Eager To See Man O War: His Appearance in the Belmont Stakes to Draw Large Crowd.; Friday Sport Interesting Despite the Offering of Poorest Program of Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1920-06-12


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EAGER TO SEE MAN 0 WAR His Appearance in the Belmont Stakes to Draw Large Crowd Friday Sport Interesting Despite the Offering of Poorest Pro ¬ gram of Meeting NEW YORK N Y June 11 Man o War will be the chief attraction at Belmont Park tomorrow Samuel D Riddles Hiampion is carded to start in the historic Belmont Stakes and another record crowd is expected to pay homage to the horse of the century as the son of Fair Play is hailed bjr the majority of turf followers There Is some disappointment over the fact that only two oppo ¬ nents are named to measure strides with the cham ¬ pion in the Belmont they being Donnaconn and David ITarum Nevertheless the pleasure derived from seeing Man o War in action will recompense the thousands that will crowd Belmont Park to its gates many of whom will make the trip for that purpose alone Should Donnacona race as a son of Prince Palatine should and according to all theories of breeding the distance should suit Donna ¬ cona immensely then those thousands may see a real struggle struggleIn In addition to the Belmont Stakes two other features are provided the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Amateur Cup Heavyweight Handi ¬ cap both of which promise to furnish Interesting contests contestsThe The Plattsdale Selling Handicap at seveneighths overjthamaiiueourse was the chief attraction 7 f the poorest program of the meeting at Belmont Park but despite the mediocrity of those entered in the different races good racing was had and enjoyed favorites winning a majority of the races racesAfter After the withdrawal of Snnflash II Vice Chairman was installed a topheavy favorite in the handicap and was all out to win after setting the pace War Machine which was well back early came with a stretch rush just failing to get up upS S Louis purchased at private terms the five yearold Jeweler from J Healy HealyL L W Garth bid up Aurnm 1200 over his en ¬ trance price of f 00 and secured him Polythia was claimed by II W Fry for 2805 2805Mr Mr Macouibor has purchased the yearlings of the Heras de Montfort some fourteen iri number numberIt It is said that W R Coo will ship his crack filly Cleopatra to Kentucky to start in the 5000 Latonia Oaks

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