STICKNEY, Ill. -- Michael Dickinson of Tapeta Farm in Cecil County, once called a "mad genius" by a national racing magazine, pulled off another unlikely victory yesterday when his Supreme Sound, after a successful career on turf, won the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course in his second race on dirt.
A 5-year-old horse from England, Supreme Sound had run 33 of his 34 races on grass. At odds of 5-1, he held off the late-charging 4-5 favorite Golden Missile to win the 1 1/4-mile stakes in a photo finish.
Dickinson's partner, Joan Wakefield, saddled Supreme Sound for his ninth victory in 35 races. His owner sent him to Tapeta Farm this summer. This was Supreme Sound's third start for the Dickinson-Wakefield team.
Pub Date: 10/10/99