30,000 Witness Cretes Labor Day Program: My Dandy Defeats Gallant Sir and Charleigh in Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1932-09-06


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30,000 . WITNESS CRETES LABOR DAY PROGRAM 0 A Q My Dandy Defeats Gallant Sir and Charleigh in Feature . Veteran Reichert Star Outruns Rivals in Handicap at Lincoln Fields Consistent Little America Adds to Laurels in Fifth Race CRETE, III., Sept. 5. A -crowd of approximately 30,000, Chicagos Labor Day tribute at the throne of racing, saw the gallant My Dandy, among the greatest geldings of all time, add another important and brilliantly achieved conquest to his marvelous record when he was winner of the Labor Day Handicap, the feature race on todays holiday program at the picturesque and popular Lincoln Fields course. The triumphant seven-year-old had the colors of the Reichert Brothers, of Belleville, 111., in front virtually from the start and, running the distance in the fast time of 1:36, he won by two lengths from the Northway Stables three-year-old Gallant Sir. The Superiors Stables Charleigh was third, a like margin back and six lengths before the Shandon Farms Eyer-gold. Two others, Jimmy Moran and Catiop, completed the field. The great crowd, the largest at any Chicago track during the current season and possibly the largest since the revival of racing here, was inclined to look upon the younger Gallant Sir and Charleigh with more fancy, but they never had a chance with the venerable, one-eyed winner, and it was his race almost from the outset. Sent into the lead just as quickly as Johnny Leyland could hustle him clear of his rivals, My Dandy set a killing pace for his rivals, and, while he did tire from the terrific early effort, his leadership was never seriously challenged, and he came to the finish two lengths before Gallant Sir. The latter, a good son of Sir Gallahad HI., furnished the chief contention in the final three-quarters and, while defeated, turned in a sparkling effort under 109 pounds, just three less than the winner carried. But for a brief time on the far turn, where he was in rather close quarters on the inside of Jimmy Moran and Gallant Sir, Charleigh was next in the order of running to the winner and runner-up and, while he could not improve his position, he acquitted himself in fine fashion. Evergold offered a mild challenge on the lower turn, then faltered, while Jimmy Moran and Cathop quit badly after keeping well up under pressure in the first five-eighths. It was a great day of racing for the tremendous holiday throng that packed the spacious grounds almost to capacity and will linger long as a pleasant memory for those who made up the great, colorful and representative gathering. CoJ. M. J. Winn, executive director of Lincoln Fields, found much to please him in todays wonderful gathering. He said: "In point of weather, attendance and enthusiasm this is the greatest Labor Day in the history of Lincoln Fields. The response of the race loving public of Chicago and vicinity, includ- Continued on twenty-ninth page. 30,000 WITNESS CRETES LABOR DAY PROGRAM Continued from first page. ing the border cities of Indiana, is most gratifying. Thirty thousand people took a day off under ideal weather conditions to enjoy a racing card of the hghest class. The management of Lincoln Fields has never lost faith in the loyalty and appreciation of its public. If it were necessary to ask for proof of that statement, the class and character of todays outpouring furnishes conclusive evidence. "The daily double was put on for the first time Saturday in response to many hundreds of requests. It is a novel form of wagering, including an attractive combination of skill and chance and ts success was immediate. The popularity of the plan demanded greater facilities, which have been provided and the holiday crowd exhibited a generous appreciation. "Lincoln Fields will continue to meet the wishes of the levers of clan sport throughout the thirty-one day meeting and will furnish programs, of surpassing excellence made possible by the practically unanimous support of the leading turfmen of Illinois, Kentucky and New York." .Wayne Lewis saddled another winner, for Wood F. Axton, wealthy Kentucky owner and breeder, when Monks Dude was good enough to score his maiden victory over Simon, Tea Tax and nine other juvenile non-winners In the first race. The distance was three-quarters and, after getting away fast, thanks to the alertness of his rider, Joe Renick, the winner led throughout. At the close he was two lengths before Simon, which tired slightly after assisting Bichloride in providing the chief early contention. Simon only succeeded in saving second by a nose over Tea Tax, while Swin-haven, which encountered ill luck after beginning slowly, raced to the finish next in the limit field. The latter shared favoritism with Simon. La Salle carried the Nash Brothers Shan-don Farm colors to victory in the second race and it was a popular triumph for the local silks. La Salle was brought from behind the leader and, wearing down Kensington iri the final sixteenth of the seven furlongs, drew away to win by a length as Kensington held second safe from Reproof, which came on in creditable fashion after showing the way for a half mile. Sis Agnes was fourth, leading eight others. T. P. Martin rode the winner. Timorous, favorite and ridden by W. Saunders, broke through for her first triumph in some weeks when she outran eleven other juvenile fillies ver three-quarters in the third race. Withstanding a brisk driv,e in the final eighth, the winner stalled off the determined challenge of Lovely Hills, which came up on the outside, long enough to win by a head. Momo filled third position four lengths back and a neck before At Top, which gave way to the former in the final stages. Away slowly and unable to find her best stride, Helen Bab, second choice, failed to prove a factor at any time. While it engaged only five from among the better grade, the Toilers Purse, or fourth race, at three-quarters, was productive of one of the, more interesting contests, out of which A. A. Baronis Wavlayer, an outsider in the betting, emerged victorious. A great rush in the stretch won for the Waygood three-year-old and, heading Brown Wisdom within a few strides of the wire, he won by a neck, with Sundot third before Pancho Lopez and Dr Freeland. Coming around the first turn Pancho Lopez and then Sundot took the lead and in the final eighth Brown Wisdom had no more than appeared the likely winner when he succumbed to the victors belated rush. As this transpired Sundot and Pancho Lopez, which were seen in the lead at various stages, tired and Dr. Freeland was unable to offer a serious bid. The winner, ridden by W. Wright, had to cover the distance in the fast time of 1:11. The fleet and game Little America added another victory to her fine record for the season when she took a good band into camp in the Kensington Claiming Purse, which preceded the feature. The leader throughout, Little America had a length advantage over Vishnu at the end, while Broad Meadows was next among the eight that participated. During much of the race the winner forced Vishnu wide and when the latter followed her out in the final eighth, Broad Meadows was taken to the inside where he finished fastest of all. Journeys End was fourth, showing the way to Hyman, Bay Angon, Betty Derr and Black-stran.

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