Big Crowd Witnesses Hawthornes Inaugural: Corsicana Stables Bien Fait Decisive Winner of Berwyn Handicap; Cicero Course Host to About 10,000 Turf Fans--Dignitary Surprises at Long Price in Opening Race of Meeting--Ideal Weather, Daily Racing Form, 1934-07-31


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BIG CROWD WITNESSES HAWTHORNES INAUGURAL Corsicana Stables Bien Fait Decisive Winner of Berwyn Handicap Cicero Course Host to About 10000 Turf Fans Dignitary Surprises at Long Price in Opening OpeningRace Race of Meeting Ideal Weather CICERO 111 July 30 Bien Fait the threeyearold son of Bubbling Over and Bon Voyage carried the colors of the Texasowned Corsicana Stable to victory by the decisive margin of four lengths in the Berwyn Handicap principal race of the inaugural program of the Chicago Business Mens Racing Associations eleventh annual meeting at popular old Hawthorne today After Giggling the Audley Farm filly which defeated her stable mate Bright Shadow by a nose for second led for more than four furlongs none in the small but classy field had much of a chance with the fleetfooted victor victorWhen When permitted the winner went to the front going into the closing threesixteenths after which he dominated in commanding fashion as the Audley Farm pair narrowly stood off Gold Signet and Mr James to carry off the second and third parts of the purse Dusky Devil The Immortal II and Princess Camelia completed the field fieldAlthough Although Giggling took a lead of more than a length in the first furlong Bien Fait was not extended to follow in second place and when Jack Westrope loosened the taut rein which he had held on the victor practically from the start he made short work of the Audley threeyearold Finishing well Bright Shadow Gold Signet and Mr James drew up to within small margins of Giggling the four going past the finish inches apart apartThe The Corsicana colt carried iop weight of 114 pounds and was officially timed in 112 Earlier Westrope was shaken up in a fall from Fabulous Ideal weather prevailed and the track was fast fastBOUQUET BOUQUET TO WESTROPE WESTROPEMr Mr and Mrs George Jessel among the many notables who attended the opening presented jockey Westrope with a bouquet of roses for his winning ride rideThe The Roocevelt Road Purse in which five threeyearolds compared speed and stamina over one mile and a sixteenth saw the Audley Farm silks in front for the second time when Gallant Mac took a close deci ¬ sion over J W Parrishs Howard Tiny Kitty owned by W Sachsenmaier was third with Wagwpod and Play Hooky in her wake wakeHawthorne Hawthorne officials headed by Albert Sabath president expressed themselves as extremely gratified at the opening day patronage which was estimated at 10000 The mutuel play however was reported as under that of the same day last year The decline was consistent with lighter business at both Arlington Park and Washington Park on opening days of the meeting at those tracks the first two of Chicagos four major plants to operate this season seasonHawthornes Hawthornes several new innovations in ¬ cluding infrared rays automatic timing de ¬ vice the new paddock between the clubhouse and grandstand and other features not to overlook the 1 general and 2 clubhouse all taxes included admission fees feesWISE WISE WAYS MAKES GOOD GOODWise Wise Ways threeyearold Supremus geld ¬ ing widely outsprinted Blue Day Rubio Flying Justice Back Log and Captain Red over six and onehalf furlongs in the fifth race for which Rubio was the choice The result however was nothing like an upset as Wise Ways was third in demand and Blue choiceAfter Day a strong second choice After a quarter the winner astride which Dublin Taylor rode a well judged race went away from his rivals and so smartly sus ¬ tained his speed that his winning margin was four lengths Blue Day was two lengths better than the favorite with Flying Jus ¬ tice a withering fourth fourthThe The defeat of the oddson Western Lad opened the days activities and meeting with a great deal of surprise for the many who regarded the choice as unbeatable Eight other maiden juvenile colts and geldings opposed him over five furlongs with Digni ¬ tary at almost 30 to 1 and carrying Max Hirsch s colors the one to turn the trick The Hirsch youngster caught Western Lad tiring in the late stages and after getting up drew away to win by a length By a similar margin Western Lad retained sec ¬ ond over Jawapa with Where Away fourth Continued on nineteenth page BIG CROWD WITNESSES HAWTHORNES INAUUGRAL Continued from first page Chirac and Chauvinism first and second choices respectively raced to their backing when in a thrilling finish they landed in that order well before the five others that paraded for the second race This was for threeyearolds exclusively with Durga third to furlongsThe complete the six furlongs The winner and runnerup raced away from awayfrom the others in the opening quarter and andfurnished furnished a spectacular ding dong battle battleNever Never more than a half length apart they theycame came through the stretch on almost even eventerms terms Chirac pushing his head in front frontwhen when within a stride or two of the finish fcyKgr finishfcyKgr threequarters third race somewhat somewhatmarred marred by an accident in which jockey J JWestrope Westrope fell from Fabulous before the field had reached the turn was won by Our OurHobby Hobby with Miss Flip second and Wild WildTurkey Turkey third Westrope escaped with a few fewsuperficial superficial scratches scratchesJumping Jumping into an early lead Our Hobby yrajt never e angered winning by two lengths After wresting second place from Norman D In e drive Miss Flip barely f Taste to finish Jin front of Wild Turkey which also drew past Norman D near the finish I Another public choice finished in front when Audley Farms Show Boy one of the theseveral several horses disqualified after winning at atArlington Arlington Park graduated from the nonwin claws with a clean cut victory in the therrtlr rrtlr race Thia also iigaged maiden two twojpir jpir Xiolte and geWirtgs and again the ta ce was five furlongs Blue Armor and lied upon for his best in the stretch th e udley youngster swept past Black River nd Blue Armor andoh to victoryby aJittle lore 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