Immense Crowd Every Day: No Special Feature at Aqueduct, but Attendance is Large, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-01


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IMMENSE CROWD EVERY DAY No Special Feature at Aqueduct, but Attendance Is Large. 1 Hindoo Handicap to Billy McLaughlin Oceanic iteturns in Triumph. . I 4 NEW YORK, N. Y., June 29. There waa no real feature for the Aqueduct patrons today, but there was the usual immense crowd out and some of the contests were of sufficient interest so that the lack of a stake event was not missed. Then Oceanic, the good three-year-old son of The Finn and Veuve Clicquot was making his appearance after a long idleness by reason of sickness that kept him away from the Preakhess. The Hindoo Handicap, at one mile, was the nearest approach to a stake event and Mrs. Louise Viau furnished the winner of it in Billy McLaughlin and at the end Frank Browns three-year-old Hephaistcs was pressing him hard for first honors, while Chester-brook, from the Chesterbrook Farm, had little trouble in taking third from Spaulding Jenkins Polly Ann. Billy McLaughlin was taken right to tho front from the start and Hephaistos and Polly Ann went after him, while Chester-brook was slow to find his racing legs and in the early stages was a long way back. Before the stretch was reached Polly Ann found the pace a bit too hot and she dropped back, while the three-year-old went right on after the pacemaker. Nearing the eighth post Hephaistos seemed to have a first-class chance to catch Billy Billy McLaughlin, but as Thomas drew his whip the colt swerved in sharply across the heels of the leader. Instead of remaining in there and continuing his drive Thomas pulled his mount out again and in spite of losing all that ground Hephaistos was coming again at the end and gaining with every stride. TOUGH CONTEST FOR OCEANIC. When Oceanic was only opposed by Lally, Mystic and The Dictator, it was looked upon as little more than a romp for the Riddle three-year-old, but as a matter of fact it was a tough contest for him, and though he was Avinner tho performance was far from being impressive. Lally was the one to make it interesting and in the stretch when Miller had to go to the whip on Oceanic to rouse him he swerved over sharply and narrowly missed fouling the Riviera Stables starter. Cork Elm, .from tho Nevada Stock Farm, after obtaining a lucky start in the opening live-eighth3 dash, graduated from the maiden ranks by beating sixteen other non-winners. The start was a bit straggling and when Cork Elm left fast he enjoyed a big advantage. The others were in more or less of a tangle and Dicks Daughter, the C. A. Apple-gate starter, did not leave at all. Pud, racing for Sam Louis, was the one to run second practically all the way. He finished in that position, while J. L. Hollnads H. Warren was the one to save third. EASY FOR CRYSTAL FORD. A mile for selling platers, with apprentice riders to perform, was the second offering of the day and Crystal Ford was winner from the ungainly Cahalan, with John Dundees War Mask the one to race third. J. W. Healy will ship his big string of jumpers to Saratoga July S, while Joha Ker-math has arranged to send his jumpers to the Springs next Thursday. David Gideon has turned Dominique over to John Whalen, who will train him. Frank J. Bryan officiated in the stewards stand, replacing Joseph E. Davis, who was absent. Charles A. Stonehams horses will be sent to Saratoga Springs by A. J. Goldsborough Wednesday. It will be the first considerable shipment from Long Island. The s cable has been unfortunate so far this year, one of tho greatest misfortunes being the breaking down of Yellow Hand. Matt Smart .vill ship the jumpers he is handling for various owners to Saratoga. Springs Wednesday. With no stecplcchasing at the Yonkers track there will be a general movement of the jumpers to Saratoga Springs next week. William Garth will take his, as well as a considerable number of the Hat runners of the J. S. Cosden string, Saturday week. Eugene Wayland will leave for Latonia to put tho finishing touches on Exterminator for the running of the Independence Handicap July 4. Max Hirsch has decided to send S. Pettifs Devastation to Latonia for the Independence Handicap. He is in under 102 pounds and has shown Hirsch enough to suggest that he has a chance.

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