Dr. Hickman Beaten: Go Foin Takes His Measure in Aurora Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-28


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DR. HICKMAN BEATEN Go Foin Takes His Measure in Aurora Feature. Rapid Stride, Ponjola, Diomed, Doc McMahon and Eelman Other Winners. AURORA, 111., Sept 27. Go Foin was the winner of the Central States Handicap, a five and a half furlong dash, that brought six good sprinters. Dr. Hickman, who was backed to an odds-on favorite, was the one to be second and W. C. Weants Moss Fox II., third. The start was perfect and Dr. Hickman went right to the front, Doc Horn and Go Foin were right at his heels, Moss Fox II. was in advance of the other two starters rounding the upper turn. Smith sent Doc Horn into the lead and Gross moved up to second position and had his mount under wraps, Dr. Hickman dropping back to third as the stretch was reached. Doc Horn showed signs of weakening and Go Foin went into the lead. Bell brought Dr. Hickman up on the outside and he made a game effort but his heavy impost had told on him. Go Foin . was an easy winner by a length and Dr. Hickman beat Moss Fox II. the same distance for the place. Dreamer beating the tiring Doc Horn at the finish. It was beautiful weather and the clouds kept old Sol in seclusion all afternoon. The track was fast and an immense crowd was on hand. The "Woodland Stock Farm furnished the winner of the opening race when Doc McMahon scored from five other juveniles in a driving finish with Modesta while the Pueblo Stables Kosman was third a half length in front of Bruneth. After a brief delay due to the actions of Idle Seth they were off in good order. Gross sent Idle Seth to the lead and it looked as if he was going to spread-eagle his field. Parnell and Kosman were the ones to chase him. Idle Seth started to quit when the stretch was reached and faded completely out of contention. Modesta and Doc McMahon, which were far back, started to move rapidly at this point and soon overhauled the leaders arid they came to the finish head and head, Doc McMahon getting the verdict by a head. Modesta was two and a half lengths in front of the tiring Kosman. MISS MISCHIEF FAILS. Miss Mischief, the well supported choice, failed to get any portion of the purse. Starter Dean had his hands full with this field but got them away in good order. Miss Mischief was the one to set the pace with Lavinia and Eventide right after her. Little Smoke and Ponjola were in advance of the .others at the stretch turn Miss Mischief gave up the lead and it was at this point that Lombardo sent his mount through on the rail. Rapid Stride, carrying the colors of A. S. Eastman, was the best of ten all aged starters in the third race. Dr. Sisk was the one most fancied and second was the best he could do. War Winner, a veteran from the stable of W. C. Weant, got the short end of the purse from Great Waters. They got away in good alignment and Great Waters was the first to show out of the bunch. Rapid Stride and War Winner were nearest in pursuit Rounding the turn Williams sent Rapid Stride to the lead and was never seriously threatened thereafter winning with consummate ease. LOMBARD OS GOOD RIDE. It was jockey Lombardos good ride that landed A. E. Barretts Ponjola home a winner in the second race which brought out a field of eleven ordinary sprinters. Little Smoke finished second and Arrowhead third. Miss Mischief, the well supported choice, failed to get any part of the purse. Boganowski rode a powerful race on Diomed to win the fifth race, although he scored easily. Great credit goes to his ride, for he came through an opening that required a lot of nerve and it was a popular victory, as Diomed was well supported by the talent Little Toney Peternel won his first race when he rode Eelman to victory in the sixth race. Eddie, Jr., was second and Little Ed third. Eelman delayed the start for a few minutes and he began with the others that were sent away in good order. Hasty Miss and Proceeds were the ones to follow him and Heavy Artillery was eliminated from whatever chance he had when he stumbled rounding the first turn and dropped back to last Eelman increased his lead as he went along and had a margin of five lengths at the finish. R. J. "Whitey" Becker, the Buffalo sportsman, is an arrival and is very much impressed with the sport at Exposition Park. He intends to race a stable of about ten horses during the winter.

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