Veteran Mad Hatter: Scores Another Glorious Triumph in Queens County Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-22


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VETERAN MAD HATTER Scores Another Glorious Triumph in Queens County Handicap. ♦ Elf and Noah Carry the H. P. Whitney Silks First and Second in the Hudson Stakes. » NEW YORK. N. Y.. June 21.— Mad Hatter, the eight-year-old son of Fair Play and Madcap, by one of his sensational stretch rushes, was winner of the mile of the Queens County Handicap at Aqueduct today. This best wearing horse in training had placed the Suburban Handicap to the credit of the Rancocas Stable earlier in the year, but it is doubtful if ttiat victory was any more popular than his success today. As the old fellow was seen making his "Winning rush along the outside a mighty cheer went up from the stands, and when Sarnie returned him to the scales he was again riotously cheered. It was a great race, for the old fellow had to finish out the mile in 1 :36%, just a fraction slower than the record, to beat the Greentree Stables Rialto by a neck, while a length further back E. F. Cooneys Dunlin saved third from Henry Watersons Brainstorm, with Bracadale, Stable companion to the winner, in fifth place. P. H. Sims Prince of Umbria was sixth and H. P. Whitneys Enchantment last of the field. The race was worth ,900 to the winner. In the companion feature, the Hudson Stakes, for two-year-olds, the H. P. Whitney silks were first and second, when Elf won and Noah raced to second place. The day was an ideal one for the sport and the old course was uncomfortably crowded by the real Aqueduct enthusiasts. The sport was first class and there was not a dull moment all afternoon. ZEV A WITHDRAWAL. Zev and Missionary were the only withdrawals from the Queens County, leaving seven to race. There was a little time lost at the post, for which Enchantment was largely to blame, but the start was a good one. Rialto, showing unusual foot, went to the front, and he was attended by Brainstorm. Mad Hatter left the post running, but ho was outfooted and his stablemate. Bracadale, Went out to force the pace, while Brainstorm dropped back slightly. Dunlin and Prince of Umbria were racing i forwardly, with Enchantment and Mad Hatter bringing up the rear. But the field was in a fairly close bunch going to the turn out of the backstretch, and the pace was fast. Brainstorm was first to weaken from the early pace, but Bracadale kept right on after Rialto. although the Greentree Stable four-year-old was sticking to his task resolutely and showing no signs of weakening. Then in the stretch Dunlin made his move and as he charged up on Bracadale and Rialto it looked for a moment as if he would be a winner. Bracadale then had had enough of the pace and began to drop back, but ; at the same time old Mad Hatter had circled I around and he was mowing down his field with every stride. He was coming straight and true under Sandes urging, and it was ! apparent twenty yards from the finish that he would catch the leaders, although Rialto was hanging on courageously. Then in the closing strides he went by to win by a neck, while Kialto just beat Dunlin by a length, as has already been told. HUDSON STAKES MM WOW. Again the H. P. Whitney silks were first and second in a juvenile stake when Elf ■cored in the five-eighths of the Hudson, a I race worth ,150 to the winner, and Noah was second. J. S. Cosdens Keene Memorial ] winner, Laplander, and the lop weight of I the company under 126 pounds, was third and he just beat his stable mate Finland, with Reminder, another Whitney starter, following him home. The other starters were ! Dee Kosenbergs Highbinder, Willis Bhaipe | Kilmers Sunsard and Sun llathor, and i Robt. I,. Gerrys Kmi.ssary. ] Tin- start was good and in the early running Sunsard showed excellent speed, hut : was a bit rank and lost ground at the elbow I of the course. Klf and Noah were not far away and shortly after passing the bend they went into command with the filly shewing tin way. Daplander was in a bit of trouble and was slightly blocked going to the elbow. Through the final eighth Burke rode Klf j vigorously to have her hold her position, while Noah was bearing out and IfcAtee I had to tap him n the nose with his whip to keep him straight. They linished out in I good style and will undoubtedly go on to | better things. Laplander was racing exceedingly well at the end, closing with a great rush and he Continued on sixteenth page. VETERAN MAD HATTER Continued from first page. i would have beaten Noah for second place I in a few more strides. Sunsard was de-I cidedly rank and he needs more schooling at I the post before he will show his true form. There was- an exciting finish in the opening five-eighths dash for soiling plater juveniles when Zero Hour, from the Oneck Stable, in a hard drive, just nosed out W. J. I Both s Gad, with D. Waterburys Clavichord a close third. All through the last eighth there was little to choose between Gad and Zero Hour, but right at the end J. Callahan outrode 11. Wakoff. Clavichord was miserably ridden by E. Legere and was away badly, though she has shown much alertness ! in her other races. Then in the last eighth, when she was closing in gallant fashion, i Legere was of no assistance. "Uncle Dilly" Garth took down another steeplechase for the J. S. Cosden silks when I he sent Sea Master to the post in the short course affair that brought out some second division performers. He ran a truly good race when he carried It- Penn Smith Jr.s Bethany so fast to the last fence that she I fell. In the meantime I. E. "Wideners Hou-! dini, closing fast, had Sea Master doing his ; best to win by three lengths. Carabinier, from the Middknoek Farm Stable, was third . only because cf the fall of Dethany, and Frederick Johnsons Dast Man was fourth. From a good start Dethany was sent right : out in front* and Fane Lady was sent right to the pace, while Dcss John was not far i away. Sea Master was going strongly, while Houdini was doser than usual for him. Carabinier, on the other hand, was -permitted to drop Car back-in the early racing. Fane Lady was first to tire of the pace that was set by Dethany and not long after Boss John had enough and dropped back, beaten. In the meantime Mergler had moved up steadily with Sea Master and at the lower I end of the field, when Dethany made a wide turn, saved many lengths by skinning the flags. This put him on even terms with Lethany, but the filly hung on with great courage. They went to fence after fence and neither would take back. In the mean- I time Houdini was making up ground, and when Dyers made a short turn into the front I field he seemed to have a possible winning j chance. Then at the last fence Dethany went down, but Sea Master had enough speed left to hold Houdini safe, though he was ridden i out vigorously at the end.

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