Evergold Easily Best: Romps to Victory Before 25,000 Fans at Washington Park, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-31


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EVERGOLD EASILY BEST Romps to Victory Before 25,000 Fans at Washington Park. Attendance, in View of Bad Weather Conditions, Surprises New Management Track Heavy. HOMEWOOD, 111., May 30. Before more than 25,000 persons who jammed Washington Park despite the threatening- weather all day and a heavy track, Evergold scored a clean cut victory in the Blue and the Gray Memorial Handicap, principal attraction on the Memorial Day card. Coupled with Dust Girl as the entry of the Shandon Farm Stable of R. J. and P. A. Nash of Chicago, Evergold defeated Mrs. R. B. Fairbanks Bluebeard by two lengths, while Hit and Run, property of the Misses T. and M. Letellier, was third, a half length farther away. The tremendous gathering was beyond the expectations of the new management of Washington Park because of the disagreeable conditions, but the spectators began assembling early and came steadily until after the second race. Every seat in the long grandstand and in the clubhouse was filled, all the aisles were jammed and many other thousands viewed the races from the terraces. The mutuel handle was 72,495. In the Blue and the Gray Handicap, which had a ,000 added purse, over the mile and a furlong route, Evergold was much the best, showing himself at home in the heavy going. He carried 110 pounds and was capably ridden by Glen Haines to add ,280 to his earnings. Taking the lead approaching the stretch turn, Evergold drew away into such a commanding margin that Haines was able to ease him up, being compelled to shake him up only slightly in the final sixteenth when Bluebeard and Hit and Run gained on the veteran Ladkin gelding. DISPLAYS MUCH SPEED. Evergold had more early speed than is usual for him and he was in close pursuit of the leader in third place as the field reached the back stretch. Haines kept him under restraint until reaching the far turn, Bluebeard setting the pace in the meantime with Silent Shot at his heels. Both Evergold and Silent Shot made their challenges at the same time and midway on the second turn they were on even terms with Bluebeard. Then the Shandon racer drew away and at the furlong post he was two lengths in front, holding that advantage to the finish. Silent Shot appeared to have Bluebeard beaten for second place but tired in the final furlong where Hit and Run made up some ground on the outside to gain third honors. Silent Shot was fourth, Cotton Club fifth, Late Date sixth and Dust Girl in the rear. Late Date was favored, but could not hold her own over the bad track. The final time was 2:00. HERTZ COLORS IN FRONT. The silks of Mrs. "John Hertz were carried to their first triumph of the Chicago season in the Old Line Purse, which served as the secondary feature, by her consistent Count Arthur, which defeated five other good three-year-olds over the mile distance. Carrying top weight of the field, 113 pounds, and receiving a strong ride from Jack West-rope, the home-bred son of Reigh Count and Abbatissa defeated Mrs. A. A. Baronis Ann ORuley by a neck. The Calumet Farms Calumet Dick finished third, two lengths farther-back, and Motley was fourth. The last named was a slight favorite. Showing a fondness for the going, Lily May, owned by N. Evans and ridden by H. Albrecht, easily mastered her half dozen opponents in the opening dash of six furlongs, which was for ordinary platers. Breaking fast from her outside position, Lily May was hustled to the front after getting into her stride and, racing Dark Seeker into defeat in the first half mile, the four-year-old daughter of Chatterton drew out to score by two lengths. Dark Seeker, a slight favorite over the winner, had no competition Continued on thirty-sixth page. EVERGOLD EASILY BEST .Continued from first page. for the place, third honors going to Creole Bird, which raced in that position throughout. In a courageous effort, J. V. Stewarts Flight of Gold gained a head decision over Playaway in the second race, which brought out ten ordinary platers at six furlongs. Carrying top weight of the field with 116 pounds, Flight of Gold was away fast, but J." Renick took him in hand and eased him to the outside, to begin his run on the turn. The. Stewart gelding moved up steadily but did not overtake Playaway until after reaching the final sixteenth. The latter had come from well back, working his way up between horses, and he went to the front when Civilian faltered, but he was unable to stave off Flight of Golds final rush. Civilian was third, two lengths back of the leader. Black River was the favorite and set the pace to the stretch, where he tired badly. The large crowd was treated to another thrilling stretch duel in the third race, in which Dixianas Brendard and the Milky Way Farms Stables Sir Gawaine reached the finish of the five and a half furlongs almost on even terms. Brendard, which had led all the way, just lasted under E. Ar-caros strong handling. First Class, stable-mate of Brendard, was third, four lengths back of the first two. The race was for two-year-olds of the better class, and several good prospects were in the field. The entry was favored among the ten starters. Mrs. D. Wests Brown Hilda, a strong favorite, made a show of her four rivals in the fourth race, at one mile and seventy yards. Ridden by E. de Perini, Brown Hilda took her time about settling into her stride, and, when given her head at the far turn, she rushed to the front to open up such a long lead that she was in hand through the final furlong. Her winning margin was a dozen -lengths over Royal Rover, which just overtook the tiring Light Nun. Uluniu displayed the most early speed ,but tired badly.

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