view raw text
APOGEE LOWERS TIME MARK Headley Juvenile Runs. Five Furlongs in :59 at Narragansett. Finishes Three Lengths in Front of Talked About in Old Colony Stakes Planetoid Meets First Defeat 50,000 Present. PAWTUCKET, R. I., May 23. Hal Price Headleys Apogee, winner of the Fashion Stakes back atBelmont, earned a f ront-ranking .position in the juvenile division when she came home three lengths in "advance of the Calumet Farm Stables Talked About in the Old Colony Stakes, five furlongs two-year-old event that featured the final afternoon of Narragansetts nineteen- j day spring meeting. Willie Saunders was astride the winner. W. W. Adams Conservative was third in the field of eight that accepted. The winner finished out in :59, flat, lowering the track record held jointly by Seabiscuit and Bright and Early, by three-fifths of a second. She carried top weight of 116 pounds and the victory was a most impressive one. Tommy Taylors gray filly, Planetoid, met the first defeat of her brief career in this event. She finished fourth. Conservative broke on top in the event, but the Happy Argo fillys lead was short lived. The winner went to the front a few yards from the start and was leading by a little more than a length all the way down the back stretch. Conservative followed her closely, with Talked About and Planetoid next in line. As they rounded the turn Conservative began to move up and for an instant it appeared she might head the winner, but at the head of the stretch Saunders began to drive his mount out and it was apparent at the sixteenth post that he had the race won. Talked About began to charge on the second horse at the seventy-yard marker and they put up a thrilling battle from that point to the finish, with the former dropping his nose down right on the line. Planetoid failed to live up to expectations. The Kilmer Stables Sun Chaucer, a fast worker and a winner here, wore blinkers today, but, never was in the hunt. Jackie D., from the Araho barn, was well backed, but ran fifth after a dull effort. The crowd was even larger today than on the previous Saturdays of the meeting. Officials believed that at least 50,000 people were packed into the plant and they wagered a huge sum in the "tote." The heavily-backed choice, Dark; Hope, winner of the Dixie at Pimlico, scored in the Mayor Howard Jackson Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, but he only won it by a half length, and his supporters had several anxious moments when Howard, from the Araho Stable, began to charge on the outside in the stretch. It appeared that Bobby Jones, on Dark Hope, thought he had the race won at the sixteenth post, where he was leading by nearly three lengths, and that he did not see the new menace. New Deal, stablemate of the second horse, finished third. The winner, which races in the silks of J. W. Y. Martin, covered the distance in 1:44, four-fifths of a second off Top Rows record. , v... . -; , Dark Hope took the lead rounding the back stretch, was running easily enough and seemed a certain winner as they reached the middle of the stretch. Then along came Howard far out from the rail, and there was a spirited battle in" the final yards until Jones realized the danger and shook up his mount. The Araho entry of Howard and New Deal ran far better than in previous races at the meeting. . Mrs. Doris Melansons Truly Yours, ridden by "Red" Howell, won the .first event and paid his supporters off at the rate of 12.70 for each ticket. The finish; while not so close as many during the meeting, was one of the prettiest witnessed here. Half a dozen horses came charging down the last sixteenth, and the issue was in doubt for all of the placings until about ten yards out. Truly Yours prevailed by a length with W. Elliotts Sylvia G. second, half a length in front of Hal Price Headleys Bee Line. The latter, a very "good thing" among the paddock fraternity, was another length in front of Scotch Queen, and several others were well bunched behind them. The first distance event of the day was the mile and seventy yards third event, in which Count Tetrarch drove home a length and a half in front of Goldfiri. The winner was under the jacket of R. Robertson and was ridden by Cooper, marking a consecutive double for that boy. Sun Camp took third, a half length back of the place horse, with Sweeperman fourth. The "Daily Double" on Truly Yours and Count Tetrarch paid 78.20. In one of the most exciting post to finish battles of the season Candy Maid and Old Reb battled head and head from the start i to the last stride of the six furlongs fourth event and at the end Candy Maid, under the silks of H. T. Archibald, was the winner by a neck over her stubborn rival. Nilus finished third, three lengths back. The winner was receiving ten pounds from the runner-up and that told the tale. The pair were supported almost on a par in the tote and their nip and tuck battle had the crowd cheering for the entire time of the race, which was 1:11.