Leiter Colt Triumphs: Prince Farthings Victory Days Surprise at Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-30


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LEiTER COLT TRIUMPHS Prince Farthings Victory Days Surprise at Fair Grounds. Smear Disappoints Many Backers by Dull Race Cotton Time Takes Measure of Marlene. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 29 The yellow and green colors of Joseph Leiter, so well known and popular with New Orleans racing enthusiasts, scored a surprise victory when the Virginia-bred Prince Farthing, three-year-old son of Dunlin and Farthing-dale, carried them successfully in the Crystal Springs Purse, the principal race on todays program at the Fair Grounds. Coming from behind the leaders with a rush in the stretch, Prince Farthing, ridden by Mel-vin Lewis, got up to win by a length and one-half from E. R. Bradleys Bar Hunter, and Pietro, from the Three Ds Stock Farm Stable, was third a neck back. Only three others started over the good track, and they included the favorite in Smear, the C. V. Whitney gelding, which fell far short of performing in a manner commensurate with the confident backing he received. After beginning slowly, the Whitney four-year-old failed to find his best stride on the slightly cuppy track with the result that he failed to prove formidable at any stage of the race. Although Sergt. Donaldson drew away into a good lead shortly after the start and retained command for a half-mile, Pietro and Bar Hunter kept within striking distance, and as the winner moved up on the outside, Pietro and Bar Hunter finished in a manner too speedy for Sergt. Donaldson to cope with. FAST TIME. , Prince Farthing ran the distance in 1:14, and his victory marked the first of the meeting for his owners colors. Cloudy skies, which at times were threatening, and a very mild temperature prevailed and the usual crowd of regulars made up the attendance. Rigaud, son of Bud Lerner and Nedana, purchased out of the Rancocas Stable dispersal last fall by Joseph Cattarinich, was an impressive winner over Spanish Way, Mero vech and nine other maiden juvenile colts and geldings in the opening race at three furlongs. After outbreaking his rivals, Rigaud maintained a fine order of speed throughout and won by a neck from Spanish Way, which was second in the running from the close of the opening furlong. The latter defeated Merovech, which proved a prominent factor at every stage, by a length and one-half. Two lengths back, of Merovech, followed Prince Dunset, which exhibited a high turn of speed after beginning slowly. Harold Jr., favorite, failed to keep up after an eighth and was tiring when trapped in close quarters within a short distance of the finish. THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY. Cotton Time extended her string of winning performances to three when she out-finished Marlene in a mild drive to account for the second race in which twelve three-year-old fillies of the plater variety raced three-quarters. The winner and Marlene raced to the end well in the van of Broom-patch, which disposed of Ellen D., the early pacemaker, for third, when within a few strides of the finish. The winner was ridden by H. Tinker in the colors of J. P. LeGrand. Rusty, racing for W. A. Hanger and trained by Cliff Porter, outsprinted the eleven other older platers which opposed him at three-quarters in the third race. The Hanger gelding led throughout, and M. Lewis got him to the finish under slight restraint and, with a margin of five lengths over Blighter, which in turn, led J. George by a like margin. Blighter and J. George were always in the van of the others after Laughing Boy, failed to maintain his speed well enough to remain among the leaders. Homer L., second choice to the winner, was in a bad tangle much of the distance and had only limited chance. He finished fifth a nose back of Twill. Continued on twenty-second page. LEITER COLT TRIUMPHS .Continued from first page. Only six three-year-olds went to the post for the fifth race at a mile and one-sixteenth, and it resulted in a complete, rout of Jane Packard, favorite, and Chicon, second choice. The winner turned up in S. W. Labrots Skidmore, ridden by G. Arnold, while Southland Lad accounted for second money and Beauty Secret finished third. Jane Packard tired after showing the way to the stretch, where the winner, Southland Lad and Beauty Secret came on gamely, while Chicon failed to prove a serious threat at any time. Eight stayers raced one mile and an eighth in the sixth race, and the running showed Klingstone was much the best. G. Elston directed him to the finish an easy winner, with Master Ogden second and Sun Friar third four lengths back of Master Ogden which was two lengths off the winner at the close.

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