Omaha and King Saxon: Outstanding Horses of Year Meet Today in Brooklyn Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-22


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i j , I j I I j I OMAHA AND KING SAXON ♦ — Outstanding Horses of Year Meet Today in Brooklyn Handicap. • ■ Discovery, Thursday, Good Goods, Kievex, Coequel and Somebody to Compete for Prize. » NEW YORK, N. Y., June 21.— With Wil- liam Woodwards outstanding three-year-old Omaha and C. H. "Pat" Knebelkamps great four-year-old, King Saxon, both slated to race in the Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday afternoon, the famous old handi- cap promises to have one of its most notable renewals. The mile and a furlong route is considered by many as too far for King Saxon and there are just as many who hold to the opinion that Omaha will not be able to run him down in nine furlongs though he would catch him running a mile and a quarter. The Brooklyn Handicap is an inheritance from the old Brooklyn Jockey Club that conducted its racing at the Gravesend course. It has been run at various distances and the present renewal is, as has been told, at a mile and a furlong. With 0,000 added it has been brought back to a value in keeping with its sporting importance. This years renewal does not, by any means, begin and end with Omaha and King Saxon for there have been eight of the eligibles that have accepted the weights. King Saxon is at the top with a burden of 127 pounds, just one over the scale weight, while Omaha, under 114, has just his weight for age. A. G. Vanderbilt is represented by Continued on fifteenth page. OMAHA AND KING SAXON Continued from first page. Discovery and Selby L. Burchs Thursday, in exceedingly well under 106 pounds, is of I the company. "Bob" Smith will saddle the light weight Good Goods for the Brook-meade • Stable and George Phillips promises • to send three to the post in Kievex, that • races for William Graham, and both Co-equel ■ and Somebody from the Maemere I Farm Stable. Each one has been brought up to the • Brooklyn nicely and the recent rainy weather did not halt preparation. Fitzsimmons has concerned himself with : some speed tests for Omaha. He has an abiding faith in the son of Gallant Fox and t a half mile breeze Friday morning suggested that the colt will not be far back of any r pace that may be furnished. He ran the half in :47% after going to the first quarter f pole in :23% and the three furlongs in :35. • seconds. j William "Smoky" Saunders, who has rid-ren Omaha to victory in the Kentucky | Derby, Preakness and Belmont, will not I have the assignment in the Brooklyn. ■ Wayne Wright has been engaged, while ! Saunders is under the care of a doctor from 1 an attack of ptomaine poisoning. Knebelkamp had King Saxon out Friday r morning and all that was required was a J breezing three furlongs in :38. The son of , Saxon never needs any sharpening up of • I his speed and his principal training has ■ been to build up his wind and fit him to 1 stay nine furlongs. As in his previous brilliant races he will be ridden by Cal Rainey. • Coucci, Merritt and Litzenberger have | ! been engaged for three that Phillips sends 5 to the post. Bejshak will ride Discovery, Peters will pilot Thursday and Gilbert is • named to ride Good Goods. With a prospect for bright weather and a | fast track it is expected that all named through the entry box will be sent to the post. This will give the renewal a gross j value of 4,200 and the net value to the 5 winner will reach 0,500. The field for the Brooklyn Handicap j follows: Horse. Wt. Jockey. King Saxon 127.. Rainey . Omaha 114 Wright j Discovery 123 Bejshak tKievex 107 Coucci Thursday 106 Peters g Good Goods 104 Gilbert . tSomebody 104 Merritt | tCoequel 100 Litzenberger r tWilliam Graham and Maemere Farm i entry.

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