Big Surprise in Havre Feature: Outsider Defeats Heavily Backed Favorite be Frank by a Nose-Hobey Baker Wins Again, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-19


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BIG SURPRISE IN HAVRE FEATURE Outsider Defeats Heavily Backed Favorite Be Frank by a Nose Hobey Baker "Wins Again. HAVBE DE Gil ACE, Md., September IS. Todays feature race at Havre de Grace, the League Handicap, furnished a stirring contest and incidentally a big surprise when Bapid Day, an outsider in the betting, beat the heavily back favorite Be Frank by a nose. Bapid Day set and forced a fast pace, saving ground all the way, while Be Frank was forced to work his way up on the outside. The winner was ridden by Coltiletti, who put up a vigorous finish. Bapid Day paid 91.80 in the 2 mutuels. In the Aberdeen Purse, for two-year-olds, at throe-quarters of a mile, W. .T. Salmons Hobey Baker easily defeated His Choice and Azurita and confirmed the good impression he made in his initial start on the second day of the present meeting. This son of the .lead sire Celt possesses a fine turn of speed and appeared to be above the ordinary. The opening dash resulted, in a close finish between Fanny Cook and Seduegrass, the former earning the decision in the final strides. The steeplechase for maiden jumpers proved interesting, Flare, a son of Fair Play, winning after Bob Bed-field tired. A big band of cheap platers faced the starter in the third and St. Quentin was returned an easy winner. Thrift and Little Cottage were best in the last two races of the afternoon and won accrdingly. Havre de Grace promises to become a wintering point for several of the larger owners. With this in view the management contemplates making many improvements to the plant. At the upper end of the track adjoining the bleachers a large stable will be built to accommodate the yearlings owned by James AV. McClelland. This stable will contain thirty stalls and the idea is to ship the youngsters from Saratoga to Havre de Grace, where they will go into winter quarters. William Oliver returned from New York this morning, where he went to close a deal for the sprinter Huttonthorpe, which he purchased from J. J. Hallenbeck. J. AV. AVilliams deposited a claim for Napoli. but it was thrown out on the ground that it was twenty cents short. The amount should have lcen 1.055.20. while Williams claim was for 1,055. Max Hirsch .wired Joseph McLennan, that lie would ship the racer Tippity AVitchct to Havre de Grace -lo fulfill Lis stake engagements here.. ,r...

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