Ferguson in Hard Drive: Beats be Good in Edward Greer Memorial Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-14


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FERGUSON IN HARD DRIVE Beats Be Good in Edward Greer Memorial Handicap. Largest Crowd of Present Meeting Sees Saturdays Racing at Maple Heights. MAPLE HEIGHTS, Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 13. Taking the lead in the first quarter Ferguson showed the way practically throughout the running of the ,000 Edward Greers Memorial Handicap, fifth and feature event of the half holiday card at Maple Heights Park this afternoon. At the end the winner was under a hard drive to stall off Be Good, with Grace Mayers a distant third. It marked the second success of the day for C. Trotter, as Metson had carried his colors to victory in the second race. Be Good was taken back off the early pace in the feature, but by so doing lost much ground in going wide on the turns. After rounding the far turn Be Good moved up and showed in front of Ferguson momentarily. This pair raced lapped all through the stretch, with Ferguson holding a half length advantage which he maintained to the end. After the race jockey Yerrat complained to the stewards that Groos, on the winner, had struck his mount over the nose with his whip during the stretch drive. Groos admitted that he had offended in this respect, but only once, and it was unintentional. The claim of foulness consequently was dismissed. MUBBY TRACK CONBITIONS. Once more the races were run over a muddy track following the rain of last night. Overhead conditions were favorable, however, and the largest crowd of the week paid a visit to the course. Drawing clear after going half the journey Ting-a-ling, despite racing wide throughout the stretch, held his opponents in the initial race. Metson had the most in reserve when the stretch was reached in the second race and drew away in the last sixteenth to a handy victory. After pulling up. the winner appeared sore. Bill Blackwell, the early pacemaker, was an easy second while Florence B. Walker barely lasted to save third. With the three place horses in a bunch at the end the third race was productive of the most exciting finish of the afternoon. Rough and Ready drew clear after rounding the far turn but was out to the limit to beat John Hoshor and Blackolia with the latter racing fastest of all at the end.

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