Lou Widrig as a Sprinter: Takes the Chief Race at Toledo and Gains a Fine Floral Horseshoe, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-18


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LOU WiDRIG AS A SPRINTER Takes the Chief Race at Toledo and Gains a Fine Floral Horseshoe. TOLEDO, Ohio, August 17. After a thrilling stretch struggle and in a driving finish A. J. Coreys Lou Widrig captured the Toledo Handicap, the feature attraction at Fort Miami Park this afternoon. Guvnor cut out the running to the stretch head, where he was joined by Coffield, and this pair contested the leadership, racing as a team until the final eighth. Closely following came Lou Widrig and Sister Susie. Coflield gradually forged to the front and appeared the winner, but Lou Widrig was not to be denied. In a grueling finish and after a rare display of gameness he got up to nose Coflield out in the final stride. Magician gained steadily and headed Guvnor in the final stride for third place. The running of this race aroused more enthusiasm among the crowd of five or six thousand than any previous race at the meeting. The winner was greeted with prolonged applause as he returned to the scales and was decorated with a huge floral horseshoe, a gift from the Toledo Jockey Club. The heat was intense and near the close of the afternoon a thunderstorm threatened. W. F. Knebelkamps San Pablo pulled up very lame after the finish of the sixth race. This was also productive of a keen contest. Ed Garrison showed in front throughout, but was under a hard drive at the end to retain his advantage. The success of Ed Garrison marked Rails third victory. Ralls was closely pressed for the riding honors by H. S. Jones, who piloted two of his mounts to victory. Jones scored with Goldie S., which came from behind in the stretch to capture the second race. Currency, his other successful mount, despite a wide stretch turn, was always in command during the running of the fourth race. Jones had a golden opportunity to capture the concluding race when he hit the stretch turn in front with W. G. McClintock. At this point W. G. Mc-Clintock came extremely wide and Frank F. saved enough ground coming through on the inside to earn the verdict. Entries for the opening days racing at Erie, Pa., .will be accepted here on Saturday morning.

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