Thrilling Stretch Duel: Marks Running of Principal Race at Laurel Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-17


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THRILLING STRETCH DUEL! Marks Running of Principal Race at Laurel Park. c Bunga Buck Triumphs Over Oceanic in Great Finish John Sanfords Colors in Auspicious Debut. LAUREL, Md., October 16. The Paca Handicap, the featured attraction at Laurel Park this afternoon, resulted in a thrilling finish between Mrs. II. Dattners Bunga Buck and S. D. Riddles Oceanic, in which the former, under Butwells vigorous riding, got up in the final stride to earn a nose decision, while Ray .lay, from the Quincy Stable, was but a brief distance back. The race brought out a band of five and Oceanic was accorded the bulk of support. Oceanic was beaten, but not altogether disgraced, for he gave way to a game little horse in the final strides. Ray Jay was handled in a weird manner by Ponce and had he left in alignment with the remainder of the field there might have been a different result at the end, for he closed the fastest of all. j Yankee Star and Oceanic went to the first turn heads apart and Davies took the Riddle starter back off the pace under steadying restraint, while Butwell moved alongside with Bunga Buck. Fair Gain and Ray Jay were several lengths back. The field raced in I this position until the far turn was reached, where Yankee Star began to shorten his stride and Oceanic went to the front. The latter drew away into a safe lead, while But-well brought Bunga Buck up sharply under the whip. Oceanic was hanging on in lute fashion, but Bunga Buck came with a ; i rush and poked his nose up in the final 1 stride. Ray Jay came with a belated rush at : the end. The victory of Bunga Buck was a popular one with the crowd. Racing conditions this afternoon were all that could be desired and a large Monday j gathering jotmeyed to the course. The rac-1 j ing was of a wholesome order and spirited j racing resulted in many of the dashes. I The colors of John Sanford were intro-I duced to Laurel for the first time this sea-i son and the debut was an auspicious one, for I Segovia, ridden by Lang, made a show of her ! opponents in a maiden race at five and a half furlongs. Rosa Jeta took second place, while Crugie was third. Segovia never left the result in doubt from the start and at the end had a wide margin. A. C. Bostwick furnished the winner of the Continued on twelfth page. i THRILLING STRETCH DUEL Continued from first page. steeplechase Avhen Bonacourt outlasted Kel-tie in a furious drive, with Damask but a short distance back. The latter threatened seriously after taking the tenth jump, but when he appeared to haA-e the race at his mercy tired suddenly. Jockeys J. Butwell and B. Parke Avere ar-rials this morning. Trainer, W. Irvine Aisited the M. Burns farm at Redwood, X. J., for his employer, Edward F. Whitney, Avith a view of purchasing, but the deal Avas declared off. The Whitney horses Avill be Avintered at Syosset, Long Island. At private terms this morning M. J. Murphy purchased the plater Pietrus from S. Louis. The II. P. AVhitneys Rialto and the Green-trees Stables Cherry Tie, two-year-olds, arrived from Latonia this morning. James Rowe, Jr., who saddled Rialto, came in at the same time. Commander J. K. L. Ross left for Montreal Saturday evening, but will return about Wednesday or Thursday. There were about forty yearlings tried at Benning on Sunday morning and Matt Smart sent a Cudgel filly, the property of S. Ross, a quarter in 23, which was the best trial of the morning. Preston Burch has twelve yearlings of the NeAada Stock Farm at Benning. Nine are by Atheling and three by Honeywood. They Avill, along Avith the older horses, be Avintered at that point. Dr. AV. A. Ashe was an arrival from Montreal this morning and will arrange for the shipment of the horses from here to Havana, Following Lads Love winning race on Saturday he Avas claimed by T. Francis for ,100. F. Ambrose Clark, who some time age shipped ten hunters to England, will sail for England and spend the Avinter hunting.

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