Flint Stone Victor: Emerges Triumphant over Good Opponents in Esplanade Event, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-10


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FLINT STONE VICTOR Emerges Triumphant Over Good Opponents in Esplanade Event. : Dr. Clark Scores Sensational Success in Secondary Feature Thru Parkes Great Finish. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 9. There was some sparkling racing at the Fair Grounds this afternoon. A crowd of immense proportions was present and interest centered in the decision of the two handicaps offered as the principal racing attractions. The main feature was the Esplanade Handicap at one mile, run as the fourth race. A field that would have done credit to one of the big northern courses during the summer months faced the starter in this race. It gave further opportunity for J. McMillens Flint Stone to show his true quality, and the son of Friar Rock did so in a manner both decisive and impressive. The McMillen racer was the favorite and had sucli worthy opponents as Rinkey, Barracuda, Moonrakor, Cherry Tree, Lady Mall-cap, Oui Oui, Cloughjordan and Bradleys -J"o"itey. His admirers were thrown in consternation when the gelding began slowly and was far back unt il the last quarter. Then it was that he showed at his best. In a twinkling he had closed a big gap and, catching the leaders in the last eighth, he drew clear and was going away at the end. Rinkey finished second and Cloughjordan, the despised outsider in the betting, was third, the last-named furnishing a big surprise in leading from the start and only giving way m the last sixteenth. In the Broadway Handicap, the secondary, attraction. Dr. Clark, under Parkes vigorous finish, scored a sensational victory, getting a nose decision over Exodus in the last stride. "With a better ride the latter would have won, as Corcoran permitted the favorite to race wide on the turns and also swerved out in the last eighth. Three of Fridays starters were claimed. Two of the claims occurred in the second race, Guvnor going to Milo Shields and Care Free to J. -P. Polk. The claiming price was ,600 in each instance. Tody found new ownership in the final race, C. P. Winfrey securing her at a cost of ,600. Two additional layers joined the operating ranks that will be on hand for two "days. This made a total ctf thirty-seven quoting prices. IT. Stearns bought privately the two-year-old filly My Irish Colleen from J. A. Hall. Black Gold, which will rule the favorite in the Louisiana Derby if he starts, was worked a half mile 1 riday morning over the Jefferson Park track in 54 seconds. The colt has filled out considerably and is going prominently in his training. AVilliam Perkins will devote training attention to the horses he has under his. care here instead of departing for Lexington, as he intended to do. Son of Tr.omp, in the Per-Jcins stable, while being schooled to the barrier, straddled the fence and fence rail had to be sawed to extricate the horse.

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