Ten Contestants for Hawthorne Gold Cup: Faireno the Choice, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-27


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TEN CONTESTANTS FOR HAWTHORNE GOLD GUP i- g I 4 FAIRENO THE CHOICE Belair Stud Star Three-Year-Old Held in Highest Esteem. Gusto, Plucky Play, Mate Expected? to Furnish the Real Competition Great Race in Prospect. CICERO, Ill.,x Aug. 26. Hawthorne, pioneer race course of Chicagoland, tomorrow offers for the approval of local patrons its piece de resistance, the Hawthorne Gold Cup. Four times in the past have the pick of American thoroughbreds competed in this notable event and the field to go postward Saturday, compares favorably with any that have battled for the 5,000 added prize in previous years. Topping the list is Faireno, star three-year-old from the Belair Stud of William Woodward, which will in all likelihood go to the post favorite, and then in order of the support, which they will probably receive, comes Gusto, from the stable of M.- L. Schwartz; Northway Stables Plucky Play; A. C. Bostwicks Mate; Shandon Farms Evergold and Minton; Superior Stables Charleigh; Abe Bartelsteins Sidney Grant, and Adolph E. Pons Mad Pursuit. Ten in all are slated to face the barrier and three-year-olds will hold the upper hand. Six of that age are entered and two of them, Faireno and Gusto, are expected to draw the bulk of the play. The older horses, despite .u " the fact that they carry 126 pounds to their younger rivals 117, will not be lacking in support and Plucky Play and Mate, especially, will have their coterie of admirers. The former is an animal that might be termed -the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the turf. His dual personality has manifested itself many times in the past. On occasions, such as the days on which he defeated Equipoise and Sun Beau, he is a real champion, but at other times he performs like the most ordinary plater. Should he be at his best Saturday, Faireno and Gusto had best look, to their laurels. MATE WORKS WELL. Mate, too, has an excellent chance. This son of Prince Pal, a near champion last season, has failed to strike his stride as yet this year, but his workout this morning would indicate that he is to be feared. Running handily, Mate worked three-quarters today in 1:12. The Bostwick colt ran the first quarter in :23, the half mile in :47, the five-eighths in :59 and was pulled up in hand. Jockey Earl Steffen, contract rider for the Hertz stable, has been engaged to ride him. The Shandon Farm will depend on Ever-gold and Minton, a good pair of three-year-olds, but scarcely in a class with Faireno and Gusto. Jockey M. Lewis, at present the most popular rider performing at the course, will be aboard Evergold, while T. P. Martin, recently suspended, has been granted permission to pilot Minton. William Schmidt, Chicago mortician, will try for the prize with Charleigh, the consistent high class plater, which he recently purchased. C. E. Allen has been engaged to ride Charleigh, while A. Anderson will have the mount on Prince Hotspur, and George Woolf will ride Plucky Play. Jockeys for Sidney Grant and Mad Pursuit have not been named. CRACK JOCKEYS ARRrVE. To get back to the favorites, the guidance of Faireno and Gusto will be in capable hands. The pair of crack colts will be steered by eastern pilots who arrived at Hawthorne today. Jockey Tommy Malley, who has ridden Faireno in all his important engagements, will again be aboard the colt, while "Buddy" Hanford will guide Gusto. The doubtful starters in the race are Mad Pursuit and Prince Hotspur. The Hawthorne Gold Cup had its first running in 1928 when it was won by Display and then the great Kilmer horse, Sun Beau, came along to win it three times in succession. Sun Beau scored as a four-year-old, a five-year-old and a six-year-old. The race has never been won by a three-year-old. The distance of the Gold Cup is one and one-quarter miles for three-year-olds and upward, weight-for-age. Thirty-five animals Continued on twentu-fourth vaaeJ. FAIRENO M CHOICE Continued from first page. were nominated at 0 each, and owners of the starters will be required to post an additional 50. Should ten horses face the barrier the race will be worth 2,250 to the winner. In addition a handsome solid gold trophy, emblematic of a thoroughbred enshrined, will be presented to the winning owner. The largest crowd of the meeting is expected to view the Gold Cup, which will be the last of the really important stakes of the Chicago season. Indications point to clear weather and a fast track.

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