Dominique Wins the Walden: Scores Narrowly over Donnacona in a Sensational Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-07


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DOMINIQUE WINS THE WALDEN . - i Scores Narrowly Over Donnacona in a Sensational Finish. t Rummers Overconfidence Defeats the Loft Colt Poor Start Mars the Race. - PIMLICO, Md., Xovember 5. The Walden Stakes, a popular attraction at old Pimlico, was featured by the Maryland Jockey Club this afternoon. It was won by S. C. Hildreths Dominique, which beat G. W. Lofts Donnacona by a nose. Dominique made all the pace and just lasted long enough to win. Donnacona, which closed with a terrifie rush, was catching Dominique at every stride. It was the general opinion that had Kuinmer not delayed making his move so long he would .surely have won. The race was robbed of much of its interest by a poor start. .. Constancy jwas -Jeft at the. .post and Vice-Chairman was away slowly. In justice to the starter it is only fair to say that Constancy was quite-fractious at the post and kept wheeling. Just as the barrier was sprung she turned and was left standing. The rider was probably more at fault than the starter for the wretched start, The crowd was worked up pretty much over the poor start and raised a bit of commotion. ;, The speculative publicf qundJUttle to .enthuse, over in the results of the first three races, as the winners came from unexpected sources. Sister Helene, showing sudden improvement, annexed the opener after Jean Bullant was forced wide in the stretch when Sand Bed, the pacemaker, swerved out. Out the Way was the disappointment in the second race, the Hildreth representative . being raced into exhaustion in an endeavor to dispose of Grimalkin and was not equal to lie task of successfully withstanding the closing rush of Quietude. Again in the steeplechase thepublid.saw an outsider "yin, Dorcris beating Bob Redfield in a close finish. The latter was gaining""on the" tiring leader and would have won in a few more strides. Xorthwood, the favorite, was never prominent. FOUR STRAIGHT FOR ORMONDA. A supplementary feature of the afterndon was the Catonsville Handicap at one mile ahd a sixteenth and it furnished a thrilling duel between W. A. Sheas Ormonda and J. J. Hallenbecks Salvestra, the former winning by a narrowmargin. It marked the fourth straight victory for the three-year-old daughter of Superman and her success today was only earned after a bitter struggle in, which she displayed unsuspected gameness and stamina. The mile and a quarter race proved easy for Pol-1 ronia, the son of Polymelus finding the distance 1 and track to his liking, and was only cantering at ; the end. Sande rode the winner, and it" was his second winning mount of the day. : Another long priced winner scored in the final race of the day when Warsaw beat King John a head in a terrific stretch drive,4 the outcome of . which was in doubt until the final strides. W. Dugan was an arrival at Pimlico this afternoon. He was detained in New York to attend ; the funeral of his brother, Clint Dugan, who died a couple of days ago. Like his brothers, Eddie t and Willie, Clint Dugan was a rider of some merit r a few years back and had a large following among - western horsemen and racegoers. Anzac ran in the" nanie and colors of G. W. For-. man in the opening, race this afternoon. Jockey II. Thurber, who arrived from Kentucky 2 on Monday, will do the riding for the E. T. Zolli-e coffer stable during the remainder of the Maryland 1 season and also at New Orleans. . Thurber is a good rider and was quite successful in Kentucky. f Several claims were lodged in the first nice for 1 Sister Helene, the winner. S. Louis secured her for 1 ,045. Anzac was returned to R. Parrs stable f for ,401. . e The two-year-old Flareup, owned by The Beach t Stable, died of pneumonia last night, e Bantry broke down in his race yesterday, is s J. W. McClelland will ship one carload of horses to the Fair Grounds, Xew Orleans, next week in charge of trainer K. Patterson. :

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