Wins Famous St. Leger: Salmon Trout Carries H. H. Agakhans Colors to Second English Classic Victory of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-12


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WINS FAMOUS ST. LEGER Salmon Trout Carries H. H. Aga Khans Colors to Second English Classic Victory of Year. LONDON, England, Sept 11. H. H. Aga Khan Wednesday afternoon scored his second victory this year in one of Englands classic races, when his bay colt, Salmon Trout, by The Tetrarch Salamandra, trained by R. Dawson of Whatcomb, Berkshire, won the St. Leger Stakes over the course of one mile, three-quarters and 132 yards at Don-caster. Santrob, a brown colt, by Santoi Countess Torby, owned by A. Barclay Walker, finished second, with the favorite, Sol Joels Polyphontes, by Polymelus St. Josephine, third. Seventeen started. The big field was not long at the post and they got off to a fine start. Arcade went out in front quickly, but gave way to Hurry Belle, the pair being followed by Eagle Stone, Santorb, War Gold, Irismond, Polyphontes and Zodiac, with Salmon Trout just behind Sanscvino, the Derby winner. They raced in this order for tne first half mile when Eagle Stone made the pace and got clear of Hurry Belle, Arcade, Polyphontes and Santorb, the whipper-in still being in Salmon Trout At the halfway mark Polyphontes was in third place and there were no further changes until on entering the straight Polyphontes shot out in front The favorite was hotly pursued by Santorb, Transvaal Irismond, Cape Horn and Salmon Trout A quarter of a mile from home Santorb closed with Polyphontes and took command at the distance post, but was promptly challenged by the Aga Khan colt, whicli came on with "wet sail" and won comfortably by two lengths, with half a length separating Santorb and Polyphontes for second and third place. Obliterate finished fourth. Sansovino finished in eighth place, while Spalpeen brought up the rear. The time for the race was 3:13. The Champagne Stakes, for two-year-olds, run over the three-quarters course and the principal race of the opening day of the autumn meeting at Doncaster, was won Tuesday afternoon by J. P. Hornungs bay colt, Bucellas, by Buchan Wendela, which Avon by half a length from His Majestys bay colt, Runnymede, by Hurry On Saints Mead, the faAorite. Anthony de Rothschilds brown colt by Buchan Torchlight, finished a poor third, six lengths in the rear.

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