Ladkin Easy Winner: Carries August Belmont Silks to Victory in Broadway Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-18


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I I I 4 LADKIN EASY WINNER « Carries August Belmont Silks to Victory in Broadway Stakes. Disqualification in Second Race Results in Blind Play Being Set Back. I I ♦ ■ NEW YORK, N. Y.. June 17.— Ladkin, the chestnut son of Fair Play — Lading, that races for August Belmont, was an easy winner of the Broadway Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth, which featured the program offered at Aqueduct this afternoon. The Broadway Stakes was for entire colts and fillies and brought together a field of six. Harry Payne Whitneys Klondyke finished second while Eaglet, from the Rancocas Stable, was third. The winner was ridden by J. Maiben. who made full use of his brilliant speed in racing his opponents into early defeat and then drawing away into an easy lead, which he never relinquished. Ladkin ran the distance in 1 :43, which equalled the track record held by Mad Hatter established in 1921. There was little delay at the post and the field left in good alignment. Eaglet, Ladkin and Aga Khan raced in close order, while Klondyke, from a slow beginning, brought up the rear. The field had not gone an eighth before Aga Khan was taken back of the early pace. Maiben sent Ladkin to the front and he opened up a brief lead while Eaglet was still racing in closest pursuit. Vulnad was in third position and Klondyke had improved his position and was going fast on the inner rail. Swinging for home. Maiben hugged the inner rail and Ladkin increased his advantage with but little effort Eaglet found the pace too swift and gave way when Klondyke ranged alongside of him. Through the final eighth McAtee made a determined bid with the Whitney candidate, but he was not good enough, although he had a wide margin over Eaglet. The winner shouldered 122 pounds and conceded chunks of weights to his opponents. The victory was a popular one with the crowd. A continuation of summerlike weather brought forth another large off-day crowd and the card furnished some spirited racing. The track was at its best CHANGE IN PLACING. A disqualification came out of the running of the second race when August Belmonts Blind Play flashed home in front at the end of the six and a half furlong route, leading S. Louis Sherman and G. D. Wideners Lanius, while the Riviera Stables Bonaparte finished in fourth place. The stewards, after interrogating the riders of Sherman and Lanius, ordered that Blind Plays number be taken down and the official placing was as follows : Sherman, Lanius, Bonaparte. The field was a good one and from a good start Westwick, racing for the Sanford Stud farms, was the quickest to begin. He was pressed by Lanius while Sherman was well up. Blind Play and Bonaparte, beginning from the extreme outside were forced to work their way up, but in a few yards Bonaparte was pressing the leader only to take command entering the stretch. Blind Play in the meantime, under Maibens handling, had worked his way up on the outside and was going strongly when straightened out in the stretch. Bonaparte was still leading when McAtee made his move with Lanius. Blind Ilay swerved over to the inner rail and impeded Lanius which in turn bothered Sherman although it did not interfere with the latters stride. Lanius was forced to take up and he .then came around on the outside. In the meantime Blind Play had withdraw away into an easy lead. Sherman had a safe margin over Lanius while the latter was showing the way to Bonaparte. ROSA YET A GOOD AS LEFT. It was a well-balanced band of cheap platers that answered the call in the third race, with conditions stipulating that they be ridden by boys that have not won two races. The winner turned up in A. M. Mounces Lily M., ridden by It Albiker in a drive from G. W. Coburns Buck Pond, while S. Flahertys Byron was third. The start was marred when Rosa Yeta, one of the choices, was as good as left. Hidden Jewel and Buck Pond were the ones to establish the early pace, while Lily M. was racing along in third position, but several lengths in advance of the remainder. Lily M. made her move up on the outside, round-I ing the turn, but went extremely wide and lost many lengths. When clear, however, she swerved over to the inside at the eighth pole, causing a jam in which Hidden Jewel was the chief sufferer. However, she drew clear again, while Buck Pond barely lasted to save second place from the fast finishing Byron. W. V. Casey furnished the winner of the first race in Gipsy Flyer in a drive from Fred GKassons Margaret St L., while J. S. Wards Wax Lady was third. There was no time lost at the barrier and the field Continued on fourteenth i age. - LADKIN EASY WINNER Continued from first page. left in good alignment. L. Fator, astride Margaret St. L., had her away in first position and furnished a fast pace for the others to follow. Wax Lady went along after her. while Gipsy Flyer was racing on the outside. Wedlock, from the J. S. Cosden stable and reputed a fast filly, could not keep up with her company. Margaret St. L. held sway until the final few yards, where she tired and succumbed to the rush of Gipsy Flyer. Wax Lady was tiring and just lasted to be third. A bulky band of cheap platers paraded for the running of the fifth race and S. Koss" Trappean defeated M. Hirschs Bowman, while J. Kahn was third with Jessamine. The winner raced prominently from the start and after disposing of Vulcain Queen outlasted Bowman at the end. The Salubria Stables Flying Comet was an easy winner of the final race of the afternoon, while James Butler was second with Queens Token and Mrs. K. 1. Hitts Nocturne was third. The winner dominated the runing throughout and won with speed in reserve.

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