H. P. Whitney Silks: Carried Successfully in Main Race at Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-09


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H. P. WHITNEY SILKS Carried Successfully in Main Race at Fair Grounds. Bevenge the Winning Standard-Bearer L. McDefmott Rides Three Winners. NEW ORLEANS. La.. Feb. S. The Highway Purse, at one mile and 70 yards, was the feature offering of the Business Mens Tiacing Association at the Fair Grounds today, and the bis crowd present saw a sparkling contest with the result in doubt until the last few strides. The winner came from the division of the II. P. Whitney stable that Mose Goldblatt has in charge here for the master of Brookdale Stud, the four-year-old Xlevenge carrying the popular silks of the New York turfman to victory. Revenge had failed in his two former starts here, but today raced in his best form and, after being kept under restraint to the stretch, moved up rapidly when called on, and, under McDermotts energetic riding, disposed of Childs Play and then outstayed Setting Sun when the latter loomed up threateningly in the last sixteenth: Setting Sun might have been a more formidable factor had he gotten away with the others. He was last leaving the post and, though ridden wide, managed to close a big gap and was gaining on the winner at the end. Childs Play moved into the lead after Better Times tired from pacemaking, but suffered from interference and a poor ride when things looked particularly bright for the Foley racer. Jockey L. McDermott was the riding hero of the afternoon with three - Victories to his credit, whileWnParkes failure to land even one winner brought woe to his legion of admirers. ISOSCELES TRIUMPHANT. McDermott, after riding Revenge to success in the main race, came back in the following contest, scoring with Isosceles in the mile and a sixteenth dash after a warm argument with Rock Bottom. It was not until in the last eighth that Isosceles was able to draw clear, Parke giving Rock Bottom a hard ride to overtake the Lowe color bearer. An interesting duel between Lady Rose and Honor Man marked the running of the third race. The first-mentioned had the advantage of beginning on the inside and taking the lead with the rise of the barrier, while Honor Man had to be ridden wide from an outer position. The latter gained rapidly and might have won but for trying to savage Corcoran, j who had the mount on Lady Rose. The lat- ters winning margin was but a head. j The colors of Polk Laffoon of Kentucky were carried successfully in the first race of the afternoon when Georgia Rose easily triumphed over the band of two-year-olds that included R. T. Wilsons Night Shade, which was coupled with W. J. Salmons Trigger. The winner was best. She was saved in the early stages while Night Shade set the pace, moved up steadily at the stretch turn, and, when called on, easily wrested the lead frcm the AVilson standard-bearer and drew clear at the end. Night Shade ran well but was no match for the winner. There was a decided surprise and upset in the second race. Poppye provided the surprise by scoring at long odds, while Guvnor and Care Free, the favored ones, were both disappointments to their many admirers. Care Free began well and quickly assumed the lead, only to give way to the eventual winner after a brief display of speed. Once in front, Poppye increased her advantage and was never in danger thereafter. Arrowhead and Fifty-Fifty both closed big gaps to pass Care Free in the last eighth and take the minor portions of the purse in the order named. Guvnor failed miserably and quit after going five-eighths. The mile and an eighth of the concluding race fell to Lord Wrack after closing a big gap. Old Sands of Pleasure was the favorite here, but the veteran tired badly after moving into contention entering the stretch and dropped back thereafter. Lord Wrack was saved for a half mile, then rushed into the lead and found no trouble holding it to the end. Walnut Hall and Superbum put up a hot battle for second money, the former proving the gamer.

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