Labrot in Double Victory: Springsteel and Bally Bay Earn Purses at Woodbine Park, Daily Racing Form, 1932-05-25


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LABROT IN DOUBLE VICTORY « Springsteel and Bally Bay Earn Purses at Woodbine Park. » Trainer Irvine and Jockey Burke Share in Honors — Ward-in-Chancery Furnishes Big Surprise. « TORONTO, Ont, May 24.— The forty-sixth renewal of the Woodstock Plate for three-year-olds over the mile and one sixteenth route, was the race that was served as the most important event arranged for the large Victoria Day gathering at the Woodbine course of the Ontario Jockey Club today. This originally had a half dozen eli-gibles for the prize of ,000 added, but the field was reduced to three starters when Hobnob, from the Seagram Stable, Pending, a istablemate of Delicacy, and Ward-in-Chancery were withdrawn. Sylvester W. Labrot, of Maryland had Open Hearth and Springsteel to bear his silks in the renewal of this fixture and when Springsteel was the winner it added just ,610 to the Labrot coffers as he led Delicacy over the distance in l:462i. Earlier in the afternoon Bally Bay, racing for S. W. Labrot, Jr., took the measure of a good band of juveniles and when Springsteel scored in the main event of the day, it brought about a double for Labrot-Irvine and jockey J. H. Burke. The Woodstock Plate was decided as the fifth race, and little time was lost at the barrier before starter Cassidy released the barrier, and all three left in the same stride. Springsteel showed the most speed and set the pace as he went around the first turn with Delicacy in pursuit. H. Elston was sending Open Hearth right along in an effort to stay with the pair. Springsteel showed speed as he continued in advance of his opponents and midway on the back stretch had moved away into a five-length lead. Open Hearth was still well back, and despite Elstons hustling tactics, was unable to gain any ground. Reaching the turn for home Springsteel Continued on twenty-second page. I [ ■ . • • • ; i • • ~* • i ■ • - I I t • i t 5 , • I - t » 1 , - » I l L LABROT IN DOUBLE VICTORY Continued from first page. showed signs of surrendering his lead when he began to sulk, but Burke applied the whip freely when Delicacy threatened to move to the front, and the Labrot colt renewed his efforts, and in the last furlong, with Deli-l cacy right alongside, he came away to com- plete the distance with a lead of a length and a half. A cool breeze that swept the magnificent grounds of the Ontario Jockey Club for the third day of the spring meeting, failed to check or dampen the ardor of the seasons largest gathering that witnessed the holiday r entertainment. A close check revealed that t the attendance overshadowed that of Satur- - day and speculation through the different t channels of the mutuel department showed I an increase. In the race of secondary importance a i half dozen handy three-year-olds, racing un- - der claiming conditions, met at a mile and I seventy yards in the Queens Birthday Plate, , and a surprise took place when Ward-in- - Chancery, from the G. Preece barn, finished 1 the distance before Happen, from the Mr3. . G. Fox stable, and the choice, while S. W. . Labrots top weighted Mexico had little trou-I - ble in saving third from Beret, from the Greentree Stable. The others to contest t were C. Smythes Caryldon and Horatia, , of the J. J. Burns stable, but neither of the ; 16cally-owned were good enough to cut any r serious figure in the running. For the third consecutive day trainer Wil-, - liam Irvine saddled the initial winner on the » card when he tighened the girths on S. W. . Labrot, Jr.s, Bally Bay for the Grosvenor r Plate, a test of four and one-half furlongs, i, that ushered in the sport and the son of C Happy Time — Martre II., made good in con-f -* vincing fashion and at rather liberal odds 3 when he led throughout the intermediate 2 sprint to register by three lengths. There » was a tight fit for second honors and it saw / Precious Dollar, from the Cary T. Grayson l stable, racing coupled with M. Lowensteins 3 Burning Feet, receiving a nose verdict over William Garths Seemego for that portion of f the spoils. Ridden by J. Battista, the Whitney colt, ., raced along with Prince Westend and Moon i Blink for the first half mile, gained a slight t advantage in the last furlong and in a bitterly - fought finish outstayed the Greentree e Stable filly to win by a half length. Prince e Westend was beaten by four lengths as he e r t - t I i - I , - 1 . . - t , ; r - » . r i, C -* 3 2 » / l 3 f ., i t - e e e saved third for H. Neusteter. S. W. La- brots Gracias led home Broadway Sun and i Gamma Delta. This was the first test this season over I the five furlongs route and, after a good 1 beginning for the small field, there was some J crowding soon after the release of the bar- rier and in the mad scramble for positions i Dr. Yates, from the W. Garth stable, was » knocked off stride and unseated J. Petz, but : fortunately the rider escaped unharmed. Of the seventeen jumpers that started in i the Hopeful Steeplechase, which was the J daily event through the field, fourteen of f the number completed the route, and it re- suited in a stirring finish in which Glaneur, bearing the silks of J. F. Byers, and racing ; coupled with Savanola and Peggs Pride, which performed for Mrs. F. A. Clark, was J winner. Queens Pal, ridden by his owner, James Simpson, Jr., landed in second posi- tion. Well back of the pair to take third 1 honors, came John Bosley, Jr.s Billycock C with Jack Whittier, from the Whittier Park j Stable, before the others that finished. Thistle John set the pace to the first t turn and held command until reaching the ; thirteenth jump, where he was displaced by Queens Pal. The latter looked all over a winner when he came over the final obstacle of the fifteen that marked the journey. Queens Pal was showing the way by three , lengths as he landed safely, but Mr. Simp- son allowed his mount to swerve badly to-r wards the inside and before he could be righted, Glaneur, continuing gamely while | in command of the others, got up a few f yards from the finish to win by a half f length. Billycock was eight lengths back, while Jack Whittier was beaten another ten 1 lengths. The C. V. Whitney silka took another I purse when Trimmer graduated from the maiden ranks to account for the third race. .

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