President In Front: Carries the Peabody Colors to Victory at Fairmount Park.; Jockey Petz Injured When Nassau Falls--Favorites Downed With Regularity., Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-30


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PRESIDENT IN FRONT ♦ Carries the Peabody Colors to Victory at Fairmount Park. Jockey Petz Injured When Nassau Falls — Favorites Downed With Regularity. ♦ COELINSVILLE. 111.. June 29.— S. Pea-bodys President, a former member of the Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable, was victor of the feature race at Fairmount Park this afternoon, named in honor of the East St. Louis Lions Club, whose members were at the track in a body and gave the winner an ornate silver trophy. President won handily from Dawn o Virginia with another former Idle Hour member, Beau Butler, in third place. Beau Butler was an overwhelming public favorite, but he was given a faulty ride, Petz at times taking him all over the track with the result that in the early stages he was far out of it and when he did move up in determined fashion Petz again was tardy to make up his mind whether to go to tin-inside or outside. He finally elected to go the long way when reaching the stretch. with the result it entailed a big loss of ground and he missed getting up to wear down Dawn o Virginia by the smallest of margins. President, after he had attained the lead in the first quarter, held sway to the finish and won with much in reserve. GOF.S OOWN Itf A HFAP. Jockey Petz figured in the next race as a result of the bad fall he received on Nassau. This occurred after the horses had finished, but in full view of the club house and grandstand occupants. Nassau had shown a good performance and finished close up when he suddenly went down in a heap and turned completely over Petz. crushing him badly to the ground. The riders injuries seemed grave and he was unconscious when placed in the track ambulance to be taken to the emergency hospital, where he was given first aid. He escaped with a slight concussion. Favorites were downed in continuous fashion and as many of the second choices also failed steadily it entailed a big loss for the public. The followers of T. C. McDowells colors were particular sufferers as a result of the defeat of Realist, Radiance and Silver Spur. The trio were pronounced favorites and absorbed a big play. Other offending choices of the afternoon included Long Point, False Face, Beau Butler and Ferguson. Well matched fields went to the post in all the races and in Sime instances poor riding was responsible for the defeat of the favorites. The longest priced winner of the afternoon was Merulina, which beat home Long Point after a sharp stretch duel. Groos, on Long Point, contributing to his mounts defeat when he tok him a trifle wide and enabled Merulina to come through next the inner rail. OUTSTANIUNG FORM ItFVFUSAL. An outstanding form reversal came in the closing race when Pearl Madeline, showie.g high speed, moved into a long lead and held sway for the entire distance to l eat home Ferguson and The Muscovite. Harned Brothers annexed another purse when their Coyne was a handy victor in the opening dash that brought to the post some ordinary ones. He led for the entire distance and finished in advance of Realist. The latter was the favored one and had to be urged hard all during the last eighth to outstay l orothy G., an extreme outsider. Shasta Grafton, another II. D. Brown owned, added another purse to the long list scored by this owner when she came away to win well in hand over the youngsters that engaged with her. Foretop and Radiance divided the minor portions of the purse. Tromping To Day was the early leader, with Tommy Foster1 a close pursuer. The latter suffered keenly when Tromping To Day began tiring, for it caught him in a pocket, from which he failed to extricate himself, and as a result he never had much chance. Tromping To Day quit to almost a walk in the last sixteenth. The eleven starting in the third race at one mile made a spectacular contest, with Long Foint and Merulina fighting it out stubbornly all during the stretch and Merulina finally winning by a short length. Merulina was an outsider and was greatly aided in the last quarter by saving much ground. Point raced well but appeared unsuited by the mile distance and tired near the end. Gorget was lucky to land in third place from the fast finishing Rama. The latter, with a slow beginning, was far out of it for half a mile and closed an immense gap thereafter. J. Swigert Taylors Prince Charles and Lady of the Decoration will be shipped Wednesday to Eexington, where they will be turned out for the summer. Prince Charles went wrong here while In-ing prepared for the Fairmount Derby.

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