Neverfade Woodbine Winner: Clark Racer Triumphs by Neck in Queens Hotel Cup.; Toronto Feature Results in Thrilling Finish--Patronage Pleases Owners of Famous Canadian Course., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-23


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NEVERFADE WOODBINE WINNER , Clark Racer Triumphs by Neck in Queens Hotel Cup. ♦ | Toronto Feature Results in Thrilling Finish — Patronage Pleases Owners of Famous Canadian Course, • TORONTO, Ont., May 22 — Neverfade, big son of Sun Circle and Tweed, which races for Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark, making his second start of the meeting, turned in • sparkling effort to capture the Queens Hotel Cup. This handicap was having its twenty-sixth renewal and was decided over the one mile and seventy yards distance for a purse of ,200 added. It was the stellar attraction on the second days program of the Ontario Jockey Club meeting. The durable Broadway Lights earned second place for T. McCarthy and Mrs. C. O. Iselens Magyar was third. Mrs. Willis Sharpe Kilmers Suntica was fourth and Shady Well led home Khorasan, the remaining starter. From a good start, Tommy Luther sent Neverfade to the front in the run to the first turn and the Fairfield Stables filly, Suntica, was in second place, with Smock taking her under restraint. In the back stretch the Mrs. Clark gelding continued to show the way. Suntica and Broadway Lights were next and racing heads apart, with Smock still having a hold on the Sun Briar miss. Neverfade was running well in front and it was not until midway on the turn that Suntica was asked for her best. The Fairfield Stable filly soon drew away from Broadway Lights and began challenging the leader. Luther met this challenge and shook up Neverfade. Suntica, after making her effort, dropped back and it was then that Khorasan came into contention and the McCarthy four-year-old began to move up. It was a drive all through the final furlong, with Neverfade holding his lead in tenacious fashion and lasting to win by a neck, while Broadway Lights was just a head before Magyar. Khorasan, after looming up threateningly, was in close quarters and was unable to stride freely in the last sixteenth. Mondays sport was ushered in under ideal weather conditions, the sport attracting a remarkably large gathering, which augurs well for the remainder of the Canadian season. The York Plate, a six furlongs claiming affair for Canadian-bred sprinting platers, was the introductory dash. It resulted in Santa Crest, from the Erindale Stable, earning a close decision over the favorite, Toe Dance, and third was the lot of Sabana. The second race was a split of the opening test and brought together a field of ten ,000 top and bottom home-bred platers. Quatra Bras, which had received his early spring training at the Hamilton Jockey Club course, was returned the winner in a driving finish over Candy Pot. The show award went to the neglected Mythical Lore, with Bald Crest, the odds-on choice, landing fourth place after cutting out all the early pace. L. H. Drennans Curtain Call proved best in the Helter Skelter Steeplechase, winning easily from Muskogee, the John Bosley, Jr., representative. Dragon De Vertu, after racing far back, caught the tiring Thistle John to take third. Thistle John essayed to make a runaway affair of the race, drawing into a long lead the first turn of the field. Muskogee was always second and Savanola and the Dren-nan mare were following. The positions were maintained until leaving the back field the last time. Thistle John showed signs of distress going to the twelfth obstacle, and Muskogee and Curtain Call began moving up. It was not until nearing the final fence that Curtain Call assumed command, though, after gaining the lead, the gray daughter of Messenger drew away and was not threatened on the flat in the run to the finish. A mishap occurred at the first jump, when both Lawn Grass and Blue Arab went down. I. Wren, the rider of Lawn Grass, was uninjured, while an ambulance was called to take J. Ma elver, who was unconscious, to the hospital. Blue Arab broke his back in the fall and it was necessary to destroy the Aga Khan gelding. There was an upset in the fifth when the locally-owned Archwood, from the Ridge-wood Farm Stable easily defeated J. E. Wideners Guardrail and third place went to Troubanova, another neglected one. Guardrail had the most early speed and soon raced into a good lead and, while there remained only a quarter mile to be traversed, the Widener colt was three lengths to the good. It was then that Dewese made his move on Archwood and wore down the pacemaker after passing the furlong post and was well clear at the end. Guardrail, while no match for the winner, was well in front of Troubanova. Partisan was dropped into a soft spot in the sixth race, at nine furlongs, and scored in hollow fashion. Ridden by G. Riley, Partisan moved into the lead after rounding the first turn. Once in the van the Wildair gelding continued to show the way with Riley having a steady hold of him. It was midway of the turn for home that Riley shook his whip at the Hatch plater as Blue Damsel moved up. It was all that was needed. Partisan drew out and was never threatened, winning with speed to spare. Blue Damsel gained the place, and Strong-heart was third, with the others strung out in Indian file, with Homelike bringing up the rear.

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