Missionary Triumphs: First in Harlem Selling Stakes after Thrilling Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-11


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MISSIONARY TRIUMPHS ♦ First in Harlem Selling Stakes After Thrilling Finish. — , ♦ Success Due in Great Measure to Skill and Energetic Ride of "Happy" Buxton. ♦ NEW YORK, N. Y.. June 10.— Clarence Buxtons Missionary, ridden by M. "Happy" Buxton, who only returned to the saddle Monday after a long term of idleness, was winner of the Harlem Selling Stakes at Belmont Park today. The finish of this mile dash was a thrilling one when it was only by a desperate drive that the prize was saved from August Belmonts Pricemaker. with the Glen Riddle Farms miserably ridden Dinna Care finishing third. The race was worth ,450 to the winner. It was a good day of sport that was furnished, though the stake was framed for selling platers. There was a mile for three-year-old fdlies that went to Priscilla Ruley from the Belair Stud and it was a useful final trial for her engagement in the Coaching Club American Oaks, to be run Friday. The day was bright and warm and the going fast, conditions that resulted in a large attendance and first class sport. First Lady Harding, the Edward Arlington filly, was the only one named overnight that did not appear in the parade to the post, for the Harlem, making it a field of seven that raced. Little time was lost at the barrier and it rose to a good start, but Ponce was caught unawares and had Dinna Care off sluggishly. Schuttinger rushed Banter out from the start, and Ponce, in an effort to atone for his sluggishness at the barrier, drove Dinna Care up until he was right after the sprinter. He kept right at it, though it had been shown on various occasions that the mile is a bit far for Banter. Buxton rated Missionary along back of the pair of them and Pricemaker was in fourth place and running on the outside. DIXA CAttE EXHAUSTED. At the head of the stretch. Dinna Care had Banter beaten but it had taken a lot out of him, and then Missionary fought his way through, while Prime Minister and Price-maker were both closing resolutely. Ponce was no help to Dinna Care in the final drive, and Buxton, fighting with hand and heels, just kept Missionary going long enough to beat the fast-finishing Pricemaker by a r.eck. Dinna Care was a full four lengths before Prime Minister, which in turn beat Banter by a length. There was a bit of consolation to Major Belmont in the fact that it was Missionary that beat Pricemaker, for he is of Nursery stock. The steeplechase of the day furnshed something of a surprise when Joseph E. Wideners Parlays, most fancied of the field, could only finish fourth. Connibert. from the Greentree Stable, proved to be the winner over Byng. and Pummel was up under a drive to beat Parlays for the short end of the purse. There were seven starters and the only one that did not complete the course was M. Everharts Goldbar. He refused at the eighth fence. Marsters quickly went into a good lead with Connibert and, stealing away, was never threatened. He was tiring at the end and jumped badly two fences from home, but he was still ten lengths to the good at the end. BYERS MISTAKES COSTLY. Byers made many a mistake with Parlays. In the early running he was taking his mount back and he swung him over to the insieie where he found himself securely pocketed when he tried to move. In the back field Parlays made up some ground but he could never come anywhere close to Connibert, and at the end he tired so badly as to lose even third, as has been told. The race was in marked contrast to some of his other performances. Byng and Regalia raced closely lapped after the pacemaker, and going into the back field Mohican made a great bluff whea he I rushed up on the outside, but it was only a bluff and he quickly faded away. Byng. on the other hand, stuck along at his task and for the last half mile he held the place perfectly safe, finally beating Rummel half a dozen lengths. Parlays seemed to have third safe over the last fence, but he tired badly i in the drive. j William Woodwards Priscilla Ruley had ! an excellent final trial for her engagement in the Coaching Club American Oaks, to be run Friday, when she was winner of the mile of the Damsel, framed for three-year-old fillies. After she was an easy winner in 1 :3S%, she was worked out to the mile and an eighth in 1:52%, and she finished that distance in a manner to suggest a readiness for the mile and three-eighths Friday. Harry Payne Whitneys Margin was the one to finish second, a length and a half back • of the Woodward filly, and Joseph E. Davis j Eagerness was two lengths further away and I four lengths before J. R. Thornbys Venus, Continued on sixteenth page. „--— ♦ j MISSIONARY TRIUMPHS J * . 1 1 Continued from first page. . - with Filomar, a stablemate of the winner, r last of the five that raced. , From a good start Eagerness was first to ■o ; show out of the bunch and she raced into o | an early lead, with Margin second and Priscilla Ruley a close third. Eagerness was soon n through with the pacemaking and she was ,s passed by both Margin and Priscilla Ruley. Maiben had gone through on the inside with Mr. Woodwards filly and he was right after Margin. It was not until the stretch was reached d that Priscilla Ruley came around Margin to 0 take the lead, when the race was as good as 18 over. Eagerness saved ground on the stretch ? turn, but could not get to Margin, though she stood a hard drive gamely. There was a great finish came out of the ie mile and an eighth for selling platers when n W. J. Howards Simoon, showing greatly improved *T form, when he stuck it out to just meat R. B. Strassburgers Ceylon Prince, e ■with James MacManus Jacqueline Julian .n the one to race third. Jacqueline Julian n was the one to cut out all the running and id David Harum went after him. It was not 3t until the stretch was reached that the pacemaker e_ began to tire, and both Simoon and id Ceylon Prince closed on him with a great rush. At that stage Ceylon Prince looked like a winner, but Marinelli made the mistake s- of taking him between Simoon and ld Jacqueline Julian, where he was in close 3e quarters and hardly able to do his horse 3e justice. Right to the end Ceylon Prince :e fought it out, but he could not overtake jg Simoon, which was winner by a neck, while David Harum was only a head farther away. The Oneck Stable furnished the winner of of the closing race of the afternoon in Canister, ridden by jockey J. Callahan, in a drive 3 from T. J. Carrolls Miss Babe, while Edward Arlingtons New Hope was third. The winner was stoutly supported" in the wagering ig and raced prominently from the start to out-game t- Miss Babe at the end. The latter er showed a good performance and had no excuses. x_ J. E. Madden supplied the winner of the first race in Young Martin, which was ridden •■ by jockey H. Stutts in a clever manner, defeating e" the Rancocas Stables Sarzana, while ile Pocket Mouse, from the Greentree Stable, le was third. It was a field of five that paraded for the race and from a good start Pocket Mouse was the first to show out of the band. d He raced greenly and bore to the extreme ne outside fence before a sixteenth of a mile ile had been negotiated. Young Martin began in slowly but quickly moved into contention, n. and running true gained on the leaders and id was going clear at the end. Sarzana was a forward factor throughout but faltered under er the whip, while Pocket Mouse finished fast to be a good third.

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