Race in Snow Storm: Snow Flurries Obscure Starters in Aurora Contests., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-23


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RACE IN SNOW STORM » Snow Flurries Obscure Starters in Aurora Contests. • Sturdiness Chief Factor in Deciding Winners — Realist Wins Ladies Day Feature. ♦ AURORA. 111.. April 22 — OH timers In attendance at Aurora Friday were strongly reminded of Guttenburg and Glouster. X. J., racing, when it was common in the early 90s to have the racing at these points during the winter attended by heavy snowstorms. Occasionally at Roby. during the spring and fall meetings, would come snow flurries, but not of the heavy volume that visited the Aurora course today. At times the snow formed a perfect screen obscuring the horses as they plowed and struggled to negotiate the difficult going that prevailed. Speed was discounted in favor of sturdiness for, though several of the lighter framed horses were fleeter of foot and rushed into early leads, they reached an exhausted stage before racing far at top speed, and their slower but heavier built opponents left them in their wake when the last sixteenth of the stretch was reached. The adverse weather conditions and the bad track made it almost certain there would be ordinary sport, but another surprisingly large crowd was on hand. The fact that it was ladies day probably had a bearing in this for a goodly number of the gentler sex were in evidence and suffered the cold and a mantle of snow in game fashion, even voicing loud enthusiasm at the routine sport. Racing has certainly taken a firm hold of the turf enthusiasts in the vicinity of Chicago. WIXS AT LONG PItlCE. The fifth race, at three-quarters, was given the place of prominence on the program and styled the Al Jolson Purse, the well-known comedian contributing a magnificent floral horse shoe to the victor. Realist was the successful one here. He came from far back to earn the purse and rewarded his supporters with generous returns for their investments. Aleto. another outsider, finished in second place, while behind the leading pair, a considerable distance back, came F.*hrah which just managed to outstay Gilmore. one of / the favorites, for third place. Wildrake and Medding Seth, ■which had dominated the racing in the early stages, were completely done after traveling half a mile. A heavy snow came as the youngsters reached the post in the opening race and totally obscured the horses until they had reached the final sixteenth. At this point Rocker, carrying the Pueblo Stables colors, was leading, having passed the others by racing wide from the start. Following Rocker came Peep O.. another that had elected to run on the outs-ide and seemed to have attained better footing near the outer fence. Mat Hunter, blundering and stumbling, was just in front of Miss Drapeau. Indra was a factor in the early stages, but the heavy going near the inner rail proved her undoing, for she was exhausted in the first quarter. The second race found another victor that had raced on the outside of the track. In this instance it was Power, carrying C. N. Fu-eman-s colors, which won the purse. Newt, prominent from the start, finished in second place, but he was staggering I ady all during the last sixteenth and just managed to keep in advance of J. O. Bickel. Power did not appear to be a serious contender in the early stages, but he gained steadily when straightened out in the stretch and. holding on well, plodded past the staggering Newt in the last sixteenth. FAVORITE IMSVPPOINTS. Braedalbane. a former crack, was the fa-Vnr.-d one in the race, but he did not figure to any extent and v;ts far back most of the journey Black Anyel raced with the leaders in the first half mile, but on reaching the stretch began to tire badly and just managed to keep his legs under him. though at one time it appeared certain he was going down. Wise "uy, one of the outsiders, furnished the surprise of the third rare when he succeeded in outstaying Tavern Talk for the purse. Both were almost exhausted when reaching the finish. Wise Guy. being more sturdy, managed to hold his nearest competitor safe in the final stages. Myrrh, striving mightily and gamely, just managed to head St. Nicholas in third place. Snow, whieh had held off during the second and third races, began to fall heavily as the horses were on their way to the post in the fourth race and continued all during t ontintii.-l on sixteenth pat""* RACE IN MOW STORM Continued from first page the long delay of twelve minutes which ensued before starter Morrisey managed to dispatch them in good alignment. Monastery was the victor here. The veteran raced as if he was thoroughly at home in the difficult going and took command when called on in the stretch and hekl InVictus safe all during the last eighth. Invictus made a game try to head the winner, but his efforts were futile. Invictus was favorite and during the earlier i ortions of the race, gave considerable promise, for he followed Miss Mischief, the leader closely and disposed of her promptly when urged hard, but he was not good enough for the winner. Miss Mischief held on to third place. Income essayed traversing the inner route and was a prominent factor at the stretch turn, but he became mired in the sticky going when reaching the last eighth and finished far back. The mile and seventy yards race resulted in the closest finish of the present meeting, when Indian Tales got up to take the purse by a nose from Poison. Al Stebler finished in third place. Al Stebler was badly kicked while at the post by Poison, but started out as if he would make a runaway of the- race in the early stages. He quit badly in the last eighth and was readily passed by Poison and Indian Tabs. Ioison had the race won seventy yards from the finish, then his rider grew careless and permitted Indian Tales to beat her out. Pete Foy added excitement when be bolted in the- stretch and crashed through the outer fence. After appearing hopelessly beaten. Super King, favorite in the closing clash, surprised by moving up with a gnat rush in the stretch and winning commaiidingly from 1otnpous with High Card in third place. There was stout backing for Sea Cre-n and he raced well until the last eighth, where he began swerving alarmingly and almost went down. Faucett and Woods stable of three horses arrived from Jefferson Iark and were quartered at Exposition Park this morning. An-cvliK-r arrival was t . Purgess with one horse.

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