Sarazen Undefeated: Wins Eighth Straight Victory in Accounting for National Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-07


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SARAZEN UNDEFEATED Wins Eighth Straight Victory in Accounting for National Stakes. Record-Breaking Crowd at Lanrel See and Cheer Unbeaten Colt Continue on Winning Way. LAUREL, Md., Oct. 6. Racing under stout restraint during "the early running, Sarazen, the undefeated son of Hightime Rush Box, that carried the silks of Mrs. Vanderbilt, moved up to Sunny Sal at the stretch turn in the renewal of the National Stakes at Laurel Park this afternoon, and without effort assumed the lead, to win in an easy fashion. Moon Star, from the Glen Riddle Farm, was the one to finish second, while the Belair Studs Aga Khan finished third and Harry Payne "Whitneys Miss Whisk, fourth. Sarazen brought his total winning performances up to the impressive total of eight, and in todays race earned ,780 for his owner. Clarence Kummer came down from New York to ride the winner. Following a good start, Sunny Sal was rushed into the lead. Sarazen, under stout restraint, moved after her, while Miss Whisk was leading Moon Star and Aga Khan. There was little change in the running positions, though it was plainly evident that had Kummer wished he could have assumed the lead at any stage. When rounding the stretch turn, Sarazen, under slight urging, disposed of Sunny Sal and then drew away into a brief lead. He was again taken under restraint through the final eighth and at no time was seriously threatened. Moon Star closed resolutely to dispose of Miss Whisk and at the end held off the determined challenge of Aga Khan. The latter closed with a rush and finished with splendid courage. Sarazen was supported to the exclusion of every other starter in the race and netted the smallest return of the Maryland fall season. His victory was an immensely popular one with the crowd which thronged the course. On his return to the winners paddock, he appeared unmoved over the tumult that was caused by his victory. Todays card at Laurel Park was a well-balanced one and served to furnish some spirited racing. The overhead conditions were all that could be desired and the crowd was of record-breaking proportions. The Joppa Handicap, which was the secondary feature of the afternoon, resulted in an easy victory for J. B. Smiths Silk Tassel over J. K. L. Ross Hildur, while Reparation, racing for J. E. Davis, was third. The winner was ridden by jockey E. Legere and set a dazzling pace from the start. She raced Comixa into early defeat and drew away into a brief lead. Hildur was racing under restraint during the early stages, but moved up stoutly on the inside. He was forced to come around the leader at the stretch turn. Silk Tassel began to bear out and bumped Hildur, with the result that the latter began to sulk and from then on refused to extend Continued on sixteenth page. SARAZEN UNDEFEATED Continued from flrxt page. himself. Reparation closed with a rush on tho inner rail and disposed of the tiring Comlxa. Whetstone, in defeating a hand of Juvcnllcj at five and a half furlongs, completed a dou-hlc for tho Glen Riddle Farm. 321aheth, racing for tho Griff wood Farm, was second, while tho Parkview Stables Graceful Carrlo finished third. Tho winner displayed a sensational turn of speed and at tho end was going clear in an easy fashion. Away rather slowly and outrun in tho early stages, sho worked her way up on tho outside, and it was not until tho stretch turn was reached that sho loomed into serious contention. Elsbeth in tho meantime had disposed of Graceful Carrie, but could not stand off the rush of the winner. O. Tzquierdo supplied tho winner of tho opening dash, which was fashioned for cheaper sprinters at six furlongs, when Blue Hawk, ridden by H. Farland, made a show of hla opponents. Superlative finished second, whilo The Lamb was third. The winner dominated tho running at all stages. After racing his opponents Into early defeat, he drew away with caso and had a wide margin at the end. Supcrlativo closed fast and outgamed tho tiring The Lamb at the end. Tho Glen Riddle Farms Boss John was winner of the Catoctin Steeplechase, which was under handicap conditions, in a thrilling drive from J. S. Cosdcns Sea Master, whilo the third portion of the purse fell to Letter-man, from tho Grecntree Stable. The raco was marred by one bad fall, In which Cheyno was thrown from Mercurious at the seventh fence. While rolling on the ground he was struck by the hoofs of Lctterman. He was knocked out and removed from the field in an ambulance. Jim Coffroth established all tho pace, and had ho not made a bad landing at the twelfth fence there might have been a different ending. Boss John, after overcoming interference, closed steadily on the outside and finished resolutely. The leaders took the final obstacle in close formation and from then on to the finish it was a spirited race. Boss John, ridden by Akers, proved best and drew away under pressure, while Sea Master outlasted Letterman. The latter pecked at several of his fences, but held on gamely. J. T. Buckleys King John proved the best of a band of platers at a mile and a sixteenth. Smarty raced to second place, while Sea-Wolf was third. The winner followed the early pace established by Sea-Wolf, moved to the leader on the back stretch and was going away at the end. Smarty began slowly, but gained steadily and finished fast. Sea-Wolf quit badly at the end.

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