Platers Day at Laurel: Big Crowd despite the Unpretentious Racing Offering, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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PLATERS DAY AT LAUREL . Big Crowd Despite the Unpretenr tious Racing Offering. Soggarth Aroon Beats Baby Grand and Ed rcndlcton at End of a Thrilling Contest. "LAUREL, Md., Oct 8. Platers had tho afternoon practically to themselves at Laurel upon the second day of the meeting. Despite the fact that the program lacked quality and that "it was an off day- by the calendar, a goodly crowd turned out. There were about 10,000 in attendance. As good a band of platers as was shown in the course of the afternoon paraded for the fourth race. Soggarth Aroon turned up the winner at the end of a thrilling contest. Baby Grand was second, Ed Pendleton third. From a perfect start and the inside pest position Triumph got to the front in the race for the first turn. Baby Grand and Soggarth Aroon were forcing him closest at the time. By the time they straightened into the back-stretch a length and a half separated the first two and half a length the second and third, Soggarth Aroon being taken to front by M. Liebgold. Nearing the far turn Triumph fell back beaten and Baby Grand tired slightly as Ed Pendleton rushed around Soggarth Aroon as if destined to take the lead. Ed Pendleton acts like that, but when ho gets to the front horse he quits. He and Soggarth Aroon came down the stretch fighting it out. Liebgold pulled his whip at the sixteenth post but put it away again as Pendleton weakened. Baby Grand came again on inside in drive and beat Ed Pendleton by a nose. Captain Cqstigan ridden by D. Sterling In the silks of R, W. Carter, outran a cheap band of platers in the first race and completed the three-quarters on the front end. Oakwopd closed fast for second money. Jackson was third. "Volante carried the silks of G. Babin to victory over Gun Boat, a son of Man o "War, in the second contest, by two and a half lengths. A similar distance separated Laddie Buck from Guri Boat at the end. Trapdale outfooted nine other two-year-olds in the dash for the first turn. "Volante ran around him on the curve and drew into a safe lead with Butwell at the reins. Gun Boat was outrun but circled the others and closed with a rush as if suited to longer distances. M. Goodpasters Clem Theisen was first home in the third. It was at three-quarters. He completed the distance, under the guidance of Wallace, a length in front of Sea Sand which was gaining on. him " at the end. Dr. Charles Wells got up in the closing strides to snatch third money from Wild Goose and Louanna. ; Old Broadway, Margie .K.. and -Fiery Flight finished in the order named in the fifth race. The start was marred by the entanglemeni of three or four of the contestants in the webbing of the barrier as it was lifted. When the leaders settled to their .strides. Subtle was in front, Wallace, on Old Broadway, his second winner of the afternoon, went to the turn in second position, with Margie K. and Fiery Flight closest to him. When Subtle re-. tired Old Broadway moved into an open lead, but the W. J. Howard representative was under severe pressure at the end td hold Margie K. safe by a neck. Fiery Flight came to the outside of the other two, also finished j -with speed and courage and was only beaten another neck. Old Faithful came from behind Rechabitc in the stretch run.and finished the mile and an eighth two and a half lengths in front of the other platers. It was the second victory in as many starts for G. W. Fore-1 man representatives, i

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