Whizzaway Wins Again: Finishes First for Ninth Straight Time-Disqualified Once, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-17


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WHIZZ AWAY WINS AGAIN Finishes First for Ninth Straight Time Disqualified Once. Qualifies for Texas Derby to Be Run Next Saturday McCarthy Finishes Second. ARLINGTON, Texas, April 16 Whizz-away, the Genesebs Stables Whiskaway colt, cinched a place among the Texas Derby field and finished first for the ninth straight time when he defeated Morrison and Keatings McCarthy, the Milky Way Farms Whiskolo, Dark Woman, Cross Ruff and Pompous Genie, all of which are eligible for Saturdays renewal of the 5,000 feature, in the Test Purse, which featured the Arlington Downs program here this afternoon. Ridden by Knott and under 115 pounds, equal impost with the other colts and gelding and five more than Dark Womans assignment, Whizzaway ran the mile in 1:37 to reach the finish a length before McCarthy, which led Whiskolo, an even money choice, by two and a half lengths for second. Recovering quickly after stumbling at the start, Whizzaway followed in closest pursuit of the pacemaking Dark Woman until near the final furlong, where he headed the tiring filly. Drawing away steadily, he gained his clear advantage at the end. Unable to keep up with the flying leaders, Whiskolo made up ground fast after a half mile and entering the stretch George Woolf drove him through the field, but his rush was in vain for McCarthy had come to the inside for the drive and he was much the best of the favorite at the end. Cross Ruff was a strong factor for three-quarters, but he was forced to race on the outside of Whizzaway from the start, and this proved too great, for he had only Pompous Genie beaten when the final was reached. Whizzaway would have had nine straight victories but he was disqualified once. Despite threatening weather an unusually large crowd attended the sport that was decided over a fast track. With the exception of the feature, the program was given over to performers from the claiming ranks but they provided interesting and thrilling racing with several finishes bringing the patrons to their feet. The best field of sprinting platers came together for the Zoe Beckley Purse, or fourth race, and this enabled T. C. Wordens Continued on twentieth page. - -----.--- -- ..-.......---..---- WHIZZAWAY WINS AGAIN Continued from first page. aging Rubio to chalk up his first victory of the year when he led Pat C, Heedless Gal and seven others, including Rapid Bells, a strong second choice to the winner, to the finish of the Waggoner course sprint. Contented to allow the winner to follow the fast pace of Rapid Bells and Pat C. until nearing the stretch, Jack Westrope drove Rubio around the field and reaching the lead nearing the final furlong came to the finish in hand and slightly more than a length before Pat C, which beat the fast closing Heedless Gal a half of a length for second. The latter got up to head Coya for minor honors. Used up in maintaining a head advantage over Pat C, Rapid Bells tired rapidly after relinquishing the lead to be well beaten at the end. A surprise came with the introductory dash, the first of four races at the Waggoner course distance, when Anna V. L. led Jib Boom, Benefit and six others, including the well-backed Whizz James, to the finish. Ridden by L. Balaski and forced wide while racing forward, the winner took command in the last eighth to be under pressure and a length -and one-half before the tiring Jib Boom at the end. Benefit, too, was forced to race on the outside of his field, and the finish found him a head back of Jib Boom and a length before Haps Boy. After forcing the pace of Jib Boom to the stretch, Whizz James tired, to be beaten a head back of Haps Boy for fourth laurels. A thrilling finish with hardly seven lengths separating the field of nine at the end of the Waggoner course sprint climaxed the second race. Winning honors went to B. P. Sparks Lorraine S., which lasted to beat Emery a half of a length. The latter was a nose before Seymour; which held a half length advantage over the well supported Lamp Black. Jockey L. Balaski goes from here to Louisville, where he will do the major- riding for the A. B. Letellier stable. Jockey A. Richard resumed riding Tuesday after serving a ten-day suspension incurred for rough riding.

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