Gravesends Fine Racing.: Fair Play Defeats King James In A Thrilling Finish In The First Special.; Suffragette Wins the Junior Champion from Fast Competitors--Thistledale Makes a Record in the Hitchcock Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-20


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GRAYESENDS FINE RACING LING FINISH IN THE FIRST SPECIAL Suffragette Wins the Junior Champion from Fast Competitors Thistledale Makes a Record in the Hitchcock Steeplechase New York September 19 This was a big dayat Gravesend with the First Special Junior Champion Stakes and the Hitchcock Steeplechase down for de ¬ cision It was also a record breaking occasion In several other respects besides having some of the best horses in America engaged in the stake races including Fair Play King James Master Robert Mediant Suffragette Fitz Herbert Ktberial This ¬ tledale Saiietus Coligny and Bayonet The all star program attracted much the largest crowd of the meeting and each of the trio of features was marked by intensely interesting and spectacular struggles In which two track records were smashed one In the Hitchcock Steeplechase and the other In the First Special SpecialThe The running of the last named sfake excited In ¬ tense Interest despite the withdrawal of the un beaten Priscillian It was an evenly balanced field of four horses in 1alr Play King James Master Koliert and Dandelion that started for the moment ans tnrf struggle of the day Speculators were in ¬ clined to favor the lightly weighted Master Robert as against his heavily burdened opponents Fair Pla3 and King James The result proved ithat Master Robert was completely outclassed for he dropped out when the real racin r was on in the closing three furlongs For the entire length C the stretch the race was confined to Fair Flay and King James with the result in doubt up to the very last stride where the magnificent Belniont colt got his head in front after one of the most thrilling struggles seen on the turf At the finish the 10OOO spectators broke forth in a wild demonstration of applause The time 2035 is the fastest race at the distance ever run over the Gravesend course Following iit the history in brief of the First Spe ¬ cial since 1910 Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Kinley Mack 4 12C McCm 247 2asjr 101 Advance Guard4 I2I T Burns 282 208 1902 Hermis 3 117 Odom 2S75 2Oti 1903 McCheney 4 120 Fuller 4020208 1004 Beldame 114 ONeill 49r0 20V 1905 Colonial GirlS 123 Sewell 4SOO 207 inOrt Cottontown 117 L Williams 5250 2 OS a 1007 Ballot 117 Nicol 77000207 1008 KfgSuffragette Fair Play j3 122 E Dugan 2270 2 Kfg Suffragette dominated the running In the Junior Champion as did Thistledale In the crosscountry stake A new track record for the two and a half miles steeplechase course was also created by This ¬ tledale bis time being a second faster than Phan ¬ toms record of 444 made two years ago agoThe The tabled Jiistory of the Junior Champion Stakes since 1000 Is Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1000 Commando 127 Spencer 10510 113 inOl Goldsmith 127 N Turner 12C5O 11U 1902 Acefull 110 H Cochran 13425 1011 1903 Highball 127 Fuller 12 CO 110 1904 Sysoiiby 127 Redfern G01O 1091 1905 Pegasus 110 Lyne 11775 1104 100G Salvidere 124 W Miller 13475 110 1907 Celt 107 W Miller 5425 110 190S Snffragettn 122 Notter 2250 10 Was run at full threequarters prior to 1901 The condensed history of the Hitchcock Steeple ¬ followsYear chase since 1900 Is as follows Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 1900 Plato 4 159 Vcitch 1350 453 1901 Zanziber 4 147 Veltctt 1435451 1902 Fulminate 0 155 Ray 15005035 1903 Caller 4 140 Donohue 1570 r04 r04R 1904 Royello R 140 Veitcu 2105458 1005 Coligny 5 1C2 T OBrien 2075 501 g 1906 Phantom 5 145 Ray 2070 4 44 1907 Gns Straus J 1SS McAfee 1895451 1908 Thistledale 7 102 T Lynch 1150 443 Favorites were successful all down the line and the thehorde horde of cincliy memory brokers doing business had one daysAs of their very rare losing days As amends for cutting ten days from the raclnc season six stakes will be hung un during the coming meeting at Aqueduct Philip J Dwyer of the Queen County Jockey Club yesterday announced that thu program book would carry halt a dozen 1000 races The racesThe scheduled one day meeting of the United Hunts Racing Association has been declared off When the United Hunts was granted permission to race Saturday October 3 the date was an open one It was one of the days that was left open by reason of the Brighton Beach Association deciding not to race Since that the day has been taken by thu Queens County Jockey Club and the crosseountry folks would have no chance in racing in opposition to AqueductThomas Aqueduct Thomas Welsh left for France today on the steam ¬ ship Minnehaha with Adam and a consignment oC mares from the Millstream stud George studGeorge Odoms Nimbus the threeyearold that hung out an American record for sis furlongs at Empire City may not be seen in the races again thla season In his race yesterday lie seriously hurt a foot that will throw him out of training at least temporarily

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