Racing on a Heavy Track: Close Finishes Mark Most of the Contests Yesterday at Oaklawn., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-17


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RACING ON A HEAVY TRACK CLOSE FINISHES MARK MOST OF THE CONTESTS YESTERDAY AT OAKLAWN. Opportunity Takes His Race from Fizer by a Few Inches — Woodtoiie Defeats the Well -Backed Hondron by a Half Length. Hot Spring-;. Ark.. March 15. — llml raciag was tbe order :it Oaklawn Park this ■flllll— . but. contrary to H| ttstloaa, goad sport waa witnessed. sssae of the finishes being ii::rticul:irl.v close and xtubbernly f.nip lit. Both handicaps, each for ■ pome of * !, resulted in narrow virtories. That achieve I hjr Opportunity in the mile. was by ■ nose over Fizer. 1 lie Woodward Itprtatatatrre was ion cediag much aiieght to tin- others, made the pace and just SWCI eeded in outstaying Fizer. Lin-il-B. was expected to be a factor in this race, but i lie disappointed gravely and tailed to fret a place. .1. .i. Kyles [ai ported Headroa was handed arouixl for a good tiling in the other handicap and. judg lag by the betting action en him, the conned ions evidently figured that it was only a matter of toaderiac their money to the layers and receiving it back promptly, with a big dividend return. They were disillusioned in the stretch, when W bftoae loomed up with a rush and beat the good thin.; by a scant half 1 fiytli. The owner of Woodstom-put up all sorts of pleas to the indues for the withdrawal of the horse this iim ruing, his principal i.l.-. i 1 1 1 beiag that the horse could not run well in tie- going. The forty layers again in line this afternoon repeated tin ir harvest of the preceding day. for the talent were far away in their calculations on most of the races. ! rink .1. Bryan telegraphed Sam J. Davis today his ruttptaace to serve as presiding Jadge dariag the Lssex Park racing. This completed the roster at oilicials to serve at that track. A. C. I.lakeley will take the A. A. Keilly horses gk to .Maryland at the close of the Oaklawn meeting. Tie- Livingston colors were sMtieaafal dariag the afternoon, memb. is from that statile scoring a double with ■oatna cantering away from the others in the opener aadj Baaayaatag Laving little difficulty in showing the way in the final dash.

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