Falls Mar Stake Race: Chief Cherokee Victor in Thomas Curran Memorial Stakes.; Race Craft and Last Servant Fall in Washington Park Feature--Jockeys Uninjured., Daily Racing Form, 1934-06-11


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FALLS MAR STAKE RACE Chief Cherokee Victor in Thomas Curran Memorial Stakes j Race Craft and Last Servant Fall in Washington Park Feature Jockeys Uninjured 4 HOMEWOOD 111 June 9 Although two of his eight opponents fell Chief Cherokee the son of Cherokee and Pongee which races for Allan B Gallaher of Lexington Ky gave a sparkling performance on a slow track to account for the Thomas Curran Memorial Stakes which had its sixth annual running as the feature of todays racing at Washington Park The Kentucky colt gained his stake victory and third triumph in four starts by two lengths Joseph E Wideners Great Haste finishing second a length and onehalf before Shandon Farms Sula SulaRace Race Craft which assisted Stay which finished fourth in carrying C C Van Meters colors and Last Servant were the principals in the accident the former falling and the latter stumbling over him C King who had the mount on Last Servant left the saddle when his mount went to his knees and P Keester who was on Race Craft was thrown clear as his mount went down downThe The two riders escaped with a few bruises and Race Craft was the most severely shaken up of the two horses horsesDULL DULL FOOTING FOOTINGJames James Smith brought the winner from be ¬ hind after a fast pace for the dull footing and after crowding Great Haste out of the leaders place in the final furlong the Galla her gelding drew away completing the five and onehalf furlongs in 108 He had up top weight of 119 pounds and the triumph added earningsGreat 2460 to his earnings Great Haste and Wise Player furnished the early thrills as they fought furiously for the lead Their duel was staged well before Stay Chief Cherokee Eula and the others and as Wise Player tired entering the stretch the winner quickened his stride Shortly before the stretch was reached Race Craft and Last Servant fell fellContinuing Continuing with great strides in the stretch Chief Cherokee reached the front inside the last furlong following which he steadily increased his margin as Great Haste held second secure Sula which was forced to ease up to avoid Race Craft and Last Servant finished fast on the inside and snatched third from Stay right at the end endFAVORITE FAVORITE IMPEDED IMPEDEDThe The accident prevented Light Brook which was the choice from showing to best ad ¬ vantage Beginning slowly he had just be ¬ gun to move up when his rider had to tak him up sharply or crash into Race Craft He was sixth among the seven to finish Wise Player pulling up in last place Although placeAlthough rains during the night left the track dull conditions otherwise were all that could be desired The weather was warm and sunny with a refreshing breeze that made it pleasant in the sun Fully 15000 enthusi ¬ asts attended the crowd being the third largest of the meeting Despite uncertainty aided by the deceptive condition of the track speculation was brisk briskThe The slow holding track was against the particular whims of a majority of the sprint ¬ ers named for the sprint feature or seventh race and it had to be declared off in favor of the race hurriedly made up shortly after scratch time timeWith With the original principal sprint dis ¬ carded the Oak Park Claiming Purse or fifth race over seven furlongs furnished the most attractive race This was won by the Peconic Stables Dis Dat and again the finish was a driving one Dis Dat defeating Foxiana by a neck I Say took minor hon ¬ ors with Croon next in the field of but six Dis Dats score was in the nature of an upset upsetLittle Little Cynic signalled his debut under Wil ¬ liam Sachsenmaiers silks with a victory when he ran home in front of a small band of twoyearolds in the first race L Ba laski brought the victor from behind tho pace and after reaching the front in the closing furlong he drew out to register by a length and onehalf Charlie Dawn ac ¬ counted for second with Proposing third Continued on twentyninth page PELS MAR STAKE RACE Continued from first page Seven older platers started over the mile distance in the second race with the Harned Bros Sambo Brown driving home the win ¬ ner in a bristling finish He scored by a half length over Mint Memories with Uluniu a neck farther back and far in the van of Annan playAs which received the heaviest play As the favorite and Uluniu ran along in a seesaw duel for early pacemaking honors W Hanka had the winner under steady re ¬ straint and not far away from Mint Mem ¬ ories which was coasting along in third place When called upon for their best Mint Memories was the first of the final two leaders to reach the front but the win ¬ ners bid brought her into defeat within a short distance of the finish finishNight Night Jasmine had too much speed for the seven that opposed her over threequar ¬ ters in the third race Jack Strong guiding her to finish a good length before Bay Servant which in turn led Our Admiral by a like margin Home Work Heiress Flicka maru Montaris and Helens Pride completed the field and finished in that order orderNight Night Jasmine and Bay Servant held the leading positions from the end of the first furlong and after increasing her margin to four lengths in the stretch the winner though tiring badly near the end was not strongly urged to hold Bay Servant safe safeWestko Westko J McNamaras Honeywood geld ¬ ing ran his score for the meeting to two wins in as many appearances when he out ¬ stayed Sweet Chariot in a driving finish to account for the fourth race This also en ¬ gaged six others of which Captain Danger finished third a head before Polly E which tired badly after leading for almost seven furlongs furlongsTaking Taking command entering the last furlong the winner under a strong ride by J King continued in resolute fashion and although Sweet Chariot gained fast as the finish neared kept going long enough to register by a neck Coming from a good distance back in the stretch Captain Danger mas ¬ tered the distressed Polly E in the final strides reaching the finish five lengths be ¬ hind Sweet Chariot

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