Donaghee an Easy Winner: Encounters No Serious Opposition in Taking Hagerstown Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-10


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DONAGHEE AN EASY WINNER i Encounters No Serious Opposition in Taking Hagerstown Purse. Secondary Feature to Candy Kid In n Canter Big Crowd Despite Counter Attraction of "Worlds Scries. j LAUREL, Md., Oct 9. Principal interest In the third program of the Laurel State Fair -was divided between the fourth and fifth races. The fourth was the Hagerstown Purse and engaged six for a mile and seventy yards. Donaghee was returned an easy win- ner. Barbary Bush was second and Drumbeat third. Dream Maker went, out to make the pace, with Lieutenant II. closest for the -first half mile. At the half Lieutenant II. moved" around Dream Maker as he quit and went into the lead. Nearing the stretch Bar- -bary Bush arid Donaghee charged-on the new g pacemaker, Donaghee being near the center of the track. Straightening out, Donaghee was in front, was taken up to the inside rail by Sharpeand was not called on for his finishing powers to get home a length in front of Barbary Bush. ; Another pleasant day was afforded patrons ; of the Laurel course and the crowd held up well in spite of the shifting, of. the. scene, of the "Worlds Series back to "Washington, twenty miles away. There were about 12,000 , on hand today to see a good card. One of the best races of the afternoons program was the Carroll Purse at five and a half furlongs, a two-year-old sprint In it Candy Kid had no trouble winning. He began fast, opened up a lead quickly under the energetic riding of Ivan Parke, and won by six lengths. Snowdrop was second, a length in front of Arbitration. "While Candy Kid , was streaking along in front under steadying restraint, with Alex "Woodliffe in closest pursuit, Maiben was sitting against Snowdrop in third position. Straightening out, Candy Kid widened the margin and Alex "Woodliffe faltered. In the stretch Maiben set down Snowdrop. She responded readily and gamely, disposing of others but was making no inroads upon the advantage of the winner at the end. Arbitration tired in the drive, but outlasted Battle Field by a nose. THRILLING NOSE FINISH. Fourteen two-year-olds participated in a thrilling opener for the days program. Clear "View beat Travers by a nose for first portion of the purse and Ampolac was beaten by a head for second place. Travers had the speed and showed the way while saving ground. Maiben wearing the silks of A. Nicholai rated the winner behind the pacemaker, came to the ouside of him for the final drive and got up in the closing strides, merely because he had saved his mount Ampolac encountered early trouble, came around the others and finished fastest of the three. In the steeplechase, the second race on the program, Orions Sword carrying C. Smoot in the silks of E. Kennedy won by four .lengths. Beverwyck finished second and Owen Tudor third. The winner was outrun early, but moved up rapidly on second turn of field and displaced Beverwyck as the leader after the latter tired from racing Bright Lights into defeat Owen Tudor was always prominent TWO FOR "WHITNEY STABLE. The fifth race was for fillies and mares. Five of them raced a mile. Initiate won by a length and a half and completed a double for the H. P. "Whitney stable. Candy Kid started, the two-ply score. Parke rode both of the "Whitney victors. Lilt easily outran the other four in the St Marys Purse, as Pete "Walls tried to save her in front for the challenge of her pursuers. Alchemy pressed her closest She, too, was under stout restraint Initiate was third to this pair and "Whetstone was fourth, Breuning saving ground with her next to the inside raiL As the field neared the stretch Lilt -was set down and found wanting. Alchemy came around Lilt and Initiate went to the outside and assumed the lead in the stretch. "Whetstone moved up on the outside of the -winner with a challange in the stretch and was gaining on her at the end, beating the tiring Alchemy by a length for second division of the prize. E. F. Whitneys Time Exposure beat a good band of platers all the way in the sixth, finishing two lengths in front of Caligula, which beat "Wraith by half a length. B. Kennedy had the leg up on the winner. Maiben, who opened the program with a victory on Clear "View, closed it with another on Normal, which carried the silks of "W. Durnan. He reserved the son of Plaudit behind the leaders, drew away to a handy score at the end of the mile and a quarter, and finished a length and a half in front of Fancy Free, the pacemaker. The Archer beat the others.

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