Candy Star Sparkles: Equals Mile Track Record at Fairmount Park, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-17


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3 j 0 t a j. j t j r t t C c g j j - i j t 1 i i i i . 1 j i 1 i ! . 1 CANDY STAR SPARKLES Equals Mile Track Record at Fairmount Park. Jockey T. Root Again in Limelight With Three Splendid Victories. COLLINSVILLE, 111., June 16. H. Teller Archibalds Candy Star raced into prominence at Fairmount Park this afternoon, negotiating the one mile of the Pest-Dispatch Purse, feature attraction, in the fast time of 1 :39, which equaled the track record for the distance, held jointly by Piickly Heat and Edward Gray. Had Candy Star been hard pressed in the final stages of the race, little doubt remains but that the good daughter of Sunstar Mbness would have easily been able to lower the record. Candy Star won easily in a canter, and by a margin of six lengths, carrying the American-beauty silks of her owner to a popular score, leading home the Winloe Stables Paxtuant, which finished in second place, while Nugent Bros. Traveller finished third, a small margin in advance of E. J. OConnells fast-finishing Ed Burke. Candy Star was a confidently backed favorite, her support probably being prompted by the presence of the popular apprentice rider T. Root in the saddle. Jockey T. Root was again the riding star of the day, with three victories, when, beside supplying a fine ride and contributing to the success of Candy Star in the Post-Dispatch Purse, the diminutive jockey also was astride the winner of the first two races of the afternoon and made it a triple win when he had Candy Star home in fast time. The sport was again conducted along high-grade lines and was interesting at all times, spectacular finishes resulting. Another large week-day crowd was on hand to witness the proceedings. W. C. Weants four-year-old Captain Fox won over a bulky band of lowly maiden three-year-olds, and upward, which made up the opening races field, staged at three-quarters. Captain Fox led home W. J. Salmons Salutation, which took second place easily. The Capital Stables Seldom Seen accounted for third place. The race was an unevenly contested one, as the start was detrimental to most of the strong contenders, when Montrose and Salutation, well backed ones, were sluggish to leave. Speedwell, one of the starters, sulked and acted badly going to the post, throwing J. Johnson, his rider, several times and refusing to be led to the starting point Jockey J. Johnson complained and said he did not want to ride Speedwell in the race. The stewards did not wish to force Johnson to ride Speedwell, in case he might meet with injury, and the veteran rider H. Clements was substituted on Speedwell for Johnson. The start was held up for five minutes, while Speedwell was returned to the paddock for the change to be made. An .ordinary band of platers started in the second race. It resulted in another successful favorite scoring and another win for jockey T. Root. Root piloted A. Schiros Cliff to an easy victory, the latter assuming Continued on eighteenth page CANDY STAR SPARKLES Continued from first pace command after going the first three-eights, and was never headed, to score with much to spare over the Missouri Stables Martha Roos. Martha Roos saved second place decision, while Royal Charlie barely lasted, to outfinish Rusovia and Plain Dealer, for third. : Miss Garew made a runaway affair of the third race, when, after assuming command at the start, the three-year-old filly then raced away into a long lead and was never headed throughout the mile and a sixteenth journey, winning easily from Tippity "Witchet The latter, well ridden, was in a contending position all the way and, when called upon, quickly wore down the leaders, excepting the winner, and outfinished them for second place. Starless held on well and was third. J. S. Wallaces three-year-old filly - Red Leather, racing in her best form, accounted for the Lexington Claiming Handicap, fourth on the card, another three-quarters sprint. Russell Gardner, also ran well and, though not mite able to catch the winner, forced her to do her best at the. end to save the purse, and would probably have won in a few more: strides. Ruane was another to show improvement and he came with a strong challenge near the finish, finishing closely lapped on the first two. Patsy Jane was the early leader, and she set a fast pace to the last eighth before tiring and, giving way to the others, then wound up fourth. Matador and Goldpiece were the other starters, and while Matador raced fairly well, Goldpiece performed miserably and ran a very bad race.

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