Large Crowd At Hamilton: Attendance on Half Holiday Best of Meeting--Feature Contest Won by Lacassins Payman., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-28


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LARGE CROWD AT HAMILTON Attendance on Half Holiday Best of Meeting — Feature Contest Won by Lacassins Payman. HAMILTON, Ohio, May 26— In a driving finish P. Lacassins Payman was returned the winner of the Hamilton Elks* Good Will Purse, the principal offering of the card at the Fair Grounds this afternoon. The Superman gelding closely followed the pace of Sound in the early stages, took command on the far turn, but was hard pressed in the stretch to stall off the fast-finishing Links. The Allen representative came from the rear in the last quarter and finished fastest of all through the stretch. Atador, close up all the way, was a handy third, as Sound quit badly. Following the running of the race the winner was decorated with a floral horseshoe and photographed. The winning pockey, W. Barrett, was the recipient of a handsome bouquet of roses, the presentation being made by Mrs. W. R. Booker, wife of the general manager of this meeting. Favorable conditions prevailed and the half-holiday crowd swelled the attendance to over 5,000, the largest of the meeting. Making his seasons debut at this course. Prince Bulbo took some good sprinters into camp in the fourth race, although he was closely pressed by Clydella for the entire race. Barberry was best of the others. Following the race Prince Bulbo went to the stable of I. J. Collins, via the claiming route, for ,600. Taking command shortly after the start, Pollypath retained a safe lead most of the distance in the initial race. In the final test Carrie Belle outstayed the resolutely finishing Frances Louise for second place. After many unsuccessful attempts, Hazel McNamara graduated from the ranks of non-winners when she defeated a band of her own kind in the second race. After setting the pace, Jimmie Shannon drew away into a commanding lead in the stretch in the third race. His victory was popular, as he was a top heavy favorite. All Right Sir disposed of Lardi for second place. May Bruen was hustled into the lead before the first half of the sixth race was complete and, despite a challenge from Sky Flight when entering the stretch, drew clear again in the final drive. Sunday Clothes was best of the others. For some unwarranted reason Great Sport was well fancied, but he showed scant speed. After racing Blue Caddie into submission, Thomas Piatt was forced to relinquish his lead in the stretch to Tom Hayes in the seventh. It was not without a struggle, however. Bonfire came from last place to secure the short end of the purse and was gaining on the leaders at the • nd.

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