Another Whitney Triumph: Damask Easily Defeats Mad Hatter in the Aqueduct Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-25


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t ANOTHER WHITNEY TRIUMPH t - -i Damask Easily Defeats Mad Hatter in the Aqueduct Handicap, t Bushwick Steeplechase Goes to Bullseye Crystal Ford Too Fast for Romany. ! NEW YORK, N. Y., September 24. Harry Payne Whitneys Damask, four-year-old son of All Gold- Crinoline, racing brilliantly under expert handling by Master Penman, vanquished Mad Hatter in the Aqueduct Handicap this afternoon and shattered the track record for a mile and five-sixteenths. The race was worth ,950 to the winner. Penman sent the Whitney colt to the front soon after the start and drew clear of Mad Hatter on the lower turn. The Rancocas horse hung on gamely in the stretch and under a vigorous ride made a strong effort to overtake the winner in the straightaway, but he tired in the stretch drive. Damask held on easily, however, and was drawing away rapidly through the last quarter mile. He led by three lengths and a half at the. finish. A. K. Macombers Kingdom II. was outclassed and outrun all the way. The record shattered by the Whitney horse was. made in the running of the same race last year by his stablemate John Pi Grier, which ran the distance in 2:12. The fractional time for Damasks performance today was: 25, 49, 1:13, 1:37, 2:05, 2:11. Fine weather and an exceptionally good program brought a large crowd to the track. The racing ground was in splendid condition after the recent rains- and-tfast time was. made in. the majority of the races. The Bushwick Steeplechase, worth ,050 to the winner, fell to J. S. Cosdens Bullseye,- with Sea Bryn second and Decisive third. Crawford held the Cosden jumper under slight restraint until the twelfth obstacle. Then he moved up under, pressure and took the lead. He galloped along easily, and refused to extend himself, but responded gamely to the call of his rider in the last eighth, when Sea Bryn took, command by a length. He then came again and drew away into a two lengths lead at the end. Sea Bryn was a prominent contender from the fall of the flag, but was used up racing Decisive into, defeat. .Tliu Canterbury Farm gelding is showing steady improvement at cross-country racing and should be a factor in the big events in Maryland. " MAVOURNEEN A BIG SURPRISE. . Mavourneen, hard ridden by Rice, came up on the outside in the stretch to win the first, race at six and a half furlongs from Polythia and Mercury, Arrow of Gold, the favorite, finished in the rear, a badly beaten filly. Rice, who had the mount on Mavourneen, did not force the Celt filly when she lost the lead in the first eighth, but nursed her along carefully. Gradually working her way up. Mavourneen drew up to the leaders in the stretch and appeared to. tire. Rice resorted, to the whip and his mount responded gamely. Racing head and head with Polythia, she headed Mercury in thi last eighth and outlasted the Polymelian filly at the end by a short head. Fusee graduated in the third race, a selling affair at five-eighths for maiden two-year-olds. Brilliant Ray took second place, by a length from Fred Kinney. W. C. Clancys Crystal Ford took the fifth race at one mile from Romany and Thimble in easy ashion. He went into the lead on the turn and was never seriously threatened thereafter, although Romany, hard ridden by Fator, moved up menacingly in the stretch and kept the Clancy starter under a drive. He could not get to the winner, however, and was losing ground at the finish. E. G. Schaeffer, who purchased a number of horses out of the S. A. Clopton disposal sale, announced today that he will race Twopair in his. own colors. He announced also that Max Gold, Grace E., Granny Lee and Forest Major had been bid in by him at the sale in the Interests of Mrs. Clopton and will be raced in her name. The other horses purchased by Schaeffer at the sale were bought for the account of J. S. Farnum. All of them will be trained by Schaeffer R. E. Watkins claimed Brilliant Ray out of the third race for ,505. C. W. Carroll, trainer for A. B. Spreckels, arr rived at Aqueduct today on business. He came from Montreal, where he scored a stake victory witii Runstar. He announced that Runstar will be left in the East for the winter and will probably be placed in charge of James McClellan at Havre de Grace. Carroll will take along the Sun-star horse. Hand Grenade, recently purchased from A. K. Macomber for the Napa Stud, when he re-" turns to California. The report reached Aqueduct yesterday that William B. Miller, the well-known breeder, has purchased a third interest in The Finn from J. E. Madden and J. II. Hullenbcck. He also holds a third interest in the stallion Brown Prince.

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