Finished at Jamaica: Fall Meeting Comes to a Close with Fine Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-17


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FINISHED AT JAMAICA Fall Meeting Comes to a Close with Fine Attendance. Miss Star Defeats Osprey in the Montague Handicap After Leading from the Start. JAMAICA, N. Y., Oct 16. The thirteen days meeting of the Metropolitan Jockey Club came to a close at Jamaica today with an interesting card, though one of the races only brougth out two horses and the feature of tho day, the Montague Handicap, at three-quarters, for the three-year-olds, only had three under colors. The day was a pleasant one for the sport and there was a big crowd out for the finish of the meeting. Miss Star was the winner of the Montague Handicap when she led Major August Belmonts Osprey and the Rancocas Stablea Rigel home. The two-horse race was between the English plater Knight3 Bridge, racing for William Daniel, and Charles A. Stonehams Peddler, an American three-year-old, and was dubbed the Littlo International match. Its result was a good omen for Papyrus, for Knights Bridge was the winner. Edward Arlington, who has not had his full share of racing success during the racing season, finished his Jamaica campaign well when his two-year-old First Lady Harding and Parvenu were first and second in a race for platers. Racing moves to the track of the Emplra City Racing Association at Yonkers Wednesday and it will continue there to the end ot the month, with the only interruption of the meeting coming on Saturday, when the International race will result in that days racing being conducted over- the Belmont Paris course. SCORES m FAST TIME. Miss Star acted badly at tho post In tha Montague Handicap, but tho start was a good one and she left in full flight, while Rigel beat Osprey away slightly. Turner at onca sent tho filly into a safe lead and then, rushed her along at a fast pace. Rigel outran Osprey slightly and the Belmont gelding was forceu to race on tho outside all the way. When making the turn for home Kummer called on Osprey, but ns ho drew alongside Rigel the Rancocas Stable colt bumped him, sharply. In tho meantime Miss Star wa9 holding her lead resolutely and won in a fashion to suggest that the bump suffered by Osprey was not sufficient to account for his defeat. Tho race was run in 1:11, which is just a fifth of a second slower than tha track record and was worth J 2,625 to the winner. Rather a good looking band of selling platers came together in the Consolation Claiming Handicap, at three-quarters, that was second in importance to the Montague Handicap, and William C. Clancys fast but clumsy Hullabaloo was the winner from tho Florida Stables Prince Regent, with the Rancocas Stables Whirlwind a close third and showing tho way to Canyon. Prince Regent caused a considerable delay at the pose by his unruly actions, but the start was a good one and when Carter was able to get Hullabaloo clear in the first few strides it was a big advantage, for it is fatal for the son of Peter Pan to be bumped. Whirlwind chased after the Clancy sprinter and Prince Regent was outfooting the others. This order was maintained until well into tho stretch and tho field was pretty well strung out on tho stretch turn. In the last eighth Prince Regent closed up rapidly on the inside and it is possible that with a stronger rider than Miiner he might have won, but he failed to catch Hullabaloo by a neck, though ho boat tho tiring Whirlwind by three parts of a length for second place. EXGLAKD YEItSUS AMERICA. Jamaica had its little International match when William Daniels Kpights Bridge, an English three-year-old, met Charles A. Stone-hams Peddler, an American three-year-old. It was the second race of the day and at a, mile and seventy yards. Only the two went to the post. Collins was more alert with, Knights Bridge than was Brunner with Peddler and as a result he had a slight advantage when leaving the barrier. Ho sent the English gelding along at a good pace and saved ground by close. turns. On tho back-stretch they ran closely lapped and first one and then the other was showing his noso in front. When swinging for homo Peddler ran out slightly and- when Knights Bridge made a close turn he had gained another advantage. In tho last eighth Knights Bridge drew out slightly to win in tho excellent time of 1:44 and some good judges said after the race that there was an English colt that would do the same thing to Zev at Belmont Park on Saturday. .Continued on sixteenth page. J. FINISHED AT JAMAICA Continued from first page. There was a surprise that came in the running of the three-quarters for platers that was the fifth race, when W. Kennellys Kings Belle by a great stretch rush and under a particularly vigorous ride by Hernandez just got up to nip out J. A. Coburns Caveat Emptor. Carmen Pantages, after having raced prominently, tired badly but saved third place. A disappointment in this race was W. L. Olivers Dexterous. He was outrun all the way and was at no time a prominent contender. John Miller is here from Kentucky with a car to take Stefan the Great and Mont dOr H. back to Kentucky for J. E. Widener. There are some other Widener horses that will go in the same shipment George Bain will conduct a sale of horse3 in training in the Empire City paddock on October 30. Matt Dooley is taking entries for this sale and has already obtained several consignments. Clarence Buxton has sent Billy Warren and Standfast to the Shutts farm in New Jersey, where they will be turned out for the winter with seven others he has there on October 28. Buxton will ship five of his horses and four for Jake Byer, as well as the Colorado Stables Little Chief, to Tanforan for the meeting there. His string is composed of Little Thistle, Ramo, Hilarity, Purl and Coeur de Lion. The Byer horses are Mad Trooper. Insurance, Praiseworthy and Royal Miss. The stewards lifted the suspension of jockey G. Lavine, the youngster who was indefinitely suspended for incompetence. During the Jamaica meeting there were 709 entries in the thirteen days and of these there were 196 scratches,- leaving 513 starters. This was a decided falling off from the spring meeting of the Metropolitan Jockey Club. There were fifteen claims during the meeting and the most important was when H. Butler took Humorette from JEL C Fisher for ,500, I

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