Whirlaway Seeks Triple Crown Honors Today; Steger Draws Classy Sprint Field of Twelve: Robert Morris, Yankee Chance and Itabo Oppose Star in Rich Belmont; Calumet Sensation Strong Choice to Add Historic Mile and Half Stake to His Derby and Preakness Triumphs - Wright Juveniles in National Stallion, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-07


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ALFRED GWYNNE VANDERBILT VANDERBILTPresident President of the Westchester Racing Association whose highly successful Belmont Park meeting comes to a close this afternoon with the seventythird running of the historic Belmont Stakes WHIRLAWAY SEEKS TRIPLE CROWN HONORS TODAY STEGER DRAWS CLASSY SPRINT FIELD OF TWELVE Robert Morris Yankee Chance and Itabo Oppose Star in Rich Belmont BelmontCalumet Calumet Sensation Strong Choice to Add Historic Mile and Half Stake to His Derby and Preakness Triumphs Wright Juveniles in National Stallion StallionNEW NEW YORK N Y June 6 Whirlaway the sensational little red horse from Calumet who romped home in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness parades to the post for the seventythird Belmont Stakes tomorrow afternoon as a prohibitive public choice to capture the longest and last of the three specials comprising Americas Triple Crown War ¬ ren Wrights stretchrunning champion threeyearold is the outstanding boxoffice attraction in the thoroughbred sport today and his appearance in this mile and onehalf fixture will highlight the close of Belmont Parks spring meeting of twentyfour days the most successful in the Nassau County tracks history Whirlaway has most of his threeyearold rivals a bit shopworn after having chased him in the Derby and the Preakness so that only three remain to oppose ByersRobert him this afternoon Fred Byers Robert Morris C V Whitneys Yankee Chance and King Ranchs unbeaten Itabo have their scattered adherents but the vast majority of the expected crowd of 35000 firmly believe that late tomorrow afternoon the triple crown will be perched securely on Whirlaways chestnut brow So wide ¬ spread is the conviction that he is generally rated wageringPlain no more than 1 to 5 in the wagering Plain Ben Jones the Calumet Farm con ¬ ditioner also will saddle an oddson favorite in the twentyninth running of the National BELMONT STAKES 25000 added threeyearolds one mile mileand and a half halfPP PP Horse Wt Jockey 1 Yankee Chance 126 B James 2 Itabo 126 C Bierman 3 Whirlaway 126 E Arcaro 4 Robert Morris 126 A Robertson Stallion which is the meetings most impor ¬ tant fixture for twoyearolds and the sup ¬ porting feature on the Westchester Racing Associations double stake getaway day card A surprisingly small field of just five is promised in the National Stallion with the Chicago establishment represented by two of these Some Chance and Early n Smart who are recktned at oddson Therell be only straight and place betting incidentally in each of these stakes stakesA A Belmont Stakes victory for Whirlaway would make him the fifth horse in American racing annals to win the triple crown as the Derby Preakness and Belmont have come to be known The quartet boasting boastingContinued Continued on fortysecond page WHIRLAWAY OUT FOR Only Robert Morris Itabo and Yankee Chance Oppose Calumet Sensation in Belmont Stakes StakesContinued Continued frou first page pagethat that signal honor are Sir Barton in 1919 Gallant Fox in 1930 the latters son Omaha in 1935 and War Admiral in 1937 Both Gallant Fox and Omaha were bred and raced by Wm Woodward chairman of The Jockey Club All the triple crown winners with the exception of Sir Barton are now in stud near Lexington Ky Sir Barton died in obscurity a a western ranch alter failin at stud V VBelmonts Belmonts 1941 spring meeting has been almost as remarkable for the unusual suc ¬ cess of the bearers of Warren Wrights devil red colors as for its high attendance and handle figures Proud One won the Acorn Sun Again and Some Chance were onetwo in the Juvenile while Whirlaway beat Mio land Hash and Your Chance in the Henry of Navarre As a climax to this Long Island