Miss Kearney In Triumph.: Takes The Dash Stakes In Fast Time With Sea Cliff A Good Second.; Half Sovereign Defeats Big Chief and Restigouche in the Ocean Handicap--Black, Mary a Surprise., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-04


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MISS KEARNEY IN TRIUMPH TAKES THE DASH STAKES IN FAST TIME WITH SEA CLIFF A GOOD SECOND Half Sovereign Defeats Big Chief and Restigouche Restigouchein in the Ocean Handicap Black BlackMary Mary a Surprise New York September 8 Two stakes the Dash for twoyearolds and the Ocean Handicap for threeyearolds and over adorned todays excellent ran sit Sheepshead Bay The former was captured by Miss Kearney in fast time after a long and desperate closing struggle with Sea Cliff Tlie Madden filly only got ip in tho last stride of the losost finish of the meeting The forward running of August Belmonts Field Mouse which was burden ¬ ed with the heavy imiwst of 1H4 pounds was the outstanding feature of the race Field Mouse ran the two lightly weighted leaders to n length al ¬ though conceding twentythree pounds and seventeen pounds respectively The remainder of the field including Madman Comity 1alr and Connauglit Hanger wnr beaten off The offThe Dash Stakes was first run In 1SS7 Its tabled history since 1900 is shown below Vfiar Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Bellario 101 Maher 2870 3 00 00inOl inOl Ueno 10 1 T Burns 23 IO 1902 Invincible 104 1yne lliO 59 1908 Lady Amelia 104 Fuller 310O 100 100lt04 lt04 Wild Mint 10 T Burns 8175 100 1 r Jacobite 121 W Davis UI50 1SIOI W H Daniel 111 J Jones 850 1008 liiOT Lnw P Da ley 121 Xicol 2900 101 101liiOS liiOS Miss Kearney 103 O Tl Sliilg 1030 1114 1114The The second feature engaged ven superior class racers in Half Sovereign Big Chief Kestigouche Ben Ban Far West Tourenue and Westbury It was expected that the track record of 1873 might bis lowered or at least equaled on account of the remarkably fast going lhat has marked the current meeting But such was not the ease the race lMIng won by the wonderfully improved Half Sovereign in 18S The victory of Mr Belmonts lilly was probably a lluke Shilling held Big Chief back too long in the early running and the colt then swerved repeatedly in the stretch and Into defeat at the jid Restigouches unreadiness at the start and PiiKsequcnt further retarding by the slowgoing TTtiroune probably beat thfWst horse in the race judging by the tremendous gap he closed and his i solute way of going at the finish finishTlie Tlie Ocean Handicap wn first run arid won by Domino in 1S94 Its history since 1900 is shown in the table below Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Voter G 1X0 Spencer 1450 189 1001 Ten Candles 4 122 Spencer 1450138 110 Colonel Bill 105 Michaels 1450189 100 Hermis 4 127 Odom 2100 1 BIJ 104 Dainty 4 lio Hildebrand 8180189 8180189J905 J905 l4HlKt Proper 5 122 Knapp 8800 l4H lKt Tiptoe 1H3 Homer 3320 13SS 1907 Dandelion 5 111 K Dugaii 2SSO 140 1008 II Sovereign 102 T Butler 1123 l3Sit l3SitSpeculation Speculation on the steeplechase was marked by a big plunge all over the city and vicinity on Caller Tho good thing went through like break ¬ ing sticks Caller making tlie running in as leisurely mid unconcerned fashion as oue could wish to see and 1o close observers the ultimate result was per taluly iievcr in doubt Black Mary in the opening race secured a head verdict from an even dozen of opponents while Clvita earned an even closer deci ¬ sion over Bird of Flight II and twelve others in tlie fifth race K R Bradley whose wife is racing horses under the nom de coarse of Mr Currie and is the owner of Black Mary was the most astonished niuii on the ground when he saw the filly outstay a half dozen closely striving opponents in a drive lusting tlii whole length of the stretch and ex ¬ claimed Why I thought the filly had trained oiT her last race being so bad and didnt bet a dollar on her Thirty to one against her wouldnt have tempted me to back her herIt It was reserved for the last race to furnish tlie most exciting contest of them all only a trio of horses the smallest field on the card facing the starter It was Sir John Johnson instead of Fort Johnson which was sent out to do battle with Faloada and iliat made all the difference in tho world Excepting Caller in the jumping race the Sanford colt was the hottest tip of the after ¬ noon and though for more than one mile and a sixteenth of tlie journey he seemed a certain win ¬ ner failed to survive the bumping administered lim by Falcada and succumbed finally in the fast time of Irrlj IrrljThe The horsemen who had entries in todays races at the Wutertown N Y fair grounds entered into a signed agreement not to start their horses while Governor Hughes who was scheduled to speak there remained on the grounds They were at once noti ¬ fied bv tlie directors of the fair association that unless they filled their engagements in the different moos as advertised Fridays races would be can colled and the matter referred to the National Trot ¬ ting Association This threat had the desired effect and the races were decided on tlie regular time scheduled scheduledThe The Saratoga Racing Association will not an ¬ nounce any stakes for next year until after the loction loctionSheriff Sheriff Lane of Westchester County was a visitor at the course today He said that he had received a letter of similar character to that sent to Sheriff Bradley at Saratoga from a man who signed him ¬ self Shea but whose Identity was disclosed at the trial as a man by the name of Scott employed as n private detective and sent to Saratoga by Mr Klder KlderSchuyler Schuyler L Parsons says that they race in Buenos Ayres under French Jockey Club rules rulesII II 0 Bernard a former turf celebrity died here I odi seventyliveMartin at the age of seventylive Martin Brail a bookmaker was served with a subpoena as a witness in an alleged criminal action u the traok today and hustled off tin grounds groundsDistrict District Attorney John F Clarke of Kings County appeared it his office today after a threemonths vacation In Knrope and announced that he was pleased with the race track situation and with tlie work of Robert U Klder his chief assistant and That Mr Klder would handle the nice track situa ¬ tion an hitherto Mr Clarke expressed himself as pleased with the vigorous manner in which Mr Kliler as acting district attorney had handled the race track matters and said that his chief assistant had the various ends of the racing situation so well lr hand that he would allow him to attend to that as he did while hi superior was In Kurope Justice KuropeJustice Gaynors decision regarding individual bet ¬ ting between friends will be respected at Bolmont Park and 110 arrests made for that cfnigo The law however will be upheld and no bookmsikiui will be allowed inside of the grounds of the track At a meeting of tho iKjard of supervisors of Nassau County today at which Sheriff Foster ami District Attorney Coles were present it was decided to moct the ofiiclals of tho Westchester Racing r soclatlou and arrange to have tho same condi ¬ tions govern at Belmont Park as are being enforced at the Sheepshoad Bay track The expense to tin Iount1 should they have to place deputies at Bel inoiitPark would run into the thousands of dollars und this the supervisors wish to avoid The orders however of Governor Hughes will be carried out to llic letter

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