Aqueducts Dismal Day: Cold Rain and Plenty of Mud for Wednesdays Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-18


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i i j c 1 J j s r , . . 1 . , . , AQUEDUCTS DISMAL DAY Cold Rain and Plenty of Mud for Wednesdays Racing. Broomstcr First in Woodmere Stakes After Spirited and Close Finish Swing-along in Triumph. AQUEDUCT, RACE TRACK, NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept. 17. Weather conditions were about as disagreeable as could be imagined at Aqueduct today but the sport provided some surprisingly good racing and some hair-raising finishes. There was a cold rain fell most of the day and the track was covered with a sloppy mud, but the fields came to the finishes fighting it out desperately. The stake of the day was the Woodmere, at three-quarters and under claiming conditions. It furnished one of those close finishes when the Greentree Stables Broom-ster just beat home Walter M. Jeffords Cockney and the Rancocas Stables Tester. This race was worth ,700 to the winner. There was little delay at the post in the Woodmere and Fator lost no time in sending Tester into a good lead. Blue Moon was just heading the others and Silk Tasssl and Broomster were close together and leading Dry Moon. Tester held to his lead until well inside the last sixteenth. Fator was nursing him along and Broomster raced outside of him while Silk Tassel was going strongly on the inside. Fator had the pair of them safe seventy yards from the finish, but Tester was tiring badly and in the closing strides he faltered just enough to have Broomster get his nose down in front, but it was in front of Cockney and not Tester. Cockney had come with a great rush on the outside, after being badly outrun in the early stages, and in another stride he would have beaten Broomster as well as Tester. As it was the three were so closely lapped that the result was in doubt until the official placing was announced. Silk Tassel was fourth a length and a half back of Tester. Seventeen selling plater two-year-olds made up the field for the opening five-eighths dash and Edward Arlingtons Barney Google proved best when he outgamed the Belair Studs Mark Over in a drive, and it was the Salubria Stables Urbana that was third. After the finish G. Bond, who rode Continued on sixteenth page. AQUEDUCTS DISMAL DAY Continued from first page. Urbana, fell from the saddle. The filly had jumped a path that was twenty yards before the finish and it was there that Bond lost his balance but he stuck to her until safely home before he fell. Mark Over was the one to force most of the pace, but in the last eighth Barney Google finished strong under a drive to wear down the son of Omar Khayyam. The others in the field were well strung out and the splashing mud was a decided handicap to the horses in the race. On the way to the post Helen Condon ran off with J.- Dawson and she ran away about half a mile before she could be brought under control. It was a real smart band that came together in the three-quarters of the all-aged handicap that was the third offering; It brought about a great contest in which Swingalong, racing for the Swingalong Stable outgamed the Audley Farms Miss Star to be winner by a length and a half. It was virtually a two-horse race all the way. Lucky Play was first to show out of the bunch at the start, but almost at once Miss Star and Swingalong raced by him, and the pair of them "were lapped for most of the journey. Swingarpng was on the outside of Miss Star and in the stretch she carried him out a bit That afforded Lucky Play an opportunity but he could not avail himself of the opening and while he was an easy third over Tree Top he was beaten almost a like distance by Miss Star. The Greenpoint, a mile race for three-year-olds, resulted in an easy victory for August Belmonts Blind Play over John E. Maddens Check, the Log Cabin Stables Resolution and Lee Rosenbergs Sun Audience. From a good start it was Sun Audience that jumped into a long lead and he created a real sensation the way he raced along through the sloppy going. Maiben had Blind Play after him and when within striking distance he rated along until the stretch turn was reached. There Sun Audience went out slightly and Blind Play came through. In the last eighth Sun Audieneo quit badly, while Check and Resolution both gained some ground and were racing strongly. But Blind Play had them all so thoroughly beaten that Maiben was looking back. It was a close finish for the remainder of the purse, but Check earned the decision and Resolution only beat the tired Sun Audience by a narrow margin. W. J. Boths Gay Ben found" the sloppy going to his liking in the mile of the fifth race and after racing close to the pacemakers in the early stages drew way into a good lead in the stretch and lasted long enough to beat home G. W. Coburns Bowman. The latter closed a considerable gap. but hung in the final drive, though he had no trouble taking second place from Poor Sport by four lengths. Mrs. T. J. Regans Thundering, ridden by jockey J. Callahan, was an easy winner of the closing race of the afternoon, which was for two-year-olds at three-quarters over the main course, in an easy manner. Danby, from the J. E. Madden stable, raced to second place while Delhi Boy outlasted Night March. The latter sprawled badly in th final twenty yards and swerved against th fence which cost him third money.

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