,000 Harford To Flint Stone: Star of New Orleans Winter Racing Wins Opening Feature at Havre de Grace; Triumphs Over Shuffle Along, Swingalong, New Hampshire and Other Good Horses---Picturesque Course Crowded to Capacity for Inaugural Days Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-17


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,000 HARFORD TO FLINT STONE * Star of New Orleans Winter Racing Wins Opening Feature at Havre de Grace e Triumphs Over Shuffle Along, Swingalong, New Hampshire and Other Good Horses — Picturesque Course Crowded to Capacity for Inaugural Days Sport ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE. Md., April 16.— Flint Stone, J. McMillens sterling four-year-old son of Friar Rock and Problem, was the winner of the Harford Handicap this afternoon. It was the ,000 added, three-quarters dash that featured the opening of the Havre de Grace meeting and the victory was cne to verify his New Orleans performances. Througli the | winter Flint Stone was far and away the best handicap horse that raced at New Orleans, | but three-quarters is not exactly his leather and to begin with a Harford Handicap victory gives him a new importance. Back of the son of Friar Rock came one of the best fields that ever raced for the prize* and when the distance was covered in 1:12, it stamped the first eastern appearance of the - SDfpfiHpn star as most impressive. A. C. Bostwicks Shuffle Along finished second and H. P. Whitneys Swingalong saved third from J. K. I* Ross New Hampshire. Seldom has there been a more brilliant opening of the Havre de Grace meeting and i though there was a chill in the air and the l skies were overcast, the stands and the law ma | were crowded to capacity. Many were mak-I ing their first appearance ot the year and [ New York was variously represented, whilo Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia. Wilmington and other adjacent cities each scut delegations that crowded the special trains. The running of the Harford was marred somewhat by some rough riding, but a first class finish resulted when Flint Stone, in a gamely attained victory, wore down Shuffle j Along and Swingalong, while New Hampshire closed a big gap to be a fast-running fourth. Edward Arlingtons old IXrminique was the i j early pacemaker, but Shuffle Along w;im ! right afttr him and Edward B. McLeans Comixa was not far away. Swingalong was , in close quarters and buffeted about some-I what in the early stages, while New Hampshire was pinched off and knocked back aa badly as to have his winning chances ruined. | POM1MQIE SETS PACE. Dominique held to his lend until rounding the etreteh turn, but he could not shake off Shuffle Along and it was there that the pace began to tell on the son cf Peter Quince. j In the meantime McAtee had benn working his way up with Swingalong, but it was a rough passage and, going to the far turn. j he met with some interference by Prince of Imbria. This worked a considerahle handicap, but he linally worked his way through I and was going well at the head of the stretch though forced to go a bit wide to lind racing room. An eighth out he seemed to have an ex- ! cdlent chance to beat Shuffle Along, but I the Bostwick candidate held to his task next to the inner rail gamely. Then along eaaaa Flint Stone, outside of the pair of them. | His early seasoning was greatly to his advantage and, running straight and true und r the vigorous riding of Sharpe, he was there to save the day by a narrow margin, while Shuffle Along lasted to beat Barings] ng. J. S. Cosdens Dunlin was a bit unfortunate in the race and undoubtedly can do better, while New Hampshire ran a winning race. Dominique has hardly had time to I recover from the wearying trip from Tijuana, but the old fellow has all his speed and the race should do him a world of gcod. Some of those seen in the clubhouse were Samuel D. Riddle. Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. | Jeffords. Mr. and .Mrs. P. A. Clark. Ral Parr. Etohert ■chafer of New York, and Abe Hallow, just recovering from a broken arm that was suffered by a slip on the ice during the winter. THOMPSON" SILKS IX FROM. The silks of L. S. Thompson were carried i to their lirst victory of the cistern racing season in the opening race, which brought out a field of rather highly regarded two- ear-olds for a dash of a half mile. Edisto was the wimv r and was coupled with H. I*. Whitneys Toppanite. because both of them are trained by Fn d Hopkins. Coltiletti rode the victor. IWIatO was off with the first flight and by saving ground all the way drew into a three-length lead at the finish. Barta Baby tired right at the end and was under hard urging to outlast Cloudland. which finished gamely on the inside. The winner is l y II. P. Whitneys Johren. His dam is Tunnin. Although the contestants in the seconel race were cheap platers, they provided a gcod contest in which Mabel K.. one of the neglected cms. earned a purse for H. E. Lilson. J. Shanks rode the- daughter of The Turk. The start was made to look had by the ill-mannered Despair. He ■nrcncasd in beiag bft for the second time in a row. having turned that trick at P.owie last time cut. Mabel K. showed speed from the- start. ArYndal headed her part way around the turn but she moved up when he began to tire and BSCWed a winning margin. At the end she had to be ridden out to stall off the belated rush of Vacuum, which came to the .Continued on tenth paje. HARFORD TO FLINT STONE i Continued from first page. outside of her. Arettdal held on for third : money. J. W. Heans Treaknoss and Derby candidate, Donajrhee, received a setback in the i Tip Top purse, a three-rpiarter dash for three-year-olds, which served as a secondary attraction to the Harford Handirap. Donaghee was generally believed to be equ:tl , to the task of beating Sarho. • Margin and three others that opposed him, hut both of those named beat him home finishing in the order named. Sarkos victory measured a length and Margin was a nose in front of Donaghee at the end. Some excuse was found for Donaghee in : the fact that he lost much ground around the turn and made up much space in a concerted charge while racing wide. Margin : had the most speed of the party. Sarko chas-d her closest. At the half Margin was I lirst by several lengths. He rushed around ; the outside and came down the stretch head and head with the other two. Sarko had more left than the others and was drawing away. Margin came again after being headed I by Donghee and beat him by a nose. Competition in the sixth and seventh races fell off to UM plat.-r class and The Foreigner won the first of these. Ambrose rated him behind Sinarty, took the lead in the stretch and won by a length and a half. Flying: Devil was third after having suffered interference at the half and at the eighth poate, Master Hand took the track at the beginning of the fifth race, made all the pace and won pulling up at the end of a mile and a sixteenth, l.uminist pressed him closest all the way. Grey Cables beat two others for the small portion Hi the purse. J. Burke donned the silks of P. H. Sims to ride the winner, which is trained by A. S. Woodliffe. «

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