Count Fleet Seeks to Complete Triple Crown in Rich Belmont: Only Two Oppose Hertz Ace; Whirlaway Makes 1943 Debut; Derby-Preakness Victor May Rule 1 to 20 Choice--Seven Entered in National Stallion, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-05


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G DON CAMERON Sends out Count Fleet for his tenth straight victory in todays Belmont Stakes Should the Hertz ace be returned victorious as is expected in all quarters he will become the first horse in history to make a clean sweep of the Wood Kentucky Derby Preakness Withers and Belmont Count Fleet Seeks to Complete Triple Crown1 in Rich Belmont Only Two Oppose Hertz Ace Whirlaway Makes 1943 Debut DerbyPreakness Victor May Rule 1 to 20 Choice Seven Entered in National Stallion Belmont Stakes 25000 Three Year Olds One and OneHalf Miles MilesPP PP Horse Jockey Wt 1 Fairy Manhst J Gilbert 126 2 Count Fleet J Longden 126 3 Deseronto J Stout 126 ELMONT L I N Y June 4 The American turfs vivid and spectacular per ¬ former fount Fleet lends his boxoffice allure to the Westchester Racing Associa ¬ tions getaway day program tomorrow as he seeks to add the Diamond Jubilee run ¬ ning of the 25000 added Belmont Stakes to his credit From a racegoers point of view this classical mile and a half fixture has aroused interest to question if the 100 odd ways a horse may be defeated can bridge the chasm between the colt many regard as the fleetest runner bred in this country and Foxcatchers Fairy Manhurst and Beverley Bogerts Deseronto two rather optimistically named as rivals for him Only for the fact there is 5000 second money and 2500 third Mrs Hertz standardbearer probably would walk over and complete an unprecedented sweep of the Wood Kentucky Derby Preakness Withers and Belmont Stakes He is reckoned a 120 chance in what may really prove a minus pool for under the Bel monts conditions Fairy Manhurst and Deseronto carry equal weights of 126 pounds with the son of Reigh Count and Quickly QuicklyMr Mr Longtail in Overnight Race RaceThe The Belmont Stakes may have all the aspects of another exhibition of plain and fancy running by The Count in the popu ¬ lar opinion but there is a distinct element of the competitive about the 5000 added National Stallion Stakes Seven clever juveniles have been named to dash five furlongs down the Widener Chute in the 31st running of this most important two yearold fixture to this point in the Long Island turf season They include Mrs Ames heroine of The Fashion in her only venture and Calumets hardhitting kin ¬ dergartener Herald HeraldThere There also will be enormous interest in the running of the 5000 added Henry of Navarre Handicap an overnight event of six furlongs that is to be the vehicle of Whirlaways return to competition The worlds leading moneywinning thorough ¬ bred is one of a classy cavalcade of 13 attracted for this event under top weight of 126 pounds Plain Ben Jones has named two rather distinguished running mates for Mr Longtail in the Acorn hero ¬ ine Nellie L and the shifty Sun Again who is essaying a comeback Such classy ones as Doublrab 1942s sprint champion With Regards and Bright Willie are among those named to oppose Whirlaway WhirlawayThis This will mark Whirlaways initial ap ¬ pearance since he captured the 15000 Louisiana Handicap on December 12 at New Orleans Fair Grounds and he has trained steadily for weeks to resume his historymaking career careerThe The Westchester Racing Associations ambitious spring meeting of 24 days will conclude on a patriotic note with War Ac ¬ tivities Stanley Gould auctioning the Bel ¬ mont Stakes winners colors to the highest highestContinued Continued on Page Two Count Fleet Seeks to Annex Final Gem Of Triple Crown in Belmont Renewal Only Two Oppose Hertz Ace Who May Be 1 to 20 Choice Whirlaway Makes 1943 Bow BowContinued Continued from Pane One Onebidder bidder on War Bonds Memorial Day 268000 worth of these investments in democracy were sold patrons through the auction a record in American sportdom Though the sale was conducted between the fifth event and the Suburban with many of the crowd fascinted by the bidding the wagering on that stake represented a new record tote handle on a single race in New York State StateThe The Belmont Park meeting which will be succeeded Monday by the inaugural of a run of 18 days at neighboring Aqueduct has been an unqualified success despite much inclement weather and the inade ¬ quacies as to public transportation facilities peculiar to the Nassau County course courseAttendance Attendance is off about 15 per cent but the wagering bore up uncommonly well per capita betting soaring to new records while last Mondays holiday throng of nearly 50000 established tote records in assorted lots The management expects an ¬ other bumper crop of customers for the final days double stakes agendum particu ¬ larly as it vouchsafes a sight of Count Fleet in action and he has come to be regarded National Stallion Stakes 5000 Two Year Olds Five Furlongs PP Horse Jockey 1 Eternity W Sedlacek 2 Mrs Ames T Atkinson 3 Megogo C Bierman 4 Stir Up J Gilbert 5 Snafu W Mehrtens MehrtensB 6 Herald B Thompson ThompsonC 7Vietta C McCreary as the outstanding boxoffice attraction in contemporary wartime American sports sportsThe The Belmont is least valuable and long ¬ est of the three spring specials comprising Americas Triple Crown but it will net the winner some 35000 it is estimated Not forgetting that Count Fleet is a supple Triple Crown Winners WinnersUNITED UNITED STATES STATESKentucky Kentucky Derby PreaknessJ8elmont PreaknessJ8elmontHorse Horse Year YearSir Sir Barton 1919 1919Gallant Gallant Fox 1930 1930Omaha Omaha 1935 1935War War Admiral 1937 1937Whirlaway Whirlaway 1941 ENGLAND ENGLANDTwo Two Thousand Guineas Epsom Derby DerbySt St Leger LegerHorse Horse Year YearWest West Australian 1853 1853Gladiateur Gladiateur 1865 1865Lord Lord Lyon 1866 1866Ormonde Ormonde 1886 1886Common Common 1891 1891Isinglass Isinglass 1893 1893Galtee Galtee More 1897 1897Flying Flying Fox 1899 1899Diamond Diamond Jubilee 1900 1900Rock Rock Sand 1903 1903Pommern Pommern 1915 1915Gay Gay Crusader 1917 1917Gainsborough Gainsborough 1918 1918Bahrain Bahrain 1935 mental eligible for this affair just as he was nominated as a kind of afterthought for the Preakness In the instance of his eligibility for the Belmont this was at a premium of 2500 2500Thus Thus far Count Fleet has amassed earn ¬ ings of 214960 though his connections are not at all interested in how much nor how little money he wins While he was win ¬ ning the Derby Deseronto was graduating in a maiden race at Jamaica Fairy Man hurst was a non winner until the current Belmont season where he has twice won overnight events of a mile and onehalf the Belmont Stakes route the latest at Deserontos direct expense expenseIndications Indications as entries closed were that Count Fleet may for the sixth time in as many appearances this season have to per ¬ form on a more or less off track trackTrack Track superintendent Neil Boyle esti ¬ mates that The Count can run a mile and a half over Belmont Parks main oval in a shade less than 227 and reduce Bolingbrokes 227 American mark for this distance established on the same course courseWar War Admiral is the possessor of the Bel ¬ mont Stakes time record since it was in ¬ creased to a mile and a half his mark being 228 in 37 37Longden Longden of course is to have the mount on Count Fleet again today while Johnny Gilbert will boot Fairy Manhurst and Jimmy Stout has the leg up on Deserc

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