Laurel Track is Spoiled: Rain Comes and Gives the Mud Runners Another Chance to Shine, Daily Racing Form, 1915-10-15


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1 ; , , 1 1 1 1 ; | j • , , : . i LAUREL TRACK IS SPOILED SAIN COXES AND GIVES TEE MUD RUNNERS ANOTHER CHANCE TO SHINE. The Finn Runs a Good Race and Takes the Ellicott City Handicap — George Smith Sold to John Sanford for a Big Price. Laurel. Md., October 14.— Just when the track at Laurel Park had become- fast rain fell again, which made the going sloppy for todays racing. Indications point to more rain, which means that mud runners probably will have further ou|M rtuiilty of showing their merit. Todays feature, the Ellicott City Handicap, furnished 11 splendid contest, in which The Finn came froine behind and. overcoming interference in homestretch, got up in time to beat Distant by a head in the linal strides. Distant Shore, show ing a keen turn of speed, dashed to the front at the start and set a fast pace all the way. In the opener Eddie T., was bid up 05 over his entered price of IMJOO by Sam Louis and was bought in. 11. G. Bedwell then claimed Dr. Greiaer which finished second for 00. Capt., Duhaiue, of the Pinkerton forces arrested a ticket forger at the Laurel track yesterday. He gave the name of E. C. Jones and claimed Rockn-way, N. Y.. as his home. It is aliened that Jones forged a ticket on Scaramouch by cutting out the tiinil number from another ticket which corresjiondcd with the number of the Scaramouch ticket and inserting it in the latter. The forged ticke called for .40. It was quickly discovered uiul just two minutes a Tier it was cashed Capt. Duhaiue had the man in custody. Jones will be tried at Arlington. George Otlom announced that he will join the owners shipping from here to Juarez. His string will include, besides Carlaverock and Stellarina. six of the seventeen yearlings he has at Belmont Park. Manager M. J. Winn announced that in all about seventy-tive horses would be shipped from here to Juarez ami that the prospects for a most successful meeting there apiiear exceedingly bright. Yesterday he received word from Montreal that s-everal stables would ship from there direct to Juarez. Among them are those of Hugh McCarren and Tom tJreen. Jack McDonald was an arrival from Lexington, where he went to attend the grand circuit meeting. McDonald will take in the meeting at Havana next winter. Jockey Clarence Turner will winter in Washington. He will look after the horses that Dr. J. S. Tyree will winter at Beuning. Dr. I-trriek will take six of the Tyree yearlings to New Orleans. He will also take the apprentice rider, McKcnzie, south with him. Wanda Pitzer. which was claimed by Kniil Herz yesterday, is again back in the J. S. Ownliey stable, fhe latter repurchased the mare last night. I-rauk M. Taylor, who left New York for Havana a couple of weeks ago to take up the horses Cale-thiimpian. Bust ice Maid. Electrician and several yearlings, writes that his horses are doing well. Among other things Mr. Taylor says as follows: "I have my horses at the track every day and they are doing hiiely. The weather is "warm, but there is always a breeze blowing in from the ocean. IL D. Brown arrived about ten days ago and is looking after the many improvements that are lieing madH. He is having the enclosure for the nintuel machines enlarged and is widening the automobile entrance. A great many trees have been put in and a number of flower beds laid out. A macadamized road has been built through the infield from the paddock to the stables. A board about a foot wide has been placed at the bottom of the inside rail all around the track and about two feet of the adobe soil has been scraped off the track and a coating of sand twelve inches deep spread in its place. The roads al out the stables have been graded and all the drains have been deepened and widened. The Havana Electric railroad, which runs in the rear of the track, has laid a spur direct to the grandstand, which will make three trolley-roads running from the city to the course. The Cubans are all anxious for the meeting to In-gin ami all indications are that the race meeting will be a big thing down hen- next winter." Edward McBride today sold the good two-year-old George Smith to John Sanford. the New York sportsman anil breeder. Tne handsome black son of Out of Reach and Cnnsuelo II. was a partieularlv good colt all summer and it was not until the running of the Sanford Memorial at Saratoga I hat b » was beaten. Recently he has shown a return to good form and the sale was consummated after a fast work that trainer Shannon sent the colt yesterday morning. While the price was not made public it is said to have been 5,000. Thr aigh a printers error the bonks for the coming Pimlico meeting, which were distributed todav. make it appear that the overnight purses are of 00 value. No purse will be offered of less" than 1915.sh00. Starter James Milton was a visitor this afternoon and expects to remain for several days. He is busily engaged in the interest of the racing at Havana. For the coming race meeting at Bowie next month there will Ik- l oth bookmakers and mutuet machines. Three machines will be installed for the convenience of the patrons who prefer that system of wagering. W. W. Lyles will sell the horses of Campbell and Gray in the paddock at Laurel. Saturday, October 23. In the lot to go under the hammer are Mavme W.. Col. Outelius, J. D. Sugg. Milton Campbell and E. D. Bonet.

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