Detroit Turns Out: About 20,000 See Azucar Defeated in Col. Alger Memorial Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-31


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DETROIT TURNS OUT . About 20,000 See Azucar Defeated in Col. Alger Memorial Handicap. Finishes Second to Stand Pat Hiding of 0. Turk One of the Features of Memorial Day Card. DETROIT, Mich., May 30 A crowd estimated at 20,000, the largest of the season and one of the biggest ever to witness Detroit racing, was present for the attractive program. The grandstand, including the reserved section, was packed to capacity and the big overflow fairly filled the lawns, terraces and the commodious clubhouse. Considering the counter attraction of a double-header ball game, the gathering was far more than expected. The certificate handle was so great that additional time was required between races and although the program appeared to drag many of the betting inclined were unable to make their wagers. Making his first start since his triumph in the Santa Anita Handicap, Azucar, Fred M. Algers Detroit-owned imported Milesius gelding followed E. F. Seagrams Stand Pat to the finish of the Col. Alger Memorial Handicap, which featured the holiday program offered at the Fair Grounds, here this afternoon. He reached the end of the mile and a sixteenth journey two and a half lengths back of Stand Pat and was only a short nose before the Tranquility Farms Cross Ruff, which weakened after following the winners pace to the last stages. Ladfield was fourth, with Paradisical and Rip Van Winkle completing the test inthe named order. Although favorites were unable to garner a majority of the races, those held next in esteem were very successful. The riding of Clyde Turk, a lad who has plied his trade Continued on thirty-eighth page. DETROIT TURNS OUT Continued from first page. in the far West, was one of the features of the afternoon. After scoring with Roxana S. and Prince Heather to reap "Daily Double" laurels, he came back to make it a triple when he drove Tom Donleys Arson to his success and a double for the Canadian sportsman, who furnished Prince Heather, in winning the Decoration Day Handicap, that served as the fourth event and supporting attraction. Arson won by a half length before Star Bucklands Miss Morocco, which was two and a half lengths before Nights End for second. I Pass completed a double for Mrs. H. Torriente and apprentice C. Mojena when he made every post a winning one in annexing the mile fifth race. Hammel was second, a head back of the winner and three lengths before Luna Mica, which but for stumbling at the start probably would have been closer at the end. Nine maiden plater two-year-olds furnished the sport for the five furlongs dash that opened the program, and it resulted in a mild surprise when W. LeBarons Roxana S.- was a driving winner. .Second went to Gracious Pearl with Highdry third. The stable of Tom Donley, which played an important part in Detroit racing in 1934, furnished its first winner this season when Prince Heather was an easy and popular victor over Bubbler, Scythe and nine other platers that met in the second race. Prince Heather reached the finish five lengths before Bubbler, which beat the, fast-closing Scythe by a length for second. Showing improvement over her last race, for which she was the choice, Merry Caroline lasted to beat Playing On by a nosa at the end of the third race. Third went to Stall "Man, which raced wide the greater part of the race. Taking command soon after the start and forced to race on even terms with Playing On and Broadstep, for the greater part of the sprint, the winner, which furnished a imild surprise, lasted to beat Playing. On, which came again after being forced -wide entering the stretch.

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