First For Seagram: Gaffsman Accounts for Initial Purse at Arlington Park.; Handicap Attracts Fast Band, With Sunsard and Sankari Disappointments., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-21


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FIRST FOR SEAGRAM « iGaffsman Accounts for Initial Purse at Arlington Park. ♦ Handicap Attracts Fast Band, With Sunsard and Sankari Disappointments. • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS. 111., Jun? 20— The eeven-eighths mile handicap here today brought out some good horses and furnished an opportunity for the Canadian-owned Gaffsman to earn the first purse of the meeting for the Seagram Stable. Gaffsman won from Martie Flynn, with Sun God II. in third place. Gaffsman was an outsider, Martie Flynn. Sankari and Sunt rd absorbing the bulk of the play on the race. The disappointments began at the outset ■when Sunsard was virtually left at the post. Shortly thereafter Sankari dropped out of contention. Their elimination made it appear eat for Martie Flynn. which was racing under restrain in the wake of Gaffsman, but when called on for his best effort in the stretch his best was not good enough to bring him on even terms with Gaffsman and the latter won easiiy. Sun God II., comir-r from far back in the stretch, after he had saved considerable ground, finished in third place. Sunsard closed an immense gap and probably would have been a sharp factor had be starte 1 on even terms.. Severe track conditions were again the rule at Arlington Park, resulting in small fields in the different races. In most instances the starters were of mediocre caliber, but Rood sport resulted because of the evenly matched starters. STORM HITS TRACK. The attendance was reduced considerably, due to a storm in the city shortly after the noon hour. Because of the difficult track and the lowly starters in most races, the volume of wagering was reduced considerably. There was considerable difficulty experienced by the secretary and his assistants in filling the card of seven races for Thursday and it was late in the afternoon before the entries were announced. Elizabeth Seth gave an astounding performance in Um second race, for which she was a pronounc?d favorite. She was practically left at the post, due to unpreparedncss, the filly being in the act of shaking her head as if striving to free herself from an assistants grasp of the bridle when the others were a considerable distance in front and the race on. She moved rapidly when she settled in her stride and the chorus that had echoed when she was apparently left at the post changed to a tone of jubilation as she gradually gained on her opponents and, beginning the stretch racing, her supporters were heartened more when she disposed of Carin and soon after joined with Sincerely to ultimately wear the latter down and win easily. Sincerely took second place and II len E., coming with a rush right at the end, overhauled Carin for third place. YAM TOY GRADUATES. The Three Ds Stable Yam Toy graduated from the maiden ranks when she led home seven oth %r youngsters that tried conclusions With her in the opener. She was a pronounced favorite and took the lead when Called on to dispose of Walter R. with ease. Conversation landed in third place. The flashy Joe Marshall was given considerable betting attention in the ra;-e, but R. Jones handled him poorly and allowed him to drop completely out of t, wi;h the result that he finished far in the rear of the others. Dante, which raced well in his preceding start, was returned winner of the mile race after he had given stern chase to Far Away and being successful in downing him when a sixteenth out. Far Away, hard ridden, managed to outstay lfajoe for second place. Mary-Dale was a pronounced favorite in the yace, but the diminutive Chamberlain was totally at a loss how to handle his mount in the stiff going, with the result that she followed far back of the leaders from the start and never figured seriously in the running. Luxembourg, previously a winner in similar going, was neglected in favor of several Others in the f urth race, but the running found him always in command, aided by a good start. Inquisitor pressed him hard in the early stages, but in the final drive he gave way but proved better than the others by finishing In s"cond place. Participate, tinder hard riding, held the incimpetently ridden Martinique safe for third place. Al Garnet showed suilden Improvement and, benefited by the good send-off he had, assumed the lead at once in the sixth race and, under Rood riding, outstayed Jim Bridger. The latter was much the best, but was away poorly, lost much ground racing wide and was weakly ridden. Ted Healey, coming with a rush, downed the others for third place. The notice posted Tuesday relative to juckeys riding in races where the trainer for the contract employer of the rider might have another owned starter was annulled today.

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