark with his triumph in the Bel ¬ mont now standing at 236211 236211The The Calumet comet was last of the four in the Belmont to reach the paddock where several thousand had missed the running of the fifth race to take vantage points from which to see him In fact trainer Jones became worried as time for the bugle drew near and Alfred Vanderbilt joshed him with a threat of a fine for reporting late When Whirlaway did appear Jones beamed arid shouted champPonied Here comes the champ Ponied to the gate as usualv Whirlaway was quiet in his stall third from the rail and the crowd pressed around to see the break which was effected at the finish line When Cassidy sprang the gate Itabb went to the front arid the others left lapped on him with Arcaro having triple wraps on Whirlaway who obviously could have gone to the front right there Robertson had Robert Morris under a stout hold just out ¬ side the choice as they followed Itabo and Yankee Chance closely in the run to and around the first turn turnGOES GOES INTO BIG LEAD LEADAfter After a halfmile Arcaro realized the pace was more becoming a trotter than a thor ¬ oughbred and did not want to keep his choking pull on Whirlaway who had his head on his chest so let out a link The result was that the favorite shot through close quarters between Itabo and Robert Morris and was putting lengths and lengths of daylight between himself and his field entering the back stretch in less time actu ¬ ally than it takes to tell it itOnce Once in front Arcaro sat back and awaited a bid that never came just letting his mount go along on the bit with that floating fric tipnless action peculiar to Blenheim II and his get getThe The only semblance of a threat came at the quarter post where Robert Morris drove to within a couple of lengths of the leader Robertson drew his stick and stung his mount and Robert Morris gave his best but just couldnt make Arcaro even change his hold on the winner The two made a wide arc turning into the stretch where the going was a bit better and though both have a tendency to run out they straightened up in the stretch nicely and came straight home Yankee Chance and Itabo had dropped far out of it in the last half mile with the for ¬ mer beating the other for third money Following moneyFollowing the finish while photographers and others were playing football on the track with the blanket of gardenias each trying to make off with a handful and sev eral succeeding Arcaro said It was no trouble at all He didnt draw a long breath We went out a bit turning for home because the track is a little deeper on the rail railRobertson Robertson said What a marvelous horse that Whirlaway is I thought I had a chance when I moved but it was no go Hes too much horse horseBierman Bierman who had the mount on Itab muttered No excuse excuseSOME SOME CHANCE NARROWLY NARROWLYSome Some Chance was straight as the pro ¬ verbial string to capture the twentyninth running of th National Stallion Eddie Arcaro brought him from behind the swift pace cut out by Allen Simmons Eternal Bull in the stretch and wore down the latter in ¬ side the sixteenth post to register by his own length Six furlongs farther back Howe Sta ¬ bles Cassis was third before Spoon Bread and startersSome Early n Smart the only other starters Some Chance and Early n Smart repre ¬ senting Warren Wright paid just 330 and Some Chance went over the five furlongs of this stake in 59 time that was a second and twofifths behind that of his stablemate Sun Again who established the mark in winning the Juvenile Stakes earlier in the meeting Some Chance had been second in the Juvenile and through his National Stal ¬ lion score he completed a double for Calumet m the meetings two principal twoyearold stakes stakesFollowing Following the running of the National Stallion Alfred Vanderbilt head of Belmont Park presented a handsome piece of plate to trainer Ben Jones who accepted in the ab ¬ sence WrightThe of owner Wright The winners share of the National Stal ¬ lion was 12140 and it was the first stakes triumph in the young career of Some Chance who began racing for 3000 at Keeneland this spring springSome Some Chance was ponied to the gate and was rough there finally breaking in front However Meade had Eternal Bull out of his stall running and went into a length and onehalf lead over Some Chance in the first furlong From that point on it was a two horse race resolving into a question of whether Some Chance would get to Eterna Bull as they left the others behind

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