Sweetie Wins Again., Daily Racing Form, 1903-05-26


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SWEETIE WINS AGAIN. A heavy downpour of rain that fell just as the horses were going to the post in the first race at Hawthorne yesterday rendered the track heavy and holding and in all cases horses that run to their best form in mud were successful. The card smacked of an off day and the sport was in consonance. Probably the most important race of the day was the fifth, a five-furlongs dash for two-year-olds. E. Corrigans filly Sweetie, on the strength of her past showing last Saturday, was made a 2 to 5 favorite, and certainly won as the odds indicated she should. When the barrier went up Firbane dashed to the front, and displaying keen speed, opened up a gap of one length on Play Ball, with General Steward and Sweetie lapped. By the time the head of the stretch had been reached Firbane had increased his lead to two lengths and Wink-field saved ground by taking him next to the inside rail. Nearing the last eighth post* Firbane began to tire and Sweetie had little trouble in passing him, winning easily by two and one-half lengths, while Firbane finished one and one-half lengths before General Steward for second place. The latter finished going fast under a hard drive. The first, for maidens, two-year-olds, was run in a rain storm and the colors were difficult to distinguish. Tryon won easily by three lengths from Sol Smith, hich beat Falkland six for second place. 1 Lord Melbourne was much the best in the second race, winning by two lengths from Blue Miracle, which finished a neck before Mr. Dingle for second place. The third race went to the long overdue Moroni, which led from start to finish, winning in a drive by a neck from Merops, with Myth third, six lengths back. Of the seven that went to the post in the fourth race, Bard Burns proved to be the best, winning easily by three-fourths of a length from Dodie S., which beat Goldaga twelve for second place. The concluding race, a six furlongs dash for four-year-olds and upward, went to Sardine, with Sharpless second and Bronze Wing third.

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