Off Day at Laurel Park: Thursdays Races Overshadowed by Washington Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-27


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OFF-DAY AT LAUREL PARK 1 Thursdays Races Overshadowed by Washington Handicap. Consistent On Watch Scores Again Heeltaps Continues Winning Way Moco Unlucky. LAUREL, Md., October 26. Racing this afternoon was overshadowed by the approaching Washington Handicap, the outstanding attraction of the Laurel meeting, which will be contested Saturday over the mile and a quarter course. The field that will go to the post has been narrowed down to a dozen or so starters and James McClelland, manager of the Lexington-Xalapa Farm Stable, announced this afternoon that Lucky Hour would arrive here tomorrow. In speaking of the race McClelland expressed supreme confidence in the ability of Lucky Hour to gather in the lions share of the stakes and wipe out his defeat at Latonia. Paragon II., the English horse, gained many new admirers to the Sanford colors following his sensational trial yesterday morning, while Exterminator, according to Eugene Wayland, will surpass Man o War as Americas largest money-winner when the big race is decided. "Then on to replace Isinglass as the worlds champion," was Wayiands laconic comment when questioned further. Additional train service has been ordered for Saturday, which will wind up the most successful meeting in the history of the Maryland State Fair, to accommodate the crowds that are sure to" journey to the track. The parking space for automobiles has teen enlarged and requests for accommodations have been received from different sections of the country, which augurs that all previous attendance records at Laurel will be shattered. The card this afternoon, though failing to arouse much enthusiasm, was nevertheless productive of spirited racing. A handicap j at a mile and seventy yarss ana a two-year-old dash at five and a half furlongs were the best offerings of the day. G. W. Loft furnished the winner of the handicap in the consistent On Watch in a drive from A. C. Bostwicks Fairway, which, in turn, had but a narrow margin over J. S. Cosdens Paul Jones. FRACTIOUS AT THE BARRIER. There was a few minutes delay at the ba-rier, due to the actions of On Watch, which lashed out violently with his heels. Que-creek was struck during one of the tantrums. The start found the field leaving in good alignment and Rebuke was soon hustled to the front. On Watch raced in closest pursuit, while Paul Jones and Quecreek brought j up the rear. I There was but little change in the running positions until settled in the stretch, where On Watch moved up in a menacing manner and assumed the lead. Paul Jones came through next to the inner rail, while Fairway lost some ground at the stretch turn. On Watch held his opponents safe through the final sixteenth. Edward F. Whitneys Heeltaps continued Continued on twelfth page. OFF-DAY AT LAUREL PARK Continued from first page. t her winning ways this afternoon and nosed ; out the Quincy Stables Carol in the two-year-old dash, while Ti. Coombs Sweetheart ! was third. Heeltaps displayed a high order of early speed, but bore out rounding the stretch turn and just managed to stall off Carol. The latter was slow to find his racing legs and came with a belated rush that just failed to bring him victory. Jockey AV. Martins overanxiety on Mcco caused her defeat when site was beaten a ; short head by On High at a mile and an ! eighth, and ruined what would have been a double for the AV7hitney stable. Joan of Arc was a belated third. AV. L. Oliver shipped his stable to Pimlico this morning, headed by Dexterous. T. J. Healy arrived with Duncecap and Vendor, which will fulfill their egnagements on Saturday. Joseph McLennan, doing missionary work on behalf of the Bowie meeting, stated this I morning that George Odom would ship the August Belmont and R. L. Gerry stables to : that point. Montfort Jones and Hi P. Whit-jney will also be represented with a division of their stables. j Paragon II., John Sanfords English horse, has been named for the 0,000 added Thanksgiving Handicap at Bowie. The Wag was claimed by S. Miodow from A. Brent, following the last race, for ,800. J. AV. Dayton announced this morinng that he would add the mare Calistoga to the public sale to be held at Pimlico by tins Thoroughbred Sales Company.

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