Gold Bug Graduates: Son of Broomstick Scores Narrowly in Albemarle Purse.; Rejection Takes Kentmere Handicap--Lion dOr Displays Old Time Form., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-26


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GOLD BUG GRADUATES ♦ Son of Broomstick Scores Narrowly in Albemarle Purse. ♦ Rejection Takes Kentmere Handicap — Lion dOr Displays Old Time Form. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE. Md., April 25.— Gold Bug. a Preakness candidate, graduated from the maiden ranks in the Albemarle Purse, one of the features of Havre de Grace racing, this afternoon. His success was so narrowly achieved, however, that his Preakness chances at present seem nil. Gold Bug is a son of Broomstick. He carried the silks of E. B. McLean and triumphed by a nose from James Arthurs Leonard G. in a contest at a m:le and seventy yards, which brought out half a dozen three-year-olds of moderate class. Batonnier beat the other three. Sunshot and Fleet Princess set the early pace, but Leonard G. could have headed them at any time after the first stride. la the back stretch the brother to Bigheart went to the front and opened up a lead of two lengths. In the run through the stretch MoAtee called for the best Gold Bug had in store. Kngaging Leonard G. in a struggle they came to the finish nod and nod, with Gold Bug in front at the top of the last stride. Running like a wild horse through the stretch F. A. Herolds Rejection won going away from Kama in the Kentmere Claiming Handicap, which divided interest with the Albemarle. Rama finished second and Redstone third. Fields came from New York to ride the winner. Burke rushed Master Hand to the pace going around the first turn, but Redstone ran away from him nearing the rear straightaway. Master Hand continued to force the pace until Rama caught him and Redstone on the turn. Rejection came with a rush and caught them both, winning by a neck from Rama, which was four lengths in front of the Seagram Stable horse at the end of the mile and a sixteenth. ANOTHER CLOSE FINISH. Lion dOr ran to something like his more youthful form and won the third race, prodding P. Walls with his second winner in a row. The J. K. L. Ross standard bearer was hard urged to win narrowly from Roland. Kings Ransom linished Uiird. The first and second horses had the race between themselves throughout the live and a half furlongs. Roland was on the inside under the guidance of .1. Smallwood, a Washington apprentice, under contract to R. I. Miller. Smallwood is a brother to E. Smallwood. who re de for Care* Winfrey, but no relative to J. Smallwood, a Texan employed by Dick Vestal a few years ago. A daughter and a son of Crimper finished one, two in the juvenile race. Crimp, in the silks of B. 15. Rice, beat Shanghai in the colors of J. S. Cosden by half a length in the days opener. Crimp is from Kddis and was sold by Mr. Cosden a few days ago. Shanghai is from Light o Love. Parma-obenee Belle was ahead of the ten others that contested the four and a half furlongs. Cheri had the early speed of the field, but faltered after straightening out. Crimp had been second from the start and assumed the lead when the pacemaker tired. Shanghai saved ground and finished fast, snatching second money from Parmachenee Belle, which had raced wide throughout Milner rode the winner. E. P. Siimmerfields Tidings won by a 1 ngth and a half from Dan Boiling in the second race. After three-quarters Round Robin came fast to triumph over the others in a large band of platers. Walls rode the winner. She was in front ail the way but tired and was whipped out.

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