Golden Era of Racing: Money Distribution for Year 1924 to Exceed 0,000,000, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-13


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GOLDEN ERA OF RACING Money Distribution for Year 1924 to i Exceed 0,000,000 Great Array of Richly Endowed Stake Races Famous Futurity Heads List With Net Value of 5,730 The golden era of the American turf! Verily, these are the days of wonderful prosperity for those engaged in the fascinating sport of racing. "When the complete returns for the year 1924 are known it will be found that the total distribution in stakes and purses by the various racing organizations of North America will have exceeded the 0,000,000 mark, surpassing all previous records. That stupendous sum was made possible by greatly increased racing in various parts cf the country and the offering of many richly endowed stake races. In that array of tempting turf prizes there were four stake events each of which had a net value exceeding 0,000, four others of more than 0,000 and all together there were thirty-nine each of which was worth 0,000 or more to the winner. The famous Futurity, always a barometer of turf values, was the most valuable stake run during 1921. Mother Goose was the winner and her victory added ?G5,730 to the II.- P. "Whitney stable earnings for the year. "When the gallant Sarazen captured the International Special No. 3 at Latonia in one of the fastest races run anywhere he won for his fair owner, Mrs. "W. K. Vanderbilt, the second richest stake event of the year, the stable over which Max Hirsch presides receiving 5,500 because of that victory. The Preakness Stakes, hi which Nellie Morse triumphed, was the third most valuable race of the year, the coffers of "Bud" Fishers stable being enriched to the extent of 1,000 by. the fillys success. The golden anniversary of the Kentucky Derby was celebrated this year and it was only appropriate that the new worlds noted race would have a net value commensurate with its great fame. Such was the case and Black Gold was not only inscribed among its illustrious winners but gave Mrs. It. M. Hoots of Oklahoma the honor of being the first woman owner to win the coveted race and added 2,775 to her stable earnings for the year. The Pimlico Futurity, won by Stimulus and of the net value of 9,200; the Hopeful Stakes, which Master Charlie captured and tbok down 8,700 as his share; the Coffroth Handicap, worth 3,650, and the Belmont Stakes, in which the Rancocas Stables Mad Play scored his greatest triumph and won 2,S00, were among the other outstanding and most valuable stake features of the year. . Here is a complete list of the richest turf prizes of 1924, together with the winners and other details: Stakes. Distance. Track. Horse. "Wt. Jockey Value. Futurity Stakes ::-4 st Delmont Park Mother Goose 114 L. McAtec 1924.sh5,730 International Special Xo. 3 1 1-4 Latonia Sarazen 120 ;. Dabiu 55,500 Preakness Stakes ...1 1-8 Pimlico Nellie Morse 121 J. Merimee 54,000 Kentucky Derby 1 1-4 Churchill Downs. .Black Cold 1 1 J. 1. Mooney.. 52.775 linilico Futurity Stakes 1 Pimlieo Stimulus 122 IT. Thurher ... 49,220 Hopeful Stakes .".-4 Saratoga Master Charlie 130 G. Dabiu 48,700. Coffroth Handicap 1 1-4 Tijuana ltunstar 42.". H. Dames 43.G50 I Delmont Stakes 1 :!-S Delmont Dark Mad Play 123 E. Sande 42,800 International Special Xo. 1 3-4 Delmont Dark Wise Counsellor. . .125 1. Keogh 29.000 I International Special Xo. 2 1 Aqueduct Dadkin 119 C. Kummer ... 2S;750 Washington Handicap 1 1-4 Laurel Dig Blaze 10i I. Parke 20.200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes...! Churchill Downs. .Master Charlie 122 C. Kummer ... 20,010 Latonia Stakes 1 3-4 Latonia Chilhowee 120 M. Garner 25,935 Latonia Derby 1 1-2 Latonia Chilhowee 118 L. McDermott. 25,000 Lawrence Realization Stakes....! 5-8 Delmont Dark Asa Khan 110 .7. Maiben 25,120 Dixie Handicap 1 3-1C Pimlico ; Chacolet ID! M. Garner 24.810, Withers Stakes 1 l.elmont Dark Dracadale 11S K. Sande 19,000 j j Queen City Handicap 1 Latonia Kentucky Cardinal. 118 H. Stutts 1G.925 Breeders Futurity IC I.exington Candy Kid 122 I. Darke 15.9S4 Louisiana Derby 1 1-S Jefferson Dark Black Gold 12 J. D. Mooney.. 14.750 Travers Stakes 1 1-4 Saratoga Sun Flag 115 F. Keogh 14.075 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes... 2 Delmont Dark My Dlay 125 A. Sehuttinger. 14.150 Saratoga Special Stakes 3-4 Saratoga Sunny Man 122 L. Fator 13.000 Coaching Club American Oaks...l 3-S Delmont Dark Princess Doreen...l21 H. Stutts 12.875 Chicago Derby 1 1-4 Hawthorne Black Gold 129 J. D. Mooney.. 12,850 Tijuana Derby 1 1-S Tijuana Deep Thought 122 D. Walls 12.050 Grainger Memorial Handicap. .. .1 1-4 Churchill Downs. .Modest 101 D. Kennedy ... 12,025; I Chicago Special 1 3-1G Hawthorne Giblou 118 W. Lilley 11,975 Juvenile Stakes 5-S st Delmont Dark ready 112 L. McAtee .... 11, GOO Tijuana Cup Handicap..; 2 Tijuana Little Chief 125 J. Maiben . 11. G00 Clark Handicap 1 1-3 Churchill Downs. .Chilhowee 100 D. Harvey 11,200 1 Walden Handicap 1 Dimlieo Single Foot 117 C. Fairbrother. 11,100 Independence Handicap .. ...1 3-1G Latonia Actuary 123 M. Garner .... 11.025 Matron Stakes 3-4 Delmont Dark Blue Warbler 127 D. Hum 10.G25 Brook Steeplechase Handicap. ab 2 1-2 Belmont Dark Duettiste 145 I. Dyers 10,375 Laurel Stakes 1 Laurel AVise Counsellor. . .120 S. ODonnell. . . 10,225 United States Hotel Stakes 3-4 Saratoga Sunny Man 125 IS. Carter 10,225 Kentucky Oaks 1 1-S Churchill Downs. .Princess Doreen...llG II. Stutts 10,160 Grand Union Hotel Stakes 3-4 Saratoga Sunsard 112 It. Carter .... 10,000 Futurity course 170 feet less thau 3-4 mile. j

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