Last Gold Victorious in Evanston Purse; Subdued Draws Away to Astoria Score: Nips Port Harmony For Neck Decision; Veteran Denemark Gelding Closes Strongly in Drive After Being Early Trailer, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-09


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Last Gold Victorious in Evanston Purse Subdued Draws Awav to Astoria Score Nips Port Harmony For Neck Decision DecisionVeteran Veteran Denemark Gelding Closes Strongly in Drive After Being Early Trailer TrailerSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 June 8 Last Gold a sevenyear old from the stable of Mrs Emil Denemark won his first race of the year when he came from behind to annex the chief honors in the Evanston Purse best race on todays card at Hawthorne With jockey Otto Grohs riding in vigorous fashion the Californiabred son of Be withus wore down Port Harmony in the stretch and finished a neck in front of that mare while Topnard racing in the center of the track was a strong going third and Eugene finished fourth in the sevenhorse field fieldTopnard Topnard who defeated Chipamink at Sportsmans Park and who was second last time out was installed a heavy favorite and might have been the winner had ap ¬ prentice J W Martin been able to save some ground As it was the gelding was in the middle of the track most of the way and was unable to get up Port Harmony went to the front early to open up a good lead while Last Gold was one of the tardy ones in the early stages and the latter was the gamer of the pair in the final drive The distance was six and onehalf fur ¬ longsSecond longs Second Disqualification of Meeting MeetingDespite Despite the fact that a light rain had been falling in the Chicago area for a couple of hours previous to race time a crowd estimated by the management at 9618 turned out for the weekday sport The track was fast throughout the after ¬ noon noonThe The second disqualification of the meet ¬ ing came about in the third race when the twoyearold Sir Bim racing in the silks of Don Ameche was set back to third place after having finished first The son of Bimelech making his first start set the pace and was leading in the stretch when he swerved to seriously interfere with the favored Foreign Agent and also with Satin Ace After a brief discussion the officials ruled that Foreign Agent should be declared declaredContinued Continued on Page Thirteen Last Gold Captures Major Honors in Evanston Purse PurseContinued Continued from Page One Onethe the winner and Satin Ace should be placed second secondWith With clear passage through the last eighth both would have undoubtedly beaten Sir Bim Foreign Agent was blocked at midstretch and Satin Ace also suffered serious interference The distance was five furlongs and was for maiden twoyearolds colts and geldings Foreign Agent who re ¬ cently finished second to Snow Boots in the first start of his career is owned by Marion Brink and was ridden by N L Pierson Jockey Kenneth Knott was aboard Sir Bim BimThe The fifth race resulted in a tight fit be ¬ tween Black Pepper and Witch Brew with the former getting the nod Both twoyear olds were part of an entry Black Pepper being coupled with Princess Rena who fin ¬ ished third and Witch Brew with Last Sa ¬ lute Jesting Fox the favorite went to the front early but was passed by Princess Rena and suffered interference from that filly in the stretch Witch Brew took command on the stretch turn but Black Pepper came strongly in the middle of the track near the end to win by a head He was ridden by J Higley and raced for Brody Brody The distance was five furlongs

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