The Roll Call Wins: Defeats Ethel Clayton in the Feature Race in a Stirring Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-14


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THE ROLL CALL WINS Defeats Ethel Clayton in the Fea- ture Race in a Stirring Finish. Chicago Athletic Club Day at Hawthorne Attracts a Pleasing Assemblage. HAWTHORNE RACE TRACK, Aug. 13. The Roll Call and Ethel. Clayton staged a thrilling duel in the Chicago Athletic Club Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth, which featured Hawthornes racing offering and The Roll Call was given the verdict, his victory being by a matter of inches. It was a lucky victory at that, and mainly due to Andersons faulty riding of the Bedwell-owned filly at a critical period in the stretch, when she swerved sharply and it caused her a loss of ground arid the lead. She came rapidly near the end and would have downed The Roll Call again in the next stride. There were four starters in the race, with The Roll Call, Ethel Clayton and Red Wingfield all extensively supported. Billy Star was friendless. Ethel Clayton raced Into a slight lead soon after the start, followed by The Roll Call. The pair raced in close order, with Red Wingfield close up and at one time before reaching the lower turn threatening to displace the pair. Just when his chances appeared best he began to sulk and continued to drop back, despite the persuasion of his rider to the contrary. ETHEL CLAYTON DEFEATED. The battle between Ethel Clayton and The Roll Call continued all through the stretch, the filly seemed to have the race safe when a sixteenth out when she swerved. Chicago Athletic Club day was quite an occasion at the track and a goodly number of the membership of the famed association was on hand to take part in the proceedings. The weather was a trifle cool, but the sun shone brightly and the track was in gcod condition, contributing considerably to make the sport interesting and it was hugely enjoyed by the big crowd. Favorites fared in much better fashion than on former days and figured extensively throughout the afternoon. The racing was featured by several close finishes. In some instances the contenders were so close that none other than the judges could say with accuracy which had won. The biggest field of the afternoon met in the third race and it resulted in a victory for Archie Alexander by the closest kind of a margin, he getting up in the last stride to defeat Ebony Belle, with Kcaolani following the pair a few inches back. The trio of leaders fought it cut in strenuous style all through the last sixteenth. Guy, ridden by Lilley, lost his rider when his saddle slipped. The rider was dragged fr-r a considerable distance on account of his failure to get his foot out of the stirrup and was lucky to escape with a shaking up. DUTCH GIRL WETS. Dutch Girl captured the opening race in easy style but her victory Avas in the main due to a good ride she received. It enabled her to race past the others with a rush and once in the lead Lilley held her to her task and she won easily from Oil Burner, which showed improved form over a previous race in the mud. Brilliant was possibly best in the race, but Pool, for no visible reason, took him back sharply when he was disputing for the lead with Dutch Girl and Oil Burner. This cost the colt considerable ground at a critical period, although he came rapidly again when ridden hard in the last seventy yards. The finish was too near and he was beaten by a head for second place. Some "ordinary maidens met in the second race and it resulted in a hollow victory for Pinch o Snuff, which took the lead when called on and won easily from Statler, with Ivy getting up to beat the others. The International Stable made it a double for the afternocn when Sagamook accounted for the closing race. Its Dutch Girl had won the opening dash. Sagamook was much the best and allowed Coyne to race into a long lead in the first half mile, but lie raced to the leader when called on and took the lead in the last eighth to win going away. The surprise of the race was furnished by Liege, which finished gamely in second place. Coyne finished third. Kit and Fifty-Fifty both raced disappointingly. Blotter, which won in a previous race recently, was good enough to repeat his former performance, this time to win from some better ones. Moss Fox n. gave him a stern ctyase in the stretch, but tired near the end. Lester Doctor, after showing the most early speed, began tiring in the stretch, but had enough speed in reserve to outstay the others for third money.

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