Belmont Park Attractive: Society People Turn Out in Force to Patronize Racing at Headquarters, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-06


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BELMONT PARK ATTRACTIVE SOCIETY PEOPLE TURN OUT IN FORCE TO PATRONIZE RACING AT HEADQUARTERS. Helmet Canters Away with the Rich Matron Stakes Costly Colt Strike Out "Wins a Race at Last. New lurk. October 5. Belmont Parks opening ilay of full racing was largely sit tended. Whether it was tlie attraction of a splendid eard or a desire to revel iu tin- charms of Hie pleasing environments, jnbanced by glorious weather, or a combination of ijoth, the fan remains that race-goers seemed to take kindly to the shift of the scone of activity to the great new race course at Queens. The exclusive wt predominated, the rlnbhousc enclosures being thr nged with fasliionaliles. After making the rounds l5"rsi shows at Mincola. Piping Bock. .Morristown. v. nite Plains and elsewliere. society rendezvoused at turf headquarters in loree. Among those noticed about the clubhouse and paddock were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney. August Belmont. Mr. and Mrs. August Belmont. Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. II. 15. Di ryca, Mr. and Mrs. Edward I. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. A. Butler Duncan. Mr. and Mrs. Ilenrv Carnegie PhipDs. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock. Jr.. Mr and Mrs. Henry II. Winthrop. Foxhnll Keen". Jl K, Kunpp, F. 11. Hitchcock and Philip J. Dwyer. There were no police arrangements in force at Belmont, the uniformed men being conspicuous by llielr absence. A few sheriffs deputies were present. To be exact. She-rid Harvey was represented by two and Sheriff Foster by twelve. Unlimited oral betting was iuduged in throughout the afternoon: tat-rif w tp no restrictions wliatever in that respect. Only four two-year-olds contested the cards urin- .pal feature, the. first half of the tentli renewal of tie Matron Stakes, for colts and geldings. The original trio f overnight named starters was aug-!ii nted by one. Witching Hour being added at the eleventh hour. Mr. Kraus recently acquired young-Ntv might as well have remained in tiie barn for any haiue he had of saving his entrance fee. In the running which was dominated throughout by Helmet, the added starter contrived to get in the way of JVk Madden and Practical, the last-named being so seriously impeded that the finish for second iioi. rs might have been reversed had the nice been inly and cleanly run. As it was .Toe Madden saved t!:c coveted place from Practical iu a doubtful man-iv t. l.llowing is the tabled history of the Matron .k"S since 10GO: -v Winner. Wt. .Tcekey. Val. Time. 30o0 Beau Gallant 12.". Bullman ..810 207 1:101 JWH lleno 122 Odom 17.313 1:1 W M Jirey Friar 124 X. Turner.. 12.1S0 1:11 Bm 2f Eugenia Burch ...122 Odom 0.700 1:12 flOSTho Minute Man. 117 K. ONeill.. S.03T. 1:0:? 1003tArnionia Ii2 W. Hicks.. r..r.2". l:Ui 1001Bedouln 114 .Shaw 12.72.". 1:0! PHUSandria lot Hildebrand. 13.343 1f.".Uurgouiaster 12-5 By ne 10.403 1:121 Iti03t Perverse Kit Lviio 10.48.". 1:1 V lJOGHallot 122 Kadtke ... 10.250 1:12 UlSMViAdoration IK; W. .Miller. . D.0::0 1:11 JlS07ctolin 12! W.Miller.. 0.340 1:12 3!Hi7t.Stnnlna 11! W. Knapp. s.040 1:11 linsHelmet 124 .Nottcr y.023 1:125 Bun at Morris Park prior to 1005. For colts. .For tfiMrs. Srwkes ilivided according to sex. Tl.o S15.000 Strike Out stripped fresh and big for l is first appearance as a selling plater and proceeded i i tow rone his iowly opponents in the most approved y.V. The race appeared like a gift for Herman J!. Duryeas high-priced two-year-old. Accompanied bv his wife and a party of friends the owner iimbcd to the roof of the grandstand to view the race. Everybody . remarked this somewhat unusual proceeding, so that when Mr. and Mrs. Durvea reappeared shortly after Strike Outs impressive vie-. y, tlll.v were greeted witli applause. T.