Mrs. Payne Whitney: Horses from Greentree Stable Score Double at Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-10


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MRS. PAYNE WHITNEY - Horses From Greentree Stable Score Double at Fair Grounds. Moonraker Wins Johnny Powers Memorial Rinkey Her Other Successful Representative. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 9. The Green-tree Stable figured extensively in todays Fair Grounds racing, as the Mrs. Payne Whitney-owned representatives accounted for twe of the purses, including the Johnny Powers Memorial Handicap, the feature attraction, thus giving the Greentree Stable a claim on the handsome silver plate that must be won in two successive years to become the winners property. Moonraker was victor in the main contest. His success was accomplished in good style. Corcoran hustled him from the barrier in fast order and, closely pursued by Best Pal, led for the entire way. At one stage in the stretch he was forced to do his utmost to stay in the van, for Best Pal was offering stubborn ccntention. Breuning, on the latter, however, allowed Best Pal to swerve at a critical period and it aided Moonraker in his victory. Certain, which ruled favorite at the out set, seemed unnoticed in a speculative way, and he performed disappointingly, though he did outstay Oui Oui, the only other starter. The Greentree Stables other success was in the preceding dash, a three-quarter sprint engaging some worthy three-year-olds. Parke had the mount on Rinkey and he kept in close pursuit of King ONeill II. until straightened for the stretch run, whsre Rinkey came away, but was challenged strongly by the fast-coming Thorndale and had to be ridden hard to win by a scant neck. Thorndale raced as if best, but was given a badly judged ride by Pool. He had him away slowly and allowed him to drop out of it in the first three-eighths. He finished gamely and was going by far the fastest at the end. HEARTBREAKING FINISn. The sixth race, in which some high-grade platers met in the claiming handicap at a mile and a sixteenth was productive of a heartbreaking finish and a diversity of opinion of the spectators as to the correctness of the judges award in giving the purse to Polvo over Winner Take All. The latter was favorite and much the best, but was forced wide at the first turn, which cost her much ground.. She also suffered by interference on the backstretch as a result of the incompetency of L. Lang, who had the mount on Businesslike and was unable to control him. Parke did manage to get Winner Take All clear of trouble just before reaching the stretch and the filly made a determined effort to overhaul Polvo. The latter held to h!s task grimly and it was only in the last sixteenth that Winner Take All seemed to be making headway. Steadily the Latter gained and in one of the most spectacular windups, heightened by the frenzy of the shouting crowd, the pair flashed past the finish so closely aligned that no one outside of the judges were in a position to determine the winner. There was some dissent expressed over the, placing. The finish for third place was -also close. Dustabout just managed to outstay the poorly ridden Olyn- thus. The conclusion of the fifth race was another thriller, with Romany just managing, under a poor ride, to get up in time to beat out The Roll Call. The latter, racing In his best form, seemed on the point of duplicating his feat of again taking the measure of A. Daniels starter, as he did at Jefferson Park when he beat home the 1 to 3 favorite Olynthus. He showed the most speed and every time that Romany moved up The Roll Call would tantalizingly draw out slightly.

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