Feature to Wong Bok: Wins Aurora Hotel Purse in Exciting Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-11


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FEATURE TO WONG BOK Wins Aurora Hotel Purse in Exciting Finish. , Another Large Crowd Present Plenty of Activity in Ring ; Friday Defense Day. AURORA, 111., Sept 10. The fourth and feature race of the day, the Aurora Hotel Purse, was won by "Wong Bok, carrying the colors of J. J. Ahearn, with S. T. Baxters Paul Micou and W. C. Weants Alias O. third. Erickson sent Battle Shot to the front with Lieut Colonel and Paul Micou in close attendance. Wong Bok was leading Elias O. and Glentilt the other two starters. They ran this way to the stretch turn where Battle . Shot dropped back and Eaton sent Paul Micou to the lead. D. Jones who had been restraining Wong Bok from the pace circled his opponents and came on to win going away by a length. Glentilt, which had been also restrained off the early pace, came up to a contending position but could not get to the leaders. Paul Micou was second and Elias O. third. It was another large crowd that journeyed here to witness the sport today and it is apparent that the interest that is being manifested by the public will make this meeting a success. While cloudy weather prevailed the track was fast and operations in the ring kept forty layers quite busy. Friday will be Defense Day, when soldiera in uniform will be admitted free. The ladies will also be the guests of the management on this occasion. OPENER TO LONG SIIOT. The opening race was a five-eighths dash for juvenile platers and was -won by Phyllis Gentry, a long shot from the stable of A. Goldblatt. Sorline was second, with Glory, also a long shot, third. Fronk sent Phyllis Gentry to the front soon after the start and opened a three-length lead, which was enough to bring her home an easy winner. Sorline was the one to force the pace, but could never get to the leader, but was much the best of the others. Glory closed some ground to be third. Sunborn, which was heavily supported by the smart set, failed to get any part of the purse. La Belle, another of the well-supported starters, showed little speed and can do much better. The second race, a five and a half furlong sprint, fell to May Buddy with Boot Black second and Miss Fortune third. After a brief delay at the barrier they were off in good alignment. Boys Believe Me was the first to show in front with May Buddy and Miss Fortune in close pursuit Boot Black was in advance of the remainder of the field that was strung out. Turning into the stretch Boys Believe Me began to weaken and Harrington sent May Buddy up in the lead which he held to the finish after a brief duel with Boot Black. Miss Fortune was the one to be third. AUNTIE 3IILLIN WINNER. Seven Horses paraded for the third at three-quarters. The J. L. Pauls Auntie Mil-lin Avas the winner with Pollymara second and Isaman third. The start was a good one and Gormley lost no time in sending Auntie Millin into a comfortable lead, which she never relinquished, winning in a drive from the poorly ridden Pollymara. Zucchini allowed Pollymara to lay off the. pace too far and could not overcome the early lead gained by the winner, although his mount made up much ground. She was going the fastest at the finish. Isaman Avas the one to be third. Climax led the others, which were well beaten. Th concluding race fell to the long shot, Feigned Zeal, in one of the closest finishes seen since the meeting opened, which only the judges could decide. Flibbertygibbet carrying the silks of Mrs. C. J. Lawrence was second with Mrs. J. Dreyers Okeechobee third. The dimunitive Montgomery immediately sent Feigned Zeal into the lead wltn St Paul and Flibbertygibbet running in order named. Okeechobee was leading the rest of the field, which was pretty well strung out They ran this way to the turn out of the backstretch where Harrington sent Flibbertygibbet up to the leader, St Paul dropped back and Burger sent Okeechobee up on the inside. It was strictly a three-horse race from the head of the stretch home with Feigned Zeal getting the verdict by the narrowest of margins. Flibbertygibbet beat Okeechobee by two lengths for second place. J. E. Wilson is handling the books of R. McIIugh and I. Murphy. The entry of Few Acres will be refused in the future on account of his fractiousness at the barrier. Jockey R. Harrington will leave here Saturday for Latonia to ride Dr. A. L. Biggs for W. Perkins Monday. He will return to Aurora Monday night.

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