Cyclone Hits Aurora: Wind Storm of Great Violence Interrupts Mondays Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-10


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CYCLONE HITS AURORA I ♦ Wind Storm of Great Violence J J. Interrupts Mondays Racing. ♦ Crowd Finds Shelter in Steel and " Concrete Grandstand — Seventh Race Declared Off. ♦ a f t AURORA, III., May 9.— A storm of t cyclonic proportions struck Exposition Park immediately after the running of the sixth race, and was of such vlo- lence as to necessitate the declaring off t of the seventh race. The roofs of sta-tales adjoining the paddock were lifted high in the air, and the timbers scattered all over the ground. The mammoth grandstand of stone and con- . crete, furnished shelter for the , spectators, and as far as could be i learned at this time, none was injured. — » t AlRORA. 111.. May 9.— The program pro- | vided by the Exposition Park Jockey Club this afternoon consisted entirely of claiming races and was devoid of any outstanding . feature. A veritable cloudburst visited these i parts an hour previous to post time for the t first race and brought the otherwise im- proved track to a muddy condition and t racers partial to the softer variety of under-footing had their inning again. However, . the downpour subsided before racing commenced and despite the extreme dampness and adverse conditions for the sport another surprisingly large crowd was on hand to view the proceedings. They were treated to one of the best afternoons sport during the current meeting, interesting and spectacular racing being provided in every race. Favorites and well-backed choices raced I consistently and the public was much more ! successful in its quest for winners than 1 has been the custom of late at the local I track. ELIZABETH SKTH SCORES. The Jones Stock Farm Stables Elizabeth Seth. racing in her best form, took the measure of a large band of maiden three-year-olds, - which met in the opening race over the I three-quarters route. Mose Shapoff just got t up in the closing strides to beat Stutts by a nose for second place. Stutts was easily third. Elizabeth Seth took the lead away from 1 Circuit after rounding the far turn and, moving away from her opponents decisively, easily held sway thereafter, to win easily by a three-length margin. Stutts and Mose Shapoff raced evenly through the last three-sixteenths of the stretch racing and. after passing the tiring Circuit, Mose Shapoff luckily defeated Stutts for third money. The green and brown silks of the Willis Sharpe Kilmer stable were carried to their first success of the meeting when the two-year-old Mint Briar — Belle of Wikiup colt. Mintwiki. was returned a winner in the contest for youngsters, second on the program. Peggy Taylor was easily best for .the place after having given the winner a hard struggle in the final eighth of the distance While J. J. Coughlins Sheepshead Bay managed to take down the minor end of the purse. MINTWIKI tJOOD COLT. Mintwiki performed like a good colt, when, under the hustling ride of V. Peterson, the youngster making his initial start, overcame the long lead of Peggy Taylor in the last eighth of the race and. finishing with rare gameness. was up in the closing strides to down the filly for the decision. Mintwiki shared the bulk of the public support with Peggy Taylor, the latter ruling favorite over the Kilmer representative by a small margin. .1 I.. Pauls Miss Mischief, favored by the going and racing in her best form, was returned the winner by a narrow margin over Se.recy. Erla Lee II. and sev. n others in the third race. Miss Mischief was hustled into a long early lead by the diminutive J. Bollero and. racing gamely, made every post a winning one. but had to do her best from near the end to stall off the closing rush of Secrecy, which menaced the leader strongly during the last eighth. Secrecy was a prominent factor from the start and finished wearing the leader down rapidly. Erla Lee II came from the rear Of the others all during the last quarter mile, losing a .vide pap to be up at the end for third [dace. Favorites and second choices continued to account for the purses, and Marvelite. backed to the exclusion of the remainder, made good on twentieth paga-l CYCLONE HITS AURORA Continued from fir t pace • over six others in the mile and seventy yards The winner raced in advance of the others for the entire distance and, withstanding challenges from Little Blaze and l!tl Weed, in the stretch, proved gamer than the others, and got to the finish winner by two lengths. Little Blaze raced lapped on the winner closely to the stretch, where they both bore out badly, incurring a serious loss of ground for themselves and Red Weed and Bad Luck, coming on the inside, momentarily got on even terms with them. However. Marvelite. when straightened out for home, again began to draw away into the lead, and easily outstayed Little Blaze for the purse. Little Blaze was easily best for second place, and outstayed Red Weed for that position. Red Weed tired badly in the final drive, having to be content with third place. The Huguenot, which vo:i an impressive lace Saturday at Aun.ra. took sick Sunday, and is in a ciitical condition. The colt is not expected to live.

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