Laurel Sport Tame and Featureless: Fields Reduced Because of Bad Track Conditions -Attendance Smallest of Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-15


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LAUREL SPORT TAME AND FEATURELESS Fields Reduced Because of Bad Track Conditions Attendance Smallest of Meeting:. LAUREL, Md., October 14. Heavy track conditions again prevailed at Iiaurel and withdrawals were nnmerous. A majority of the races furnished tame contests, the winners of the first four races beating their opponents in a canter and passed the judges under strong restraint. Only three of the five starters in the steeple-chase finished the course, Smithfield losing his rider at the fourth fence, while Northwood refused at the fifteenth. The attendance was confined to the regulars, the crowd being the smallest of the meeting. In the one mile and a sixteentli handicap only three faced the starter, with Carpet Sweeper and Lord Brighton about equal choices. Lord Brighton won easily, leading by a wide gap throughout, Jack Stuart finishing second, with Carpet Sweeper trailing far in tlte rear. U. 1 Whitneys filly Cobwebs won the opener in a canter, while Master Bill found no serious opposition in the third after Duke John tired from early pacemaking. Dottle Vandiver upset calculations in the fifth by easily disposing of Sibohi and Haudfull, the most favored ones in the race. Edward Price claimed The Belgian II. out of the last race on Monday for ,800. Program books for the last twelve days of the meeting were issued to the horsemen today. The three-year-old steeplechaser, Twiford, by Celt Etelka, purchased recently by W. T. Wilkinson, will bear his colors in the Ticket of Leave Steeplechase, to le run October 29. Twiford will be trained by Lewis Garth. Several stables of horses have reached Laurel from New York, among tliein those of G. C. and G. 1. Winfrey; Paul Miles, with the plater Sophia Gatewood, and T. M. Cassidy witli the good two-year-old Weary. Joseph McLennan is preparing the book for the fall meeting at Bowie, which will run from Friday. November 14, to Saturday. November 29. There will be no purse offered during the meeting of less than ,000. G. Ernest Hall of Baltimore, well known around the Maryland and other eastern race courses as an official for a number of years, will be married tomorrow to Miss Beatrice Theresa Brown of Baltimore. The ceremony will take place there.

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