Kewessas Fourth Victory: Takes The Woodberry Handicap In An Exciting Finish With Sir Edgar.; Superhuman First in the Potomac Steeplechase--Crank a Winner at Five-Eighths--Buzz Around Gains a New Owner., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-13


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KE WJSSAS FOURTH VICTORY TAKES THE W00DBERRY HANDICAP IN AN EXCITING FINISH WITH SIR EDGAR. Superhuman First in the Potomac Steeplechase-Crank a Winner at Five -Eighths — Buzz Around Gains a New Owner. Baltimore, Md., May 12. — In a stirring drive, that lasted throughout the last eighth, W. L. Olivers Kewessa lasted long enough to nose out Sir Edgar in the feature race of the afternoon at Pimlico, the first division of the Woodberry Handicap, a dash of three-quarters. A high-class band of sprinters faced the barrier in this race and the winner was a well-supported favorite. Kama set the pace in the early running, closely followed by Kewessa and Rhine Maiden. When the turn for home was reached Kewessa took an easy lead, but was forced to stand a gruelling drive to outstay Sir Edgar. This was Kewessas fourth victory this spring in as many starts. The colors of Herbert L. Pratt were carried to victory in the Potomac Steeplechase, when Superhuman managed to lead home a fair band of jumpers, with Antiseptic second and White Metal third. This race was marked by several falls, but fortunately all conucerned escaped serious injury. Crank made good in the opening dash a scramble for two-year-olds at five-eighths, the first time the youngsters had been asked to go this route in the east this spring. Ridden by Troxler, he dashed into a good lead and had speed in reserve at the finish. A fast track, a good card and ideal weather, served to draw out another crowd of large proportions. Form followers had a profitable afternoon most of the winners receiving confident support. G. A. Alexandra and R. A. Newman both entered claims for the mare Buzz Around following the running of the fourth race and she was secured by R. A. Newman for ,125. Bryn Chant split his hoof this morning while being exercised and was excused from starting. The steeplechaser Falmouth ran in the colors of Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark in the Emerson steeplechase this afternoon. She purchased the horse from 11. T. Oxnard yesterday. Darbishire also changed hands, II. G. Bedwell purchasing him from Ral Parr. A. G. Blakeley changed his plans and will ship his stable from here to Toronto. - R. J. Walden, yesterday sold to Mr. Starr of Montreal the promising two-year-old Lord Fitz-herbert by. Dalhousie — Lady Fitzherbert. The colt has been turned over to James Hewitt, who will race him on the Canadian circuit for his new owner. Herbert L. Pratt asked Thomas Hitchcock to put a price on his good fencer Brentwood. Mr. Hitchcock considers this horse one of the best steeplechasers he ever developed and would not part with him. Jockey Roseoe Troxler will go from here to New York with the Burch stable. It is possible that he may sign with the John Sanford stable. Troxler has been riding in excellent form this spring and is especially effective as a rider of two-year-olds. Frank Garret, who has been looking after jockey Schuttingers engagements here, was taken seriously ill a few days ago, and removed to the Mercy Hospital, where it was found that he was suffering from pleuro pneumonia. It will be some time before he will be able to be about again. Jockey Eddie Taplin left for New York tonight to join" the stable of his employer. J. T. Smith, whose horses are looked after by George Odom. Sp milling Jenkins was prevented from acting as one of the stewards this afternoon on account of u slight illness. Quite a delegation left here tonight for New York to witness the running of the Hunt races at Belmont Park Terminal tomorrow. In the party were G. Bernard Fenwick. Charles K. Harrison, Jr., J. S. Wilson, B. Blackiston, Mr. and Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark. Thomas Hitchcock, Ral Parr, Herbert L. Pratt and Howard W. Maxwell.

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