Attorney in Front: Scores His Fourth Straight Victory at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-11


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ATTORNEY IN FRONT Scores His Fourth Straight Victory at Oriental Park. Parson Racer Apparently Unbeatable at Havana Track Larger Fields and Good Sport. HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 10. The outstanding incident of todays racing at Oriental Park was the performance of J. A. Parsons six-year-old Attorney, the son of Strephon Haversack scoring his fourth straight victory in as many starts during the first nine days of the meeting here this winter. Attorney, in all his victories lias been ridden by the western apprentice, M. Lynch. In most of his races he has led from the start to the finish. Cromwell outran him to the half mile post this afternoon. The Parsons Racer passed him there, drawing away into an easy lead and never afterward was headed. Neapolitan finished second and Feigned Zeal was third. For some unaccountable reason, Grandest was favored in this race, but a slow start ruined whatever chance he may have had. Large fields went to the post in the first five races, a total of fifty-five racers facing the starter. These horses were Avell matched and keen contests were furnished, witli choices holding their own in most of the instances. In the opening race Collision forced the pace to the stretch turn, where he came through on the inside with a good burst of speed to pass the tiring pacemakers in the final eighth to win going away by half a length. J- W. Pangle sent another winner to the post when Brush All carried his colors to victory in the second race. Brush All was ridden by young Judy, an apprentice Pangle brought to Cuba with him this winter. Brush All was outrun in the early running, but when she was straightened out in the home stretch she finished fast and was going away from the tiring Keaolani to beat her by a couple of lengths. Recoup finished third. CONSCRirT IN LAST STUIDE. There was a close finish in the third race. The winner was in doubt until the last stride. For a time it appeared as if Spring Vale would triumph, but he tired right near -the end and Conscript, which had dropped back after leading in the early stages, camo again, but was forced to the limit to outlast Collie Tokalon. The latters performance was meritorious. Coming from far back she gained rapidly and just failed to get up. The fourth race, for two-year-olds, proved nothing more than a romp for The Abbot. He led all the way by a wide margin, never seriously threatened, while the favorite, Black Dinah, could do no better than finish fourth. Precious One, second choice in the betting, finished second, while Ethel F. secured the short end of the purse. Another easily achieved success was that of Kendall in the fifth race. He showed the way from start to finish, winning by four lengths. In a manner he was to blame for the early interference and jostling to which the others were subjected to, though it was not enough to warrant official action. The real battle in the race was for second place when Spods outlasted Bigwig after a spirited battle that lasted all through the final eighth. LTJCIEN LY3fE PRAISED. Roger Minton, widely known trainer and an official at Oriental Park, commenting on the return of Lucien Lyne to Spain to resume riding for King Alfonso, said: "This rider, a native of Lexington, Ky., and son of Sanford Lyne, has been growing in esteem through the many years he has been on the turf. I knew him when he tried as hard to win for a poor owner as for a man with millions. One day at Churchill Downs, Louisville, I asked him to ride a four-year-old maiden owned by Col. J. W. Glore, then superintendent of the water company at Covington, Ky. I told him she possessed quality, yet had not shown anything. I remarked that with a good ride she ought to win. Lyne scored an easy victory.". Goodloe McDonnell, special steward at Oriental Pari:, was a boyhood pal of Lyne Ho saw him a short time before he sailed for Paris to meet his wife, who was a native of Belgium. From Paris Lyne said he would proceed to St Sebastian, Spain, to resume riding for the king. "Lucien, still unspoiled," said McDowell is unchanged except for an impairment in his hearing. He promises to continue in the saddle for a long time. His residence abroad has not altered his affection for America I am told King Alfonso and the public in gen-oral in Spain regard him as the best rider in the world." The death of Jack McCormack at Tijuana was a shock to turfmen and officials at Oriental Park. Judge W. II. Shelley talked to McCormack at Louisville a few days before he left for the West, being impressed with his sturdy, healthful appearance. Continued on sixteenth pase. ATTORNEY IN FRONT Continued from first page. "He Avas a real horseman," said judge Shelley. "As a trainer there Avas no better. He saddled four winners one day at Empire City for James Butler. He AAas in charge of forty racers owned by W. T. Anderson, at Tijuana." Lige Brewster today turned down an offer of ,500 for J. O. Keenes two-year-olds, Tesuque. S. Burnside, the one Avho tried to secure the filly, says the sale may yet be consummated. Jockey Moore Avas forced to cancel his engagements this afternoon on account of a slight illness.

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