Slippery Elms Good Form: Veteran Campaigner Still Able to Win a Fine Race, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-02


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SLIPPERY ELMS GOOD FORM , , Veteran Campaigner Still Able to Win a Fine Race. Hangs on Resolutely in a Long Drive and Withstands Best-hoffs Pressing Attentions. AVINDSOR. Out.. August 1. The Sunnyland Stables consistent old plater Slippery Elm came back with another good performance at Devonshire Park this afternoon when he won the Civic Holiday Handicap, a dash of a mile and a sixteenth, to which a purse of hB1,000 was added. Morris had to put up a rousing finish to ,b?at Resthoff out by a head. It was a desperate struggle all through the homestretch and Slippery Elm hung on with extreme gameness. The latter, after slipping through next to the rail on tins first turn, took an easy lead on the backstretch and led by a, comfortable margin into the homestretch. AYhen the final drive came his early efforts began to tell and he finished tiring. Resthoff finished fast next to the inside rail and was gradually wearing the winner clown. Daydue was third. The Kentucky delegation was fortunate during the afternoon and horsemen from that section furnished a majority oT the afternoons wiimers. .T. It. Re-pess fast maiden Suave Prince was placed in the ranks of winners when he beat a band of ordinary two-year-olds in the third race. wCcmmct. Ci. . heavily; supported. by- btHvConneetioBS,-just managed to get up in the closing strides to win from Star Realm by a half length. It was a stirring contest all through the home stretch between six of the nine starters. Todays attendance was up to" the usual high standard at this course, the clubhouse contingent being especially large. The association has laid out a golf course in the infield and membership to the club includes the use of the golf course. This has proved a strong magnet for local people, and the club membership now includes some of the best citizens in both AYindsor and AYalkerville. Lige Hrewster, who was associated with the Koenc Rros. as assistant trainer, has severed his connection with them. Hrewster has formed a partnership with Mode Nicol. They will develop high jumpers, steeplechasers and hunters and will cater almost exclusively to the hunt club set. Jack Keene has gone to Saratoga with three horses, while his brother Hamilton will look after the remainder of the stable, which is cpiartered at Devonshire. SMALL TALK OF THE COURSE. John Carey, who acted as assistant to secretary Jack Campbell at Fort Erie?, will leave for Erie. Pa., next week to look after the details of the opening of the fall meetings at the half-mile tracks in northern Pennsylvania. Jockey T. Hums, the apprentice, who was riding for the Goldapple Stable in the East, was an arrival from New York. He is here with J. G. AVag-noii. who is looking after the Canadian division of the Pelican Stable. AI G. AYoodman has taken over the horses of lohn Marino, which includes among others the useful Rapid Traveler, Hidden Jewel and Master Hill. Three two-year-olds, which are turned out in New Jersey, will be taken up September 11. Dave Leary left for Saratoga yesterday with t!e Rancocas pair of racers Grey Lag and Thunderclap. The Rradley colt Rlack Servant also left for the Spa. Jockeys E. Sande and L. Lyke also departed. Grey I-ig came out of his race in rather bad condition. He pulled up quite lame and it was with some difficulty that he was cooled out. Several of the Edward H. McLean horses are coughing, which accounts for their absence from the post. It is said that the entire stable will be shipped back to Maryland as soon as the ailing racers round to a bit. Trainer Schorr plans to freshen them for the fall meetings at Havre de Grace. Laurel and Pimlico. C. E. Rowe. who has the good filly Miss Jemima here, is well pleased with the way his yearling filly by Rlack Touey Acheron is coming on. Dan Stuart, who broke her and is looking after her early education in Kentucky, pronounces her above the average. Sam Wagner, looking younger than ever and as frisky as a colt, is a daily visitor at Devonshire. He will probably take in a week or ten days of racing at Saratoga later on in the month. Izzy Howard, who for a number of years was associated with Columbus Jones in booking in the West is here. lie made no attempt to take over any of the trotting meetings this year, having decided early in the spring to rest this summer. One of the officials here, who is also employed on the Maryland tracks, brought the news from Haltiiuore that Luke Cassidy is to succeed AVilliam P. Riggs as general manager at Laurel.

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