Immense Assemblage at Churchill Downs: Enthusiastic and Colorful Crowd Sees Mary Jane Win Kentucky Oaks; H. P. Headleys Handy Mandy Finishes Second and H. P. Whitneys Fresco Third --- Candy Queen and Fair Star Unplaced, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-31


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IMMENSE ASSEMBLAGE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Enthusiastic and Colorful Crowd Sees Mary Jane Win Kentucky Oaks H P Headleys Handy Mandy Finishes Second Secondand and H P Whitneys Fresco Third Candy Queen and Fair Star Unplaced LOUISVILLE Kyf May 30 Despite almost torrid weather the historic course today received what appeared the largest crowd in its history Derby Days excepted It was an enthusiastic colorful and representative throng one that made up a brilliant testimonial as to the popularity of the sport in this section While the great assemblage did not completely tax the capacity of the spacious plant it missed by only a slight margin and in the grandstand enclosure many Derby Day regulations were in order This section of the track accepted almost a full quota the only available space being found in the spacious clubhouse which despite some unoccupied quarters had its largest attendance since Derby Day The supply of programs was insufficient to meet the demand The racing was of the sharply contested close finish variety and rather formful performances were contributed by the engaged equines Rains Sunday night left a slow track for the early num ¬ bers but the running strip showed rapid improvement under the hot rays of the surf and was in good condition for the running of the third race Still further improvement came with the further progress of the after ¬ noon noonMary Mary Jane that queenly daughter of Pen ¬ nant Bourbon Lass from the stable of A B Gallaher and S S Combs Kentucky sportsmen continues to predominate over the western threeyearold fillies as a result of a smashing victory in the fiftythird running of the famed Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs this afternoon afternoonRunning Running the one mile and an eighth in the fine time of 153 over the prevailing good track permitted Mary Jane to lead to the finish H P Headleys promising maiden Handy Mandy by one and onehalf lengths after the latter had raced from far behind the early pace Fresco which raced coupled with Pandera as the invading entry of H P Whitney accounted for third six lengths behind Handy Mandy MandyThen Then followed in the wake of the moro successful trio Krick Pandera Candy Queen Fair Star another eastern star Yeddo and Acirema the six reaching the place of finish as named namedCONNELLYS CONNELLYS GOOD RIDE RIDEMary Mary Jane had the services of Danny Con ¬ nelly and like on the occasion of her pre ¬ vious win of last Thursday when she de ¬ feated a majority of the fillies that opposed her this afternoon he rode her brilliantly and aided her greatly by taking a daring chance on sending her through on the inside of many of her field in the back stretch This saving of ground was so enormous as to permit the winner to race from far back and when approaching the stretch she had reduced Pandoras lead to two lengths after the latter had led Mary Jane out of the back stretch by five lengths Through the early stretch Mary Jane proceeded to take complete command and her swerving in sharply in the last seventy yards is no wise jeopardized her place to the belated rush of Handy Mandy This latter filly raced splen ¬ didly as she was in last place sis the field completed the first halfmile and it required an excellent burst of speed to put her so close to the winner at the finish finishFresco Fresco contributed a rather evenly balanced performance until the final sixteenth when she began to tire Her stablemate Pandera after coming over sharply soon after the start to take the lead raced into lengthy command but her stride began to shorten when approaching the last turn and in rapid succession the four that led her to the finish filed past pastPandera Pandera was ridden by A Abel who drew a suspension of ten days for permitting his mount to dart across in front of her field so sharply in the first quarter quarterCandy Candy Queen suffered no small amount as a result of Pandoras coming over and E Pool was lucky to keep the H T Archibald filly from falling She never recovered there ¬ after and was badly outrun outrunFair Fair Star of which much was expected raced prominently in the early stages but could not keep pace with the leaders in the last threeeighths threeeighthsThe The race had a net winning value of 10900 with 1500 to second 800 to third and a saving of stakes to fourth Mary Jane and Pjimlera carried 121 pounds each top weight in the race while Handy Mandy car ¬ ried 111 pounds The others carried 116 pounds each Continued on twentieth puge IMMENSE ASSEMBLAGE Continued from first page Boon Companion well ridden by S Stret ton showed a return to his best form in de ¬ feating Rolled Stocking by a nose and in tne fast time of 137 over one mile in the Memorial Day Handicap the secondary fea ¬ ture The mentioned pair fought it out dog ¬ gedly the entire way the winner barely last ¬ ing to hold Rolled Stocking safe after having displaced the latter in the lead when passing the eighth post Four lengths behind Rolled Stocking another threeyearold Hydromel took third place after having raced from far back backHush Hush Dear from M Goldblatts division of the H P Whitney stable raced to an im ¬ pressive victory over Clutter Golden Fair and five other maiden twoyearold fillies that started in the second race The winner finished with a rush in the final quarter to overhaul Golden Fair and Clutter In the last sixteenth Hush Dear caught Clutter after the latter had been much used in disposing of Golden Fair The winner was ridden by W Garner and was an outsider in the bet ¬ ting tingWhen When Candy iock was returned winner of the opening race it marked the first success of the year of the western division of the stable maintained by H T Archibald of Chicago Candy Rock had Efeldee as an op ¬ ponent until in the final eighth during which the winner drew away to win by a margin of three lengths Third place fell to Phil Foto which had to work his way up after getting away slowly and being crowded back in the opening quarter Caroline Carter unseated her rider M Skyrm while on the way to the barrier The riuer suffered minor bruises about the left leg legJ J McGees consistent Mount Beacon added another purse to his winnings when he de ¬ cisively defeated six other sprinters from among the top grade platers in the third race The seven met at seveneighths with Mount Beacon snowing the way without be ¬ ing extended At the finish W Garner had him under steady restraint and three lengths in front of Almadel The latter closing with a rush to obtain second place led Superfrank by half a dozen lengths Mount Beacon was the choice Jockey D Froggette lias severed his con ¬ nection with the stable being handled by A Thomas and left for Fairmpunt Park to ride = s a free lance

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