Brilliant Inaugural: Fairmount Park Meeting Begins in Proverbial Blaze of Glory.; Prince of Wales Runs Remarkable Race to Carry Off Honors in Collinsville Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-30


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BRILLIANT INAUGURAL Fairmount Park Meeting Begins in Proverbial Blaze of Glory Prince of Wales Runs Remarkable RemarkableRace Race to Carry Off Honors in inCollinsville Collinsville Handicap COLLINSVILLE 111 May 28 Edward B McLean registered his first victory here today when his speedy Prince of Wales carried off stellar honors in the Collinsville Handicap which featured the inauguration of racing for this year over this course Prince of Wales deserved his success for he had to carry an impost of 427 pounds over a sloppy course and raced the threequarters in 1 14 exceptionally fast for the going and under the weight weightFollowing Following Prince of Wales a neck away came Indian Love Call with Noreaster in third place The net value of the purse was 6070 In addition there were prizes of sil ¬ ver and a cup for the owner watches for the jockey and trainer and a cooling blanket for the horse The prizes outside of the purse were presented by Collinsvilles mayor on behalf of the representative citizens of that thriving little city cityPrince Prince of Wales displayed aptitude in the going and breaking fast moved into a good lead before the others were fully in stride He continued in the van throughout but the weight began telling near the end and Chick Lang had to rouse him some someIndian Indian Love Call had raced prominently for the entire way but for some reason her rider rode wide at the stretch turn She came gamely during the stretch when urged hard and probably would have reversed the de ¬ cision with the winner at a longer distance distanceNoreaster Noreaster after having followed the win ¬ ner closely to the stretch began tiring fast during the last sixteenth but was good enough to hold Reputation safe for third place placeRECORD RECORD CROWD PRESENT PRESENTThe The inauguration of racing here was bril lant and witnessed by a record crowd in ¬ cluding some of the most prominent per ¬ sons in this section and adjacent points The clubhouse contingent was particularly large every available vantage point in this spacious section being occupied occupiedA A hailstorm of terrific intensity and last ¬ ing over twenty minutes accompanied by heavy thunder and lightning flashes caused fear and excitement among the large crowd that congested the grandstand runways and other objects of shelter The heavy rainfall which began while the horses were at the post for the third race speedily turned the track into an oval of deep mud The storm abated as speedily as it developed and clear skies was the rule for the running of the Col ¬ linsville Handicap HandicapExcellent Excellent sport was the rule for the en ¬ tire afternoon and but for the heavy down ¬ pour that came unexpectedly the afternoon was a big success successThe The introductory dash at threequarters vhich brought to the post a band of fairly good sprinters resulted in an upset when The Badger an outsider was home in front in handy style in advance of Alex Wood liffe the slight favorite over Chcsterbrook The leading pair were always strong factors Alex Woodliffe giving way in the last six ¬ teenth to enable The Badger to draw out decisively Harry Carroll had been a lag ¬ gard for the first halfmile but he came with a good rush thereafter and overhauled the tiring Chesterbrook The latter had raced forwardly in the early stages but tired sud ¬ denly and began swerving in the last eighth eighthThe The maiden twoyearolds that raced four and a half furlongs furnished an interesting contest with a sharp duel at the end in which Witching Hour and Polar Sea figured The former won by a margin of inches inchesWitching Witching Hour was a pronounced favorite and immediately after the start took a long lead with every prospect of being an easy winner She began tiring in the last eighth and Polar Sea coming with a rush almost succeeded in passing her Char Lady which had raced well up held on gamely near the end and was an easy third thirdOUTSIDER OUTSIDER IN FRONT FRONTLouisville Louisville and Nashville an outsider was successful in the third race which brought an ordinary band to the barrier He won from Agnes Call the outstanding favorite primarily as a result of Pichons superior finish and tendency to rough it O Clel land the rider of Agnes Call found himself at a disadvantage because of his lack of experience and was unable to cope with his rival Louisville and Nashville won by a half length having forced Agnes Call out in the last sixteenth Queen Clara landed Continued on twentieth page BRILLIANT INAUGURAL Continued from first page in third place Agnes Call showed the most early speed but Louisville and Nashville drew level with her when the final eighth was reached The trio virtually had the race between them for the greater part of the journey journeyPolk Polk Laffoons Busy Day scored a handy victory in the fourth race which brought out fair platers at a mile and a sixteenth Pichon rode him hard at the start and se ¬ cured a fivelengths lead He continued to race well and reaching the stretch had his opponents well baten and won handily Stars and Stripes which followed him clos ¬ est managed to hold on long enough to out ¬ stay Super King The latter closed a big gap in the stretch Sir Maurice and Betsy Bacon were far out of it seemingly dislik ¬ ing the fast changing track The race was run in a downpour of rain rainCharles Charles W Bidwell secretary of the Illinois Turf Association remained over after the meeting 6f th associations license com ¬ mittee yesterday to witness the opening days sport sportThe The stable of E L Fitzgerald headed by Dr Cardenas came frin Louisville this morning

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