Star Hawk a Cup Winner: Stays the Two Miles of the Louisville Cup like a High-Class Colt, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-24


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STAlt HAWK A CUP WINNER 1 STAYS THE TWO MILES OF THE LOUISVILLE CUP LIKE A HIGH-CLASS COLT. Embroidery Runs Him to a Half Length Midway Wins Another Good Race Bullion Best of tho Maidens. J Louisville. Ky.. September 23. A. K. Macom- Iters crack English-bred three-year-old, Star j Hawk, gave a grand exhibition of stamina in the Louisville Cup, at two milts, which featured to- , lays Douglas Park card, by winning from Embroidery, Kilhiniiu and AVnter Witch. Only four , started in the race and it was worth 2.1100 net to , the winner, in addition to a handsome silver serv- j ice. Star Hawk was conceding much weight to , the three mares opposing liim, but the public had ; confidence in his ability and made him an outstanding favorite for the race. He had to assume the role of pacemaker from the start, the other riders all having waiting instructions, and. as his i orders were nearly similar, the early running was :it a snails pace. It livened up some after the j Jirst mile had boon traversed, but Star Hawk was still the leader and under restraint. Phillips, his rider, seemingly thought he had only Killanna to beat, the Bradley mare being the closest attendant, but he was soon undeceived, for Murphy, on Em- , broidery, caught him napping when he sent his mount to the front with a rusli. Phillips was momentarily rattled, but quickly recovered and set out in pursuit of the leader, although going around her. Star Hawk responded gamelv to the urging and in the stretch drive that followed overhauled Embroidery to win in a scant half length. The victory was a popular one and horse and rider were given a big demonstration. The splendid racing offering provided by secretary .1. It. Campbell this afternoon, topped by the decision of the Louisville Cup, the first of the long distance races, featured by the Kentucky tracks this fall, was instrumental in bringing out a record-breaking crowd to view the sport. The racing was spirited and thoroughly enjoyed. The highly regarded band of maiden two-year-olds in the opener produced the best finish of the May, P.r.llion, showing vastly improved form over his preceding race, got up to win by a nose from Jackstraw, a. supposed good thing with Square Dealer in third place and Sir Wellon and Hemlock following. The quintette were noses apart at the end. Nobleman was a disappointment in tho second race when he failed to get any part of the purse. Mars Gassidy winning from Stout Heart and Droll. Midway repeated a former brilliant victory here, when he won easily from some of the best youngsters in these parts. Auriga led the others and Sol Gilsey was in third place. Samuel It. Meyer was in a running mood this afternoon and he showed the way for the entire way in the fifth race, fcr which he was heavily supported. Many notables were among todays visitors and they seemed to enjoy the sport in a wholesome way. General W. It. Ilaldeman, Judge Allie Young and Charles K. Grainger, all members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, witnessed the running of the cup race from the stewards stand. A. K. Macomber. owner of the winner, and manager John Ilachmeistcr were also guests of the stewards during thij race. II. I. Itrown stopped off at the track this afternoon on his way to New Orleans. He had nothing to say about the New Orleans racing situation, except that lie thought matters there would shortly be adjusted satisfactorily. Jockey W. Andress was suspended for the remainder of this meeting by the starter in the first race for disobedience at the? post. Secretary Ed. Jasper, late this afternoon, announced weights for the Palls City Handicap to be run at Churchill Downs on the opening day and for the St. Leger Handicap; at two miles and a quarter to be run on the closing day. October 5.- Star Hawk is given 128 pounds in this race; Embroidery, 113; Killanna, 100. and Water Witch, 102. Seventeen are named for it. In the Palls City Handicap at three-quarters of a mile, Ed Crump is allotted 12S pounds; Hank ODay, 120; Kathleen, 117; Vogue, 112; and Hodge 112. Thirty-three are eligible.

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