Upsets at Laurel Costly: Poor Rides Defeat Heavily Backed Truly Rural and War Mask, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-03


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UPSETS AT LAUREL COSTLY f i Poor Rides Defeat Heavily Backed Truly Rural and War Mask. l.- : t-h The Porter Wins Main Race of the Day Easy Victory for John P. Grier. r . . - i LAUREL, Md., October 2. Tlio defeat of two heavily bucked odds-on choices. Truly Rural and War Mask, proved costly for .the public at Laurel this afternoon. Both horses were beaten through poor rides. Truly Rural suffered in the early part of the race, being considerably knocked about, and although finishing fast could not overtake His Choice, which, after disposing of the pacemaker, Martha Luckett, in the stretch, held the Whitney filly safe at the end. Collins permitted War Mask to, race wide entering the stretch, when he was gaining on the leader, and it ruined whatever chance the Dundee colt had of overtaking Bridesman. The mile and a sixteenth handicap, which served as the principal attraction of the day, resulted in an easy victory for The Porter after a grand display of fast pacemaking. The Whitney two-year-old, John I Grier, found no serious opposition from Smart Guy or Rapid Traveler that opposed him in the fourth race and led nil the way under restraint. The steeplechase for maiden junipers gave Lytle an opportunity to win at that branch of the sport, and under V. Powers masterly riding did so in easy fashion. J. 1?. Bussoy has taken over the useful plater Hubbub for Capt. W. J. Press. Archie Zimmer is gathering together a useful stable of selling platers to campaign at one of the winter tracks. He secured Water War a few days back and yesterday added Little Cottage to his string. Jockey Buxton was an arrival and will do the riding for the- M. L. Schwartz stable. . M,r. ,y. Vlati, owner of Omar Khayyam and of as lihO u collection of brood marcs any breeder has in this country, will depart for France October 11. Mr. and Mrs. Viau at present are spending a few duys at their home In Montreal previous to their departure for the other side. It is possible that Mr. Viau may purchase a couple of high-bred brood mares in France and ship them back to this coun-try; when he returns nest spring. The big band of yearlings which he purchased at the Saratoga sales will be looked after by Sandy McNaughton. O. K. Pons racer Fustian, while galloping this morning, fell and fractured his shoulder. Mrs. F. Ambrose, Clark has leased a country residence near Laurel for the meeting and is planning a number of house parties during the mouth. Her guests at present are J. E. Davis and F. S. Von Stade. James Fitzsimmons reached Laurel this morning with his stable of fourteen horses belonging to various owners. Woods Garth was at the races today for the first time in two years. The stable of .Jen. James A. Buchanan of Virginia readied Laurel yesterday. In the string are Catoctiu, a promising three-year-old, and the jumper Tredette. They are in charge of Garnett Diggs. Max Smart is making a steeplechaser of the four-yeur-old Old Bill Bender, which is taking to jumping in great style. Sam Hildrcth has the veteran campaigner Strom-boli again in training and this winner of the Suburban Handicap and other big races will probably be seen under colors again before the close of the Laurel meeting. All of the Hildreth horses shipped from New York in excellent condition except Valor and Lord Brighton. These two had a slight fever on arriving here, which caused their withdrawn from the Capital Handicap. They are now all right and will soon go to the races.

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