Feature to Thistle Ace: Collins Colt Wins Anniversary Purse at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-15


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FEATURE TO THISTLE ACE Collins Colt Wins Anniversary Purse at Oriental Park. Seventeenth Birthday of Havana Track Is Celebrated Golden Sandals Is Winner at Large Odds. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 14. The Anniversary Purse was the feature attraction at Oriental Park this afternoon, the seventeenth anniversary of the opening of the plant by the late H. D. Brown. The event was a dash of six furlongs for the better grade of sprinting platers and brought together nine starters. The winner was George Collins Thistle Ace, ridden by R. Fischer. This fellow had a safe margin over his opposition and showed, the way to C. H. Spragues Step Sis, while P. B. Codds Menelek was third. The event was run under ideal weather conditions, and over a fast track. The attendance was well above the average weekday crowd and, despite several upsets in the running, racing was of a spirited nature. Little time was lost at the post in the Anniversary, and from a good break, Step Sis moved into command at once. She displayed high early speed from the start and showed the way to Menelek and Thistle Ace, while the others were bunched. These positions never varied to the far turn where there was a general closing up, and Thistle Ace displaced Menelek in second place. Turning for home, Fischer slipped through on the inside and in a drive disposed of Step Sis. The latter was used up from her early efforts, but when put under pressure in the final sixteenth, came again to hold Menelek safe for the place. The latter had no excuses in the running, but was a driving third over Westys Fox. The latter closed some ground in the running to be a driving fourth over the stoutly supported Switch. Lady Moon, a daughter of North Star III. Moon Winks, which races for J. T. Ireland, and making her debut, accounted for the first race of the day, a dash of two furlongs, for maiden two-year-old fillies. W. E. Worleys My Joanne was the one that raced into second place, while W. C. Westmorelands Georgia Lily was third. The winner, Continued on second page. FEATURE TO THISTLE ACE .Continued from first page." on the strength of several fast previous trials, was installed the choice and raced to expectations. She dominated the race from the start, and ran the distance in :23. At the start she swerved suddenly toward the outside, but straightened out quickly and outran her opponents. My Joanne was the one to race in closest pursuit throughout, and finished fast, while Georgia Lily, after racing green, finished gamely. Lady Moon was ridden by S. Greenberg. Golden Sandals, racing for W, F. Taylor and ridden by C. Reynolds, was a surprise winner of the third race in a blanket finish over Just Ormont, that races for W. F. Axton, while Flying Atom, from the Pine-tree Farm, was third. The winner returned a dividend of 3.60 for the usual investment, one of the longest prices of the present week. Medicine Bow and More Space cut out the early running and raced along heads apart. These tactics brought about defeat for both of them when the real test developed in the stretch run. Golden Sandals was kept under restraint until the stretch turn was reached, where Reynolds slipped through on the inside and saved ground. Paradise steered his mount to the outside, but through the stretch was of little help to him. Just Ormont, which worked his way up steadily, finished gamely and would have won in another stride. W. R. Ridenours Lanier, winner of his last race at Latonia, and making his first Btart here, was an easy winner of the fourth race which engaged a well matched band of sprinters at six furlongs. Dupuy kept him in a forward position all the way, saved ground at the turns and, after disposing of Nelson in the stretch, drew away. "Hold, racing for B. McDonald, finished second, while Mrs. E. Denemarks Hogans Dance was third. There was no delay at the post and the break was a good one. Lanier quickly moved into command, but- before the first sixteenth had been negotiated, Ensor had usurped the lead with Nelson. Dupuy took his mount under restraint and followed along near the rail. Turning for home he forced his way through and had no trouble disposing of the leaders, winning in hand. Hold, well up from the start, came to the outside in the stretch and finished stoutly under urging to take the place from Hogans Dance. The latter made his bid entering the stretch, but faltered at the finish.

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