Completes a Double: Pricemakers Victory Second of Afternoon for August Belmont, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-16


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COMPLETES A DOUBLE • . Pricemakers Victory Second of Afternoon for August Belmont. ♦ • His Ladkin the Other Winner — Improved Weather Reflected in Larger Attendance. ♦ ■ NEW YORK. N. Y., May 15.— The Newton Selling Stakes at three-quarters featured the program at Jamaica today and it completed a double for August Belmont, when Price-maker, ridden by McLaughlin, was winner in a drive from R. T. "Wilson, Jrs., Ormesvile, . and Buxtons Missionary. The start was a poor one and eliminated over half the , starters, lricemaker was away quickly and ; he opened up a long lead. Silk Tassel was j j the one to race in closest pursuit, while | j Ormesvale was in third place with the others 1 more or less strung out and Dominique bringing up the rear. Silk Tassel moved up with splendid courage, rounding the turn and momentarily threatened to assume the lead. She faltered, however, and McLaughlin, astride Price-maker, saved ground entering thes treteh. In the meantime, Ormesvale had slipped through j | on the inside, while Missionary was forced to work his way up. Through the final ; j ighth lricemaker was tiring out but hung ! i .n with good courage and outlasted Ormes- i I vale, while Missionary barely got up to be I third and outlast Hullabaloo which had : closed resolutely. There was a change for the better in racing conditions this afternoon and a bigger crowd was on hand to witness the card. The tiack was at its best. G. C. Winfreys Bill Winfrey was returned the winner of the opening dash of the afternoon, which engaged a small but well-balanced band of juveniles to go five-eighths under claiming conditions. W. Daniels Master Billy raced to second place, while P. H. Sims Wilbur C. Whitehead was third. MeATEES GOOD FINISIL The start was a good one, but Wilbur C. Whitehead quickly outran his opponents and drew away into a commanding lead. Master Billy and Hidalgo were the ones to race in closest pursuit, while Bill Winfrey, after beginning furwardly, dropped back. Round- ing the stretch turn there was a general j | closing up and the Sims starter was momen- I . tarily headed. Under hard urging he drew | away again. McAtee in the meantime improved I his position on the inside with Bill Winfrey, and he was Torced to come around the leader at the stret.:h turn. In doing so he carried Master Billy a trifle wide. In a hard-fought duel through the final eighth the Winfrey colt got up and was going clear, while Master Billy barely nosed out Wilbur C Whitehead. Jockey L. McAtee completed a double when he landed Mrs. A. Swenkes Despair home a winner at a mile and seventy yards by a narrow margin from C. Buxtons Tangerine, j while W. Daniels Olynthus was third. Da-vine, who was astride Tangerine, lodged a complaint of foul, which was not allowed. DESPAIR IX CLOSE FIXISII. There was no time lost at the start and ! the field left in good alignment McAtee im- I mediately shot Despair into the lead and he j I opened up a safe gap. Then taken under restraint he showed the way through the i back stretch to Apology and Olynthus, while j j Honor Man was leading Tangerine. Honor I j Man was in early trouble and dropped back la last place. Rounding the turn Tangerine made his bid and came on the outside of ■ the pacemaker while Olynthus and Apology slipped through next to the inner rail. Through the final eighth Despair was bearing out badly and carried Tangerine with him. The Cosmopolitan High Weight Handicap, Which was run in two sections, engaged by far the better starters in the third race and it resulted in a victory for August Belmonts Ladkin. ridden by C Kummer, in an easy fashion from G. IX Wideners Lanius, while , the Riviera Stables Miss Star was third. Following a brief delay at the post, both Ladkin nad Lanius, who had the best of the i start, began in motion and readily outdistanced the others. Kummer made full use of the advantage and sent Ladkin into an easy lead. Saving ground throughout he never left the ultimate result in serious doubt. Lanius I was outrun but at the end readily held the i tiring Miss Star safe. The latter began flat footed and showed a good performance in getting to the pace, but quit badly under the Fire, racing for J. Butler, was returned the winner of the second division of the Cosmopolitan, at three-quarters, defeating the Raneocas Stables Sheridan, while August Belmonts Lucky Play was third.

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