Another For Sir Barton: Establishes New American Record in Winning Belmont Stakes.; Commander Ross Scores a Double When Damrosch Annexes Harlem Selling Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-12


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ANOTHER FOR SIR BARTON X XEstablishes Establishes New American Record Recordin in Winning Belmont Stakes Commander Ross Scores a Double When Damrosch Annexes Har ¬ lem Selling Stakes NEW YORK X Y June 11 Great crowds came to attend Belmont Parks spring finale and witness the running of the historic Belmont Stakes Sir Barton added another jewel to his crown when 1m captured it in the same easy fashion that sig ¬ nalized his triumphs in the Derby Ireakness and Withers He was opposed by the Coe pair Sweep On and Natural Bridge Beginning fast the Ross colt ran across the main track and entered the Bel ¬ mont loop before Loftus took him under restraint mid allowed Natural Bridge to engage in the pace making with Sweep On following This was the order until they entered the main course where the Ross candidate took the lead which he con ¬ tinued to increase until the finish was passed In the last forty yards he was being eased up by Loftus five lengths in advance of Sweep On which led his tired stablemate home Sir Barton ran the mile and threeeighths in 217 which is a new American record for the distance eclipsing Irish Lads mark of 217 made at Sheepshead Bay June 25 1904 1904The The Belmont Stakes was established in 1807 and run at Jerome Park to 1890 From 1890 to 1905 it was decided at Morris Park and then transferred to Belmont Park Its interesting history briefly summarized from 1907 to date is as follows Year Winner Vft Jockey Val Time 1907 Peter Pan 120 Mountain 22705 190S Cdlla 77 121 Notter 227fiT 1909 Joe Madden 12C E Dugan 24550 221 1910 Sweep 12C Butwell 9700 222 1913 Prince Eugene 10 Troxler 2825 218 1914 Luke McLuke 12C M Buxton 3025220 1915 The Finn 12GG Byrne 1825218 1910 Friar Rock 120 E llaynes 4100222 1917 Hourless 12fi J Butwell 58 X 217 1918 Johren 120 F Robson 8950220 1919 Sir Barton 120 J Loftns 11950217 11950217No No time taken No racing in 1911 and 1912 Sir Barton by his victory in the Belmont Stakes Stakeshas has earned the reputation of being the best colt of his age seen on the American turf in many years and the best judges declare that nothing can prevent him from winning 100000 or more this year if he remains in his present superb condition By his victories in the Kentucky Derby Preakness and Withers Stakes he lias earned for his owner Com ¬ mander Ross 53400 The Belmont was worth 11950 net so that his earnings to date reach the handsome total of 05350 05350Commander Commander Ross accompanied by Mrs Ross his younger brother and a party of friends saw the contest from a box in the clubhouse inclosure and after the race he went to the track to meet the winner He congratulated jockey Loftus and trainer Bedwell and was kept busy for the rest of the afternoon accepting the congratulations of his friends I only let him run an even eighth of a mile at the top of the stretcli was the comment of jockey Loftus after the race raceJOCKEY JOCKEY TAPLIN SUSPENDED SUSPENDEDCommander Commander Ross witnessed a duel victory for his colors when Damrosch scored in the Harlem Selling Stakes the third race on the program The applause which greeted Loftus on his return was the greatest dcmonstratin that has been heard on eastern tracks in many seasons Taplin who rode Sunflash II made complaint to the stewards that he had been jostled by three horses in the race He was dismissed after a protracted examination and afterward suspended and his case referred to tho Jockey Chili ChiliAfter After this ruling was made Sam Hildreth with ¬ drew Princeps from the fifth race which was won by Daddys Choice after the heavily supported Henevolent had encountered some ill racing luck luckIn In the steeplechase Gold Bond had easy sailing iftir the pacemaker Trumpator fell at the seventh jump jumpThe The Glen Riddle Farms Dream of the Valley came in for strong and confident support in the closing dash but raced green and tired at the end endDistinction Distinction the filly that won at Latonia yes ¬ terday was broken by Geo Odoni being one of the band the Brighton Stable turned back to their breeders at the dispersal sale last autumn autumnDr Dr McCully says the epidemic of coughing among horses at the local track is subsiding and that the trouble will be entirely eliminated in a week or so judging from the present outlook outlookJ J W McClelland returned from Latonianone dis ¬ heartened over Eternals Derby effort in the mud I dont think it is going to rain all summer was his laconic observation observationTim Tim Donohue has been engaged to train the Mrs F Ambrose Clark steeplechase string stringNo No horse is going to beat Sir Barton this year said an attache of the Bedwell stable after Com inander Ross colt had won the Belmont Stakes He is a horse that needs riding all the way Some folks were anxious when Loftus was driving him a half mile from home but that is just what he needed neededCommander Commander Koss was congratulated after Sir Bur ¬ tons victory by all who could get near him It was an exceedingly popular victor

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