Real Test At Havre: Despite Bad Weather and Poor Card Big Crowd Turns Out.; A. J. Buja Outlasts Shamrock in Rattling Finish in Principal Offering of Afternoon., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-19


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1 ! ! 1 j l i I I ! | | i ! j | I | ; ■ I j . , . j ! i I ! 1 I . ; i ■1 • ■ - i i , ; i 5 i t i i I t L ! REAL TEST AT HAVRE Despite Bad Weather and Poor Card Big Crowd Turns Out. e A. J. Buja Outlasts Shamrock in Rattling Finish in Principal Offering of Afternoon. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April IS— Maryland racing experienced a real test at HavTe de Grace this afternoon when a program that was hardly above ordinary attracted a big crowd, though the weather was about as disagreeable as could have been imagined. A rain that fell most of the night continued through the day and the track was well nigh flooded. This resulted in some scratches, though the fields were of good size considering the conditions and the contests were excellent. The nearest approach to a feature was the mile and a sixteenth of the fourth race. This brought together a field of six antl it also resulted in a rattling finish when A. J. Buja. racing for J. I. Welsh just beat T. W. OBriens Shamrock with the Seagram Stables Bedstone the one to be third. The other starters were Isosceles, Heir-at-Law and Gasper, but they cut no figure while Gasper which is an imported jumper was pulled before the finish. A. J. Buja and Shamrock, closely lapped, set the pace from the start, with Bedstone close at hand and running along on the inside, where the going was deep The other two were farther out from the inside rail, and Shamrock was on the outside. Leaving the backstretch Shamrock moved away slightly, and looked all over the winner when he made the turn for home. He would probably have won had Miller been able to keep him in, but he lost much ground by bearing out. and A. .1. Buja, racing straight and true, beat him home in a hard drive. The track was in such a condition from the continued rain that it will take days for it to dry out unless there should come a marked change in the weather conditions. Maidens contested in the first two races. Both were won by Whitney interests. Swinging from the string of 11. P. Whitney, fin- Ished in front of the two-year-old fillies which made up the first field. Suppliant in the colors of E. F. Whitney defeated some well thought of three-year-olds In the next contest. SWINGING PROMISING. Swinging is from Balancoire IT., the dam of Swingalong. and is by Broomstick, the sire of Whisk Broom IL, making bar a three parts sister to Swingalong. Sh - showed the most speed in the opener and finished a length In front of Rejected at the end of a half mile. The latter tired slightly in the final drive. ; Sea Tide beat seven others for third money. Suppliant won as if much the best of the non-winners in the three-quarters dash. The son of Everest — Pliant ran close up to the , leaders early and tlrew away at the end I to triumph in a canter. Galician. an im- ported son of Lemburg, flashed to the front land made the pace but came with- at the head of the stretch antl surrendered all chance to win. Gobi Fug antl Handsome Were the second and third horses. Fifty-Fifty got up in the closing stride to snatch the purse from Hidden Jewel at the end of the three-quarters of the third race. This one brought out a large band of platers. It was so busy at post time, that it was ex- trcmcly difficult to distinguish colors in the lack stretch antl around the turn. Hidden Jewel made the puce with the winner well up in the group throughout, Wallace brought the .1. .1. Herts color bearer to the center of the track for his drive. Mabel K. showed speed antl finished third. Cole dOT went out to make the pace in the sixth, but Overtake came around him into the stretch and tlrew away into a btie-; some lead. Cote d Or hGd on for Second place. Buddie Kenn finished third. Flying Devil chased Antiquity and Quick: Time through the early portion of the mile ami an eighth of the final race and outlasted Seths Flower by half a length. Dawson had the mount on the winner and did not work much on him after he took the lead in the strt tch. Quick Time held on for th.rd money.

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