Steeplechasing Popular: Many Americans at Grand National Striking Evidence., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-11


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STEEPLECHASING POPULAR « Many Americans at Grand National Striking Evidence. ♦ Growth of Interest in This Country 1lrfl: rtrd In Strengthened Program by Vari- ons Associations. ♦ HKW YORK. N. Y. April 9— It is estimated that T.OO American enthusiasts of cross-country sport went to England to see the recent running of the Liverpool Grand National at Aintree. They were only a unit In the quarter of a million devotees of the turf of both sexes who cheered Sprig as he headed P.ovril II. and Brights Boy in the last and most bitterly contested stage of the race, whose popularity is attested by the fact that ft has been run continuously since 1839. The presenee of so many Americans at the Grand National was not entirely due to the fact that a Mather of the contestants for the great jumping classic carried the colors of owners from the Inited States, though that fact played its part beyond a doubt. It was rather an indication of the growth of popularity of cross-country sport, which has held its own in many parts of the United States and Canada, despite the scant encouragement given it at times. That this interest is on the increase is indicated by the gradual strengthening of the programs of those associations with steeplechase courses, and it is accentuated by the proposal of Bayard Warren and his friends to endow a new race. Their offer of 0,000 for three years should have the effect of bringing into racing a lot of new and desirable patrons. At the end of that time there should be enough sporting spirit in the country to make the fixture permanent. KMOlKAIilX; RESPONSE. The manner in which the recent jumping Stakes of the Westchester Racing Association and the Saratoga Association for the Improvement of the Breed of Horses closed, has been most cheering to the respective managements of these popular organizations, where the best of the cross-country horses have been eatered to season after season. More and b-tter horses have been named for such classics as the Appleton Memorial and Brook at Belmont Park, and the Saratoga Steeplechase, the latter the chief feature decided during August at the Spa. It is at this latter point that Americans will have their first glimpse of the noted German jumper liufjunge, entered by Count Helldorf for all the cross-country fixtures at Saratoga Springs. Aside from the fact that this will mark the initial endeavor of a Cerman sportsman in the Inited States, there is interest in I.aufjunge himself, which is by the French horse Nuage — Bine of Life, by Sweetheart. Nuage is a son of Simonian and Ncphthe. by Flying Fox, while Line of Bite is by Sweetheart, a son of Peter I,ady Palmist. Bine of Bife was brought to this country by Frank Keane more than twenty-five years ago and raced with considerable credit. She finally passed to J. B Holland, who sold her to P. T. Chinn. She was one of a draft of mares Br-nt to Germany in IMS by this enterprising turfman. FIFTY-TWO ■■■■■■■ There are fifty-two- entries for the Charles 1 Appleton Memorial "up, which will be the first of the big steeplechases of the season at Belmont Park. Not the least interesting fact in connection with the nominations for the Appleton is the naming of five of his best horses by F. Ambrose Clark, who has not been prominent to as great an extent as in the period when he owned and rode some of the best steeplechasers this country ha.- known. It will be recalled that he h* at the best of the professionals on Jim Me-gibben. Mr. Clark, is the largest nominator for the Appleton Memorial, next to Joseph E. Widerier. who has six entries. The popular Greentree Stable and the newer Sewick-ley Stable each, have four candidates. Because of the widespread interest manifested in the race, which was named in honor of one of the best-known sportsmen this country lias ever known, the entries for the Appleton Memorial are given in full ; the nominations in the name of Charles Y. Cushrnan. two in number, are left in blank, as the pidijcrees for the horses have not yet cnni!» to hand. They are from across the water and impressed those who saw them on their arrival here a month ago on the Minnetonka. The following are the conditions for the Charles U Appleton Memorial Cup Steeplechase. 0,000 guaranteed, for four-year-olds and over. By subseription of |M each. Starters to pay ." o additional. Guaranteed cash value of 0.u00. of which ,000 to second. |1.000 to the third and 00 to the fourth. About two miles. The nominations are herewith presented: Al«.r. V. M — Halberdier, l r. K, 11. by Battle As* Hare HSjai. Ale r. V SI . Jr. — Cinnamon, eh. g. 5. by Ljght Itricailo AlUpiee. Arehihabl. II. T Slantoniaa, b. g. 4. by Mainten. :i Ionia. B. H. Stable I lnvnas Paine, ell. g. 4. by Baaec Bach Cattfcah. RrookiiHMib- Stable Fredrten Hock, b g. 7. by Seahorse II I.elle of Hrvn Mavvr: I°!yin:in. • •ti z. I la Stipeiiiian Firefly: Itriee. eh. g. 0. by II lion Kosal.o. Clark. K. Ambrose Madrieal II.. rh. e, I. by Sla 1-ricalian Sjannah: Sloseley. b. g. 7. by Sysoa by Mia -f IV rt laud: Capt. ar.le-*.. br %, 7. by Hrj n Slawr — Iiceoiit liorpe : link Star. r. e. ."i. by ltetlilebem Iieotee; Jreen Dragon. ■ •. t. by Koek View Smilax. Cusbman. Cbarles V. 11. Two bor es I names and p«I i I rees to oine. Kair Stable Ni.lula-, j;r. g. .".. by Stefan tin- Kale. n li -I Kirld. Mar-ball Nemad. b. g. 4. by Omar kliav yam BahaUak 11. Creenir.-e Stabe Krne II.. eh. g. 0. by White Kagle Ia-.alel WiKiiily. b. f. 4. by" Herril! • Ion l .guit . i.reet horn. I . li. :.. by Turban Ureen mla ■; Jolly Itoy.r. eh. g. ." , by Pen nant — I.e. llitehi-oek. Thomas Itavel, eh. „-, 0. fey Sir .Martin Tangle. Kershaw Slahle Autumn Bells, br. g. 7. by Itallot Autumn II Hainan Siable Rip. eh. g. «. by 1 1 won Star BMaaacr; Uaaacda, eh. g. ft, by Uaagiehf Nigeria Jtead. William A Crimson Ivnun. eh. g. ft, by i.l.isgiriim Kiimi Vista; KciitUh ;iade. eh. li. .".. by K.MhiKT.r Ka ly Ohm; Ualla-l II.. h. g. t, by ft ■ II Hel:a-t Salmon Walter J. Dunk- tireen, b. g. 8. by Creen Itellanda: i.iin Ho it. eh. g. ft, by .Man o War Star Kane . Sport Itoyal. b. e. by ISaeiiclur » Uauble Primes* Sterling. s.wi, -kley BtaMc TfcaraM*. 1 . g, i. bf Sir Martin Maul H. U; High tourt. «li. g. ti. by PriSM rhilli| flmiii • -r . Brigfeta*M, "li. iii. r., l y K.ur 1la.v KrMlewtse; Aliila II . b. t, 4. fef I kku — Atalante. Si.leiili.r-. Oocge M. 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