Finis at Maple Heights: Grass Tree Triumphs over be Good in Farewell Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-21


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FINIS AT MAPLE HEIGHTS Grass Tree Triumphs Over Be Good in Farewell Feature. Jockey T. Swanson in the Limelight "V-tM Three "Winners Itain Mars Concluding Program. MAPLE HEIGHTS PARK, CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept 20. In the most exciting finish of the afternoon, T. H. Bernhardts Grass Tree got up to beat Be Good in the final stride of the ,000 handicap, fifth and feature attraction of the- concluding days racing at Maple Heights Park this afternoon. Kings Ransom was an easy third, two lengths away, after racing prominently for the entire way. The Plainsman set out to make a runaway-affair of the race with Kings Ransom and Be Good in closest pursuit. Entering the stretch Be Good went around the leadars and drew clear an eighth out. At the same time Grass Tree challenged and under expert riding by the diminutive jockey, V. Swan-I son. Grass Tree, under his light impost, proved the gamer in the final drive. This marked the second success for the Bernhardt Stable as Swanson piloted Dust-flower home a half length in front of Poland in the previous race, which attracted some fast sprinters. Poland displayed good speed and only succumbed in the last seventy yards. Jockey Swanson made it a triple when he took Tight into the lead at once and made every pr-st a winning one in the sixth race. Chile and John Hoshor divided the remainder of the purse. GOOD CROWD DESPITE RAIX. Despite the fact that rain fell practically throughout the day a good crowd witnessed the sport. The races were contested over a sloppy track. Stuart Polk provided the winner of the initial dash in Flitterbelle. She raced up to O. C. Hutchinson in the early stages, then drew away in the stretch to an easy victory. Cottager was best of the others as O. C. Hutchinson barely lasted to save third. While en route to the post in this race Chloe D. bolted through the fence with jeekey O. Clark. The rider escaped injury, but the filly circled the track twice after a gallop through the stable yards and eventually ran down into a gully. Chloe D. was ordered scratched by the stewards. During this interval jockey J. Roberts, while astride Flittergold, was kicked on the ankle by Millie G. and so badly injured that jockey E. OBrien had to be substituted. Roberts was forced to cancel his remaining engagements. Rock Court showed the way to the stretch head in the second race, where Locarno took, command and drew away easily in the run home. Rock Court barely lasted to stall off Cimarron fcr the place. Super King took command after rounding the far turn in the third race and drew away decisively thereafter. In the final eighth Jetsam easily disposed of the others. Evelyn White outstayed the tiring Kimax for third. Jimmie pulled up lame. After Pat Hampson scored an easy victory in the seventh race he went to H. R. Stewart on his claim of 00. F Shinn claimed Elga from J. M. Bcokerout in the same race for 00. E. W. Moore has issued a warning to all racing associations and horsemen not to harbor jockey A. Overton, as he has left his employ without his consent. G. W. Fritz today purchased Daddy Wolf from L. T. Whitehill at private sale.

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