Change in Weather: Responsible for Decrease In Attendance at Aurora Monday, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-09


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CHANGE IN WEATHER Responsible for Decrease in Attendance at Aurora Monday. Rain Converts Course into Quagmire Tangerine Popular Victor of the Feature Attraction. AURORA, HI., September 8. The Fox Valley Business Mens Racing Associtions second day cf its twenty-five day racing meeting found a big slump in attendance, weather conditions being decidedly against the sport. What was lacking in numbers, however, was made up in enthusiasm, for it was decidedly an enthusiastic crowd that was on hand. The enthusiasm was not all for the racing, as the fifty layers, two more than were here on opening day, can attest. At times the wagering was spirited and the winners came in for considerable support Heavy rains Sunday night converted the track into a quagmire, the new portion o the track being particularly trying to the starters. Some of the contests were not devoid of close finishes and in a majority of instances the winner was driving hard at the end. The outstanding race was a mile and an eighth handicap and it found Tangerine an outstanding favorite and the winner. He led for the entire way and showed himself to be thoroughly at home in the going. Huonec looked to have second place safe when entering the homestretch, but he began tiring steadily in the last sixteenth and it enabled Hoy to lead him past the finish by a matter of half a length. SHORTAGE OF GOOD RIDERS. The shortage of good riders was again apparent and the inexperienced saddle artists who performed in several instances destroyed the winning chances of their mounts. The Aurora meeting was given an acid test during the day. It was demonstrated that racing is wanted, but the tedious journey from Chicago and return will serve as an only drawback in inclement weather. The opening race, a five and a half furlong dash, was won by Kosman, which was well supported. Modesta, carrying the silks of W. A. Crosthwaite, was second and C. Diebels Red Squirrel was third. Piccarillo lost no time with Kosman and sent him into a comfortable lead soon after the start. La Belle forced the pace for a half, but quit after reaching the stretch. Red. Squirrel was leading the rest of the field, with Huey right with her and Modesta, which was far back in the early racing, worked her way up to a contending position. Kosman came on to win easily, with Red Squirrel getting second place by a nose and Modesta beat Stay On, the favorite, for the short end. BOYS BELIEVE 3IE TO FORE. The second race fell to Boys Believe Me in easy fashion from Verbena, with Whalebone third, having the best of the start. Jones lost no time with Boys Believe Me. He sent him into a long lead. Col. Taylor and Verbena were closest in pursuit of the leader, with Whalebone and Wireless strung out and they ran this way to the stretch, where Col. Taylor began to tire and Whalebone moved up on the inside. The finish saw Boys Believe Me ah easy winner, with, Verbena second and Whalebone third. Corcoran, on Verbena, was of little help to his mount and Boganowskis effort on Wireles was somewhat listless. The fifth offering, a five and a half furlong dash for platers, fell to the well-supported favorite, Peter Brown, jockey D. Jones scoring his second win of the day. Piedmont was second and True American third. Off to a good start, Peter Brown was the first to show out of the bunch, with Remnant and Piedmont in close attendance. They ran this way to the stretch, where Remnant quit and Piedmont and True American moved up. They finished in order named. Eventide, the second choice, failed to shpw any speed any part cf the journey. The concluding race fell to Ramkin, with Glentilt, the favorite, second and Stone Age third. Zucchini rushed Ramkin to the front, with Locust Leaves and Ten Can right up on the pace. Stone Age and Glentilt were restrained from the early pace. Ten can made a bid at the stretch turn, but seemed to tire when called on. It was at this point Yelton sent Glentilt into the lead, but Ramkin was given a breathing spell and came again after he locked to be beaten to win by a neck from Glentilt, with Stone Age, which closed fast, third.

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