Notable Performance: Son of Pompey Easily Beats Happy Gal in Grand Union Hotel Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-29


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NOTABLE PERFORMANCE Son of Pompey Easily Beats Happy Gal in Grand Union Hotel Stakes. Reveille 3oy First in Merchants and Citizens Handicap Disqualification in Steeplechase. " SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 27. iW. R. Coes Ladysman, winner of the Arlington Futurity and the United States Hotel Stakes, wiped out his defeat in the Saratoga Special by William Woodwards Happy Gal when he led the daughter of Sir Gallahad III. over the line in the six furlongs of the Grand Union Hotel Stakes. It was a convincing victory, with the son of Pompey being eased up at the end in the remarkably fast time of 1:11. The prize had a net value of 0,150 to the winner. The attendance was one of the largest and most brilliant of the meeting. Besides the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, there was the Merchants and Citizens Handicap and a selling steeplechase attracted interest, although the latter resulted in a disqualification when Blue Banner, after finishing first, was set back for fouling, and the purse was awarded A. C. Bostwicks Moonstruck, which was ridden by the amateur "Pete" Bostwick. HAPPY GAL BADLY OUTRUN. In the running of the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, Happy Gal was badly outrun in the early racing, and, while she was fairly running over horses at the finish, Ladysman won with consummate ease and by a margin of five lengths. From a good start, Ladysman was first to show his head in front, but he was almost at once headed by Sandy Bill, Wave On and Sun Captor, while The Darb was also showing him the way. At that time Happy Gal was last of the eight that raced, and it was apparent she would have to close a big gap to have any share in the prize. Sandy Bill, showing electrical speed, dashed out until he had opened up a gap of two lengths on the company, the first quarter being run in :22. Wave On was in second place, and then came Sun Captor, the Kilmer starter, and Ladysman, closely lapped. The Darb was close after them, and Robertson was saving ground on the inner rail, and he was a full four lengths before Happy Gal, which did not seem to settle into a full racing stride. Rounding into the stretch Jones came around the leaders with Ladysman and a furlong out it was apparent he would be the winner. The half had been run in :46 and lie was making up ground when the pace was at its hottest. Sandy Bill was hanging on well despite his great burst of early speed and he was showing the way to The Darb, which raced along on the rail. At that stage of the running Sun Captor was fourth, but Happy Gal had circled around to be close after him. BY WIDE MARGIN. After having raced Sandy Bill into defeat, Ladysman simply galloped away to his five length victory and Happy Gal in the final sixteenth disposed of the others to take second place. Sandy Bill had only lasted to save third by a nose from Sun Captor and then came The Darb, which evidently needed the race. Back of the Whitney maiden followed Puchero, Repaid and Wave On, which quit utterly after having gone with the killing early pace. J. A. Bests Reveille Boy won his third consecutive race when he took down the Merchants and Citizens Handicap. He led home Joseph E. Wideners lightly weighted Pari-Mutuel, and it was the Audley Farm Stables Rocky News that saved third by a wide margin from W. R. Coes Laughing Queen, with Andy Schuttingers Pilate last of the five that performed. The prize had a net value of ,200 to the winner. Before the horses came on the track for this feature, the clouds rolled up, and shortly after its running there came rain, but it was not until after the race. As was expected, Reveille Boy caused some delay at the post, but he was taken to the outside of the stalls, and the five went away in good alignment. Laughing Queen was first to show in front, but Coucci had Pari-Mutuel close after her, though un- GjintinuecL on twenty-second page.l NOTABLE PERFORMANCE Continued from first page. der other riders the son of Fair Play has always been sluggish in finding his stride. Pilate raced third, and Rocky News was soon well before Reveille Boy, which as usual dropped backed in the early racing. Pari-Mutuel hung to Laughing Queen until she was -through, but as the filly weakened Rocky News was rushed up on the outside, and he kept the son of Fair Play busy, with little chance for a respite. By that time Reveille Boy was beginning to wear down his company, and when the stretch was reached he was circling around at every stride. A furlong out the son of Last Reveille was showing the way, and he came on to score by a length and a quarter. Pari-Mutuel had outgamed Rocky News to save second place by half a length, and Laughing Queen was another eight lengths back, but three lengths before Pilate, which at no time had been a serious contender. There was a disqualification in the short course steeplechase, for platers, when L. E. Stoddards Blue Banner, after crossing the line first, was set back for having fouled A. C. Bostwicks Moonstruck. This moved Moonstruck up as winner and the place was awarded Mrs. George Atwell, Jr.s Huffy and third went to Hubley R. Owens Rollicking? Princess. "Pete" Bostwick had the mount on Moonstruck and he lodged the complaint of foul after Blue Banner, ridden by the professional Rea, had come over on his mount rather badly after taking the last fence. By the ruling, it made the two amateur riders of the company finish first and second, for Rigan McKinney had the mount on Huffy. One accident came, out of the running when M. Sheas Bo Ballot went down with Thorndike three fences from the finish. The rider, was badly shaken up by the fall,

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