Gloom Takes Elks Purse: Beats Quanah by a Head in an Exciting Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-27


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GLOOM TAKES ELKS PURSE ; . Beats Quanah By a Head in an Exciting Finish. ; Good Sport at Toledo Lucky Dollar tm Front Easy for Foster Emlbry. ! . . TOLEDO. Ohio, Aug. 2G. J. R. Carlock provided the winner of the Elks Purse, fifth and principal attraction at Fort Miami Park, this afternoon, in Gloom, which led throughout and scored by a head over Quanah. Col. Pat was a bang up third, beaten only inches for second place. It was a rousing finish, one of the best of the meeting. The race was under claiming conditions, and following the running, Biddledee, which finished a creditable fourth, went to the stable of L. Hector on his claim of 1,000. Bashful, Litholick and Aunt Deda had the speed of their opponents practically throughout the running of their respective races and won by rather comfortable margins. Saving ground entering the stretch enabled Lucky Dollar to annex the fourth race after Monsoon and Thirty Seven had cut out the early running. Phenol, never far from the pace, closed stoutly through the final eighth to beat Col. Whallen and Eye Bright handily in the sixth. Foster Embry proved to be easily best of those in the concluding dash and led by a safe margin all the last half mile. For rough riding in the seventh race yesterday, jockey T. McCormack was set down for the remainder of the meeting. W. A. McKinney, Padgett and Dougherty, N. B. Davis and J. H. Booker are among those shipping from here to Maple Heights Park, Cleveland, at the conclusion of this meeting. A. S. Eastman will divide his stable following the close of racing here, shipping four head to Aurora, HI., and six head, including Right On Time, to Latonia, Kyi Hal Booker has departed for Niagara Falls, Ont., with Copyright and Henry S. Jockey F. Murphy was bleeding freely from the nose as he pulled up after piloting Litholick to victory in the second race. He was hit in the face by a flying rock. A petition signed by the jockeys, instituted by jockey Yerrat, was presented to the management today, requesting a twenty-five dollar fee for winning mounts and ten dollars for finishing second and third. At present the winning fee paid here is twenty dollars, five dollars more than is provided for by the Kentucky rules when the purses are less than 00 to the winner. The request-was denied. Starter Lester Dean will leave at the close here for Aurora, 111., where he will do the starting during the meeting.

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