Two for H. P. Whitney: His Courageous Triumphant in Pimlico Home-Bred Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-07


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TWO FOR H. P.WHITNEY His Courageous Triumphant in Pimlico Home-Bred Stakes. Panic Also Scores for Master of Brookdale Stud Parke Rides Both Winners. BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. G. H. P. Whitneys Courageous was winner of the stake offering of the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico this afternoon, when he led home Mrs. W. M. Jeffords Goldpiece in the running of the Pimlico Home-Bred Stakes. It was a three-quarters dash for juveniles and, as the name suggests, for horses owned and raced by their breeders, and that gave it a particular appeal. At the end Courageous was doing his best to beat Goldpiece and he was ridden with commendable energy and skill by Ivan Parke, who earlier in the afternoon had brought Panic, another Whitney starter, home a winner. There .was a surprisingly large crowd out and many of them had come from distant points to be on hand for the running of the Pimlico Futurity tomorrow. The weather was almost summerlike, and the track at its best, while the sport was up to the excellent Pimlico standand. It was unfortunate that the Pimlico Home-Bred Stakes was marred somewhat by a start that was a bit straggling, in which Almadel, the H. P. Headley starter, had scant chance, while Senalado and Arbitration were also handicapped by leaving slowly. Goldpiece was off fast and Walls took full advantage of his good fortune. Both Courageous and Overall, the Whitney pair, were right after the son of Golden Broom and they quickly opened up a good lead on the others. Goldpiece made the pace stiff but he could not shake off Courageous and it was virtually a two-horse race. Almadel, after his bad luck at the start, was rushed up going through the backstretch and closed an Immense gap until it seemed certain lie would share in the money, though having no chance to be winner. This was until Burke took him extremely wide at the head of the stretch in an effort to find racing room. It added to his handicap and in the final eighth he faltered. Courageous wore down Goldpiece to beat him -by a neck and then Chrysalis was along ir time to be third, with Overall fourth anc the others in fairly close order. C03IIXA IX GREAT FINISH. It was a great finish that came out of tht three-quarters of the Wicomico Handicap when R. Williams brought Comixa througl a narrow opening next to the inner rail ti beat home Abu Ben Ahdem, with Nev Hampshire outlasting Osprey for third, witl H. T. Waters a close fifth. There was a loni delay at the post and when the barried ros it was New Hampshire, Abu Ben Ahdem an Comixa that showed in the van. H. T. Wat ers in an outside position was close aftei them and Osprey was particularly dull ii leaving and was badly outrun from the start New Hampshire and Abu Ben Ahdem wen closely lapped at the head of the stretch with H. T. Waters going strongly outsidi the pair of them when Williams made hii winning mov with Comixa. There was scan room next to the inside rail but Williami steered for it and the filly gamely fough her way through to be going away at th. end. The Frank Taylor three-year-old out gamed New Hampshire, while H. T. Water, weakened. Osprey, when it was all over, cam with a mighty rush, having closed a bij gap, but too late. The time for the runninj was 1:11 making it one of tho fastes three-quarters of the meeting. H. P. Whitneys Peter Pan colt Panii graduated from the maiden ranks in thi opening race by defeating a band of thirteei juveniles in a sprint of five and one-hat furlongs. Danby was second and Brum third. Pogonip, the favorite, and Danby mad. all the pace to the top of the stretch," when Parke brought Panic around the early lead ers and, in a thrilling finish, earned the de cision by the narrow margin of a nose fron the outsider Danby. The others were outrun SATELLITE IX FRONT. The mile and an eighth that was the sec ond offering fell to Charles R, Fleischmanni Satellite from Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stormalong and D. Buchanans Wrackhorn but Wrackhorn was easily best and but fo misfortunes in the running he would surelj have been the winner. Our Star was thr one to cut out most of the pace and Nortl Breeze was not far away. Wrackhorn, after beginning well from thi inside position, did not have speed enough ti hold his place in the early stages and as j result he was shuffled back going to the firs turn. When through the backstretch he hat to be taken up repeatedly when he tried ti find his way through. In the meantirm Satellite kept him in Where he could do littli and Stormalong steadily improved his posi tion. , Continued on ninth page. TWO FOR H. P.WHITNEY Continued from first page. Going wide to the stretch turn Weiner elected to try on the outside with Wrack horn, hut had to lose much ground in making the turn around the leaders and he could not close the ground required. Satellite drew out at the end and Stormalong beat the abused "Wrackhorn for second place. Wrack-horn had gone lengths further than anything in the contest and he ran a winning race, considering the interference he suffered. Flying Cloud created something of a surprise when he was winner of the mile and seventy yards. At the end he was doing his best to beat home Eager and Isosceles. The surprise in the race was the showing of W. M. Jeffords Cockney, the top weight, and P. S. P. Randolphs High Prince. There was a good excuse for High Prince, after he had been bumped on the first turn by Cockney and knocked back badly, but as far as the Jeffords plater was concerned, his showing appeared to be a question of temper. He pinned his ears when he seemed to have a winning chance and would not extend himself in the run through the final quarter. Eager was the one to force most of the pace, whileFlying Cloud always raced for-wardly and Isosceles and Skirmish were in the front division. Right at the end Eager weakened and then it was that Flying Cloud, under a hustling ride, got up to win going away. Isosceles came along with good courage under punishment, while High Prince, after his early misfortune, showed a flash through the backstretch but failed to respond through the final quarter. There was a big field of cheap ones paraded in the mile and an eighth of the sixth race, the winner turning up in Mrs. H. J. Kennedys Bounce, when he led home Better Times and Frosty Boy. It was a race that was marked by a deal of bumping and crowding, but Bounce appeared best and after racing forwardly most of the way he outgamed Better Times through the final eighth. Better Times had no excuse and through the early stages he was under stiff restraint When set down he looked all over the winner but failed, when the pinch came in the last eighth.

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