St. Johns Park Opens: Jaz Age Scores in Headliner on Inaugural Days Card, Daily Racing Form, 1932-03-22


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ST. JOHNS PARK OPENS Continued from first page. Bagiel was the one to race second almost to the stretch, where Garlic moved into contention and took second place when the stretch was reached. Riley had the mare doing her best at the end to be winner by a neck, while Garlic saved second place by a length. It was in the final eighth that Fair Bill caught the tired Bagiel to save third. The opening race was a five and one-half furlong contest for the cheap ones and it saw O. F. Woodwards Wave Top the winner over Mrs. M. Merciers Chattahoochee, with O. A. Simmons Weatherproof, one that sold in the field, saving third from Bob Blackburn. There was a considerable delay at the post, but the start was a good one and Bounder and Unlucky, leaving from the outside, were the ones to show the way. Wave Top was racing closely after these and of the lot it was Unlucky that was first to tire. Bounder had opened up a lead on his opponents going around the far turn, but Wave Top was chasing after him resolutely while Chattahoochee, in rather close quarters early, was beginning to move up on the in- side and Weatherproof, after a slow beginning, was also moving up. Bob Blackburn dropped back badly in tho run through the backstretch and did not seem to fancy the footing. Later he began to improve his position. In the meantime Wave Top had disposed of Bounder and she took command in the stretch. Remillard found his way up with Chattahoochee and gave battle in the last sixteenth, but was beaten by a length and Weatherproof was just a neck back and a length before Bob Blackburn. There was a good finish in the second race when H. A. Coulsons Donny Johnny caught H. M. Woolfs Out Bound to be the winner, with J. C. Ellis Ellice quitting badly in third place-to just save that part of the purse from John Mill. The time, 1:13, established a track record for the distance. From a good start, Ellice and Out Bound went out to set the pace, while Clancy rated Donny Johnny along back of them. Out Bound hung to the faint-hearted Ellice long enough to make her quit, but it had cost him considerable effort and, when Donny Jornny challenged in the stretch, he soon gave -way. Crossing the finish, Donny Johnny had three-quarters of a length to spare, while Out Bound had beaten the tired Ellice by two lengths. The third was a split of the first, being a five and a half furlongs race for the cheapest sort. Thirteen went to the post and Mrs. H. S. Harts Coots proved an easy winner, with Marabou racing into second place and Valley saving third in a close finish with Josephine D. There was scant delay at the post and the start was a good one, and Barnes at once sent the winner into a safe lead, where he restrained his mount and rated him along to never be threatened. He was winner by eight lengths. Marabou steadily improved his position to take second place from Valley, which always was in the front division, but tired slightly. Hypoluxo, which had won frequently in Cuba, was never a contender and finished far back.

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