Honor Memory of A. B. Dade: Race in Name of Noted Kentucky Starter Run at Henderson, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-29


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HONOR MEMORY OF A. 6. DADE Race in Name of Noted Kentucky Starter Run at Henderson. Friends of Late Bradley Wilson, First Man-ager of Dade Park, Help to Augment Saturday Crowd. HENDERSON, Ky., Aug. 27. It was A. Barrett Dade Day at Dade Park this afternoon, and a record crowd turned out to pay its respects to the memory of the "grand old man of the barrier" who made thoroughbred racing possible for the people of western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Although there were many present that never saw him officiate at the barrier, there were many of his old friends here that came over from his home two to honor his memory. Threatening skies and the possibility of a slow track failed to keep down the size of the crowd, and it ranked with that of other Saturdays and previous Labor Day turnouts, The A. B. Dade Memorial Handicap was offered as the feature of the well balanced program, and it was one of the most interesting contests of the meeting. There was a large delegation present from Madisonville, Ky., to honor the memory of Bradley Wilson, the first manager of Dade Park, who died last summer. Another hard fought contest came with the running of the second race, which engaged a field of twelve maiden two-year-olds at five and one-half furlongs, and at the finish the colors of Mrs. Payne Whitneys Greentree Stable showed in victory when, Sizzling, the home-bred daughter of Blondin and Hell Cat, proved a driving winner over W. W. Vaughns Gonspray, while Perry Ap-plegates Durb, an outsider, beat out the fast closing Ramsdell. It was strictly a two-hprse battle. The speedy Gonspray raced into a long lead soon after the start, but Willie Poole sent the winner, favorite, into a contending position in the run through the stretch, and she passed out Gonspray in the final sixteenth to be half a length the best at the finish, with the latter leading Durb by six lengths. Although drawing into a commanding lead in the opening quarter, Take Off was unable to withstand Barashkova in the opening event and the latter scored his first success of the year for Lon Jones and son. -Take Off, beaten a nose, was well in front of Abe Furst at the end of three-quarters. This race engaged a field of twelve cheap platers. With the exception of a brief display of speed by Orchestration, the leading trio dominated throughout and the veteran Estin, favorite, failed to show any of the good form shown in his previous efforts.

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