Cold at Maple Heights: Unseasonable Weather Affects Attendance-Favorite Backers Enjoy Profitable Day, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-17


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COLD AT MAPLE HEIGHTS Unseasonable Weather Affects Attendance — Favorite Backers Enjoy Profitable Day. CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 16.— A cold northwest wind blew across the course here today at Maple Heignts Park. The attendance was cut down considerably on this account, but nevertheless was made up in the spirit with which they greeted the winners. The backers of favorites had a good day, as the first choices won the majority of the races. C. E. Ienahans gelding Froth won the second after a hard drive to stall off Billy Connor. Garrett sent Froth into an early lead and picked the best of the going, but at the finish had to drive his mount to the utmost to hold his advantage. Quick Run, after many attempts, finally won a purse for his owner, L. T. Whitehill. when she easily led from start to finish to win the third race. S. V. Cummings good colt Leslie, after following the early leader, Susiana, moved into an easy lead and appeared at the head of the stretch to be the winner, but he gave his backers a few anxious moments during the last twenty yards, when it was seen that Lawn Mower was closing with a rush on the inside. However, Lancet kept his mount at it long enough to win by a short half length. J. Didham, who is to act as superintendent at the New Kensington meeting, departed for that point this morning. It is reported that 200 new stalls have been built at the Pennsylvania course. Starting tomorrow there will be a . fourth money paid in the 00 and 00 puises. Jockey J. Majestic was suspended for the remainder of the meeting for cutting across in front of the others on Devonite in the sixth race while gong to the first turn. Presiding judge F. W. Gerhardy has received the stake blanks for the Hamilton meeting, which opens June 27. ♦

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