Whitney Silks First and Third in Preakness: Bostonian Wins, Seagram Stables Sir Harry Second and Whiskery Third, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-10


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WHITNEY , , _ SILKS FIRST — AND . » THIRD IN » PREAKNESS Bostonian Wins, Seagram Stables Sir Harry Second and Whiskery Third * Greatest Crowd in History of Old Pimlico Witnesses Decision of Marylands Richest and Most Popular Fixture ♦ BALTIMORE, Md.. May 9. — Bostonian, the magnificent black son of Broomstick — Yankee Maid, carried the Harry Payne Whitney silks to a wonderful victory in the 0,000 Preakness Stakes of the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico this afternoon. Just a neck back of him came the Seagram Stables Sir Harry, winner of the Coffroth Handicap, and at his shoulder was Whiskery, grandson of Broomstick and a stable mate of the winner. In fact, Sir Harry is also a grandson of Bromstick, so that it was a marvelous victory for the sons of that old sire over Man o War, when Scapa Flow, one of his best sons, was fifth, with Black Panther fourth. The race was worth 3,100 to the winner, which was admirably ridden by A. A. Abel, and the manner in which he worked his way up on the outside left i no doubt of his being best of the company. It was one of the most notable renewals of the famous old race and the three placed horses, closely lapped, fought it out valiantly before the greatest racing crowd that ever assembled on the old Pimlico course. It was a truly run race and there did not appear to be a real excuse for any one of the dozen starters that went to the post. Rain which fell Sunday caused fear that the going would be deep for the running of the Preakness Stakes and during the work hours it was sloppy from the downpour, but superintendent Ryan worked the surface continually with harrows and he obtained surprising results. Before 2 oclock the sun came through the clouds and from what promised to be a dull, threatening day there was warm sunshine, which, with the harrowing, accomplished great things in drying up the surface. CROWD ARRIVES EARLY. The tremendous crowd which graced the occasion began to arrive before the noon hour, and was still storming through the gates right up to post time for the Preakness. The infield was thrown open to take care of the overflow and a full hour before past time not a seat was to be had in the stands, while thousands had found points of vant;ige around the steeplechase course. Conditions were ideal, after the gray forenoon, which threatened a downpour at any I moment, and there was a summer warmth in the air and a summer sun on the animated I picture. Seldom has there been a more thrilling renewal of the Preakness. and all three of the placed horses stamped themselves as of champion caliber. The manner in which Scapa Flow quit under punishment suggested that he may lack in courage, but the race may do him good for his Derby engagement. Sir Harry is not an eligible for the l erby, but both of the Whitney oolts, as well as Scapa Flow, will be shipped to Louisville tomorrow. There was some delay at the post, fwr which Justice F. and Crystal Domino were largely to blame, but the start was a good one, though Scapa Flow and Bostonian were both slightly blocked before getting in stride. Fair Star, Candy Hog and Jopagan were the I first ones to show the way. but the others | were in such close quarters that there was j little advantage in the actual lead. SCAPA FLOW IN COMMAND. Before the stand was reached, Coltiletti had found ample racing room and as he sent him along to take the lead Kummer also moved with Whiskery. The Whitney colt was not as alert as the son of Man o" War and as a result he was carried wide on the first turn, while Scapa Flow slipped through, and when the back stretch was reached he had gone into the command. Once clear of his field Coltiletti took hold of the big colt and he was galloping along so strongly that he was already hailed as the winner, but Kummer was sending Whiskery along on the outside and he was steadily making up ground on the Jeffords champion. Saxon, after a flash of early speed, was still going strongly, hut evidently giving up his best to hold his position, and back of them both Bostoni.it and Sir Harry wcre steadily moving through the field. At the head of the stretch Whiskery had ] Scapa Flow beaten and the big son of Man o War did not battle along for any space of time when the Whitney colt charged on him. Continued on twentieth race. ; i i . -. , j I • j | I I | | I i ! | , ! I I WHITNEYS PREAKNESS Continued from first page In the meantime Bostonian had moved up on the outside and Sir Harry, saving more ground, for an instant looked the winner. vv hiskery had raced Scapa Flow to defeat, but it had cost an effort, and Bostonian was there to take up the running, and in a sav- agely fought-out finish he was half a length to the good at the end, while Sir Harry had only beaten Whiskery a neck. The opening race was a half-mile dash for maiden two-year-old fillies, and it saw Wind Flower, a daughter of Star Master — Gladiola. which races for the Nevada Stock Farm Stable, the winner from P. H. Fauleoners Gladys Clark, while Sweepesta, a stablemate of the winner, saved third place from Hush Dear, a daughter of Pennant — Baksheesh, that raxes for H. P. Whitney. Hush Dear beat the others away from the bairier, but she was soon headed by both Wind Flower and Gladys Clark, and Wind Flower, once in front, held command for the remainder of the journey. Gladys Clark had no excuse and finished with good courage, while Hush Dear, when she has a bit more education, will surely make good. At the head of the stretch she was coming again, but was blocked when Shilleck went to the inside, and she lost considerable ground by being pulled to the outside of the leaders. Sam Louis Harry Carroll proved easily best of the cheap platers that met in the mile and a sixteenth second race and, setting the pace, he still had something left to lead Delusive home, while De.usive downed Lanoil lather handily for second place. Compromise was unfortunate in this race, when she was sharply cut off at me use of the barrier. She made up some ground, but was tiring again at the end, and finished fourth. James Boden sent the winner of the third race to the post when he saddled P. F. Joyces Saratoga Maje for a three-quarters mile dash for platers. He had no trouble leading home Hedgefence. the cast-off from the Greentree Stable, which now races for , L P. Summerfield, while O. F. Burkarts Arlesian was third. With no delav at the post, the start was a i good one, and Saratoga Maje at once took , command, with Flybook racing closeiy after , him. but it was not for long, and then Arle- , sian took a hand at trying to catch the ] Boden sprinter, with no more success. All j the time Hedgefence had lieeii working his | way up on the outside. He made up some , ground in the run home, but at no time , menaced the winner. The Equitable Handicap, fifth on the program, brought out five starters, and Pen- , stick, racing for tomra. J. K. L. Ross, and , the public choice, made good, but not until t he had been severely punished, although he « had a good margin over S. Louis Lounger t when the finish mark was reached. Pen- ■ stick raced into a small lead in the back f stretch, with Irsa Major keeping him close | company, but just as the half-mile post had t been reached Irsa Major, with Maibeii up, went down, when the soft footing gave way beneath his feet. This afforded Penstick a chance to gain on the others, but Peternel, i in losing sight of Irsa Major, eased up ; slightly on his mount and. always acted for i his loafing qualities. Penstick shortened his 1 strides. Before Peternel became aware of • t it his mount had b en passed by both j Lounger and Stirrup Cup. Peternel resorted • to the whip, and he was justified, as Pen-!. stick came again and. disposing of the lead- I | ers. regained command, to win by m-re than I a length. J I t

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