invasion the Chicago establishment is odds onto win both the National Stallion and Belmont Stakes tomorrow afternoon the first with a net of 12440 to the winner and the other 39870 unless Robert Morris wins it in which case the net will be 39770 39770Hes Hes fit and ready what more can I say Ben Jones remarked as Whirlaway ate his way across the paddock paddockEd Ed Snyder trainer of Yankee Chance re ¬ marked Were up against it itMax Max Hirsch who preps Itabo left inter ¬ viewers guessing when he said Well walk in inTOM TOM McCREERY CONFIDENT CONFIDENTMaj Maj Tom McCreery conditioner of the recent Peter Pan winner Robert Morris is one trainer of a rival for Whirlaway who believes he has a definite chance of up ¬ setting the son of Blenheim II Hes ready to run his best race McCreery said of the Pittsburgher adding and if he doesnt beat Whirlaway tomorrow Im sure he is good enough to beat him another day and I hope both horses stay sound the rest of the season seasonMeanwhile Meanwhile the host organization is pre ¬ paring to handle one of the meetings several tremendous crowds Top heavy favorites such as Whirlaway is in the Belmont do not help the handle on their particular races said Mort Mahony mutuel manager but they draw the crowds and stimulate the bet ¬ ting on the day Belmont incidentally has had just one minus pool during the meet ¬ ing when some 4 was short on the show end in a recent race A victoiy for Whirlaway in the Belmont stakes by the way would swell his total earnings to 236211 Robert Morris the only one of the four named who was nomi ¬ nated as a yearling and therefore would receive 39770 for winning the Belmont or 100 less than would any of the others has now earned 20225 while Itabo in three victories in as many starts has amassed 2650 and Yankee Chance the sum of 1200 Each carries 126 pounds poundsYankee Yankee Chance and Itabo had blowouts on the muddy racing gtrip this morning the former breezing six furlongs in 116 and the latter going threeeighths in Z5Vs Whirlaway as all know had dockers doubt ¬ ing the veracity of their watches in his dis ¬ tance final for the Belmont when he put in a mile and a quarter handily in 202 Wednesday while Robert Morris had his final distance move on Monday when going a mile and a half in 237 well in hand between races Itabo has been the distance but at a very slow pace paceOn On the score of works for the race Whirl aways move stands out with Robert Morris having had a thorough though in no way sensational prep while the other two seem to have trained for it as a sort of after thoughtETERNAL thought ETERNAL BULL ENTERED ENTEREDEach Each of the Quintet in the National Stal ¬ lion will carry 122 pounds with Early n Smart and Some Chance opposed by Arnok Hangers Spoon Bread Allen T Simmons Eternal Bull and the Howe Stables Cassis CassisSome Some Chance has shown most of this group winning in good company after be ¬ ing practically left at Pimlico and then coming here to be a creditable second to his stablemate Sun Again in track reccrc time for the Juvenile earlier in the meet ¬ ing Arcaro who handled him at Baltimore will be in the stirrups with Eads on Early n Smart SmartEternal Eternal Bull is thoroughly seasoned hav ¬ ing debuted in Florida and he was shippec here from Suffolk Downs especially for the National Stallion Don Meade is to andle him this afternoon afternoonCassis Cassis won his first start here recently in promising fashion and has nothing the worst of the riders in Robertson Spoon Bread is the rank outsider Eternal Bull was blown out on Fridays muddy strip a quarter handilyTwo mile in 23 handily Two Kentucky Derby winners are to ap ¬ pear during the afternoon Not only wil Whirlaway sport colors in the Belmont but in the 2000 added class C Handicap styled the Master Man Milky Way Farms 1940 Kentucky Derby winner Gallahadion carries top weight of 122 pounds against a field of seven other grade C horses going a mile mileAltogether Altogether its one of the brightest pro ¬ grams of the stakestudded Belmont Park spring meeting

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