Illinois Oaks Outstanding Local Attraction: Great Filly Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1932-06-04


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ILLINOIS OAKS OUTSTANDING LOCAL ATTRACTION GREAT FILLY CONTEST] ♦ G. D. Wideners Evening Among Seven Named to Start. 1 » Suntica and I Say Expected to Fur- nish Formidable Opposition — Results of Fridays Races. i ■ ■»■»»-■■» — --—. ~t ■,r«»-------- f j The field for the Illinois Oaks, 0,- C 000 added, three-year-old fillies, at t •1! one mile and a furlong, follows: t PP. Horse. Wt. Jockey. 1— Late Date 116 H. Schutte J 2— Pcess Camelia. 116 C. Critchfield 3 — Depression H. Fisher i 4 — Princess Ivre. 116 5— Suntica 121 J. Maiben i 6— Evening 121 L. McAtee l i 7—1 Say 116 C.E.Allen J J 1 HOMEWOOD, 111., June 3— The Illinois Oaks, one of the important Washington Park fixtures and carrying 0,000 in added money, will have its annual renewal as the II attractive and popular feature on Saturdays program at that local course. Seven three-year-old fillies, headed by the queenly Evening, I one of the best developed in this .class in several years and an American Derby threat, accepted for the prized feature at the usual hour Friday morning. Late Date, I Say, Princess Camelia, Suntica, Depression and Princess Ivre were named to oppose the crack Evening, and while small, the field widely excels any in this division this season. In addition to Evening, which promises to rule a strong favorite, the East will be r represented by Suntica, recent winner of the historic Kentucky Oaks at Churchill I " Downs, while the West will be trying for the honors with the five others, three of which are Chicago-owned. I Say, second to Suntica in the Kentucky Oaks and owned by Albert Sabath, and Princess Camelia and Princess Ivre, property of Mrs. John Marsch, comprise the Chicago or home trio. Evening is owned by George D. Widener, of Philadelphia, and Suntica races for Willis Sharpe Kilmer, of Binghamton, N. Y. Depression will have up the terracotta silks of James W. Parrish, Kentucky patron whose Alyssum ] scored by a nose over Cousin Jo in the 1931 , running of the stake. Bernard B. Jones, master of Audley Farm, is the owner of Late Date. ] PREDICT GREAT STRUGGLE. Notwithstanding the sparkling record piled up by Evening, many good judges an-ticipate a close, stubbornly fought contest 1 over the testing mile and one-eighth, on a track which barring rain, may afford good footing. The Graemere Purse, a seven-eighths af- . fair, became the feature race at Washington , •Park Friday afternoon when the Chicago Beach Purse, scheduled feature, was declared off because of numerous withdrawals, and , the running of the race brought about the , downfall of the odds-on favorite, Camp . Boss. The winner turned up in Evergold, a three-year-old which graduated from the maiden ranks at this meeting, while Peggy Lehmann, another outsider, finished second and War Glow, the second choice., was third. Camp Boss, after racing all over the track, finished unplaced. Camp Boss went to the front early but, taken under slight restraint, was soon joined [ by War Glow and when the Marsch gelding got the better of jockey McCrossen and ; raced wide, taking War Glow with him, j Evergold came through on the inside to get to the front. Once in the van Evergold, a massive animal, opened up a good lead and, meeting with no opposition, raced well in front to the finish. With Camp Boss still attempting to bear out in the stretch and interfering with War Glow, Peggy Lehmann had no trouble passing the pair to take second place. The defeat of Camp Boss, which on his last appearance was beaten by a head over practically the same sort of track, Continued on twenty-first page. GREAT FILLY CONTEST Continued from first page. was one of the most severe blows that the public has suffered at the meeting. The track was heavy today and resulted in the fifth race being declared off because of wholesale scratching. The sixth race, a distance claiming event, was split two ways, being run as the fifth and sixth races. Rain threatened during the afternoon and fell intermittently, but a good-sized crowd was present. Plumage, a mud running filly from the stable of Sewell Combs, scored her first victory in some time when she won the opening race at long odds. The four-year-old daughter of Ballot, noted mud sire, was at home on the heavy track and, saving much ground by hugging the rail in the stretch, got to the front in the last sixteenth to win under pressure. Panchio, former stakes horse, which was making his first appearance since last fall, came from far back to beat Best Man for second place in the last stride. Best Man set the pace but tired. Wise Advocate, the favorite, lost his chance when he persisted in bearing out during the stretch run. Plumage paid 0.82. Jockey Charlie Landolt signalized his return to the saddle after a week lay-off, due to injuries by winning the second race with the favorite, Liqueur." The gelding, breaking quickly from the inside position, soon opened up a long lead and showed the way to the finish. He was tiring as the field approached the wire and, bearing out slightly, but defeated the fast closing Luke Connell by one length. Hernando, medium of a last minute plunge, finished third. The race was at five furlongs. Jockey T. P, Martin rode his second winner of the afternoon when he piloted Salisbury, a grey gelding, to victory in the third race. The winner was close to the leaders* at all times and, heading the others in the stretch, scored with little trouble. Tony Joe, a well known mudlark, was second and Lanier finished third. Foolhardy, favorite, could make little impression on the leaders. The winner had a good many supporters. a

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