Billy Kelly Is Beaten: Eternal Takes His Measure in the Special Race at Laurel Park.; Only a Head Separates the Two In a Great Finish--Big Crowd Sees Race., Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-29


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I i 1 BILLY KELLY IS BEATEN Eternal Takes His Measure in the Special Race at Laurel Park Only a Head Separates the Two 1 1In In a Great Finish Big BigCrowd Crowd Sees Race Laurel Md October 28 J W McCIellands Sweep colt Eternal won the John R McLean Memorial Gold Cup Race which was staged at Laurel this afternoon by the Maryland State Fair Corporation defeating the great Billy Kelly by a head in a great finish There were but two start ¬ ers Pen Rose declining the issue Eternal was ridden by Schuttinger while Sande had the mount on Billy Kelly Both boys were overanxious at the post and broke through the barrier a couple of times When the gate was sprung Billy Kelly hail a Might advantage but appeared to stumble Schut tinger was on the outside and he went right to the front and permitted Eternal to race along at top speed When they reached the halfmile post Eternal had a two and a half lengths advantage which he maintained to the stretch turn Billy Kelly apparently was running well under restraint and when straightened out for the final run gained with every stride At the finish he was going much the faster of the two but failed to get up and was beaten out a good big head The winner and jockey Schuttinger received a great oration from the immense gathering present presentTlie Tlie day was an ideal one for the race weather ind track conditions being all that could be de ¬ sired Long before the time set for the big event of the day the crowd poured into the commodious plant of the Maryland State Fair by the thousands nd soon every available vantage point was occu ¬ pied Tlie grandstand lawns and clubhouse were crowded to an uncomfortable point pointThe The colors of Joseph E Seagram president of the Ontario Jockey Club were carried to victory in the first race of the day when his Waterloobred filly Gallant Kitty got a nose decision over Marie Connell The latter would have won in another stride as Gallant Kitty tired badly at the end after enjoying a big lead to the last eighth eighthNumerous Numerous withdrawals left only eight to contest the running of the third race a dash of a mile an1 a sixteenth under claiming conditions Eddie Henry came in for substantial backing while Ken ¬ tucky Boy was not neglected It was a well contested struggle with Grayson showing the way after disposing of Grey Eagle in tlie first half Entering the stretch Kentucky Boy and Eddie lenry challenged and the former drew away into o safe lead in the final drive while Eddie Henry ontgamed Grayson for second place placeDOUBLE DOUBLE FOB McLEAN STABLE STABLEThe The stable of E B McLean was again prominent the speedy Leochares coming hack after his victory of Saturday to win today iu iiie1 Cambria Handicap n a sensational finish with the good mare Arriet Leochares was kept under restraint while Icarus was setting a dazzling early pace and when called on in the stretch responded in game fashion and with terrific speed gained with every stride to finally win in the last few strides It was a great finish anil the spectators enthusiastically ap ¬ plauded the fleet old sprinter as he returned to the scales Another McLean representative to score was Sandman II in the second race after a won ¬ derful performance on the part of the old elding Sandman II was almost left at the post but worked iis way up on the outside and under Lunsfords energetic riding was able to overtake the leaders entering the stretch Continuing on with rare courage he soon caught and passed Blazeaway to win by a safe margin W Lofts Wise Man encountered little oppo ¬ sition in the mile dash run as the sixth race lead ¬ ing throughout without being seriously menaced Hal Parrs Bayberry Candle was expected to figure prominently in this race but Jacked speed although finishing well wellA A big party came over from Pittsburgh to witness tlie running of the special race between Eternal and Billy Kelly Kimball Patterson trainer of Eternal comes from Pittsburgh where his father before him was a well known trotting horse trainer W Hogg son of Governor Hogg of Texas and E F Simms were also in this party J H Madi gin who has not missed any of the important races run in the last decade came down from Buffalo to see Billy Kelly run runThe The horsemen are pretty well divided in their opinions as to the relative merits of the two colts but the general opinion was that tlie A K Ma comber colt War Pennant was capable of giving either of them a stiff argument Trainer W B Jennings came over from Baltimore to see the race and said that he brought War Pennant to Pimlico for the special purpose of having him meet Billy Kelly and Eternal in the Walden Stakes StakesW W Pi Itiggs secretary of the Maryland Jockey Club was a visitor He was accompanied by Mr Continued on second page BILLY KELLY IS BEATEN Continued from first page Reynolds also of the Maryland Jockey Club ClubH H D Brown and Joseph Rhinoch came over from New York to see the big race and R P Marshall nid wife motored down from Pittsburgli to root for Eternal EternalThe The stables at Pimlico are fastening with some af the best horses in the country Those already on the grounds are W B Jennings with eleven af the Macomber string F M Taylor S C Hil dretli J Fitzsimuions F Ilerold T J Healey J Goldsborougli and R E Watkius WatkiusThomas Thomas Clyde has purchased a residence on Bel videre avenue Mount Washington WashingtonAfter After the closing race on Saturday the stewards handed down a ruling whicfy brought suspension for the balance of the ineeting to jockey Saude for rough riding The lad was permitted to ride Billy Kelly in the special race s the officials did not wish to work a hardship PH the colts owner Com iiiandtT Ross Tin maros Finaleo and Casalm have l en shipped to Kentucky to be bred i xt spring to Jim Gaffney GaffneyMr Mr Vivell has a filly by the same sire from Snovrflake SnovrflakeJ J P Ross superintendent of the Lexington track came over from Kentucky to see the running iof Uie big race

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