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HANDY MANDTS I AT ONI A DERBY . H. P. Headleys Gallant Filly Scores Most Notable Victory Breaks Man o Wars American Record for Mile and a Half in Defeating Dolan, War Eagle and Other Stars HANDY MANDY LATONIA, Ky., June 25. Handy Mandy, H. P. Headleys ungainly daughter of Brown Prince II. and Mandy Hamilton, this afternoon by brilliant performance forced her way into turfs hall of fame, when she lowered the American track record for one mile and a half in easily accounting for the forty-fifth running of the Latonia Derby. Going into the race a maiden, Handy Mandy raced to her first triumph by four lengths over E. F. Cooneys Dolan, the latter beating E. B. McLeans War Eagle two lengths for second. Jock, another whicn raced under the McLean colors, was fourth, and the Idle Hour Farms Buddy Bauer followed six lengths further back, and six lengths clear of J, "W. Parrishs Rolled Stocking, the only other starter. Handy Mandy negotiated the long course in 2 :28, reducing Man o Wars American record for the distance by one-fifth of a second. The fractional time for the new standard was :24 ; :48 ; 1:12; 1:38 and 2:02, the latter being but two seconds slower than Sarazens sensational performance over the one mile and a quarter of the third International Race, in which he conquered Epinard. the famed and beloved invader from France. Todays running was, no doubt, one of the most spectacular the race lias ever witnessed, despite the consumate ease with which Handy Many accomplished her mountainous task. After a delay of but two minutes at the barrier the six starters were away in perfect alignment. Willie Crump getting Rolled Stocking in motion slightly in advance of the others. He was foHowed away from the webbing by Jock, Buddy Bauer and War Eagle, and Handy Mandy just managed to outbreak Dolan. When Rolled Stocking attempted to bear out at the adjacent turn, Crump was forced to take him up strongly, and Mack Garner shot Jock into the lead. Buddy Bauer moved up to force the pace, racing slightly on the outside of the leader, and the others were closely bunched at their heels as the field made the first trip through the home stretch. Continued on twenty-fourth pace 1 HANDY MANDY WINS Continued from first page . At the clubhouse turn, where Buddy Bauer had moved up to within a half length of the leading Jock, Rolled Stocking bolted so badly that his chances of overtaking his field were almost, completely eliminated. En- tering the back stretch, Jock still retained a head advantage ver Buddy Bauer, and both were racing under restraint, with Handy Mandy following only a couple of lengths away and inches behind- Dolan. At the final turn Earl Pool began to make his move with Handy Mandy, while Calla- han, after driving Dolan into tight quarters on the inside, was forced to ease him back and start around on the outside. After the stretch turn had been completed Buddy Bauer showed evidence of the effects of fol- lowing Jocks fast pace, and the latter drew away slightly from the Idle Hour colt to take a lead of a length. Handy Mandy, however, was racing in fine stride and with excellent speed and, when the eighth post was reached, she had easily disposed of Jock and was going along under a steady, benefiting hold. After losing the lead Jock began quitting rapidly and War Eagle moved up to displace him in second place. In the- last-sixteenth, Dolan, coming with a rush overhauled both Jock and War Eagle in rapid succession, but it was too late for him to menace the winner, and .she went to victory by four; lengths, Dolan beating War Eagle two lengths for second. After bolting, Rolled Stocking never ran in a forward or contending position and he trailed far behind the tiring Jock and Buddy Bauer- at the finish. Col. M. J. Winn expressed himself as more than pleased with the splendid display Of public interest now" manifest in Latonia racing and the Latonia Derby in particular. "It is a glorious gathering of many of the finest people for a great holiday, and I hope that we have pleased every one of them with our offering this afternoon," said Colonel Winn. Following Immediately after the Derby came another exhibition of phenomenal speed, when Rothermel traversed the three-quarters of the sixth race in 1:10 or two-fifths of a second slower than the track record of Sun Flag, made in 1924. Despite the speed with which Rothermel negotiated the distance, she only succeeded in defeating Gibbons by a margin of a half-length, and Piccadilly, whose fast pace was responsible for the speedy effort of the winner, was only a neck further back. The trio hooked up in a duel when an eighth out, and the riders of each displayed their best skill in the thrilling finish at the end. The attendance was equally as large as any of the previous Derby Day throngs entertained at the course. The weather could not have been Improved on, as a summery sun blazed out of a cloudless sky without the slightest interruption throughout the day. Included among the thousands were hundreds of enthusiasts who made rather extensive journeys to reach the track. The largest visiting delegations came from Louisville and Lexington and the breeding district so adjacent to the latter city. There were special trains from both of the mentioned cities and the regular trains from Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton and other points throughout the Ohio river valley brought in limited quotas of commuters during the morning. The throng was equally as representative as it was large, the reserved sections of the clubhouse and grandstand sheltering parties composed of some of the most prominent citizenry of the land. The clubhouse contingent was. by a large degree, the biggest that ever flocked to the exclusive structure for a single days racing. All of the boxes had been disposed of yesterday. Stampdale finished in third place, beaten only a short distance for second place, and his swerving out when tiring in the final drive, after having carried Superfrank wide at the stretch turn, was largely responsible for the defeat of the choice. Rejuvenation found racing room on the inside in the stretch, and but for this lucky break, probably would have been forced back into third place. The mile was run in the good time of 1 :37. Port Star accounted for his second consecutive purse when he easily carried the E. B. McTean colors to victory by a length and a half over Sandy Hatch in the opening dash of three-quarters. After following Sandy Hatchs pace to the stretch, Port Star easily made his way past the pacemaker and drew away fast in the last eighth. Shadowy, which encountered bad racing luck at the end of the first quarter, where he was forced back, saved much ground when finishing fast in the stretch, and overhauled the tiring Thistlegold for third place. R. S. Clarks two-year-old High Time Sagacity colt, Wisdom, making hfs second appearance under colors, was returned win- 1 1 i 1 i i 1 1 1 I t 1 s i ner over Beau Aspin, Old Fellow and nine other maiden youngsters In the second race. After racing Beau Aspin for more than three-eighths the winner disposed of his attendant thereafter and, when reaching the final eighth, drew away. At the end he was racing easily almost two lengths in front of Beau Aspin, which proved much the best of the others. Third place fell to Old Fellow, which was forced to race from last place in the last quarter. He showed belated speed and was racing swiftly at the end. Fire Bin, when racing well up on the stretch, swerved into the inner railing, and his rider was forced to almost pull him up to prevent his falling. There was considerable Interest in the Idle Hour Farm pair, Beauregard and Beelzebub, but their chances were greatly reduced soon after the start, when they were shuffled back, never to recover. The third race, at one mile, and for which five of the top-notch platers accepted, was productive of a mild surprise in the success of the Island Farms Rejuvenation, which beat the well-backed Superfrank by a head in a spectacular finish. Mary Hume, Colle Queen and Charles Robinson fought it out bitterly in a stubborn drive almost the full length of the stretch in the fourth race, the former taking the verdict by a neck from Colle Queen. The winner raced close to Lady Basils pace until reaching the stretch, where, after disposing of the early leader, she was closely attended by the pair which battled In the spectacular- finish. The winner was the-public choice. George J. .Long, well-known breeder and owner, came from his .home in Louisville to attend the running of the Derby. B. H. Held, one of the officials of the Buelah Park Racing Association, came from Columbus to witness the Derby. - Granneman, rider of Tayor Hay in the seventh race Friday, was suspended for three days by the starter for disobedience while at the post.