Fast Racing at Laurel: The Porter Runs Mile in 1:37 3/5 in Winning Principal Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-22


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FAST RACING AT LAUREL The Porter Runs Mile in 1:37 in Winning Principal Race. Incidentally Lowers Track Record for the Distance Sun Briar to Run Today. 1 ! 1 LAUREL, Mil., October 21. Edward Beal McLeans good little racer The Porter, which races in the name and colors of trainer J. F. Schorr, showed a smashing performance at Laurel this afternoon when he won the feature race, a handicap at one mile. The Porter carried 125 pounds, won off by himself.nnd incidentally established a new track record for the distance. The Porter ran his mile in 1:37. Tlie previous record stood since 1914, when Republican ran a mile with 109 pounds up in 1:37 if.. Spirited and highly interesting racing marked todays sport. The closest of finishes marked the running of the opening dash, in which My Boots beat Tattle and Damask only nfter a most stubbornly contested last eighth drive. Milkmaid showed her superiority over five other good racers of her own sex when she easily drew away when called on iu the stretch. Search Light III. repeated his victory of the other day, making good In a fashion that stamps him above the ordinary. Another closa finish came in the closing race, when Amackassin beat Ideal a head in a terrific stretch drive. W. S. Kilmers Sun Briar will make his first appearance under colors in Maryland in the six furlongs handicap, to be run tomorrow. Sun Briar did -tinuii-ailyt6B well- when; lm-illrst came-.down to ILnuroIfSbuthchas;beem"go!hs: iilolig" well "recently. George T. Miller lett for Media, Pa., to start at the two days meeting of the Rose Tree Hunt Club; Wednesday and Saturday. Miller has been called tlie society starter, but he is better known perhaps as the best starter of bad horses in the country. E. K. Bryson plans to breed the mare Celto, by Celt Toots, to the big imported horse Philippic, which he owns. Celto, however, will be raced for some time yet. Buckboard and Firing Line, in the Bryson stable, and Broom Peddler, owned by J. A. Bean and trained by Bryson, are to be given a letup of several weeks. Chimney Swift, E. M. Welds three-year-old that started in .the three-quarter mile race on Monday and stumbled right after the start, going to her knees, had one leg severely cut when she met with the mishap. George Miller has been commissioned by a wealthy Porto Rican to purchase thirty thoroughbreds, preferably two-year-olds, to be sent to the island. The surplus from selling and claiming races of Monday totaled ,121.3G, which will be added to the purses on Wednesday. M. Daly and W. Garth shipped a division of their stables to the Rose Tree Hunt Club, Media, Pa., to take part in the hunt meeting there. Owen Pons purchased of Samuel Ross the two-year-old Yaphank. G. Kirk purchased Col. Murphy, and J. Lumsden The Desert. G. W. Formau bought Queen of the Sea.

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