Hamilton Derby Surprise: Spanish Maize with Aid of Turner Defeats Start Jester in Hamilton Opening Day Feature., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-27


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; ! ! j | : ! ■ : j ; j i : : j ■ I 1 ! 1 j f 1 " 1 k 1 1 3 9 " e 1 • f - 1 s 7 t - - : k d d I s g - s :- HAMILTON DERBY SURPRISE I Spanish Maine With Aid of Turner I Defeats Star Jester in Hamilton Opening Day Feature. HAMILTON, Ont.. June 2fi.— Spanish Maize, an awkward-gaited son of Spanish r Prince II. — Wheat-ear, accounted for the j Hamilton Derby, which featured the opening , days program this afternoon. Second place fell to H. Dohs Star Jester, with the Seagram Stables Bedstone third and the only * remaining starter, W. C. Weants Ettas O., a r distant follower. The Derby attracted an ; overnight list of five and but four started. CoUlnga, which was coupled with Spanish i Maize, being withdrawn at the last moment, i The victory for J. K. B. Rosa can be at- | tributed to Turners skill over Brooke. Span- j tab Maine and Star Jester dominated the | speculative interests and throughout the race were the most important factors and at the end hut a neck separated the pair in a hard- j fctigUt and furious finish. i There was but little delay at the barrier j and the field was dispatched to a perfect t start. Brooke elected to go to the front with i the top weighted SUtr Jester and he trav- t ersed tbe early running under restraint in a 1 fast manner. Bedstone kept him close com- ] pony for the first half mile, while Spanish j liaise was but a short distance away on the outside. Klias O. was never prominent. ] When going down the back stretch Star t Jester still showed the way while Brooke was still sitting still, and Spanish Maize gained steadily. Bounding the turn the Lob j j starter was called upon, but failed to draw j away. Redstone in the meantime had j dropped back beaten and the interest cen- | , tered in the pair racing head and head j , through the long stretch. It was nip and I i tuck, with Spanish Maize under severe pun- j , ishment, and Star Jester hanging on with j ] bulldog tenacity. A sixteenth from home i Turners superior horsemanship began to | tell and the Boss starter, although flounder- I I | ing. was held together by his rider and wore I ! , down the tiring pacemaker. The pair crossed ; j , the finishing line driving furiously with Spanish Maize on the outside, a good neck in front. Bedstone was eight lengths back and thoroughly beaten. The race netted the Boss establishment the sum of ,010, and the fractional time was as follows: 24, 4S%, 1:13%. 1:39% and l*t%. Spanish Maize until today was in the maiden class. The first meeting at Hamilton for the year 1022 was ushered in ttiis afternoon und.T i ideal conditions. Midsummer weather prevailed and the track was fast. The crowd which surged through the stands and lawn was of huge proportions anil augmented by j large delegations from other cities. The program which was carded for de- cision was of exceptional merit and served to bring out well-balanced fields. Bacing was far from a formful nature and long-priced horses were returned in the majority of the contests, although several were pressed to the utmost at the end. BOTH FEATl UKS TO J. K. I.. ROSS. Commander J. K. E. Boss had a successful j afternoon and accounted for both features. The Salisbury Handicap, which occupied secondary position, resulted in a victory for Hildur, which ran coupled with Sailing B. The winner was ridden by Turner and was the one successful choice which broke the long string of long-priced winners. Ihe start found Helen Rogers away in front, pursued by the Ross pair. Entering the stretch Hildur assumed the lead and drew clear. Sailing B. was racing in second posi-3 tion, while Serapis was closing stoutly on the outside, with Eulah F. next to the inside rail. Turner noted the danger and calling upon Hildur the latter responded and drew clear at the end, while Eulah F. had a head margin over Serapis. The Mount Hope Steeplechase, which was at two miles under selling conditions, wit-1 nessed the first start for Bencher this year. He displayed some of his last years form, but retired as if short and finished in the ruck. The winner came from unexpected quarters when Briganna was home ahead of Fair Mac and Butcher Boy. F. W. Hall reported this morning that the two-year-old Dixie Dick was on the shelf with fever. M. Btppman. well-known merchant of Havana and keenly interested in the thorough- bred, was an arrival today. Mr. Bippman is a member of the Cuba-American Jockey Club. The Thorncliffe Stable has taken first call on the services of jockey J. McTaggart for the Canadian season. C. P. Winfrey has se- cured second call. George Walker has secured a call on jockey Erickson for the Canadian season, Benny C. Rouch was an arrival from New York today and will remain for the remain- der of the meeting. The post positions will be drawn at the scale and will not correspond with the num- Continued on twelfth page. HAMILTON DERBY SURPRISE j Continued from first pajf . " hen en the program. Commander J. K. D. Ross and a party ot friends were visitors from Montreal. G. M. llendrie, Walter O. Parmer. John li Madigan. .1. W. Bean, B. Harding and W. H. Howe, who has a stable here in charge of f trainer . J. Casey, were noted on the lawn. Jockey K. Barnes returned to St. Michaels liospitai at Toronto Thursday to undergo " an operation for o broken arm and split bone in his wrist, which were discovered J following his fall at Toronto in which he suffered a broken collarbone. Persisent. hied at Vercheres. Que., winner r of the third race this afternoon, is the third J horse which was sold at the J. K. D. Ross S sale at Toronto this spring to be returned a a winner. Flying Ford won two races and 1 Lilt one. ♦

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