Madhatters Championship: Hildreths Candidate Easily Best and Wins off by Himself, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-12


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MAD HATTERS CHAMPIONSHIP Hildreths Candidate Easily Best and Wins Off by Himself. L I Sway Defeats Stockwell for Second Money Vast Assemblage Views the Big Race. 1 1 LATONIA, Ky., October 11. Sam C. Hildreths Mad Hatter, a son of Fair Play Mad Cap, bred and nominated by August Helmont. chairman of the Jockey Club, showed a muddy pair of heels to sii other three-year-olds that disputed with him for supremacy in the struggle to take down the hB14,190 net that served as the winners portion in the inaugural running of the hatoniu Championship Stakes over its trying mile and three-quarters distance. J. H. Woodfords Sway, by Vuleain Hnby Kight. and nominated by his present owner, landed second place, amounting to S2,."00, and J. S. Hawkins Stockwell, also nominated by his present owner, landed in third place and took ,000. War Spirit, by finishing fourth, saved his stake of 00. In addition to the immense stakes the winner received a gold cup of .fl.l.O value, donated by individual members of the Thoroughbred Horse Association. Mad Hatters victory was an easy one, and Fators management of him was superb. He kept him restrained for a mile and a quarter, and when opportunity presented itself stole into a long lead before the others realized what had happened. The last quarter found Mad Hatter having matters his own way to ultimately win with his rider looking around at the struggle between Sway and Stockwell for second place. In contrast to the riding of Fator was that of Van Dusen 011 Sway and Pool 011 Stockwell, who were rather amateurish in their work.- .Van- Duseii-particularly.-showed bad judgment in rushing his mount from last place almost into the lead in a quarter of a utile, and it did not leave him much in reserve for the final challenge. Stockwell also was hauled and taken all over the course in the first mile, and it deprived him of reserve force when it came to the supreme time. War Spirit was well up and disputed mastery in the early racing, but in the final half mile he gave away. Murray lodged a claim of foul against Stockwell, alleging interference by Pool, but the interference had no bearing on the result. The backers of John 0. were in high glee in the earlv running, for that racer showed a fine turn of speed, but after going a mile and a quarter he was done. Dave J. I.eary, representing S. C. Hildreth, and who gave Mad Hatter his final preparation and brought him from laurel, received the gold cup front Senator J. X. Camden, who made the presentation for the Thoroughbred Horse Association members. Governor James H. Cox of Ohio. Price McKinney. Harry Hukill and Senator Camden witnessed the race as guests of the stewards. The respective nominators of the first, second and third horses received ,000, SoOO and D0 out of the gross sum of $."0.00. the largest amount that has been raced for this year in this country. xIELD NOT A HIGH-CLASS ONE. A matter of regret was that there Avas a conspicuous absence of champion racers worthy of the big mouev to be battled for. The field that started in the rate was lacking in championship class, unless Mad Hatter been greatly underestimate. His work today was clean cut and decisive and he mov go 011 improving until he attains rank with the best. Mad Hatter will be shipped to Iiincl tomorrow to rejoin the others tir the Hildreth stable, and trainer Leary and jockey lator will also. depart tomorrow. . J M Goode scored a double during the afternoon witii his Words o Wisdom and Wndsworth s Last, both superb mud runners. Words o Wisdom s triumph over Opportunity was attended by a big loss, for Opportunity was held in high esteem by the "jack Hare Jr. furnished an upset when he accounted for the sprinting handicap serving as a secondary feature. His victory was in easy style and lie showed a return of his old time form. Judging by General Haigs easy victory i the mile and an eighth race lie might have been a formidable factor in the big race had he been eligible. Turf enthusiasts front all parts of the country were on hand and it included many famous sportsmen. Thev came expressly to witness the running of the Championship Stakes and made plans for departures tonight. The New Orleans contingent consisting of S. K. Eddv. Jr., B. C. MeClellnn, Placide Frigeno, Fred Middleton and J. H. Campbell, departed for the Crescent City tonight well satisfied with then-visit here. . .,, steady rain which followed the intermittent showers of last night converted the course into an elliptical lane of mud and the heavy downfall deflected manv a racing enthusiasts trend toward the course. Despite the unpropitious conditions and the certainty that the gonig would be deep, a vfeadv stream or humanity flowed toward hatontn. the earlv arrivals being noted long before noon. Thev immediately took up all the vantage seats in the grandstand not reserved. Hy one o clock the overflow on the lawns set in and just before the opening race congestion was evident, with late comers still numerous and adding to the big throng. The different starters splashed through the mud with difficulty. Despite the unfavorable conditions there was wholesome interest in the sport and the big throng put up with discomforts in good natured f ishion The betting pavilion was in a seething iitin many seeking protection from the inclement weither, adding to the congested crowd of bettors. The full battery of mutuel machines was in operation and inadequate to handle the immense speculative wants of those present. The total was almost a record.

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