Belmont Park Once More: Headquarters Course Reopened Under Adverse Weather Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-02


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BELMONT PARK ONCE MORE HEADQUARTERS COURSE REOPENED UNDER ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. As an Added Starter, Fizer Inflicts a Surprise on the Admirers of Chiclet and George Smith Trum-pator Wins the Broadhollow Steeplechase. New York, Septemlier 1. Conditions AA-ere anything but auspicious for the opening of the Westchester Racing Associations fall meeting at Bel-moiit Park this afternoon. A heavy rain that fell up to noon kept the attendance doAvn, still the crowd Avas fairly large. It Avas drizzling during the afternoon and the track was in a condition that suited the mud runners. For the principal feature of the days racing, the Belmont Park Autumn Handicap, John Sanfords good colt George Smith Avas held in high esteem and A-eiit to the post a Avarmly supported faA-orite. The best he could do was to finish third to the Beverwyck Stables Fizer, an added starter, and Chiclet, which latter horse appears better able to ruli in the particular brand of mud to be found at Belmont Park, than elseAvhere in wet going. "The AA-inner Avas the extreme outsider in the betting and finished resolutely, after being outpaced in the early running, during AAhich George Smith Avas setting the pace, Avith Chiclet in close attendance. George Smith had AA-orked Avell for the race before leaving Saratoga and his shoAA-ing Aas a distinct disappointment to his stable connections. Sam McMeekin, which just iioav is shoAving better form than at any time since S. C. Hihlreth sold hint to August Belmont for 5,000 tAvo years ago, found it easy to score his third straight victory in the fifth race, for Avliich he AA-as the favorite. After his victory he AAas bid up from 00 to ,005, at which figure Dave Leary bought him in. The BroadholloAA Steeplechase Handicap, Avith an added, value of ,000, AA-as the cross -country feature of the afternoon and this race fell to G. I. AVideners Trunipator, Ayhicii scored in easy fashion. The Aviiiner raced in greatly improved form and, after closely following Tetan in the early running. dreAV out at the end. Expectation was far back in the early running, but came fast in . the final quarter. The stewards called jockey J5. Haynes, the rider of Expectation, into the stand after the race. Tippity AVitehets easy victory in the third, resulted in a generous raise for his OAvners. The gelding AA-as advanced ,700 over his entered price by W. II. Baker, but AAas protected. There Avill be several days racing at the hunt clubs in October. The schedule already decided upon is two days at Piping Rock, October 0 and 10; Belmont Park Terminal, October 13, Rose Tree Hunt, Philadelphia, October 20, 24 and 27, and AVar-rcnton, November 17. Piping Rock Avill conflict Avitli Aqueduct on October 0. Saratoga Track to Be Reconstructed. It has been definitely settled that the Saratoga track will be reconstructed before the next meeting there. This was brought about by . complaints of horsemen, avIio Avere almost unanimous that the track Avas faulty and caused horses to break doAvn. Horses AA-ere late iu arriving from Saratoga. Mr. Belmonts string only arrived as the first race Avas being run, after a tedious trip. It is thought Lu-cullites racing usefulness is OA-er. Algernon Daingerfield AA-as not here today. He left for Kentucky last night to see his mother, who is in ill health. E. It. Bradley and Grover Baker Avill spend a Ayeek or tAAo here prior to the opening of the Kentucky tracks. It is probable that the ideas of Billy Myers Avill be carried out in the reconstruction of tlieSaratogu track. Haynes, the rider of Expectation, Was suspended after the steeplechase, pending an investigation. Henry Ziegler Avas here and looking around for horses. He feels much like getting back into the sport. , Joseph McLennan has been appointed racing secretary and assistant placing judge for the coming meeting at Havre de Grace, Md. The juniper P.rooks, Avhich has been rested here for the past few days, injured himself .slightly Avhile schooling yesterday. Although not regarded as serious, his misfortune necessitated his Avith-draAval from todays race. Nine yearlings, bred by J. E. Widener, arrived at an Atlantic lmrt this Aveek and were shipped to trainer Thos. Welsh Friday. Lester "Tex" Dean, one of starter Cassidys assistants, has been exempted from service in the national draft army. Isidore Bieber, well-knoAvn in thoroughbred circles, avIio joined the colors early last spring, AA-as a visitor today. Bieber is on a furlough from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Avliere he has been stationed as machine gun instructor. Lucullites injury which he received at the post in the Hopeful Stakes Thursday, makes it impossible to move him at the present time and trainer Hildreth announces that he Avill rest at Saratoga indefinitely.

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