Parke Still Starring: Shows Admirable Horsemanship Winning on Pequot, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-27


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PARKE STILL STARRING Shows Admirable Horsemanship Winning on Pequot. Olynthus Takes the Momus Handicap Easily. Under His Guidance Good Attendance. NEW ORLEANS, La.. Jan. 2G. Olynthus, carrying the colors .of W. Daniel and ridden by Parke, accounted for the Momus Handicap with ,000 added, at a mile and a sixteenth, winning easily from Rama. Best Pal, coupled with Barracuda, finished in third, place. There wero eight starters in the race. Guest of Honor and Lady Madcap being withdrawn because of track conditions, the going continuing soft and favorable to mud runners, but showing improvement as the-afternoon progressed. Six of the starters were given vast attention, Sedgeficld being slightly favored with little to choose between Rama, Lord Granite and Olynthus. Scdgefield rushed into the lead immediately after the start with Olynthus and Rama in close-up attendance, but before the first quarter had been traversed Romanelli had Rama far back. Barracuda keeping him company. Barracudas racing was vastly different for the good performance he registered in his previous race. Sedgeficld continued in the lead until just before reaching; the stretch turn where Parke called on Olynthus and that racer, responding gamely, took the lead in a flash and through the last eighth held the race safe. Best Pal made a game try in the stretch, but his heavy weight caused him to give way near the end and enabled Rama to beat him by a slight margin for second place. Sedgcf ield tired badly and. Lord Granite ran a worse race than did Barracuda. Clear and moderating weather was responsible for bringing out a large Saturday attendance. It was the largest crowd that has been at the track since New Years day. The card comprised many of the better grade of racers here and several of the contests wero highly interesting and enjoyable. PARKE AGAIN FEATURES. Jockey Parke was again much in the limelight. He won with three of his mounts, finished second with two others and was unplaced on his other one. He only rode in six races. He began his victories with Certain, which, by virtue of his alertness at the barrier, had the better of the start and it was responsible for his success. He only won by a short neck, tiring badly, and would have been beaten in a few strides more by Sweepstakes. The latter began slowly, but gained steadily and was going the faster of the pair at tho finish. John Finn, which finished third, might also have beaten Certain with a better send-off. Parke followed with his victory on Olynthus in the feature race and rode Pequot in front of those that started in the fifth race. It was in this race that Parke displayed marked superiority over the other riders here. He gradually cased Pequot back out of forward contention in the first three-quarters, when Gondolier, Margaret Ware and Freezy Sncezy were racing themselves into exhaustion, and had a comparatively fresh horse when he challenged the leaders in tho stretch. Pequot raced by them with dispatch and won with ease from Freezy Sneezy. Gondolier outstayed Huonec for third place. On Hickory, which finished in second place, ho met with considerable interference when ho attempted to come around the leaders on the stretch turn, and it aided Kent L., which had a clear course, to pass into the lead and beat Hickory home by a scant length. Pete Foy was best of the others that started hero and landed in third place. Lady Rose was another of Parkes mounts to land in second place and was beaten homo by Care Free. The latter showed the most speed from the start and always held Lady Rose safe, although she gave him quite an argument in the stretch racing. On Little Ammie Farke never figured to any extent in the sixth race. Rupee was tho winner here and led for the entire distance. Royal Crown finished second and Blackolia outstayed Little Ammie for third place. The opener fell to Biff Bang in easy fashion from Piedmont, witli Exchange finishing third. Many expected to see Piedmont disqualified because of bad interference he subjected Exehange to in the stretch, but no publicly expressed notice of the incident was taken by the stewards. The difficult track of this afternoon was responsible for numerous withdrawals from the different dashes. Honolulu Boys absence from the closing race this afternoon was because of his victory yesterday, which made him ineligible to start in todays race. W. II. Fizer, well-known trainer, acting for G. W. Stork, bought privately the promising two-year-old winner, Barney Google. The colt in his only start showed a fine performance and won like a good one. Stake Me, owned by the Friars Inn Stable, is one of the late nominees for the 5,000 Louisiana Derby, to be run at Jefferson Park.

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