Cassidy Wins the Trophy: Starters Son Pilots Robin Hood to Victory at Brighton, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-13


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CASSIDY WINS THE TROPHY. STARTERS SON PILOTS ROBIN HOOD TO VICTORY AT BRIGHTON. Golf Ball Runs Mile and a Quarter In 2:05 In Winning the Handicap Kernel a Surprise in Steeplechase. New York, July 12. Todays card at Brighton Beach, although lacking In stake fixtures, had attractive features otherwise, which appealed to all classes of racegoers. Chief among these was the race for gentlemen riders at six furlongs, wlilcli was won liy the young son of starter Mars Cassidy on Koliin Hood, the "second choice in the hetting, at 9 U 5. The shower of rain which preceded this race wet the track considerably and caused the owners of The Wrestler and True Hoy to scratcli out, leaving only three horses, Robin Hood, Shot Gun and Araho to compete for the valuable trophy. The supposedly invincible Shot Gun was held at prohibitive odds, which developed a tendency to sag as the betting progressed. Robin Hood, on the other hand, was accorded heavy support, which was justified by the outcome. John Mayberrys old campaigner unexpectedly made the running and kept steadily improving ills position from the seemingly waterlogged favorite. Mr. Cassidy rode the winner faultlessly, and was given an ovation by the spectators when he returned to the scales. There was renewed cheering when President Fitzgerald presented the young man with the three-handled silver cup that went to the successful rider. It was an elaborate alTair and had only just arrived from Tiffanys. Spooncr in the first ami Saylor in the last were the only public choices that made good. After Spooner came a procession of victorious and well-backed winners in which the general public had un share. Kernels reversal of form in the steeplechase created much dissatisfaction. There was plenty of stable support forthcoming for him, notwithstanding his recent defeats. Golf Hall, at 1 to 1 and skillfully ridden by K. lMigan, led his opponents from start to finish in the mile .mil a quarter handicap and stamped himself a three-year-old much above the ordinary. J. It. Kcenes uncertain racer, Cabochoii, was made favorite, but made a poor showing. Number One, at 10 to 1, in the fifth race for two-year-olds, was the only winner that could really be called an outsider. The immensity of the attendance for today, Friday and an oil day, was a source of wonderment to everybody anil was everywhere discussed. There must have been fully 20,000 persons in the inclosure by the time the third race came around and this despite the threatening weather in the forenoon. Haiti had also fallen during the night and the track was cuppy and unusually slow for the running of the first race. After, that it was nearly muddy, but drying out so rapidly that the uncommonly fast time of 2:05 was made over it in the mile ami a quarter handicap, won by Golf Kali. Indications are for clear weather tomorrow nnn H Is predicted that for the lirst time in the history of the track the overllow will have to lnl accommodations in the infield. The stewards set G, Burns down for six days for rough riding in the last race. A. Featherstone was a visitor at the track this afternoon. It. L. Thomas lias notified the Metropolitan Turf Association, bookmakers and other ring operators to accept no more bets or markers from anybody in his name after today.

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