Another for Haughton: Stephanite Wins First Start in New Owners Colors, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-09


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ANOTHER FOR HAUGHTON Stephanite Wins First Start in New Owners Colors. Gettin Even Is Close Second and Galahad, in Initial Start at Jefferson, Third. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 8. Stephanite signalled his first start under the colors of Edward Haughton, which have played the leadings role in the racing of the current meeting, by winning the mile and one-sixteenth race, which was fifth on the program at Jefferson Park today. Most interest of the fair-sized crowd that turned out for the heavy track sport, centered in this number. Of the five that opposed the winner, Gettin Even, from the stable of P. H. Krick, finished second, and the veteran Galahad, racing for the Yoyo Stable, garnered the third part of the purse. Stephanite found Gettin Even a formidable foe at every stage of the testing distance, but under a strong ride by Gilbert Elston, he succeeded in holding a short advantage over the Krick colt after the opening eighth, yet the finish was a driving one in which the winner had only a half-length over his stubborn rival. Three lengths parted Gettin Even and Galahad, the latter :making up ground through the final three-eighths. Under a weak ride by the inexperienced, yet promising R. Laurin, Essare raced much on his own courage and, after going in prominent fashion for three-quarters, gave ground thereafter. Lieut. Russell and En-glewood, which completed the field, were vastly outrun after three-eighths. THIRD CONSECUTIVE VICTORY. Stephanite was a big favorite, and the victory, his third in consecutive starts, was the twelfth of the meeting for the Haughton silks. The original sixth race, which received the maximu mnumber of entries, was reduced by scratches to such an extent that it. was declared off and the usual emergency or extra race substituted. This brought ten of the poorer fillies and mares to the post, and the three-quarters contest had formful result when Stupendous, also ridden by Elston, was the winner. She cantered home six lengths in front of Silver Wave, which just lasted to account for second over Helen Dean. The going suited the nine-year-old Devon, which races for J. J. Greely, and he romped to victory over the seven that opposed him in the opening race. Parole H., a year older than the victor, was second and the unlucky Sydka, favorite, was third. The latter was repeatedly forced back when blocked as G. Elston rode a waiting race and when clear in the stretch, both the winner and Parole II. held good margins over her. Devon raced with the leaders from the start and, taking command after reaching the final half mile, dominated the race thereafter. Parole H. finished well after going to the extreme outside in the stretch, while Finland, Bunthorne, Gold Bet and Dar-Fur tired badly in the final drive. THELMA L. BEST. Thelma L., ridden by Pete Dyer and lightly backed, made every post a winning one in the second race, engaging eleven of the cheaper older fillies and mares over three-quarters. Purple Robe, favorite, came through with her usual good effort to account for second place and American Thunder was best of the others, which included the well-backed Laura Negley. The successful trio occupied the leading positions throughout and, while unable to threaten the winner, Purple Robe gamely outstayed American Thunder. Twelve three-year-olds met at a mile in the third race, and it brought the first favorite success when O. A. Bianchis Verity Ballot, ridden by H. R. Riley, proved the winner. She won decisively, and with speed to spare, with Bright Knot second and Scandal Sheet third. Aside from early speed by several of them, the others failed to take much of a part, the winner rushing to the finish five lengths in the van of Bright Knot, which, in turn, held a final advantage of four lengths over Scandal Sheet. This was the second victory of the meeting for the Bianchi filly. Starter Wingfield had bad luck with the field of two-year-old fillies that lined up for the battle of New Orleans Purse, fourth on the card, and after getting away to a Continued on thirteenth page. ANOTHER FOR HAUGHTON Continued from first page. poor start, many of the twelve were in a bad tangle, much of the quarter-mile. Figu-iste, a daughter of Leonardo II. and Danger Lou, carrying the colors of W. H. Hosea, was the winner, with the Jones Stock Farms Cloisters Dream second and S. W. Labrots Sonsy third. The winner and Cloisters Dream were the lucky ones at the starting point and, racing down the outside of the track, made the running at every stage. Sonsy was in tight quarters early and she showed a likely performance to get up for the third honors, only a head in back of Cloisters Dream. The winner enjoyed a good lead throughout and, running the quarter in ?25, won by a length and one-half. Jimmie Burke had the mount. T. Langdon, an apprentice, expected to leave for New York, where he reports back to Max Hirsch. Six yearlings, bred and owned by Houghton Brownlee, of Austin, Texas, are due at the Fair Grounds Monday, according to advices received by Frank M. Kelly, track superintendent. Mrs. H. A. Holand, of Chicago, and Mrs. P. P. Flaherty, of Palatine, 111., were visitors for todays racing. Mrs. Flaherty is the owner of si:: two-year-olds and several older horses racing here. The two-year-olds are products of their owners Illinois breeding farm.

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