Gardner Colors To Fore: Clyde Van Dusen Winner of Valuable Valley Stakes.; Man o War Gelding Defeats Rival in Easy Fashion at Fairmount Park--Sporting Blues Second., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-11


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GARDNER COLORS TO FORE « Clyde Van Dusen Winner of Valuable Valley Stakes. » , Man o War Gelding Defeats Rival in Easy Fashion at Fairmount Park — Sporting Blues Second. COLLINSVILLE, 111., June 9.— The H. P. Gardner silks were carried to a decisive victory by the two-year-old gelding Clyde Van Dusen in the ,000 added Valley Stakes, stellar attraction offered by the Fairmount Jockey Club here this afternoon. This speedy youngster, a chestnut son of Man o War — Uncles Lassie, proved much the best of the select field of juveniles with which he matched strides for the rich prize of ,430 net to the winner when he landed at the finish many lengths in advance of the outsider Sporting Blues, winning as his rider pleased. Jockey W. Lauscher was the successful pilot astride the II. P. Gardner crack youngster. Mrs. J. L. Brannons Sporting Blues one of those which prevailed at long odds,* surprised by racing to second place, also in a decisive manner, Sporting Blues leading home the Old Hickory Stables Coal Black by three lengths. Coal Black, ridden by Karl Horvath, finished a tiring third, but lasted to beat home Guys Image and MacFogle, which came next in order, racing in the stake for the Mrs. L. M. Holmes stable. ■Clyde Van Dusen was a strongly backed second choice in the main attraction, while the real favorite was P. Reuters Roy Gibson. Roy Gibson was one of the disappointments in the race, as was also Silverdale, this one also carrying much support and wa3 almost as much in demand as Roy Gibson and the eventual winner. Though Clyde Van Dusen raced and won like the good youngster he has proven himself to be, still there was an element of good fortune attached to his victory, taking into consideration the fact that he was led decisively to the stretch turn by the more speedy Double Heart, which raced in the colors of W. T. Waggoner and Sons Three Ds Stock Farm Stable. Double Heart moved into a big lead after the start and was holding sway in a decisive manner three lengths in advance of Clyde Van Dusen as they swung into the stretch turn. At this stage Double Heart suddenly bolted and sped to the outside rail coming dangerously close to colliding with the fence, thus losing his advantage, and his rider J. R. Kelly then eased him up, having to take him up completely and swing him around, in order to have him face towards the finish. Double Heart wound up in last place, due to his running out and becoming eliminated at the stretch entrance. The crowd today was one of the best, other than Derby and holiday crowds, that has ever attended Fairmount Park. The estimate placed on the number present by the track officials at 14,000. The favorite players began auspiciously when they chose E. E. Majors two-year-old Volsel as the most probable winner of the opening dash for juveniles, at five-eighths. Volsel scored by a narrow margin from Geo-gia Herget at the termination of a long, hard struggle between this pair and, after Georgia Continued on twenty-fourth page. GARDNER COLORS TO FORE Continued from first p.*igc Herget had headed Volsel an eighth out for the lead and began to loom up as the winner, Volsel would not give in and, holding on gamely in a furious drive, the E. EL Major racer came again at the end and, getting up in the final strides, headed Georgia Herget. Fizzing, a first-time starter, from the L. Gentry stable, ran well throughout and came fast in the stretch, but was held safe by-Georgia Herget. Mrs. W. P. Gaines Realty added another success for the backers of the short priced ones, and jockey K. Horvath piloted another winner, having Realty in advance at the end of the one mile second race. Realty ruled a pronounced favorite and vindicated the judgment shown by his many admirers to win six lengths before his nearest rival. R. K. Clark proved next best and, after racing close up to the streeh, held on well and lasted to secure second place, holding Wood-face safe. Woollatt, one of the outsiders, was the one to garner the minor award, after having moved up from the rear in the last quarter mile. 11. K. Brysons three-year-old filly Stitches made it three in a row for the favorites when she triumphed in the Cahokia Purse, which she accounted for in creditable fashion, ridden by jockey P. Francis. Stitches was quick to race into the lead after the start, while Water Lad kept her company, racing closely lapped on the outside of the leader about a half length in her wake to the stretch. When they had straightened out on the turn for home Stitches gamely withstood a resolute bid on the part of Water Lad 1 and in a hard drive held him sate to the finish. Chancellor held third place safe all the way, but was bothered during the running by the riderless Clutter, which had her rider brushed off suddenly right after the start, which was out of the Wane gate.

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