Falls at Homewood: M. Fator and L. Hardy Luckily Escape Serious Injury, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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FALLS AT HOMEWOOD M. Fator and L Hardy Luckily Escape Serious Injury. Flat Iron Scores at Odds -On in Dearborn Handicap New Five-Eights Becord. HOMEWOOD, I1L; June 15. The Green Briar Stables Flat Iron showed his best form today in .the .Dearborn Handicap, which, featured the program at Washington Park and took a good band into camp, conceding them considerable weight and racing in fast time to an easy victory. At no stage was Flat Iron fully extended, and at the end he had a two-length margin over the consistent Barbara. Flat Iron was an overwhelming favorite and justified the confidence placed in him, for he raced under restraint in back of Ban-ton and J. Fred A. until called on. He responded readily near the stretch turn and, taking the lead, was only cantering in the last eighth to hold Barbara safe. Banton finished in third place. Wintry weather was again the rule here, a sharp north wind making it uncomfortable for the big crowd in the grandstand. The track had dried out to its best shape and as a result fast time was the rule in most of the races. The five-eighths mile track record, established last year by Henry Horner, was lowered when La Dentelle ran the distance to score a victory in 1 :00. M. FATOR TIIR0WJT. Several mishaps occurred during the afternoon, two jockeys figuring in spills. The, first came in the opener, when M. Fator fell on Bearing. The rider had to cancel his other engagements because of being shaken up. The other fall came when L. Hardy was thrown at the post, when Over Fire stumbled at the start. He was badly kicked on the head and the force of the blows could be heard a considerable distance. Hardy rode in the next race, however. Favorites far"ed in excellent fashion during the afternoon, a majority of the choices succeeding. Cogwheel, which won the secondary feature, was probably the most extensively backed during the afternoon. He had little difficulty winning after having allowed Chink and Miss Rosedale to alternate in the leaa in the early stages. Ho came away in the stretch to win easily . from Chink with Miss Rosedale in third place. The usual contest bringing to the post a limit number of ordinary two-year-olds, inaugurated the racing with Cross Play and Joe Adams the favored ones. Both were beaten handily by Mat Hunter, which showing a suddenly improved performance, raced away from the others in the stretch to win with much in reserve. Cross Play in a tight fit was given second place over Joe Adams. Mat Hunter was a total surprise and he paid his few backers handsome returns.. Bearing, which had considerable attention, fell in the race and Allah Allah added another incident when she bolted completely across the track in the stretch, while in tha lead and almost went over the fence. IJREISACHEIt REPEATS. The Bloomfield stables Breisacher, backed with rare confidence, in the second race, won handily, after having led for practically all the way. The battle for second place was a spirited one, with Torch Boy securing the position over Sunday Clothes by a nose, while following the latter by a similar margin came Joe Junior. The latter raced in close pursuit of Breisacher in the early stages and only gave way in the last seventy yards. The third race furnished another upset when La Dentelle, carrying the colors of "Alderman John J. Coughlin, led for the entire distance, to beat home Seventeen Sixty and Bogan. The latter pair absorbed the main betting attention and were regarded as having the race between them. La Dentelle began fast and, showing high speed in addition to saving much ground, held sway throughout, but had to be urged hard near the end to outstay Seventeen Sixty. Tho latter was probably the best. She began tardily from an outer position, raced wide .all the way, but closed a good gap gamely and was going as strong as the winner at the end. The time, 1 :00, represents a new track record over the course, displacing that of Henry Horner, made last year, by one-fifth of a second. C. E. Durnell added another victory to his credit when Samaron, extensively backed, won the sixth race, which was the third successive mile race. Samaron came with a belated rush in the stretch and was going away in the last sixteenth. Token was another that came from far back in the last eighth and overhauled Scoop for second place. The early running found Mis3 Meise, the leader, with Banter In second place, and Rocky Lane also well up. There was a general spreading out by the pacemakers when straightened out in the stretch and the winner, as well as Token, had little difficulty passing into the lead.

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