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Thoroughbred Racing

Oct. 09, 1961
Oct. 09, 1961

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Oct. 9, 1961

Thoroughbred Racing
Maris
  • Roger Maris hit the home run that tied Babe Ruth's record on a curve ball thrown by Jack Fisher of the Orioles. It was a high drive so close to the right-field foul pole that Maris didn't run. "If it was fair," he said later, "I had plenty of time. If it was foul, I'd save my strength." So Maris, Catcher Gus Triandos and Umpire Bill Kinnamon all stood still and watched as the ball hit the third deck, fair by three feet. About No. 61 (next page) there was no uncertainty

  • Kelso laid claim to that honor with the speed and wide margin of his victory in the Woodward Stakes (below). He should have a chance to prove it soon in the International at Laurel, against Europe's best

Notre Dame-Oklahoma
Arms For Cincy
Master Points
Boating
Baseball
Amateur Sport
Chesapeake
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Thoroughbred Racing

Stakes through November 11

OCTOBER 9
Jockey Club Cup, $15,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1¼ miles, turf, Woodbine, Ont.

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OCTOBER 10
Rouge Dragon Hurdle, $10,000 added, 4-year-olds and up, 2½ miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.

OCTOBER 11
Lawrence Realization, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds, 1‚Öù miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.

OCTOBER 12

Manhattan Handicap, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1½ miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Quaker City Handicap, $25,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, l‚⅛ miles, Garden State Park, N.J.
Columbus Day Handicap, $7,500 added, 3-year-olds, 6 furlongs, Narragansett Park, R.I.

OCTOBER 14

Champagne Stakes, $125,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1 mile, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Hawthorne Gold Cup, $100,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1¼ miles, Hawthorne, Ill.
Benjamin Franklin Handicap, $25,000 added, 3-year-olds, 1[1/16] miles, Garden State Park, N.J.
Alcibiades Stakes, $15,000 added, 2-year-old fillies, about 7 furlongs, Keeneland, Ky.
Cup and Saucer Stakes, $10,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1[1/16] miles, turf, Woodbine, Ont.

OCTOBER 17
Grand National Steeplechase, $25,000 added, 4-year-olds and up, 3‚⅛ miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.

OCTOBER 18

Nassau County Handicap, $25,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1‚⅛ miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Challenge Handicap, $10,000 added, 3-year-oldsand up, 6½ furlongs, Woodbine, Ont.

OCTOBER 19
Spinster Stakes, $50,000 added, 3-, 4-, 5-year-olds, fillies and mares, 1‚⅛ miles, Keeneland, Ky.

OCTOBER 21

Jockey Club Gold Cup, $100,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 2 miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Gardenia Stakes, $75,000 added, 2-year-old fillies, 1[1/16] miles, Garden State Park, N.J.
Canadian Championship, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1‚⅛ miles, Woodbine, Ont.
Narragansett Special, $25,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1[3/16] miles, Narragansett Park, R.I.
Breeders' Futurity, $25,000 added, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs, Keeneland, Ky.
Bay Meadows Handicap, $20,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1‚⅛ miles, Bay Meadows, Calif.
Grey Handicap, $10,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1[1/16] miles, Woodbine, Ont.

OCTOBER 25

Knickerbocker Handicap, $25,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1½ miles, turf, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Orange and Blue Stakes, $10,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1[1/16] miles, Sportsman's Park, Ill.

OCTOBER 26
New York Turf Writers Cup Hurdle, $15,000 added, 4-year-olds and up, 2 miles, United Hunts at Aqueduct, N.Y.

OCTOBER 27

Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase, $50,000 added, 4-year-olds and up, 2½ miles, United Hunts at Aqueduct, N.Y.
L. E. Stoddard Jr. Hurdle, $10,000 added, 3-year-olds, 1‚Öû miles, United Hunts at Aqueduct, N.Y.

OCTOBER 28

Trenton Handicap, $75,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1¼ miles, Garden State Park, N.J.
Ladies Handicap, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1½ miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Durham Cup, $15,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1½ miles, Woodbine, Ont.
Coronation Futurity, $15,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1‚⅛ miles, Woodbine, Ont.
Maryland Futurity, $10,000 added, 2-year-olds, Maryland-bred, 6 furlongs, Laurel, Md.
Jeanne d'Arc Stakes, $10,000 added, 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile 70 yards, Narragansett Park, R.I.

OCTOBER 30
Interborough Handicap, $20,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs, Aqueduct, N.Y.

NOVEMBER 1
Princeton Handicap, $20,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs, Garden State Park, N.J.

NOVEMBER 4

The Garden State, $125,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1[1/16] miles, Garden State Park, N.J.
Lexington Handicap, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1‚Öù miles, turf, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Selima Stakes, $30,000 added, 2-year-old fillies, 1[1/16] miles, Laurel, Md.
Falls City Handicap, $20,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 mile, Churchill Downs, Ky.
James H. Connors Memorial Stakes, $15,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1[1/16] miles, Narragansett Park, R.I.

NOVEMBER 7

Sport Page Handicap, $20,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs, Aqueduct, N.Y.
New Jersey Breeders' Stakes, $15,000 added, 2-year-olds foaled in New Jersey, 6 furlongs, Garden State Park, N.J.

NOVEMBER 11

Washington D.C. International, $100,000, 3-year-olds and up, invitational, 1½ miles, turf. Laurel, Md.
Roamer Handicap, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds, 1[3/16] miles, Aqueduct, N.Y.
Vineland Handicap, $50,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1‚⅛ miles, Garden State Park, N.J.
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, $25,000 added, 2-year-olds, 1 mile, Churchill Downs, Ky.