Ladies Day at Columbus: Large Number of Fair Sex Witnesses Sport at Grove City-Feature to Joyce Hoffman, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-28


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9 , , J . j j LADIES DAY AT COLUMBUS Large Number of Fair Sex Witnesses Sport at Grove City — Feature to Joyce Hoffman. COLUMBUS. Ohio. April 27— Today was ladies day at the Grove City course and the fair sex were out in large numbers to witness the running of the seven races. The day was fine and warm and the spacious stand was filled to overflowing. The feature race of the day, the Lazarus Store Purse, for fillies and mares, fell to the well-backed favorite Joyce Hoffman, with Miss Caltha second and Backet third. The winner took command at the rise of the barrier and never left the result in doubt, winning with plenty to spare. Short-priced horses accounted for the majority of the races, the winners most fancied being Long Island, Joyce Hoffman. Verdi Loon. Ruth Wehle and Handfull. Elmont, neglected in the betting, captured the first in handy fashion from Bengali. Handfull scored his third consecutive win of the meeting in the last race when coming from far back he wore down Financial Booster and won going away. Long Island, winner of the second race, went to A. S. Eastman via the claiming route for ,200. The entry of Winneconne, a notoriously bad post actor, lias been refused at this meeting. For the first time at the meeting the three-quarters races were started out of the chute and the five and a half furlongs start, which was formerly twenty feet short, has been moved, it now being the regulation five and a half furlongs.

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