Double for Dixiana Stable: Erin Torch Wins Feature, While Regality Takes Third, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-26


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DOUBLE FOR DIXIANA STABLE Erin Torch Wins Feature, While Regality Takes Third. Trainer Van Duscn and Jockey Stevenson Share Honors Wowo Disqualified After Finishing Second. LATONIA, Ky., May 25. Dixianas three-year-old Erin Torch, a late withdrawal from the Latonia Derby field on Saturday, made every post a winning one in the Slickaway Farm Purse, which topped todays card at Latonia. Only five opposed the gelded son of Torchilla and at the end he was showing the way to his nearest rival, R. L. Bakers Yantis, by a length. F. P. Letelliers Billbo was third, five lengths farther back. The victory of Erin Torch completed a double for the Dixiana stable, trainer Clyde Van Dusen and the stables rider, C. Stevenson. This combination scored earlier in the afternoon with Regality. Although he was never headed after taking the lead on the clubhouse turn, Erin Torch had to be ridden out to withstand the late challenge of Yantis. The Baker gelding, slow to get going, gained fast after reaching the far turn and near the end was getting to the ultimate victor, which, incidentally, was the betting choice. Compensatory was closest to Erin Torch for a half mile and then quit badly and finally finished last. Billbo ran an even race to get third money, a neck before Bandalore. Countess Ann, never a strong factor, was the only other starter. The Dixiana three-year-old ran the mile and seventy yards over the slow track in 1:44 to take the big end of the ,000 purse. The race was an allowance affair. Matthew Andersons Chenault accounted for the opening race, which brought together nine maiden two-year-old colts and geldings. Racing Telemachus into submission early, Chenault took command on the turn and then stood a long stretch drive gamely to beat Dellor a neck for the main Continued on third page. DOUBmf BtMANA STABLE ""Continuedyjrom first page. end of the purse.. The latter moved into second position when Telemachus tired, and took second place four lengths in advance of Lee Hastings. The latter got up in the final strides to nose out Telemachus for third honors. Lee Hastings and Telemachus were coupled as the; . Dixiana entry. Chenault, ridden by Harry Loiiman, paid 3 to 1 in the mutuels. ,,i , v.i .. . . .. .. -The second race was a dash of six furlongs for older platers, and the winner ! proved to be R. L. Bakers Cherokee Red, one of the less favored in the betting. Never far back, the four-year-old daughter of Cherokee, ridden by M. L. Fallon, passed Noma F. and Parade Step in the stretch to win by three parts of a length. Parade Step, which displaced Noma F. in the lead about an eighth out, lasted to be second, half a length before the fast-closing Brown Witch. Noma F. tired badly after being headed and was well back at the end. Robert S. was fourth among the twelve which met here. Melvin Lewis returned to: the saddle after a years lay-off astride Broadside King, which threw him at the barrier. Lewis escaped with bruises and rode out the race. Fallon also rode the winner of the second half of the "Daily Double" when he piloted Mrs. R. J. Murphys Lawyer Brigade to victory over a mile and seventy yards. Like Cherokee Red, Lawyer Brigade also was one of the outsiders in the betting, paying better than 10 to 1, and the combination paid a "Daily Double" return of 86.80. Lawyer Brigade ran a hard race, leading all the way and withstanding challenges first from For Romance, then from Cloverport, and finally from Nessus, which finished second. Alsang was third and Wegoway fourth. Emvee, the choice, finished well back in the field of twelve after being forced back sharply at the first turn. The second disqualification in as many days of racing marked the running of the fourth race, Wowos number being taken down after she finished second to Dixianas Regality. Bearing out in the stretch, Wowo interfered with Bright Land, which finished third. Under the new placing, Bright Land was given second money, Starry Flag third and Just Ahead fourth. Regality, close up from the start, came to the outside for the firmer footing in the stretch and won by a neck. Wowo, which had led from shortly after the start, was showing the way to Bright Land by a length and a half at the end. The race, for juveniles, was over five furlongs, and Regality was the first favorite of the afternoon toscore. C. Stevenson was astride her. A fair-sized Monday crowd was in attendance and, after a cloudy morning, the skies brightened around noon. It remained clear until late in the afternoon, when clouds again began to gather. Sunday night rains left the track in an off condition; but it was no worse than slow for the running of the races. The chief supporting piece was the fifth race, a better grade claiming affair at six furlongs. The winner turned up in Ottoman, one of the choices, which moved to the front in the stretch and -won by two lengths, going away. - Sky o Blue was second, while third money fell to Bolo, the favorite. Four others, of which Doncinea was -fourth, completed the field. Sky o Blue was, first to show in front and was closely attended by Doncinea for the first quarter. When the latter tired, Ottoman moved up to make his bid. Sky p Blue hung on well after being overtaken by the winner, but just lasted to take second place from Bolo by a nose. Roberts was astride Ottoman.

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