Dr. Omara Wins Handicap: Defeats Consistent Joy Smoke in Detroit Free Press Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-14


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DR. OMARA WINS HANDICAP Defeats Consistent Joy Smoke in Detroit Free Press Handicap. j Mainspring Captures Secondary Feature Easily Whirlwind Just Lasts to Win First Race. .. . I S WINDSOR, OnL. Aug. 13 With the skies overcast with clouds the fourth day of the Western Racing Associations fall meet at Devonshire attracted a slim attendance. The track was fast and the racing good, the majority of the finishes being very close and the prices large. The feature race, the Detroit Free Press Handicap for three-year-olds, brought out the consistent Joy Smoke and four other good three-year-olds. Joy Smoke was the popular favorite with the talent and Dr. OMara the second choice. From a good start Joy Smoke and Gold-field set a fast pace and raced head and head for half a mile where Lang, on Joy Smoke, took his mount back to give him a breathing spell and then going to the front he tired in the stretch run and fell a victim to the closing rush of Dr. OMara and Turnberry. Dr. OMara was best. He was restrained back the of the fast early pace and when called on responded gamely- and won easily going away. Goldfield was much used in racing with Joy Smoke and tired badly. The third race was delayed fifteen minutes by Sonny Bunny throwing his rider on the way to the post and running away a mile before he was caught. Liebgold was substituted for P. Groos and after being: fractious at the post left quickly and passed the tiring pacemaker in- the stretch and won easily. La Belle was much used in following My Sweetie and could not withstand the rush of the winner. Head Line ran a good race starting from an outside, position. My Sweetie showed much early speed but tired. Polly May also showed early speed. The fourth race, a claiming handicap for three-year-olds and over brought about a spirited finish with J. E. Maddens Stage Coach given a quarter of a length verdict over Henius and Earls Ten Sixty. The winner was given a good ride by L. Lang. Ten Sixty was probably best but was interfered with by Wildrake and once clear was overhauling the winner rapidly. Wildrake ran a good race. Lieutenant II., showed a good effort after leaving the barrier slowly. The first race, a claiming affair for f cur-year-olds, resulted in a head finish, with Whirlwind just lasting long enough to outstay Golden Floss for first place, with Puff Ball, a close-up third. Whirlwind, a fast starter, took a good lead, but tired quickly and Golden Floss was gaining at every stride. The start was delayed by the bad behavior of Bess L. and Puff Ball. Deadlock showed no speed and can do better. Bess L, tired in the" final drive". The second race, at one mile, for maiden three-year-olds, resulted in a hollow victory, for Gallaher Bros. Mainspring, which won with speed in reserve. I. Benjamin; s Peter Lee finished in second place, two and a half lengths behind the winner. Peter Lee ran well and closed an immense gap from a slew beginning. Arabian, a good-looking colt by Colonel Vennie, finished third, with St. Martins a good fourth. Dodona showed poor speed and finished far back.

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