"Pete" Bostwick in Tumble: Great Amateur Rider Unseated from Morfair in Aqueduct Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1932-09-28


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"PETE" B0STWICK IN TUMBLE Great Amateur Rider Unseated From Morf air in Aqueduct Feature. Fortunately He Escapes Injury While Van-der Pool Easily Wins Race Threatening Weather Affects Attendance. - NEW YORK, N. Y. Sept. 27. When "Pete" Bostwick, the amateur, was unseated from J. P. Smiths Morfair right at the start of the six furlongs Arverne Handicap, at Aqueduct today the feature race was robbed of much of its interest. The son of Mofvich was rated as best of the small company and there was general consternation at the accident. Fortunately Mr. Bostwick suffered no injury from his fall that came as the colt stumbled. The running brought victory to William M. Moores Vander Pool when, after cutting out all the pace, he had a length to spare over C. V. Whitneys Halcyon and the only other starrer, William Woodwards Pardee was a distant third. It was Pardee, that in his previous start, under a pound more weight, ran a faster race to score over Mad Frump in the Bayview Claiming Handicap. The light rain had little effect on the going and the track was fast. The threatening weather however, had an effect on the attendance and it was hardly up to the usual mark, but there vas no lack of interest, though the unfortunate accident in the Arverne spoiled the day for many of the patrons. There was little time lost at the barrier in the feature and the four left on the same stride, but Morfair stumbled and Mr. Bostwick was unseated as has already been told. The colt raced along after the field and in fact finished in front of Pardee, but the Woodward colt was running one of his bad races, in marked contrast to his performance in the Bayview, even though that race was over the mile and a sixteenth distance. Mills took Vander Pool right out from the rise of the barrier and he was soon showing the way by almost two lengths. Halcyon was outrunning Pardee and these positions remained unchanged all the way. Mills saved ground swinging into the stretch and while Halcyon responded to a drive the Campfire colt was still a length to the good at the line. Morfair, running loose, came alongside Pardee in the final furlong to beat him to the finish and the Woodward colt was four lengths back of Halcyon. The Queensborough Steeplechase Handicap furnished something of a surprise when. Gwladys Whitneys Rideaway was the winner over Blue Banner and Indigo. Mr. L. E. Stoddard, Jr., rode his own Blue Banner, while Rigan McKinney, the amateur, had jthe mount on Indigo, with the professional, G. Smoot, handling Rideaway, and Smoot outguessed the amateurs, which was a big factor in the result. Blue Banner and Rideaway w.ere the ones to cut out the pace for a turn of the course, but Indigo was never far away, but the former Joseph E. Widener chaser was not jumping any. too well- and he was lacking in the speed that he has shown in most of his races. It was in the back field, the second turn of the course, that Mr. McKinney made his move with Indigo and as he came alongside Blue Banner, Mr. Stoddard roused the son of Pennant and as Smoot took back slightly the two amateurs went out racing closely lapped. It was taking back and not being lured into this dash that won for Rideaway. In the short run home Mr. Stoddard drove Blue Banner furiously, but it was of no avail and Rideaway was home the winner by two lengths, while the Stoddard gelding had been beaten five lengths. There was some excuse for Indigo by reason of his having been crossed repeatedly in the running. Mrs. W. T. Andersons Brother Carr, an unsexed son of Carlaris, was winner over the big field of maiden juveniles that met in the opening five furlongs dash. He led home J. P. Whites Satin Shoes, and Patrick F. Dwyers Swinwood, after making most of the race, saved third from J. H. Louch-heims TJenon. Right after the break Barnes, riding Sir Gareth, ran up on the heels of Brother Carr and, while he did not affect the chances of the son of Carlaris, his own mount was knocked out of the running and West Main was another that suffered considerably. Caerleon, which races under the silks of William A. Porter, was the winner of the third race, a dash of six and one-half furlongs. W. Lt Johnsons Dancing Boy was second and R. L. Waters Donate third. There came an accident in the running when Black Dance fell with S. Renick shortly after the start. He was removed to the track hospital in the ambulance.

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