Mills Has Banner Day: Two of His Three Winners Set Tropical Park Records, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-09


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MILLS HAS BANNER DAY Two of His Three Winners Set Tropical Park Records. Prince Tokalon Scores in Lee County Purse Traitor . Runs Three-Quarters in 1:11. MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 8. Two new track records and a triple for Hank Mills were the outstanding events of the racing at Tropical Park this afternoon. Mills rode both of the record-makers, Traitor, which raced six furlongs in 1:11, and Prince Tokalon, which, stepped seven furlongs in 1:25. Then he made his riding score three when he was winner with Mrs. Grace Dennys Night Edition in the .last race of the day. With ideal racing conditions there was a big crowd out for ttie sport, and the club house in particular had a notable gathering. The track was at its best, as the records attested. The Lee County Claiming Handicap had only six starters, and there were three of them that had not been to the races since November. Prince Tokalon, one of these, was the winner, with Meridian Queen, the one to race third, another. It was a race to suggest that as these fall performers appear the racing will improve. There was little delay at the post and Gay Bird was first to show out of the company, but he was not permitted to get far away when both Meridian Queen and Prince Tokalon went after him. Then it was Meridian Queen that took up the burden of malting the pace, but Mills was rating Prince Tokalon close after the mare and. as Gay Bird showed signs of weakening Matadi moved up in resolute fashion, but was forced to lose some ground by going to the outside. BY WIDE MARGIN. Prince Tokalon had headed the mare rounding out of the back stretch and Mills permitted him to step right along until he was home alone by eight lengths in record time for the course. Meridian Queen, evidently a bit short, weakened in the. run home and Matadi readily outfinished her to save the place by three lengths, and the tired Gay Bird was at the heels of the daughter of Meridian. The only other starters were On Sir and His Way, two that had cut no figure in the running, though each was worked out an , additional furlong after the finish. It was observed that His Way, sent to the post for M. B. Cohen by Roy Pollard, did not wear blinkers, though such equipment was indicated on the program. He has been previously raced in blinkers and there should be an explanation of their not being used. Traitor, the four-year-old son of Runanteli and Orageuse, which races for the Mahopao Stable, was in a running mood in the third. He clipped a full second from the previous track record when he galloped the route in 1:11 under a hustling ride by "Hank" Mills. Mrs. W. E. Martinis Black Watch raced to second place and it was Mrs. T. R. Queens Angry Plume that saved third from W. L. Johnsons McTinkle, the only other starter. FINE DISPLAY OF SPEED. From a good start, Black Watch and Traitor at once drew away into a lrng lead and in the early stages, they were lapped with Traitor racing on the inside. Angry Plume followed them, outfooting McTinkle. Black Watch had about enough of the pace before the back stretch run had been com pleted and Traitor drew away from him without an effort. Mills took no chances with the son of Runanteli and permitted him to race right along for the remainder of the journey. Thus, it was, the record was established and Traitor was winner by eight lengths. Black Watch was three lengths before Angry Plume and McTinkle was being eased up, another eight lengths back. MeAtee and Bransfields Chuck B., the two-year-old son of Chilhowee and Mamie OJane, after having finished second in two previous starts, escaped from the maiden class in the opening dash over the Coral-way course. It was H. A. Coulsons Toy Town that raced to the place, with Edgar A. Iglehearts Lady Bracadale saving third from Hildur Rock. There was some delay at the ! post, for which Yonkers Flash was. chiefly to blame, and in one of his lunges he fell with C. Phillips. Both colt and rider escaped injury. The start was a good one, and Strait Jacket was off with the winner, but he raced so Continued on thirteenth page. MILLS HAS BANNER DAY Continued from first page. greenly that he soon dropped out of the contention, while Chuck B. drew out slightly. Inside the final sixteenth Chuck B. swerved slightly but was quickly straightened by Clelland, and at the end he had a length and a half to spare. Toy Town broke slowly but at once found his way into a contending position and was a length before Lady Bracadale. Hildur Rock did not seem to have much excuse, while Mike Reynolds was not as fortunate, and he was closing ground at the finish. Priory, the Joseph E. Widener cast-off, which now races for Dr. H. W. James, was a handy winner of the second raca over J. W. Mays Please, and Mrs. R. Arbiques Talky saved third from O. A. Simmons Sir Barley. With no delay at the post, the start was a good one and Sir Barley and Talky went out to show the way. Priory was soon in second place, while Please was slower to gain a racing stride and Verve and Go Between, the only other starters, soon dropped back. This order was unchanged in the run through the back stretch, but Priory was going well on the inside, back of the leaders and Please was moving up on the outside. Then turning out of the back stretch, it narrowed to a two-horse race as Please raced up on the outside, and Priory slipped through to take the lead. Callahan was hard at work on Please all the way home, but he could not catch the son of Haste, which was a length and a half clear at the end. Talky outfinished Sir Barley to take third, but he was five lengths back of Please. There was a good finish to the seven furlongs fourth race when J. C. Ellis Black Stockings, by a sensational rush through the short stretch, was up to win over M. E. Williams Marshal Ney, and Miss Mary Lans-burgs Big Spring was a close third before H. C. Ragans Light Air. Black Stockings occasioned some delay at the start and when the break came he was last of the seven to leave his stall. Big Spring jumped out to show the way and Marshal Ney was racing along back of him and Light Air was under 1 restraint back of the pair of them. At this stage of the running Black Stockings was a bad last and apparently completely out of the contention. Going to the stretch turn while Big Spring was still showing the way, Light Air, which was in third place back of Marshal Ney, was going so easily that she looked a sure winner. Then Big Spring began to weaken and Marshal Ney took command, but Light Air faltered when called on and Black Stockings, having charged around the company, moved into fourth place. In the run home Black Stockings ran over the tired leaders to win going away by a length. Marshal Ney saved the place from Big Spring by a neck ai.d Light Air. I was another length and a half back.

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