The Finns Havre De Grace Handicap: Defeats the Stars of the Handicap Clenn, with Spur Second and Barrow Third, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-24


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THE FINNS HAVRE DE GRACE HANDICAP. Defeats the Stars of the Handicap Class, with Spur Second and Borrow Third. Baltimore. Md., September 23. The Havre de Grace Handicap gave promise of being a superb race and many came from New York and other distant points todcy to see it. The Finn, hero of th" Chesterbrook Handicap a week ago, was the popular choice, though hard pressed by Spur, making his first start of the meeting. The track, which was a trifle slow from the storm of Friday night, was favorable for the first and second choices but not considered good enought for Roamer and Stromboli to show their best form. They both ran. however, as did Borrow, to ride which Jockey Notter came on from Brookdale Farm, the stable not being at all satisfied with the geldings showing a week ago with Ambrose in the saddle. Starter Milton lost no time in sending them away on good terms, although Stromboli was pinched out after a stride or two. Borrow, Itayberry Candle and Roamer made play for the lead and the former was first around tho turn, with Roamer, berry Candle and Stromboli, which made up ground rapidly, close up. When they squared away for the dash down the backstretch. The Finn moved up on the outside and he anil Borrow ran like a team three lengths before Roamer, Stromboli and Itayberry Candle. On the turn Spur made his move, but "though he closed up in the most resolute manner, sceond was the best he could do. The Finn, under Schuttingers perfect ride, was first home by a half length, with Spur a length before Borrow. Stromboli beat Roamer, finishing a close up fourth. Spur was going fastest at the end. but it should not be forgotten tliat The Finn had had a battle royal in order to dispose of Borrow. It was a splendid contest and the time, 1:52J, was excellent considering the weights and the condition of the track. The race had a net value of ,125 to the winner. Fred C. Chandler of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, with a party of friends, journeyed to the track in a special car to witness the running of the Havre de Grace Handicap. Edward Lob of Jacksonville, Fla., was among the arrivals today. There will be a sale of thoroughbreds, the property of various owners, on Wednesday, September "ilarrv White, representing the Maryland State Fair, was a visitor and assigned horsemen to quarters at Laurel. . . J. W. May will ship his stable to Louisville J tomorrow. . . , Rucebrook, running to his best form, easily won the steeplechase. He disposed of Abdon in the last eighth and drew away to win easily. His performance was the fastest of the meeting through Battle defeated some fair two-year-olds in the fifth. In this race Andrew Millers Battle Abbey was kicked by one of the starters and was pulled up after going an eighth.

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