New York Fall Racing: Inaugural at Belmont Park Before Tremendous Crowd-Little Chief and Cherry Pie Win, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-03


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NEW YORK FALL RACING Inaugural at Belmont Park Before Tremendous Crowd Little Chief and Cherry Pie Win. NEW YORK, N. Y., September 2. The autumn season of racing on the metropolitan tracks was inaugurated today at Belmont Park with a tremendous gathering which crowded the palatial home of the Westchester Racing Association. Ideal weather and track conditions prevailed and some excellent racing was witnessed. Two old established stake features were the outstanding attractions of the opening program. The forty-third running of the Nursery Handicap, for two-year-olds, resulted in victory for the Greentree Stables Cherry Pie, with William Tell second and Caveat Emptor third. The Manhattan Handicap, at, one mile, fell to the powerful Rancocas Stable, Little Chief and Thunderclap finishing first and second respectively, while Brainstorm was third. Old Dominique showed that he still possesses at least some of the great speed for which he was noted when he won the opener in 1 :11, beating Lanius, Crystal Ford, Irish Brigadier, Pirate Gold, Bantry Pass and Quecreek. The steeplechase, at two miles, was a good contest, with Frank B., Mohican and The Virginian finishing in the order named. St Allan and Cape Clear were successful in the remaining contests of the day, the first mentioned accounting for the fifth, at one mile, while the latter won the final dash.

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