Inclement Weather: Fridays Program at Aurora Run in the Rain, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-20


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INCLEMENT WEATHER Fridays Program at Aurora Run in the Rain. Fretwell Makes Good After Stretch Duel With Huon Pine Rocky Mountain Winner. AURORA, 111., Sept. 19. Three short sprinting dashes and three races at longer distances, made up the card at the Fox Valley Business Mens Association track for the twelfth day. The fourth race at three-quarters was the feature, namely the Aurora Woolen Mills Purse and brought out the best field of horses of the day. There were four starters. Fretwell was installed the favorite and made good after a stretch duel with Huon Pine with Ponjola third. Away in good alignment Huon Pine went into the lead with Ponjola a neck in front of Fretwell. Rounding the upper turn Huon Pine opened up a lead that gave tho backers of Fretwell a scare, but Yelton was rating the favorite nicely and was saving him for the stretch run. Ponjola was seven lengths in front of Stake Me in the run through the stretch. The finish was a thriller with Fretwell getting up in the closing strides to get the verdict by a neck from Huon Pine with Ponjola third. Stake Me finished eight leigths in the rear of the third horse. The weather was disagreeable as it rained all afternoon. The crowd was a poor one and made up mostly of women and the regulars. The fifth race fell to the heavily supported Rocky Mountain, which is known to dislike the mud but he seemed to relish the going today and never left the result in doubt after rounding the first turn. Clever Seth was the one to follow him the entire journey. Eddie Jr., running in third place to the turn out of the backstretch, when Black Grackle moved up. Rocky Mountain was the winner by three lengths while Clever Seth was ten lengths in front of Black Grackle. LAYINTA BY SAFE MARGIN. Lavinia was winner of the third race in easy fashion after being backed into favoritism. Climax was the one to be second and Shining. Gold which receded in the betting , was third. The start was a ragged one and Lavinia was the first to show out of the bunch with Climax and Shining Gold which was off poorly leading the other three starters. The race was between the first three at all times with Lavinia an easy winner by three lengths. Climax was a neck in front of Shining Gold. Boganowski won the opening race, a five-eighths dash for two-year-olds when he , scored on C. B. Heaths Intake with the heavily supported favorite Mary Maud Carr second and Princess Seth third. The start was a poor one and Helen G., was the one to show the way with Mary Maud Carr forcing the pace and Intake third. Turning into the stretch Boganowski sent Intake up the leaders and Gormley on Mary Maud Carr also roused his mount and soon had her in front of Helen G., which had set the pace under sufference. Princess Seth was closing fast on the outside. It was a hair raising finish with Intake the winner after a long stretch drive. Mary Maud Carr earned second place from Princess Seth by a nose. LIERRE ALL THE WAY. M. Lowenstein furnished the winner of the second race when Lierre which was in-stalled the favorite made a show of his company. Lugs was second and the long shot Lendonia was third. No time was lost at the barrier and the start was a good one. The well supported good thing Vanishing Boy gave the crowd a thrill when he went to the front going to the first turn and Zucchini sent him into a good lead. Liege was the one to follow the pace with Lierre in advance of the others in the run up the backstretch. Yelton sent Lierre along at top speed and had him in front at the half mile ground, Vanishing Boy dropping back to second place and Liege to third. Lierre took up a commanding lead that he retained to the finish. Lugs and Lendonia who had raced far back in the early running, closed fast and finished in order named. Liege quit to a walk. The closing race fell to the outsider Mac O Boy with Feigned Zeal second and Tikeh, the favorite, third. After a short delay they were off in good order. Gormley started out as he was going three-quarters of a mile and he soon opened up a goad lead. n the run up the backstretch Tikeh was leading with Feigned Zeal second and Glentilt moving up to third, Majestic dropping back to fourth. Little Ann was in advance of Billy Watts, which was showing signs of lameness. Turning for home Tikeh was in front by a head with Feigned Zeal still forcing the pace, Mac O Boy moving up to third." Jt was at-this point where Zucchini gave his mountla reathing spell and Majestic moved up to the leaders with Mac O Boy. It was a good finish with Mac O Boy the winner after a stretch drive with Feigned Zeal closing fast to be second and the exhausted Tikeh third.

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