United Hunts Has Fine Card Today: N. Y. Writers Cup Attracts Titien II.; Genancoke Will Seek Honors In Cherry Malotte; Twelve Milers in Turf and Field, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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United Hunts Has Fine Card Today N. Y. Writers1 Cup " n Attracts Titien II. Genancoke Will Seek Honors In Cherry Malotte; Twelve Milers in Turf and Field BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., : June 9. — The United Hunts Racing Asso- ciation opens its annual two-day meeting at Belmont Park tomorrow with the 0,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, the ,000 Turf and Field Handicap, and the ,000 Cherry Malotte Handicap as the features. The Turf Writers Cup is a hurdle event at about a mile and three-quarters. The Turf and Field is a flat race for three-year-olds and older horses at one mile. Steeplechasers meet at about two miles in the Cherry Malotte. Patrons are assured a varied fare during the afternoon, with only two of the eight races being over brush or hedges. The United Hunts preserved racing in New York State during the two-year blackout of 1911 and 1912, conducting betless meetings on Long Island, while many owners and breeders who are now ."pillars of the turf" first came into the sport at the hunt meetings conducted in New York, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. The profits of the two-day session here at Belmont Park go to defray the expense of these "country" meetings and also do much to preserve the sport of steeplechasing in the United States. A field of 10 has been named for the Turf Writers Cup, headed by Titien n. with 156 pounds. This French horse, who holds the track record for tomorrows distance, was bought in by A. Edward Masters when sold to dissolve a partnership with Alain du Breil at a paddock sale last week. No Rider Assigned Titien II. Titien n. has been steeplechasing this season, showing little in his first start, then finishing second and third in two stakes. No rider has been named for tomorrow, his regular rider, Evan Jackson, being under suspension. The chief opposition to the French star tomorrow appears to be Mrs. G. H. "Pete" Bostwicks Hyvania, 147; Main Earth Stables Allflor, 146; L. W. Jennings Eolus, 145, and Thomas T. Motts Syracuse Lad, 144. Hyvania and Eolus have been racing on the flat and finished last and second, respectively, in a mile event won by Bleno-mar oh June 2. Of the two, Hyvania has the most experience over hurdles. Allflor has won three straight hurdle races, moving up from the claiming ranks to beat a good field at tomorrows distance on May 19. Syracuse Lad has won two races this year, but was beaten by Byng and Mantle last out. Neither is in tomorrows stake. The others in tomorrows Cup are San-ford Stud Farms Joseph Brant, 141; W. M. Duryeas Halley, 134; Mrs. C. DeHavenons Quiet, 143; Allison Sterns Salemaker, 137, and Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Clive of India 143. The Turf and Field Handicap has attracted a field of 12, headed by A. J. Colandos Uncle Miltie, with 122 pounds. This former star was a distant fourth be-: hind Arise in his recent seasonal debut, ; which was also at, one mile. The likely favorite in the Turf and Field is Ben F. Whitakers Hitex, winner of his last two starts, the most recent being a victory over Primate, Heap Big Chief and others at six furlongs in 1:10. He gets in with 116 pounds. Others in this event include King Ranchs High Dive, 117; Lazy F Ranchs j Coveted, 114, who is returning to action after a long absence; and Jaclyn Stables Uncle Jay, 113. Gustave Rings Lone Eagle and Woolford Farms Saxony, a pair of distance runners of considerable ability, will also be watched with interest. The Cherry Malotte brings together seven chasers, headed by Rokeby Stables Genancoke, who will be making his local bow for the season. His chief rivals are Rigan McKinneys recent winner, Hot, and Brook-meade Stables His Boots.

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