Pimlico Cup Winner: Hephaistos Proves Best in Two and a Quarter Miles Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1923-11-13


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7 i t t r 1 J 1 ! 1 ; 1 1 i 1 PIMLICO CUP WINNER Hephaistos Proves Best in Two and a Quarter Miles Feature. Big Crowd Out for Final Day of Meeting Despite the Cold and Disagreeable Weather. BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 12. Over a tracif that was deep in sloppy mud and under a brilliantly-timed ride by Johnny Callahan, Frank E. Browns Hephaistos was winner of tho two miles and a quarter of the Pimlico Cup this afternoon. At the end the son of Vulcain was a length before Hal Price Head-leys Chacolet and five lengths further away tho Lilane Stables Sunsini saved third from tho Greontrco Stables Exodus. It was the closing day of the Maryland Jockey Club meeting and, while the weather was cold and disagreeable, with a heavy cold rain falling all afternoon, there was a big crowd out for tho occasion. Armistice Day is a holiday in Baltimore and the holiday seekers braved tho uncomfortable weather. Tho changed track conditions brought about a number of scratches, but for tho closing" day of tho meeting the sport was first-class and ono forgot all the weather" discomfort in the entertainment that was offered. It was the track conditions that brought about the scratching of My Own, Homestretch, Hopeless and Irish Pat from the Pimlico Cup and this reduced the field to four starters, all of which had shown mud running ability. No time was lost at tho post and it was Exodus that went into the lead with the risa of tho barrier. He was fairly pulling Colti-letti out of tho saddle. Sunsini was in second place, with Chacolet third and Hephaistos bringing" tip the rear. All were under restraint, but Callahan was placing the son of Vulcain more easily than the others and, while Hephaistos was fighting to run ho was under restraint that did not interfere with, his striding freely. Lang was swinging Chacolet and through tho running he took her first Insido and then outside in his efforts to restrain her. EXODUS THE PACEMAKER. There was no change in the running positions from tho mile and at the end of the milo and a quarter Exodus was still going strongly in hand and Sunsini was sticking to tho Eecond position with plenty in reserve. It was there that Lang moved up slightly with Chacolet, but Callahan waited patiently back of his company and cleverly kept his mount free from the flying mud of tho others. Rounding put of the stretch the second time Chacolet crossed Hephaistos and went to tho inside to escape tho splash from her heels. Then when the backstretch was reached Lang mado his move with the Headley maro and, rushing her up, she was soon with Sunsini and Exodus. They were both tiring from tho pacemaking and Chacolet was soon in the lead, but Lang had been in too much of a hurry, having made his move about seven-eighths from the finish was asking too much of the daughter of St. Amant, Callahan moved up going around the tired Exodus and Sunsini without much effort and on tho far turn it was apparent that he would be tho winner. It was not until well into the stretch that tho colt caught Chacolet, but when he did ho had much in reserve and though Chacolet responded to Langs drive gamely, Callahan went on by to be winner by a length and going away. Five lengths back of the maro Sunsini had no trouble saving third, when Exodus quit in the last eighth and was eased up right at the end. The race was worth ,950 to the winner and Frank E. Brown also received the ?1,500 which was the prize to the trainer of the winner. The Pimlico Cup brought to a close ono of the most successful meetings ever conducted by the Maryland Jockey Club, and it was only by reason of the stress of weather that there was not a record-breaking crowd for the final days racing. PIXAL STEEPLECHASE OF YEAR. The last steeplechase of the meeting fell to an imported jumper when William A. Reads Huonora was first home ahead of W. G. Wilsons Briganna and Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Minata was third. Back of him came airs. W. C. Jacksons Armenus and Samuel Ross Lollipop while Daniel Boone, bearing the silks of S. H. Cross, fell at the last jump. It was Daniel Boone that cut Out the pace for more than a. turn of the course, buti. Huonora was right after him all the way and" Minata was showing in third place. Briganna was galloping boldly in the soft going and she rated along back of the leaders. Lollipop was also well up. until he made a Continued on eleventh paj;e. PIMLICO Off WINNER Con tinned from first page. bad landing in the back field and Diamond was all but unseated. It was not until entering the backfield, the last turn of the field, that Daniel Boone showed signs of weakening. Cheync rushed Huoncra to the front At the same time Min-ata and Briganna both closed on the leaders and the real racing began. Daniel Boone stumbled badly while he was still well up in the contention and lost two or three lengths. Around the upper end of the field Cheyne saved ground with Huonora and rushed her into the lead and she was well clear. But the others were still racing fast after her and there seemed to be a good chance to beat her right up to the last jump, where Daniel Boone, while being ridden hard to the fence, took off badly and fell. Briganna stood a drive gamely, but the imported mare was too good for her and stuck it out, though she had been right with the pace all through the running. Minata tired slightly and probably did not like the going, while Armenus and Lollipop were both well beaten. The second offering of the day was a mile and seventy yards for selling plater juveniles, and it brought about a good finish when Henry "Watersons Aggravating Papa and M. J. Reid3 Roman Girl fought it out to finish in the order named, with Howard W. Maxwells Bluestreak a distant third. In the running the Audley Farms Quinham bled. Xixia and Roman Girl were the ones to cut out most of the pace and Bluestreak after leaving with the leaders, was taken in next to the inside rail when the back-stretch was reached, and he was in close quarters and crowded back slightly. Xixia did not go far in the lead and as she tired Aggravating Papa moved around on the outside and came into the contention. He showed a decided liking for the footing and as he moved up Roman Girl quickened her pace and the pair of them drew out into a good lead. Through the stretch they were closely lapped until right at the end the gelding had a half length to spare over the filly. Three lengths back of them Bluestreak out-finished "Warren Lynch. A large band of platers lined up for the running of the third race, at a mile and a sixteenth, and the winner came from an unexpected quarter when "W. J. Kraemers Lads Love was home first in a drive from J. T. Buckleys King John and C. Phillips Valentia. Following a brief delay at the barrier the field left in good alignment and King John went to the front Valentia and j Lads Love went along with him, while the i others were somewhat strung out. Rounding the stretch turn King John began to tire and it was here that Marinclli made his move with Lads Love. The latter responded gamely and in a brief duel assumed the lead. At the end he was showing the way to King John by a length. "Valentia had a brief margin over All American at the finish. H. B. Stearns furnished the winner of the fifth race, which engaged a band of platers at a mile and a sixteenth, when St. Donard was winner in a hard drive from Bonfire, with Rhincgold third. The winner was ridden by G. Rose and came from behind the1 pace established by Rhinegold. Saving! ground at the stretch turn he closed with splendid courage and held Bonfire safe. The latter tired badly at the end. The best finish came out of the running of the Caswell, which was for two-year-olds at a mile and seventy yards, when J. "W. Beans Donaghee was winner by a narrow margin from "W. R. Coes Sun Maiden, while the Greehtree Stables Dazzler was third. Sun Maiden and Dazzler set a terrific pace and raced head and head for the first part. Then Marinclli moved up on the outside with Donaghee and Dazzler dropped back thoroughly beaten. Sun Maiden held on gamely and it was only at the end that Donaghee was winner by a neck. Dazzler had no trouble to save third money from Donnelly. !

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