Aqueduct Meeting Begins: Monfort Takes The Main Feature In A Hot Finish With Royal Tourist.; De Mund Scores Again in Runaway Fashion--Cressina Improves in Her New Owners Care--Grandpa Takes a Race., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-29


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AQUEDUCT MEETING BEGINS MONFORT TAKES THE MAIN FEATURE IN A HOT FINISH WITH ROYAL TOURIST DC Mund Scores Again in Runaway Fashion Ores sina Improves in Her Now Owners Care ¬ Grandpa Takes a Race New York Septemlter 28 Aqueducts opening day of fall racing was the reverse of ideal for Hie sport sis far as weather conditions were concerned It was dark and threatening with occasional showers mil a prevailing high wind which raised such dense volumes of dust while the horses were running that in many Instances the near horses were completely hut out from view of the spectators With the ad ¬ vent of the thoroughbred sport In Queens the in ¬ terpretation and enforcement of the antibetting laws jwssed Into the luuids of District Attorney Darrin who it is said has only a short time to serve in office and has no axes to grind grindMonfort Monfort won the SI 000 Aqueduct Handicap sit one mile and a sixteenth The feature of the excellent card engaging only three starters Monfort Royal Tourist and The Squire produced an interesting struggle in which the result was in doubt to the very last stride and as far as the spectators were con ¬ cerned until the official placing were posted The Squire secured a living start In the early running lie seemed to easily have the measure of his two nppoiiGuts loiter on when Royal Tourist loomed ur tind everybody expected the Newcastle colt to hold 1is o H be suddenly wive way and seemingly left the Whitney candidate to come home alone lie Miccumbed however in turn to Moufort which had been well served by the exhaustive pacemaklng tactics in the closest finish possible possibleThe The tabulated history of the Aqueduct Handicap is given below TimeIW2 Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time IW2 1000148IKtt Glenwater 5 117 Melnerney 1000148 IKtt 14UIfW Wild Thyme 4 IIS Uedfern 2705 14U IfW 27501451W5 Israelite 1 0 Shilling 2750145 14083t 1W5 Bedouin 3 114 ONeill t15 1408 3t 1451M Ki Rye 102 Finn t020 145 1M 7 Kdale Nyuiph4 110 Notter 27RO 147 147190S 190S Monfort 4 100 I McCthy 030140 030140De De Mund opened proceedings with a brilliant win at six furlongs over Delirium Sir John Johnson Saraeinesca and Red River and its easy way of ac e iiipllshment created some surprise Trainer Peters iff hired that on his private work De Mund could eat any horse iu the world lie has not a blemish f any kind and would make an ideal jumper It is his owners intention to take him to France to lie trained for steeplcehiising next year When be ginning the second furlong Delirium jumped on Sir John Johnson which was pdlled up and dropped to the rear in a1 twinkling The Sanford colt which came out of the race with a deep cut on his left hind foot which bled profusely while he was l e ing unsaddled will hardly be gut to the post again this season seasonGrandpa Grandpa won all the way in the steeplechase Steward II 1 Morris said afterward that the race was investigatedTim being investigated Tim dash for twoyearolds at six and a half furlongs resulted in an easy victory for the favor ¬ ite Court Lady with Gilbert up Spellbound the brother to Mesmerist and Hatasoo finished last Similarly easy successes were achieved by Cressina anil Lasatii iu the closing two races The formers improvement since coining Into Weirs possession was something startlingAn startling An Impression exists in turf circles that the two grcit Madden colts and Epsom Derby eligibles will soon change owners Harry Payne Whitney has no horses of his own of Derby pretensions and when Sir Martin and Faycttc appear on the English or French turf they may do so in his colors colorsSheriff Sheriff Harvey of Queens County in an interview said that he would respect the Bischoff Gayuor and Hoyt Supreme Court decisions in the matter of race track betting at Aqueduct That is to say he would not interfere witli oral betting But lie had in ¬ structed his deputies ami there were eighteen of them on the ground to arrest any person making cash wagers or recording such transactions transactionsLieutenant Lieutenant Langan of the district attorneys oilice was at the track in quest of several prominent operators Cor whom he has had bench warrants since last Friday but has been unsuccessful in locating Several scouts of Dr Iaidlaws Law and Order League were present presentWilliam William Wills attorney for the small army of defendants in the cases growing out of the arrests made at the race tracks under the Jockey Clubs jurisdiction since the antiracing crusade was in ¬ augurated stated today that there was no prospect of a termination of the trials until next year This however would be no particular hardship to any of the men concerned for the reason that a defendant in a misdemeanor case does not have to be here that the trial can go on without his presence in court This will be news to those who are con ¬ templating spending the winter in California or else ¬ where for that matter matterAugust August Belmont remarked after Fair Plays defeat In the Oriental Handicap last Saturday at Gravesend that Gilbert had ridden in exact accordance with orders on his horse and that he had no fault to find with liis ride This was corroliorated by the trainer A J Joyner who said that Fair Play was inclined to wulk and he instructed the jockey not to hurry him in the early running and also to keep him well out from the Inner rail and near the middle of the track trackGeorge George Vandusen ail exercise hoy In the service of trainer Mas Hirsch fell off a horse he was exer ¬ cising and broke his right arm armFrank Frank Gill collided with om other horse and fell while working nt Gravesend yesterday morning Al ¬ though very stiff and sore McGinnis big horse re ¬ ceived his usual gallop today He was however withdrawn from the Aqueduct Handicap decided this afternoon A Lang Gills rider sustained a severe shaking up hut was able to fill out liis riding cn gacements today todayThe The Long Island Railroad has advanced the fare to Aqueduct thirtythree and onethird per cent It nnw costs sixty cents for a round trip from New York YorkII II P Whitneys crack threeyearold Bar None pulled up lame after working a mile in 141 at Sheepshrad lay Sunday morning morningGretna Gretna Green recently sold out of T It Keenes stable for a stiff price ran away three miles while it exercise this morning and sustained some slight slightWhile While Tiding on the train to Rayonne N J on Sunday Captain Thornbull chief of the Pinkerton metropolitan race track squad was struck in the right cyo by a rock thrown through the window by some unknown person and injured so badly that it is thought he will lose the ciittre use of that organ Thomus organThomus II Williams decided at the last moment to momentto allow jockey Gilbert to remain behind and till the theriding riding engacements made for him by A G Bhikelov for Bhikelovfor the coming week Mr PIakeley will have charge f him and select his mounts for the time being Jjv beingJjv el from the same stable has also Ixien left be beiTftd iTftd lit can of fully Coulter who has first call oa MinMmtil oaMinMmtil November 1 1One One of tLo biggest election bets of the year WHS consummated at the track today A 1J Hudsoii acting as agent for John W Gates bet S2LOOO against 20000 on Chaulrr with Cad Doggett the former clubhouse commlsslouer The latter is now liyimr 6 to 5 against Hughes with no takers takersWillie Willie Gardes who gave the police officers the slip on Friday returned to town and gave himself up Archie upArchie Dalton a wellknown and wealthy club liouso commissioner died this morning after a brief illness diagnosed as typhoid pneumonia Davy pneumoniaDavy C Johnson says he has no Intention of going to California to pee Us horfes race next winter tint that he will remain iu New York and do all liis wagering there

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