view raw text
1 ; 1 SAILING B. AN EASY VICTOR Defeats Bunga Buck and Lunetta in Laurels Main Race Spirited Racing. LAUREL, Md., October 24. .T. K. L. Ross three-year-old Sailing B. was the winner of the mile handicap, which served as the principal attraction at Laurel Park this afternoon. Bunga Buck finished second, while Lunetta was third. The winner was ridden by jockey Lang and raced in front for the entire race. Bunga Buck, which was unfortunate at the start in being caught in the Avebbing as the barrier was released, was the one to race in closest pursuit of the leader, while Lunetta raced in third position, witii the remainder of the field in straggling order. Rounding the turn into the homestretch Lang saved ground, while Mooney carried Bunga Buck wide. The latter made a determined bid in the stretch, but could not overtake the speedy winner. Sailing B. was neglected in speculation in favor of Lunetta. The latter had no excuse and ran much below her best form. The usual Monday crowd was on hand to witness the running of the card, which was an ordinary one and, barring the fourth race, was deficient in quality. However, the fields were of well-balanced size and spirited racing resulted. W. J. Salmons Simplicity was the winner of the opening dash. Scratches reduced the field to nine starters, with the Salmon color bearer the choice. Racing forwardly and behind the pace set by Meuse, she responded gamely when called upon and was drawing away clear through the final eighth. Mouse outlasted Manhelm for second place. The race witnessed a change in ownership when T. E. Crist secured Sinlplieity via the claiming route for ,01.". Jockey Bradys overconfidence was responsible for losing u purse for C. IC. Harrison, Jr., when Jim Coffrotli beat Baronet by a nose in the running of the steeplechase. The winner came from behind and, closing resolutely, got up in the final strides. Baronet made all the pace and when jtr came to a finish Mahoney outrode and outgeneraled Brady. Sobrigade was third. S The winner was advanced from-thc entered price of 1,705 by. " Sam, Louis,, at which figure -lnTTWI7efainet. Xk A poor band of maidens paraded to the post in tiie third race, which was at a mile. It resulted in victory Jor Edna D. The latter was supported in a confident muflner and came from behind to earn the verdict in a drive from Yeomanette, while Cast Ashore was third. Yeomanette was the leader the greater part of the race and only gavewity" iii the final sixteenth. P. G. King pulled up laine in this race and was on the verge of a breakdown. NOSE FINISH IN FIFTH RACE. Another nose finish, in Avhich the winner came from behind, marked the running of the fifth race. Our Birthday was the winner from Old Dad, with Attorney third. Old Dad, racing forwardly, opened up a commanding lead, while the winner was content to remain within close strinking distance. When called on he got up in the last stride after a spirited stretch duel. Franklin proved best in the running of the sixth race, while Osgood and Summer Sigh divided the remainder of the purse in the order named. LEffarc was the early pacemaker, but quit badly when challenged and gave way to Franklin, while Summer Sigli was in close attendance. While being unloaded at the chute Saturday A. Oulettes Fickle Fancy was so badly injured that she will be on the shelf for several weeks. J. G. Bussey has been designated by J. W. Coffrotli to solicit stake nominations for the coming meeting at Tijuana. One carload, mode up of different owners, left here for San Diego today. Frank Farroll reports that he has turned out Hindoostan and -Momentum for the winter. The latter has had the firing irons applied. A carload of horses, eighteen in number, and the property of X. S. Vail, G. Arvin and G. J. Bussey, left for Tijuana today. Dr. F. W. Ashe arrived from Montreal today and was busily engaged in soliciting nominations to Havana Stakes. The stable of W. J. Salmon will be wintered at Benning this year, according to recent information. Edward F. AVhitney returned from Xcw York today and will remain for the remainder of the fall season. His horses will be wintered at Syosset, L. I., in charge of trainer W. Irvine. M. Seifert was an arrival from Montreal today en route to Havana. Trainer W. Knapp shipped Exterminator to Lex- ington this morning to run in the Lexington Cup race next Saturday. Exterminator Tvill be returned to Pimlico immediately after the race. Trainer Knapp leaves this evening.