Amalfi Wins Handicap at Laurel: R. T. Wilsons Horse Scores after His Case Appears Hopeless-Tow Purses for H. P. Whitney, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-24


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AMALFI WINS HANDICAP AT LAUREL. R. T. Wilsons Horse Scores After His Caso Appears Hopeless Two Purses for H. P. Whitney, Baltimore, Md., October 23. Amalfi won this afternoons mile and a sixteenth handicap at Laurel Park, but he was lucky. A furlong trom home it did not appear likely that the Montpelier Stables horse would place. But just when the supporters of Amalfi had given up hope the leaders made an opening and MeCahey shot his mount through to win by a neck from Spearhead. The handicap was the feature of the Friday card and Amalfi was the public choice. He did not warm up any too well iind he had a bad knee, but notwithstanding there was plenty of support for the son of The Scribe. Harry Payne Whitneys two-year-old, Leonuine, which has shown steadily improving form at this meeting, was an easy winner of the opening race, a mile dash. Key Mar was the leader to tne furlong post, where Buxton brought Leonuine up on the rail and he quickly disposed of Key Mar. White-Metal came with a determined spurt at the end and passed the tiring Key Mar, but he could never get to the winner. Mr. Whitney scored again in the fifth, a six-furlong race in which some of the fastest sprinters at the track faced the starter; This time his winner was Paintbrush, a three-year-old by Broomstick, out of the Futurity winner Artful. J. Gray, in charge of construction work at the Windsor track, visited Laurel ibis affernooil to Inspect the mutuel plant. Mr. Gray has been making a tour of inspection of the courses in Kentucky and Canada where the mutuels are used and he reported, after looking over the Laurel plant, that it is the most up-to-date of any in the United States or Canada. He will recommend that a similar plant be installed at Windsor, where the machines will be used for the llrst time next year. Howard Lewis lias retired the J. E. Widenor stable of jumpers for the season. The horses were shipped from Laurel to the WJdener farm in Pennsylvania this morning. Lewis will pick up several two-year-olds this fall with the Idea of developing them for steepleehasing. Jockey R. Shilling will leave with the Scott stable for Texas at the conclusion of the Havre de Grace meeting. Scott will not .race any of his horses the coining winter and Shilling will probably ride the horses that his brother will race at the Juarez track. W. II. Karrick lias decided to winter the Kuapp-Parsons string at Sheepshead Bay. Karrick. has beeii putting in the winter months at Aiken. S. C, for the past few seasons. The "duly" stable that will go to Aiken this winter., is the big string that Willie Mldgeley is handling for Gifford A. Cochran. King Box came out of his last race in bad shape and Paul Miles is afraid he will have to fire and blister the horse and turn him out until next spring. J. O. Rurttschell, who has been stabling at Ben-ning. arrived at Laurel this morning with his string. Several other owners will come over on Monday. Ernest Hall, who will act as paddock and patrol judge at Palmetto Park, distributed the condition books for the stakes to be run during tho Charleston meeting. A. G. Blakeley has taken over all the horses that Charles Boots shipped to Sheepshead Bay from California last spring. There are several promising maidens in the lot and Blakeley hopes to round them into winning form before shipping them south. Gerrard. winner of the last race, was bid up from 00 to by F. M. Taylor and bought In.

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