Runs True to Her Record: Belle of Elizabethtown Continues on Her Peculiar Winning Way, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-02


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* I i . v o " 8 a I ■ J t t t t j j , , , 1 . J 1 [ j j , ■ 1 t i J , RUNS TRUE TO HER RECORD a Belle of Elizabethtown Continues on Her Peculiar Winning Way. a Has Won Every Other Race Out of Last Fourteen Starts — Close and Spirited Sport. HAVANA. Cuba. Match 1.— Belle of Elizabeth-town, the Jack Atkius mare which races tinder the colors of T. Hoffler. kept up her record of winning every other start when she beat a band of fast sprinters in the Marseo Handicap this afternoon, which was provided as the attractkm and furnished an interesting contest. Belle, of Elizabethtown carried top weight of 118 pounds, came from behind with a rush entering the homestretch and held her company safe. Todays victory marked the seventh race that Belle of E1ls*-bcthtown has scored in fourteen starts during this meeting. Last One, after setting a fast pace for the first three-eighths, tired badly and in the stretck was beaten off. while Meliora, which finished third, was bleeding when pulled up. The last two races were over a longer distance of ground, the fifth at a mile and fifty yards aatj the sixth at a mile and a sixteenth. Balfour aaf Audrey A. fought it out in the stretch in the fifth, the former proving the gamer of the pair and wea by a neck. Tlie sixth furnished a stirring finish in which Mary Jane Baker just managed to get up in tlie closing stride and beat Blanea by a ooxr Machine Gunner had to stand a long hard stretch drive to beat Pokey B. aud Acclamation by a small margin in the first race. After racing Lui Metse Into defeat Machine GunnT set the pace the remainder of the race, but was tiring near the finish. barely lasting long enough to get the verdict. Acclamation finished thp fastest of all and wouM have beaten the first two in a few more strides; While the horses were going to the post In the second light showers fell. Col Chile proved the best in this race. Chalmers forced an early pace and. rounding the far tuin, shook off his opponents, but lost a couple of lengths entering the bame-stretch, where he went wide. Col Chile came again in the sixteenth and at thp end was going away. Mack Garner just did last long enough to brtit Midian in the third race and won by a nose. Mid-ian finished next to the inside rail and probably would have beaten Mack Garner in another stride. Jockey F. Merimee. who rode here during the first few weeks of tlie meeting, but who has beea inactive for some time, will depart for his home in Louisville. Jockey F. Wilson left this morning for Lexington. C. S. Stubbs sold to C. E. St. Clair the five-year-old Beutrova — -Royal Child gelding Service Flag at private terms. Mr. and Mm. George W. Loft and their sob Harold arrived from New York for their aa-nual visit and were among the club house guests this afternoon. Mr. Loft reported that all his horses that are wintering at Belmont Park are doing well and will be ready for the opuninig of the Metropolitan racing season.

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