Dr. Clarks Gallant Finish: Brings Him Victory in the Mount Vernon Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-30


view raw text

DR. CLARKS GALLANT FINISH Brings Him Victory in tha Mount- Vernon Handicap. Dominique Buns a Fast Race in Defeating Pen Rose New York Racing Over. TONKERS, N. Y., July 29. There was a tremendous crowd out for the closing day of the racing at Yonkers today. It meant a farewell to the thoroughbreds in New York City until September, for the scene will shift to Saratoga Springs Tuesday. Already many of the horses and the horsemen have made the journey to the August course, but the crowd remained faithful to the end. The day was a delightful one, with the going at its best and the sport that was furnished was thoroughly interesting. As it should be. the feature race, the Mount Vernon Handicap, at a mile, brought the best finish of the day when Mose Goldblatts Dr. Clark just lasted to nose Captain Alccck out and On Watch was a close third. The only other starter was Galantman and he was a distant last. Goldblatt had brought Mack Garner down from Saratoga Springs to ride Dr. Clark for him ard it was well he did so, for it took all of that good jockeys skill to bring Dr. Clark home the winner. Alert at the post. Garner sent Dr. Clark away in the lead and he made every post a winning one. Galantman, under restraint, was running in second place and On Watch was not far away, with Captain Alcock last of the four. Leaving the backstretch there was a general closing up back of Dr. Clark and Garner hit him once with the whip to rouse him. The son or Broomstick responded to this call quickly. It was here that Galantman began to shorten stride while On Watch moved up in threatening fashion and Captain Alcock was galloping fast. CAPTAIN ALCOCKS GAME EINISn. At the head of the stretch On Watch was almost on even terms with Dr. Clark and going so well that he seemed the winner, but on the outside Butwell was bringing Captain Alcock along with a mighty rush. Dr. Clark hung on to his slight lead of On Watch in the last eighth, but just as he had him beaten there was a new danger in Captain Alccck. The Quincy Stables 5-year-old was closing up with a rush, but Garner sat down and drove Dr. Clark to the limit. He was giving up his best and it was just good enough to see him safely home, a nose in front of Captain Alcock. The second best race of the day was the Cosmopolitan Handicap, over the short three-quarters, and the Allies Stables Dominique was the winner in 1 :08, the fastest time hung up for the distance during the meeting. Pen Rose took second place and Ararat was a distant third. The only other starter was IEffare, racing for F. W. Morris. Pen Rose acted badly at the barrier and then when it was sprung she beat the others away and with her ability to leave running fast raced into a good lead while setting a sizzling pace. Ararat had beaten Dominique away and Gantncr had to ride the latter hard before he raced by him to chase after Pen Rose. The mare was still showing the way when she swung into the stretch, while Gantner was hard at work on Dominique. The son of Peter Quince responded to the call, but the eighth post had been reached before he caught Pen Rose. From there to the finish he drew away until he was an easy winner by two lengths, while Pen Rose beat Ararat almost four lengths for second place. BELLE OF BLUE RIDGE REPEATS. Belle of Blue Ridge came back with another good race in the opening five and a half furlongs dash, when by a game finish through the stretch she was winner by a narrow margin from Monardclla and Dicks Daughter. There was an excellent excuse for the manner in which Recommendation quit in the fact that, just before the race in the paddock, he was severely kicked by Dicks Daughter, and that evidently had its effect on his showing. After the finish Sam Louis ran Belle of Blue Ridge up from an entered price of ?2,000 to ,000, but she was protected and bought in for ?3,005. Martin A. Noonan was the winner of the mile and a sixteenth that was the second offering, while Hard Guess, racing for the first time under the silks of D. P. Veneziano, beat Ten Buttons for second place. Back of them were Royal Jester, Algoa and Knight of the Heather. The race run by Algoa was far below his recent form and he did not Continued on tenia page. DR. CLARKS GALLANT FINISH Continued from first page. show tho usual speed at the end that has marked hi3 winning races. Chester A. Applegate will send nine horses to Saratoga Sunday. He has engaged O. Babin to do tho stable riding for tho month from W. H. Fizer. who will not send any horses to Saratoga. Owing: to the many departures for Saratoga there was a scarcity of both riders and trainers. In the fifth F. C. Frisbie saddled Jaun-i-bar, while Frank Herold saddled Captain Al-cock in the Mount Vernon and Bluemont in the last race for the Quincy Stable. Joe Edwards will rest the Henry Waterson horses at Jamaica during the month of August. Moso Goldblatt has changed his plans, owing to the illness of Mrs. Goldblatt, and tho : : sixteen PL P. Whitney horses he is training will be shipped back to Latonia, instead of being taken to Saratoga, j F. Hopkins will ship the fourteen H. P. ! Whitney horse3 in his care at Yonkers to 1 Saratoga Sunday. I H. P. Whitney has cold Out and Gone to Henry Waterson. Im A. Cassidy was a track visitor. He said that he was being besieged with applications for stalls for the Laurel meeting. The stake races for the October meeting at the Laurel track will be announced in a few days. George W. Loft of the State Racing Commission and Mrs. Loft were visitors at Yonkers for the first time and enjoyed the sport from the clubhouse balcony. Mr. and Mrs. Loft have just returned from an extensive trip on the continent, during which Mr. Lofts health was greatly improved. Blinkers were added to the equipment of both Cork Elm and Bluemont in their races.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1922073001/drf1922073001_1_4
Local Identifier: drf1922073001_1_4
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800