-o condensed history of the Hurrieana Stakes since 1002 Is shown in the table liolow: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1U2 Interval 07 .T. Martin .. 2,:!::0 :r,! IMKi Juvenal Maxim... 102 P.oiesen ... 2,300 :"03 I t Glenoeho 112 Criinmins .. 2,010 :.7.M 100-3 Zuini lo:: W. Knapp.. 2.410 1:00." 1005 Airs .i! Xotter 2.500 1:01 1 M7 Bosintiro lot Horner 2,510 :.".!; BIOS Strike Out on 1. M.-0thv. 550 :3U? U-.m at Morris Park prior to WO,". B. II, McC. Potters wonderfully improved Queen the Hills opened proceedings bv defeating a bis i; id of selling platers. Ironsides sitnpiv played Mix live cross-country opponents in the steeplechase ; t two miles and a half. Selectman achieved a anterlug victory at the first asking iu the colors f James Itowe in the six and a half furlongs dish and Brookdale Nymph wound up a high-class i flernoons sport by leading a quintette of fast ones home in the sixth race. Patsy Kelleher had a narrow escape from serious injury when Uufus fell in the steeplechase. The . rse fell on him with crushing force, but lie got up quickly and was staggering around seemingly un-linrt when suddenly he collapsed. A quick examination revealed that the whole of his right side was paralyzed. The last reports regarding his condition are encouraging. Tho sensational work of Maskette at Sheepslieai1 iUy today was the talk of the track. She worked tlx furlongs in 1:101!. The work was done over the regular track and is the fastest on record any-vfllerc, Earlv in the day Mr. Belmont sent word to the lM WKpaper men asking them to meet hitu in the e:i ihouse for a conference. Just before the appointed two the appointment was cancelled and postponed i;i-"l Wednesdaj-. X. 13. Gilpin, acting as agent for John IeiO Y aker. of Buckley Grange. Sblfmil. England, bar 1. t purchased for hip account two weanling colts Jnvr tin Millstream Stud by Adam Musette and S-tl x -Caudle, paying,000 for the pair. Mr. V Jljcr. who is one of the most prominent turf t t" and breeders in Great Britain, has a stud and r "Avi: farm in Ireland, and races annually a 6tr. g of thiriy to forty horses. Ntc-rep Mars Oassidy rounded up a number of il- inploifs at Sheepshead Cay this morning s "tl got iiiem to go through the necessary formality v-glstcriiig. so tliat tliey can vote against llughct . r governor. Out of the nine odd men in the round- r. only four had ever voted lK?fore. All were full-1 cTged citizens, however, and passed the ordeal with- f j any trouble. i Vhillp J. Dwyer. hi an interview, said that he wo Id positively hold the regular spring and fall tjtiags at Graveseud and Aqueduct next rear: that .t r-.uid get alone very well on 5 per week if he I i j and that he would spend his fortune to the u y on tlie sport he loves. The losses of the j ina-.tliigK just passed did not distiu-b him in tht-1 .ki. He addjd. r ityufle has been fired and blistered and retired r sue seiiKou. 1 ai Keiivy. the most noted plater of thorough-L-iK lr. this country, has been engaged to plate Mffc horse to be raced in England by Uarrv Payne tym and will sail with trainer A. J. Joyner a Nvif k from Saturday. : . i Alert broke down in her last race. Stella-wus badLv cut down in tuo stoeplechase and will i:o tie retired. li e .jwuer of Bayonet says that the horso will not ; "-t lr, tlto Brook Cup on account of his excessive 1 oiiht llio trials of the man recently arrested at Graves-i ,-.r on tho charge of bookmakinc came up bafore JtUgo Colstnar la BropKlyu today. The court, after i tarinsr arguments directed me lawyers to submit rrtffB. adJanrnlng the casae until October 20. Aa-liismur District Attorney Blders contention was that rioting of odds, inemormhg bets, making oral wagers one and all. constitute bookmaktng.

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