Displeasing Riding: Jockey Horn Suspended Pending Investigation of His Ride, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-12


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DISPLEASING RIDING Jockey Horn Suspended Pending Investigation of His Ride. Hawthorne . Racing Marked By Hot Finishes Before a Big Crowd. HAWTHORNE RACE TRACK, Aug. 11. In a spectacular finish of three, Doubtful was Kiven the verdict over Dorius and Soggarth Aroon in the concluding race of an off-day card. So close was the finish that none other than the judges could separate them. It was a lucky victory for DouUtful and Ellis put up the best riding exhibition that he is capable of. With equally good riding on either Dorius or Soggarth Aroon, they would have reversed the decision with the victor. Boganowski on Dorius simply was unequal to the task but in Horns case on Soggarth Aroon a big doubt remains and until the stewards are more firmly satisfied that he did his best he will stand suspended. His riding of the horse in the last eighth was decidedly weak and the stewards at once notified him to accept no more mounts pending .further investigation of his ride. Soggarth Aroon was a receding favorite. Doubtful showed fine speed from the start but Soggarth Aroon kept him close company and seemed able to pass him in the last sixteenth. M. Shapoff added another pair of victories to his credit when his representatives, Piedmont and Hoy, completed a double by accounting for the third and fourth races under skillful riding on the part of N. Barrett, who rede both. It might have been a lucky victory for Hoy, but Piedmont raced as if lest and turned the tables on his former con-queror, Power. The heavy going caused an absence of stars frotn the program, but the even class of those performing assured close-ly fdight contests and made for interesting racing. GEE FAILS. The fourth race probably took the place of a feature and it brought seven starters to the barrier, with Gee the favored one in spite of Ins guidance being given to the inexperienced Moore. The lack of skill of this rider brought about his complete elimination, though the colt seemed best and showed a fine performance under the most trying adversity. He was in repeated jams and it was lucky that he did not cause the downfall of several of Hie other starters, as well as his own tumble. At one period it seemed he would fall, but luckily the horse protected himself mere than the rider did and he escaped, but at the expense of eliminating his chance of winning, for he was pulled completely back to last place. This was the race that Hoy won and he accomplished his success mainly by having a clear course and coming around the others when they were in a jam. Yorick also succeeded in escaping trouble and finished in second place, with Delsan heading the others for the shorter portion of the purse. Threatening weather culminated in a downpour while the horses were at the post for the second race and continued for some time. There was no falling off in attendance, however; if anything, it was in excess of former crowds on Mondays. The track was still rcugh and heavy from its severe drenching, but, if no more rain falls, will be in fairly good condition for the racing tomorrow. REPAIRING GRANDSTAND ROOF. Of interest to the racegoers was the big carpenter force busily at work repairing the damage done to the roof of the grandstand by the recent severe storm. Considerable progress has been made in the rebuilding and Tuesday night will find the grandstand fully completed. Former Senator J. N. Camdens speedy Oh Susanna graduated from the maiden division with her initial start here, when she won the opening race in the hollowest kind of fashion after taking the lead when called on. She increased her advantage in the stretch to win cantering. Hessanna, owned by the Audley Farm Stable, held the others safe for second place. The fifth race, in which The Archer, Dough-oregan, Richelieu and Great Lady were about on a par in the speculation, brought about a close finish and resulted in victory for The Archer by a short neck over the outsider Chaplet, with Richelieu in third place, slightly in advance of Doughoregan. The winner and Doughoregan were completely out of the front division at one stage of the racing, but both closed immense gaps and were racing tramely at the end. Jockey Lunsford scored his first riding victory of the meeting when he piloted Climax hqme in the second race. Climax bolted on . the stretch turn and appeared hopelessly done for, but he came fast near the end and outstayed Harold K. and Seths Alibi. Piedmont, Medina and Power absorbed most attention in the third race and Piedmont won because of the superior horsemanship of Barrett Power, finishing gamely, .overhauled Medina in the last few strides for second place.

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