1906 Larchmont Gold Cup
Bitbat Wins Another Race Wins Another Race
The deciding race for the Auto Boat Gold Challenge Cup to have been held yesterday off Larchmont did not come off. S. Y. Beech's Aero, which failed to turn up after the race of Friday, was found yesterday morning to be leaking badly, and the day was spent in trying to get her in shape to race again. The second and third races may be held at a later date.
An impromptu contest was gotten up between A. Jackson Stone's Bitbat, the winner of Friday's race, and the Fairbanks II and the Nome, owned by William Gardner. Fairbanks II and Nome were allowed an arbitrary allowance of 3 minutes each in a race to Hen and Chickens and back, a distance of about twelve miles.
Bitbat finished first, but just managed to save her time allowance to Nome and won by 39 seconds. Fairbanks II was a bad third, finishing 4 minutes and 58 seconds after the expiration of the time allowance and 4 minutes and 19 seconds behind Nome.
(Transcribed from the New York Times, 14 Oct. 1906. )
[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page. LF]
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