Large Crowd at Havre: See Shuffle Along Meet Defeat in Principal Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-03


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; LARGE CROWD AT HAVRE ; See Shuffle Along- Meet Defeat in Principal Eace. Comixa the Surprise "Winner With IV 111 Xand c . Outlasting the HeaTDy Backed " TaTorltc. - V SAVHE DE GRACE, Md., Oct 2. The Schuykill Handicap, one of the annual fixtures of the fall meeting at Havre de Grace, was provided as an attraction by tha Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association this afternoon. It brought out a field of fast sprinters and incidentally furnished a surprise -when Comixa heat "Will Iand by a length, the odds-on favorite, Shuffle Along, following along in third place beaten by three lengths and a half for second place. The latters defeat was the real surprise of the race In the early stages of the race, Bord 33al- 1 tlmore IT. furnished stiff competition, racing head and bead with the leader until making the turn out of the backstretch where he began to bear out. Will Land then made his move and at the top of the stretch it looked as if he -would pass the leader. Comixa bad a bit in reserve, however, and at the end was going away again. Racing conditions were ideal and an immense crowd tnrned out to witness the sport. There were many new faces in the" crowd, the regulars from Canada haying arrived from Toronto just before the first , race. Harlan proved an easy winner in the first race, a dash of three-quarters for maiden two-year-old colts and geldings. Harlan was always favorite but the fact that Maiben had the mount on Baddie Buck was probably responsible for a strong backing which developed on the latter. Baddie Buck flattered his backers by beginning in front and furnishing keen contention for balf a mile where he raced head and head with Harlan. Lang had his mount under slight restraint however, and when he gave him his head, Harlan shook off his rival and, drawing away into an easy lead, won by three lengths from Antiquarian, which in turn beat Laddie Buck by a couple of lengths for second place. Poor Sport proved an easy winner in the second race. Maiben rated him off the pace the first half mile and when he let him down in the stretch run. Poor Sport responded with a rush and, shaking off his opponents in the final eighth, drew away and led Peter Piper by two lengths and a half at the end. Peter Piper showed his old-time speed and set a dazzling pace for five-eighths, then tired and just did last long enough to get-second place from Previeux, which staggered in a nose in front of Telescope. The latter lost ground in the stretch run and finished next to. the outside fence. Maiben landed his second -winner of the day when he won the third race with Margie K. She was favorite and, after forcing the pace to the turn out of the backstretch, shook off her opponents and drew away without effort- At the end she led Rose Cloud by a couple of lengths. The latter showed a good performance and with better luck in the early stages would have proved troublesome. When the start came Pose Cloud began slowly and was badly outrun in the early stages. Bounding the far turn she moved up stoutly, saving ground entering the homestretch, easily disposing of all but the leader. She beat Master Blue by a length and a half for second place. Turbulent proved a surprise in the fourth when she beat Ebb Tide by a length. When the start came Just broke a bit slow and . was .soon in a jam. Maiben was forced to pull up. This put him out of the struggle. Trainer and jockey Joe Rowan was substituted In place of jockey Sharpe on Aggie in tho first race.

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