Laurel Attractive Place: Close to 15,000 Spectators Crowd Stands and Lawns, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-13


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: I ! ! : j j j i j I I ! I LAUREL ATTRACTIVE PLACE Close to 15,000 Spectators Crowd Stands and Lawns. Hmiga Huck Easily Accounts for Main Feature Steeplechase Interesting Hut-well Hides Two Winners. LAUREL. Md., October 12. While the Columbus Day Handicap was offered as the feature attraction at Laurel Park this afternoon, the contest failed to arouse much enthusiasm among the crowd that packed every ava liable inch of space in the stands. The race was a dash of a mile and an eighth and Bunga Buck, ridden by Butwell. was not extended to be returned the winner by a wide margin. Three starters faced the barrier and the chestnut son of Vulcain Mary Orr was installed the popular choice. There was ! no delay at the barrier and Bunga Buck and Blazes readily drew away from Bluffer. The two raced heads apart, with Blazes next to the inner rail, while Butwell held a confident and snug hold of his mount. Bluffer was several lengths back. Rounding the bend Bunga Buck shook off the Cosden starter and Bluffer made his move. The latter, however, was not good enough to threaten the winner, which was under restraint at the end. Blazes was cased up after being beaten and not perserved with. Columbus Day, with ideal overhead conditions prevailing, acted as a magnet to bring out a crowd of close to 15.000 enthusiasts. , They were well rewarded for their journey to the course. WARM WEATHEU RETUIIXS. There was a return to warm weather and under the influence of the sun and a large track force the going dried out in rapid man-: ncr and was called good. Racing, despite several upsets, was of a spirited order and productive of spirited finishes, Jockey J. Butwell accounted for a pair of races when, in addition to winning the han- dicap. he landed Edward B. McLeans Noel home by a wide margin in the opening dash from Felicitous of the S. Ross stable. Noel raced the Ross starter into early defeat and drew away while Felicitous was ridden out to stand off the rush of Old Timer, which came with a terrific burst of speed. A rousing finish came with the running of the steeplechase, which was under claiming handicap conditions and the winner turned up in R. B. Strassburgers Perkiomen, ridden by Crawford, in a drive from the Greentree Stables Mohican, with C. K. Harrison, Jr.s Baronet third. Perkiomen was rated under restraint to the first turn of the field, while Gimme was leading Baronet, with Sea Scot in close pursuit. On the second turn Baronet shook off Sea Scot and, going to the twelfth fence, Crawford moved up with Perkiomen. The latter outjumped his opponents, but Mohican loomed up in a threatening manner at the linal obstacle and Perkiomen was ridden out. Baronet quit badly, but had a safe advantage for the short end of the purse. J. A. Coburn has sold Margaret Loretta to E. J. Wright. James F. OHara was a visitor this afternoon and stated that Bowie would have a banner meeting this fall. W. J. Kramer and T. Francis were arrivals from Buffalo this morning and will remain for the remainder of the meeting. Continued on twelfth page. LAUREL ATTRACTIVE PLACE C-intinued from first page. The license of jockey M. Harrison is suspended for the remainder of the meeting for foul riding in the sixth race yesterday, his badge ordered taken up and denied the privilege of the course during racing hours. Joseph McLennan was a visitor at Laurel this afternoon. He has been busy arranging the book for the Bowie meeting. Jockey F. Keogh leaves for Latonia this evening and will ride Rialto for the H. P. Whitney stable in the Queen City Handicap. W. Newman announced this morning that th? injuries to May Roberts were more serious than first thought. She will be absent from the races until the New Orleans meeting. E. Lohs good horse Star Jester has been fired and turned out for the rest of the year. At private terms this morning J. W. Bean sold to C. N. Freeman the plater Silver Springs, which is destined for winter racing. Jockey A. McLaughlin arrived from New York tliis afternoon and his engagements will be looked after by C. L. Snyder.

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