Donaghee Big Surpise: Accounts for the 0,000 Added Potomac Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-28


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DONAGHEE BIG SURPISE Accounts for the 0,000 Added Potomac Handicap. Beats Snnayr and Odds-On Choice, Rustic Easy for Yalador Gymkhana Gamely. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., ,Sept 27. J. P. Smith and James W. Bean were a happy pair at Havre de Grace this afternoon. The clever young trainer saddled Mr. Beans three-year-old Donaghee in the Potomac Handicap, the 0,000 feature provided at the Havre de Grace course this afternoon. Donaghee made a runaway of the race beating W. S. Kilmers Sunayr by a .length in a driving finish. Donaghee was ridden by F. Sharpe, was on his good behavior at the barrier and when the start came beat the others away. Sharpe assumed an easy lead with his mount rounding the first turn and then rated him in front at a fast pace. Sunayr was a keen factor to the stretch turn where Donaghee stole away but at the end tired a bit and had to be hard ridden to stall off Sunayr. Rustic, the odds-on favorite, was third, beaten a. length for second place. It was a large gathering that turned out to witness the sport, the attendance being close to 10,000. Valador won .the sixth race. Young Breun-ing rode a clever race on him. Valador outran his opponents to the turn and Breuning, hugging the rail, rated his mount under slight restraint until straightened out in the homestretch. When released from restraint Valador drew away without effort and at the finish had a four-length lead. Roman Bachelor, a keen factor most of the trip, outgamed Calcutta when it came to a drive and beat him out by half a length. Ampolac showed a good performance in the opening race, a dash of five and a half furlongs when he came from behind in the stretch and beat Harlan by a neck. Out of Continued on sixteenth page. DOMAGHEE BIG SURPRISE Continued from first page. Sight was the one to go to the front and make the pace. She led to the stretch turn where Harlan, which had been forcing the pace caught and passed her: Just when Harlan looked like a winner Ampolac came with a rush on the outside and in the drive proved the gamer of the pair. Master Blue was a distant third five lengths behind and a half length in front of the tiring Peter Paul. Noel was the easiest sort of a winner in the third race a dash of a mile, and seventy yards. In the early running he met with mishaps and was taken back going to tho first turn. After pasing the half-mile post Noel began to wear down the leaders and making the turn into homestretch got to tha front and steadily drew away. At the end he led Brice by seven lengths, the latter beating Sunmagne a length and a half. E. F. Whitney has a game filly in Gymkhana. In the Pennsylvania purse he stood a long drive and at the end b3at Retire by a head. When the start came Gymkhana began quickly and in the early stages raced with Finland at a fast clip and when Mar-inelli took the latter back Alex Woodliffe moved up with a determined challenge. Gymkhana raced the latter into submission and after disposing of this pair lasted long enough to stall off Retires final rush. Finland, who was beaten a length for the short end of the purse, was jumping on the other horses heels at the end.

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