New Yorkers Out in Force: Distinguished Attendance at One-Day Meeting of United Hunts, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-02


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NEW YORKERS OUT IN FORCE Distinguished Attendance at One-Day Meeting of United Hunts. Metropolitan Autumn Racing Season Begins This Afternoon at Belmont Park. I. NKAV VOKICr. V.. September 1. The nutumu racing season on metropolitan tracks v:is InaiiMi:-ratcd yesterday by the Inited limits Uacing Association at Helmoiit Park Terminal. A well-l; tanct-d card of five raws over tin? jumps and on tin; flat was rim off and the talent, fresh from a diwistrous session ut Saratoga, profited neatly on the afternoons sport. . Four of the races resulted in victories for tin-favorites and the other dash on the card, a steeplechase at alKiut two and a half miles, was a walkover for Doublet. The military race at about one mile, in which six started, resulted in an easy victory for Katie Canal, Captain Hartwell Temples six-year-old mare. Captain Temples mount, on the strength of her good showing in the military race at Saratoga, was installed as an o1ds-on choice by the lawnsters. She justified tin; confidence of her backers in the running. Jessie and Satisfax, off forwardly. raced head and head down into the wrods rounding the flags on the far turn and .-el a fast pace for three-quarters of a mile. Captain Temple handled Katie Canal skillfully, holding her under steady restraint untFI entering the stretch. Coming through on the inside at the turn Katie Canal avcd much grojuid, and took command under jijynS1tUriv"i inthe stretch1 run to win by two lengths. Major Charles L. Stevenson, riding liis four-yenr-old filly Jessie, urged his mount hard through the final eighth in an effort to overtake the winner again, but she was used up from her early efforts anil could offer no sierious competition at the fiui.-li. Satisfax held the remainder of the starters safe for second place. Bird Man apparently did not care to run, as Ik; refused to start with the others and threw his head skywards as if in search of his friends passing through the air with the Washington mail. NO OPPONENTS FOR DOUBLET. Doublet, with jockey 1. Dyers in the saddle, paraded proudly when the bugle blew for the race. Seven of the eight carded entries had declined the issue. Myers took his mount before the starter, reported his mounts readiness to complete the course and in the absence of oilier contestants was excused, according to the rules of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, without covering the distance. He then returned to the judges stand at an easy gallop and weighed out. The stands gave the jumper an ovation for his daring to complete the terminal cross-country course, but which happily for all present was unnecessary. The first race, a dash on the flat over the about one mile course for three-year-olds and over, brought six starters to the post. The talent had settled en Driganna as the choice and thereby started off to a good day. Driganna. under a good ride, was held under slight restaint in the first part of the race. She was kept well up and In a contending position, however, until the stretch turn. There she came through on the inside and easily took command. Dorcas, fast tiring, finished six lengths behind the winner and Major Stevensons Madelle was third a neck back. Mr. Payne Y,hitney watched from the stands, as Doxwood. sen of Dallot ISassetiug. from her Green tret; Stable, galloped home an easy victor in the two-year-old race at three-piarters, second on the program. Doxwood was also set up as favorite by the players. Jockey J. Zoeller. who had the mount on Doxwood, allowed North Wales to race himself into defeat in the first five-eighths. Dox-weod meanwhile was rated behind the leaders under slight restraint. He came up with a rush when called on in the stretch turn, disposed of North Wales and was taken under restraint again, winning by three open lengths at tin; finish. Adelia S.. coupled with Clad Warhurton. easily beat her stable companion for third place. SURF WINS OVER BRUSH COURSE. The final race of the afternoon, a steeplechase for four-year-olds and over, over the biush course of about two miles, was reduced to a two-horse race when the Dine Pencil had finished its work. It. C. AVinmills five-year-old juniper Huif was made an odds-o;i favorite over the only other starter Infidel II. lie trailed the leader on the first round "f the course but easily took the lead when called upon in the back stretch and pulled away into a twelve-length lead at the end. Infidel li. Jumping cleanly and going well on the flat, cut out a fast early pace but tired rapidly. Society made the Hunts meeting an occasion of note by tinning out in good numbers to welcome the racers back to the Metropolitan area. The days racing gave New Yorkers their first taste of racing at home since July 31 when the horses decamped from Empire City and hit the long trail to the Spa. The association provided a band which enlivened the proceedings with military marches ;md popular airs between the races and the stands were given a gala air bv the brilliantly-colored gowns of the ladies. Among those noted in the stands and in the pad-! doi k enclosure during the afternoons sport were: and Mrs. J. K. Widener, Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, Mrs. Wendell Phillips, Hiram Koyal Mal-linson. 11. S. Page. Mrs. Martin, P.. Saportas. Miss Ioiiise Ceballos. Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Salmon, Mrs. J. Theus Mnnds, Mrs. Marion Hoffman, Gcr-nhl Hall Cray. Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Drokaw, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 15. Thierriot, Thomas Hitchcock Jr.. F. S. Kiddy Von Stade. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Belmont. Mrs. August Delmont Jr.. Mr. and Mrs William A. Prime, Mrs. K Dick, It. H. Williams and K. P. Carle. Over at P.eluiiint Park the secretarys office was a scene of activity in preparation for the real Continued 0B second page. NEW YORKERS OUT IN FORCE Continued from first page. inauguration of the fall racing season today. The fine Queens racing plant has been treated to a coat of fresh paint and many other little touches to improve it in appearance and in comfort have been made while the racing public was whittling away the mouth of August up-state. The grandstand has been painted in green and white, the iron posts which support the huge structure have been covered with plaster. A new walk has been laid out for the horses going from the paddeck to the course and all of the lawns, the paddock and the steeplechase course have been closely cropped in preparation for the opening. The card for today includes two stake events, the Manhattan Handicap for three-year-olds and over, and the Tomboy for two-year-olds. In the former the Rancocas Stable has entered its redoubtable pair Mad Hatter and Knobbie. and II. P. Whitney will contest the issue with his Tryster. Charles A. Stouehams Yellow Hand is another entered. The other races on the card have all drawn good entry lists and a fine afternoon of sport should usher in the final stage of the 1921 metropolitan racing season.

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