Double for 1. Parke: Rides Klondyke to Victory over Sunsini in Champlain Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-15


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DOUBLE FOR I. PARKE Rides Klondyke to Victory Over Sunsini in Champlain Handicap. .. Nose Verdict for Whitney Color-Bearer in Stirring Finish-Baffling Carries 135 Pounds. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 14. A betterfinish never resulted in the one mile and an eighth Champlain Handicap that that staged this afternoon when Harry Payne Whitneys Klondyke, under a long stretch drive by Ivan Parke, defeated the Lilane Stables Sunsini by a nose. The race was worth ,150 to the winner. Richard T. AAilsons Wilderness was a distant third and the only other starter was Mad Hatter, which was a distant last. The weather was perfect for the sport and while the track was slow the races were good and there was a surprisingly large crowd in attendance. Little time was lost at the post in the Champlain and the start was good with Sunsini at once going to the front. Parke who has been able to keep Klondyke closer up than any other jockey that has ridden him, had his mount well up around the first turn . and close to the leader with AAilderness and Mad Hatter together. On the backstretch Maiben took AAilderness over to the inner rail and as he followed Sunsini he was pocketed by Klondyke on the outside and Mad Hatter was so close that there was nothing to do but remain in the pocket. Not that it made much difference for AVilderness had plenty of racing room and was in no sense bothered. AVILDEItNESS TIRES. Going to the stretch turn, Parke moved up with Klondyke until he was alongside Sunsini. Maiben called on AAilderness and swung to the outside of them, but the son of Campfire was not equal to the task and he faltered in the final drive when Klondyke and Sunsini came down the homestretch closely lapped. Sunsini was hanging on gamely but Klondyke would not be denied an inch by inch he drew up on the son of Sun Briar until right at the end he dropped his nose down in front, the winner. This stretch duel tooR them out four lengths before AA;ilderness -while he in turn beat Mad Hatter ten lengths, the old fellow being eased at the finish when he was thoroughly beaten. The Burnt Hills High AVeight Handicap at three-quarters of a mile resulted in a great contest and a notable Kentucky Aric-tory when Edward R. Bradleys three-year-old Baffling under the burden of 135 pounds just lasted to beat the Glen Riddle Farms old gelding Uinna Care carrying 118 pounds. Joseph E. Davis Reparation was third. There was an unusually long delay at the post in this race and it added to the handicap of Baffling and Laurano, another three-year-old that had 139 pounds in the saddle. It was a good start, but Dinna Care was slow to get under way, while Baffling was away well. That was just Avhere the race was won. Apex and Tester were the first to show, but Baffling was close up and it was not long before Apex was through and Baffling followed Tester until he tired. In the meantime Kennedy was rushing Dinna Care up on the outside, but at the stretch turn he was forced to lose much ground to find racing room. BAFFLING BY A NOSE. Dinna Care continued to gain to the last stride but Baffling hung on gamely and saved the day by a nose. Reparations was another that had to close a big gap to share in the purse, but he came with a rush at the end to beat Tester for third place. Sixteen juveniles of the cheap variety went to the post for the opening six furlong dash and it resulted in a victory for the Harry Payne AVhitney silks when Hudgins squeezed through on the inner rail with Skit to have him home a winner over AV. R. Coes Dugout, while Mark Over fcom the Belair Stud was third. Mark Over and J. L. Hollands Gnome Girl began well and the former went to the front at once. Hudgins had Skit closo up in the early racing and when Gnome Girl tired and faltered in the home stretch ho brought his mount through on the inside. At the same time Dugout moved up resolutely but she could not catch the colt and under a good ride he was the winner. One that was a unfortunate in this big field was E. F. AVhitneys Fiery Flight. She was last of the others to leave the barrier and was forced to race wide all the way. Fast Mail, one of the two-year-olds of the Riviera Stable, which will be sold with the others of Arictor Aivadous racing establishment Tuesday, was the winner of the six furlong race for two-year-olds, the second offering. He showed the way to Harry Payne AVhitneys Arno and the Oakridge Stables Idiosyncrasy, while AAalter M. .Jeffords Flag Ship finished fourth. There was little to tho race. Arno and Flagship raced each other into exhaustion in the early running while Continued oa sixteenth rase. DOUBLE FORJ. PARKE Continued from first page. Fast Mail was rated along behind them. Then in the stretch, when they quit badly, he came past them to win going away, while Flagship tired so badly that Idiosyncrasy got up in time to beat him for third place. Miss Belle proved best of the cheap ones in the one mile fifth race and under a well judged ride by Johnny Callahan she was an easy winner over Sword with old AVar Mask taking third place. ATulcain Queen and Sword alternated in the early pacemaking, but Miss Belle was never far away and when they tired Callahan made his move at the head of the stretch and was home an easy winner. Sword hung on well and finished second. AVar Mask closed a big gap. James Butler scored a lucky victory at the end of the program when his Pique beat Adolphus, the brother to Sarazen, ever the three-quarters distance. The luck was not in beating Adolphus, for Adolphus had no excuse, but he was lucky to finish in front of Judge Fuller, the one that finished third. Pique and Adolphus fought it out between themselves in front most of the way while Howard had Judge Fuller in constant trouble. On the stretch turn he was shut off when he, tried to go through on the inside and in the stretch he was pocketed and again shut off when he tried to come through where there was no room for the move. This was another victory for Ivan Parke, making it a double, for he rode Klondyke to victory. IT. P. AVhitney also scored a double when Skit and Klondyke won. 4

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