Giblon Triumphant in Chicago Special: Contest a Spectacular Duel, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-24


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GIBLON TRIUMPHANT IN CHICAGO SPECIAL i : CONTEST A SPECTACULAR DUEL Princess Doreen Gamely and Stubbornly Fights Every Inch of the Way With the Winner to Deaf ening Applause of Immense Throng HAWTHORNE RACE TRACK, August 23. Giblon and Princess Doreen, sterling three-year-olds, probably the best of their age and sex in this country, staged a duel that will be long remembered by the immense crowd that witnessed the inaugural running of the 5,000 Chicago Special. The masculine youngster triumphed, but it was by such a small margin that it left room for doubt as to his superiority over the superb filly that carried the Audley Farm Stable silks. The battle was between the pair throughout and they continued the duel to the very end, the frenzied shouts of the respective partisans of the pair rending the air with a tumult that was deafening. It was a fitting contest for a valuable prize, the victor taking down 1,975 as his share. An unexpected aftermath developed when jockey Stutts, on Princess Doreen, complained immediately after the finish to the stewards that Lilley had deliberately taken hold of Princess Doreens bridle while the two three-year-olds were racing to the stretch turn slightly apart. Stutts claimed that the interference suffered by his mount as a result of Lilleys action had caused the fillys defeat. Lilley was questioned at length by the stewards and after the interrogation, the alleged offending jockey stoutly denying Stutts charge, the officials permitted the result to stand as the horses had finished. Those in close proximity to where the incident was supposed to have occurred, including patrol judge William Doyle, stated that they did not see the "bridle snatohing" Incident. Jockey McDermott, on Hopeless, directly in the wake of the pair, also said he failed to see lany interference other than some bumping by the pair. There was regret that Chacolet had to be an absentee. She was sent here with a view to start in the race, but an injury to one of her legs in her last Fort Erie start asserted itself at the last minute, causing her wtih-drawal. Her absence and that of Belphri-zonia, Fclvo and Tip Toe Inn left only five starters with little to chose in a betting way between Giblon and Princess Doreen. Betting wisdom was correct, for Red Wing-field was in a sulky mood and The Runt was badly outmatched by the company, particularly at the distance. SPIRITED STRUGGLE THROUGHOUT. Giblon at once went into a good lead, followed by The Runt, but the latter gave way after going half a mile and "Princess Doreen began moving up. The filly continued in game style and her followers were jubilant just before the stretch turn, when it appeared as if she would pass into the lead. Giblon, however, held to his taslc courageously, but so did Princess Doreen, and just before reaching the last eighth post it again seemed as if she would pass the colt and then began the desperate battle. Stride for stride the pair raced during the next sixteenth, both riders plying whips and striving their utmost for an advantage. In the last twenty yards Princess Doreen swerved out a trifle and Giblon got his head in front and he increased it slightly near the end to win by a short neck. Following the pair several lengths away came Hopeless, with Red Wing-field in fourth place; beaten off and far in the distance, easing up, finished The Runt. Princess Doreen received ,500 for being second, Hopeless ,000 and Red Wingfield 00 for landing in fourth place. Jockey Lilley received ,500 from owner Riedinger as his riding fee. The time of the race, 1:57, establishes a new track record, the former record being 1:59 and made at this meeting by Tangerine. MOST REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING. An immense throng, that filled every available space of the huge grandstand, lawn and clubhouse, visited Hawthorne this afternoon and voiced their approval over the fine sport provided. It was one of the most representative crowds that has been seen at the course this year and included many notables from every walk of life. The immense gathering was a fitting testimonial of appreciation of what the Hawthorne management is striving for in their effort to restore the sport on a high plane. The Chicago Special, with is 5,000 added, was the outstanding attraction and it was disappointing in its way that more racing stars did not contest for the rich prize, but nevertheless the race attained its purpose. It was intended to convey to horsemen and the race public outside of Chicago as well as the patrons of the sport here, that the management at all times was ready to reach out for the best that here js; in racing and also to be liberal with their prizes to warrant owners of the better grade horses, to co-operate in wholehearted fashion In? future meetings here. The purse distribution for the afternoon totaled 1,500, of which amount, the Chicago Special was endowed with 5,000 arid the Lexington Hotel Handicap, serving as the secondary feature, had ,500 added. Only five starters met in the Lexington Hdtel Handicap with the bad post acting Belphrizonia an overwhelming favorite. , It was not much effort, for her to take the lead immediately after the start and hold Continued on sixteenth pase. GIBLONS CHICAGO SPECIAL Continued from first page. sway under easy restraint for the entire way. Billy Star Avas her closest pursuer throughout and he held to second place without being seriously menaced for that portion of the purse at any part of the race. Plucky raced unexpectedly well and finished in third place. Tip Toe Inn and Polvo were the other fjtarters but both were beaten off, Polvo, particularly, refusing to extend himself under his inexperienced and diminutivo rider. Jockey Pickens superior riding skill enabled Louis Rubenstein to score in the opening race over Brilliant and Mark Master. Brilliant was possibly much the best but Boganowski, his rider, was not equal to the occasion and -in addition to riding him faultily he allowed the colt to go wide in the stretch when apparently having the race won. Pickens took advantage of Boganow-skis bad riding and, driving Louis Rubenstein hard, managed to win out a short half length. Mark Master was the one expected to furnish Brilliant with strongest contention but he dropped far out of it immediately after the start but came fast in the stretch to land in third place.

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