Flag of Truce Home First: Beats Best Band of Sprinters at Thorncliffe Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-18


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FLAG OF TRUCE HOME FIRST Beats Best Band of Sprinters at Thorncliffe Track. Outlasts Polynesia By a Head With Sarko Finishing Third Ideal Weather Prevails and Big Crowd Turns Out. TORONTO, Ont, Sept. 17. Flag of Truce, a four-year-old son of Jim Gaffney and Maltina, carrying the colors of E. J. Morrow, beat the best band of sprinters quartered at the Thorncliffe track in the fifth and feature race on Wednesdays program. At the end he was driving hard to outlast G. Peases Polynesia by a head, while the Kenton Stables Sarko finished third, half a length farther back. From a good start Exalted Ruler was the first to show in front, with Sarko in close pursuit. At the half mile post this pair were running lapped on each other, while four lengths back was Polynesia, with Best Love two lengths ahead of Flag of Truce. At the stretch turn Exalted Ruler began to shorten his stride, and Polynesia commenced to move up, and in the stretch she showed in front. At this stage Aron made his move with Flag of Truce on the outside, and the Jim Gaffney colt responded with a burst of speed that ultimately carried him past the field to win by a short head. Polynesia held on well after racing the pacemakers into defeat, while Sarko outgamed Exalted Ruler for the third portion of the purse. Best Love was away slowly and could never improve her position. Ideal weather conditions again prevailed, and another large crowd turned out to witness the sport. The track was at its best. John Farrell, Jr., saddled the winner of the first race, when his Olambala filly, Aunt Aggie, under a good ride, was up in the final strides to nose out Madame Beach. Jockey Liebgold made it two in a row when he brought home Caledon in a driving finish over the odds-on choice. Speedy Girl, in the second race. McKenna was much the best of the large field that paraded for the third race a three-quarters dash for horses that had not won two races since July 19. B. E. Chapmans veteran campaigner Mountain Rose II. was a rather easy winner of the fourth race at one mile and a sixteenth. At the end he scored by a length and a half over D. Garritys Black Hackle.

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