Sweep Park Again: Scores Her Greatest Triumph in the Clipsetta Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-08


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SWEEP PARK AGAIN . ♦ Scores Her Greatest Triumph In the Clipsetta Stakes. • Goshawk Carries 125 Pounds to a Sparkling Victory in the Quickstep Handicap. LATONIA. Ky., June 7.— Sweep Park is still unbeaten and she continued her triumphant march this afternoon by achieving her greatest success when she won from the best fillies that could be mustered in this part of the country and starting in the Clipsetta Stakes, carrying a net value of ,760 to the winner. Sweep Park was one of the lucky ones at the start and her great early-speed gave her command at once and it proved the factor in her victory, for near the end she tired steadily and in a stride or two more would have been a victim to Little Visi tors determined rush. The latter was going the fastest near the end, had passed Sweep Park a stride beyond the finish and raced just as commendably as the winner. Sweep Park and Little Visitor had dominated the running from practically the start and the last sixteenth found them engaged in a spirited duel, with the decision in doubt until the judges pacing. Far back of the pair came Donna Santa, just outstaying Cream Puff. Evelyn, by her fractious post acting had delayed the start and when they were dispatched it was in ragged order, with the inner post positioned horses having a slight advantage. Most of them lacked the requisite speed to stay in front and were relegated to the rear by-Sweep Park and Little Visitor. Buckwheat Cake was one to suffer from interference and she had to be ridden wide. This cost her at least third place. FAST TIME HUNG UP. Gifford A. Cochrans Goshawk was victor of the Quickstep Handicap, bringing to the post eleven of the best short distance racers here. He won handily from Braedalbane, with Dudley in third place. The three-quarters was covered in 1 :11, the fastest at this distance during the present meeting and only a second from the track record made by-Sweetheart. Goshawk had up 125 pounds, but the steadying impost seemed to make little difference to him, for he kept pace in the early stages with Great Jaz and passed the latter at his leisure and, once in command, he held safe the ,230 that went to the winner. The last eighth developed a spirited battle for place honors and in the drive that followed Braedalbane held to his task in game style and outstayed Dudley. The latter was lucky throughout and secured for himself a commanding position by escaping interference. The start was delayed because of the bad post actions of Great Jaz and Comixa and when the webbing was released it found Actuary, the favorite, unwilling to begin with the others and he was left standing at the pest. Garner, who had the mount by dispensation of the stewards, galloped him around after the others. BIG CROWD PRESENT. The ideal conditions prevailing, coupled with the double stake fixtures offered, was a magnet that attracted the full quota of racing enthusiasts in these parts and also brought down big delegations from Louis-v.Ile, Lexington and other adjacent cities. It was an assemblage of the most representative type and they extracted wholesome enjoyment out of the racing and attending incidents. The holiday crowd that indulged in speculation fared fairly well, even if favorites were beaton on occasions. They picked winners steadily and combined profit with their pleasure. The introductory three-quarters dash engaged nine platers of fair quality, with Inquisition the favored one, and the winner. She raced Ararat into defeat before half a mile and been traversed and came away in the stretch to win well under restraint. The battle for the middle portion of the purse became heated during the last sixteenth, with five contending strongly for it. Ilapid Day, saving ground, managed to get up in time to outstay Ararat by a neck, with the same markin separating Dust Flower and the weakly ridden Ten-Sixty. The time, 1 :11%, was exceptionally fast for this grade of racers and is a forerunner to the possibilities what a good horse might d on the rebuilt racing ground. The mile and a sixteenth handicap, engaging some fairly good horses, furnished a medium for Giblon to add another victory to his account when she won from Dazzler. with Pindar Peel in third place. The latter forced a stiff pace from the start, and just Itontiuucd on bixteeUtb pane.

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