Condensed History Of The Metropolitan Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-13


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CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE METROPOLITAN HANDICAP The eighteenth running of the Metropolitan Han ¬ dicap will take place at Belmont Park this after ¬ noon This is the first of the four most coveted handicaps of the American turf the other three Wing the Brooklyn Suburban and Brighton of longestablished fame When first established the Metropolitan was a dash of a mile and an eighth and it was run at this distance until 1807 when it was cut down to its present distance of one mile a concession to the threeyearolds to which Voter responded bv winning it that year as did Bowling Brook in 1SOS Filigrane in 1SOO and Arsenal in 1002 One of the most notable occurrences in the history of the event was the dead heat ruu in 1005 between Synmhy and Race King There was no standard of comparison between the two horse but Kace King was as lit as he could be and Sysonby was not fully wound lip for racing A mouth later Sysonby could have given Race King twentylive pounds and lost him at mile As a part of its statistics fouryearolds have won the race outright eight times threeyearolds five times a liveyearold once sixyearolds twice and once it lias pioduccd a dead heat between a four yearold and a threeyearold precedent being thus decidedly in favor of the fouryearolds The record time for the race is Gunlires luSg made in 100 100So So far as the race of today is concerned it can be said that it lacks in none of the elements that serve to captivate tl c imaginations of the race going public Fiftee i capital race horses stake winners almost within t exception not one of which is not capable of rum ing a mile in loO or faster are named to go an 1 the owners of others may conclude to send thei i to the post It will be a raw worthy of its history and its rich endowment Year First Age Age1S01 Jockeys t Second Age 1S01 Tristan 15 Taylor 114 Tenny 5 12 Clarendon 4 1O7 1V12 IVssara I Taral 117 Loeohatchee 105 Sleipner 5 107 180 Charade 4 Doggettl07j His Highness 1 125 Illume 4 OS4 ISO I Kamapo 4 Taral 117 Roche 1 105 Hof Navarre10 1S05 No spring meeting held 1805 Counter Tenor 4 Hamilton 11 St Maxim 5 100 Sir Walter 12 1807 Voter 3 Laiulev 00 The Winner 4 115 Casseopia 09 ISIS Bowling Brook P Clay 102 George Keene 5 102 Octagon 4 INS 1800 Filigrane Clawsoul02 Ethelbert t lOli Sanders 4 110 000 Ethelbert I Maherl2li Box ti 121 Imp I 127 Oil Banastar I Odonil23 Coutestor 4 112 All Creen 102 0 2 Arsenal J Daly 00 Herbert 5 110 Carbuncle 5 10 Ounlirc 4 T Burns 100 Old England 4 118 Lux Casta 4 102 001 Irish Lad 4 Shaw 12t Toboggan 4 Beldame 08 0l5tSysonby 3 Shaw 107 Colonial eirl 05111 OOVfKaco King 4 L Smith 07 Colonial eirl 05111 l o 5 Crapple I Carner 10 S Dandelion I 108 Oxford I 100 1007 Clorilier 5 earner 1 1 Oktiiitc 00 Koseben OS 121 Run at Morris Park prior to 1005 Distanee reduced from tin 1 1S miles IDead heat

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