Laurel Program Devoid of Feature: Card Framed to Suit Cheaper Grade of Horse the Decision a Disappointment, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-08


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LAUREL PROGRAM DEVOID OF FEATURE Card Framed, to Suit Cheaper Grade of Horses The Decision, a Disappointment. LAUREL, Md., October 7. The program at Laurel this afternoon was framed to suit the cheaper j grade of horses. Large fields went to the post in the first two races, Titania scoring in the opener and "Wymlover accounting for the steeplechase. Roth finishes were close and exciting. The Decision, top weight in the highweight handicap, was made the medium of heavy backing, but proved a disappointment. He was ridden by Loftus. and after being under early restraint closed with a rush in the homestretch and finished gaining on the leaders, but not unite able to overtake them. Fort Bliss was the winner, easily defeating Grimal-klli in the last eighth after the latter had set a fast pace practically from the start. The attendance was large and the volume of speculation heavy, and winners in no cases were substantially supported. The Wit ran a good race to win the sixth, the Iarr two-year-old easily disposing of Encrinite when the latter challenged after the pacemaker. Hush, quit. S. C. Ilihlreth is so much pleased with Laurel as a training track that he is considering shipping his horses down from New York next spring to get them rady for the years racing. Tho Garths, father and smi. also are thinking of moving to Laurel next spring. Kimball Patterson, trainer for .7. W. McCIellands horses, will winter at Havre tie Grace, which he said has the best natural soil of any course in the country. The tracks at Saratoga, Relmont Park and Latonia, Patterson declared, were responsible for the breaking down of a number of high-class racers this year. Fairy Wand and three other racers owned by Gif-ford Cochran reached the Laurel track this morning. The National Handicap for two-year-olds, to bo run Wednesday, will be worth 3.300 to the winner. It promises to be one of the best juvenile contests of the fall season. Johnny Loftus will have the mount on J. K. L. Ross fleet filly Constancy. Andy Sehilttinger, the rider, who was injured in a race at Havre de Grace, in which Phil Musgrave was killed, is out again. He will go to the John Hopkins Hospital in Haltimorc to have a thorough examination made before resuming riding. J. W. Healy has hold the old jumper Rorcris to Lewis Garth. Healy bought Dorcris a few days ago from Hugh Garth. Jockey N. Huff has gone to Richmond. Va., to ride at the meeting which lvegins there shortly. Captain P. M. Walker, owner and breeder, who has been ill at his home near Hoyce. Va., has recovered sufficiently to be about again.

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