Feature to Partisan: Wins His First Race in CoClors of C. L. King at Miami, Daily Racing Form, 1932-02-24


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FEATURE TO PARTISAN Wins His First Race in CoGlors of C. L King at Miami. Rain Ends Long Sunshine Period But Too Late to Spoil Charity Days Success. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 23. After an almost unparalleled run of bright, sunshiny weather, even for Florida, there was a downpour of rain for charity day, the day set aside for the benefit of the needy of Miami. Fortunately the rain did not come until well on in the afternoon, and the big crowd, was already on hand and the day a success. The fifth race was run during a sharp shower, and then came the deluge, and for the remaining two races the course was drenched. The feature was the Charity Day Handicap, and it brought a great finish, with Panetian the winner over R. W. Collins Don Leon, wiping out a recent defeat by the same colt. It was the first start for Panetian under the silks of C. Leroy King. Third in the Handicap went to Mrs. G. W. Lofts Mabla, and the only other starter was C. V. Whitneys Marplot, which was outrun all the way. Besides the excellent racing that was furnished for the occasion, there was a deal of other entertainment from a big stage that had been constructed in front of the grand stand. Walter C. Kelly, the Virginia judge, officiated as master of ceremonies, and other entertainers from night clubs provided a rare program. There were flower girls, pro-gam girls and cigarette girls busily employed in club house and grandstand, helping swell the fund for the unemployed, and it was estimated that approximately 0,000 would be turned "over as a result of the day of sport. It was during a singing number between the third and the fourth races that there came a sharp shower of rain that drove the crowd on the lawn to shelter, but the entertainers stuck it out until the end of their number. THRILLING FINISHES. Right through the program the racing was marked by exciting finishes with most of the winners having to fight it out to the last stride. In the special sprint it really was a two-horse race, for at all stages Don Leon and Panetian dominated. They raced stride for stride and Leischman, who had been. reinstated for the race, had something in reserve on the big son of Galetian. Panetian was racing outside the Collins sprinter and Leischman made his first serious move after rounding the stretch turn. There he shook up the big gelding, but Don Leon was hanging on so gamely that he was forced to go to the whip. Panetian responded to the call and right at the end wore down the son of Lee O. Cotner to win going away by a neck. They were eight lengths before Mabla, and Mrs. Lofts filly, in turn, had beaten Marplot a like distance. Even Up, the three-year-old son of Wildair and Balance, that races for C. V. Whitney, gave a sensational exhibition when he was the winner of the opening dash at three-quarters. It was a dash for maiden colts and geldings and the son of Wildair was so far back of his field in the early racing there did not seem a remote chance for him to earn any part of the award. Workman had him under a drive most of the way, but even at the top of the Continued on twenty-second page. FEATURE TO PARTISIAN Continued from first page. stretch he still seemed hopelessly beaten but, fighting along, he made up the ground to be over the line the winner by two lengths. Dornoch, racing for Mrs. J. H. Whitney, was the one to cut out the running and he saved second place, but he was two lengths back of Even Up. Ward-in-Chancery, racing for Godfrey Preece, after racing with the pace, was a close third, and then came Black Signal, which had quit, as he did in a previous effort. A great finish marked the three-eighths dash for juvenile maidens when R. W. Col- j lins Le Bruyere just won by a nose from Mose Lowensteins My Counsellor, and John J. Curtis Flying Dragon just saved third from Mrs. J. H. Whitneys White Thorn. The start was a good one and Callahan had My Counsellor off in front, and he went right at him, asking him for his best from the first stride. He went along on the rail and battled along to the last stride, where he faltered ever so slightly and Le Bruyere, which was in close attendance all the way,, dropped his nose down in front. Flying Dragon was always in the front division and was only third over White Thorn for the reason that the Whitney colt had jumped in. the air right at the start and was off badly. He closed a big gap from that beginning and would have been third in a few more strides. The second nose finish of the day came with the running of the third race when Zevar, from the Paramount Stable, just beat W. C. Weants Foreign Play, and C. E. Hamiltons Love Offering was a close third. Foreign Play cut out the running and both Morden and Gailmont were in close attendance. Gailmont showed in front when he found his way through on the inside and, going to the stretch turn, looked like the winner. Swinging into the straight, Morden, for an instant, was in front, Gailmont dropped back and Foreign Play was in third place, but coming again, and Love Offering came seriously into the contention. Zevar had been making up ground steadily back of these and inside the sixteenth post there developed a great battle. Love Offering tired suddenly under r. drive and, as she swerved over on Morden, Foreign Play came again and showed in front. But in the last few strides Montgomery brought Zevar along with his winning rush and it was in the last stride that he dropped his nose down in front to earn a close decision. Love Offering was only another half a length back and Zegora was the one to save fourth place. Despite the fact that Foreign Play had won in her previous race, she was considered outclassed and paid 2.20 to place for each two-dollar investment. Still another fighting finish came in the fourth race, at one mile and a furlong, when Oaten, racing for W. C. and E. W. Reichert, slipped through next to the rail in the stretch to earn the decision from F. E. Moores Stellanova and W. Duffys Genial Host. Fourth was the portion of Bill Southam. From a good start, Genial Host was rushed away from the outside position and forced most of the pace. Big Bo raced along with him for a time and vhen he had put the son of Bo McMillan away it was Stellanova that took up the contention without giving him a chance for any respite. Stellanova and Genial Host battled along until well into the stretch, where Stellanova drew out slightly, but as he did he left an opening on the rail, and Parin, slipping through with Oaten, saved the day by a neck. Stellanova had beaten Genial Host by a scantlength, and Bill Southam was another length away.

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