Two Overnight Handicaps: Feature Tuesdays Program at Maryland State Fair Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-22


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TWO OVERNIGHT HANDICAPS Feature Tuesdays Program at Maryland State Fair Track. Ono Goes to Will Land, the Other to Courageous Goshawk and Nicholas Go Down to Defeat. LAUREL, Md., Oct. 21. Two overnight handicaps shared interest on the thirteenth program of the Maryland State Fair. They were of equal value, each for a purse of ,000 ; also they were of equal distance, three-quarters of a mile. The first of them was the Cambridge for all ages. The other was the Severn for two-year-olds. In the Cambridge G. A. Cochrans Goshawk tried to repeat his recent performance of carrying 126 pounds and giving away chunks of weight to less highly regarded sprinters. He failed in the attempt, finishing fourth. Will Land raced first, Comixa second and Senator Norris third. Goshawk had his speed as usual, although Hastings did not allow him to open up such a commanding lead as on the occasion of his previous appearance here. Rounding the turn Parke, on Will Land, closed up on the pacemaker, came to the inside of the leader and drew out to a safe lead, half a length of which he kept in the end, with F. Mu-santes three-year-old gelding Comixa forcing him to the limit at the end. Comixa beat Senator Norris by a length and a half for second place, while Goshawk finished fourth. In the Severn the main attraction was Nicholas, the two-year-old son of Stefan the Great Eaton Lass, for which Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt paid Frank Farrell 0,000 last summer at Saratoga. Like Goshawk he was asked to carry 126 pounds and to concede lumps of weight. Like Goshawk he failed. Unlike Goshawk, he never was prominent. Courageous won the race. Retire was second in a thrilling finish. Contract saved third money from Arbitration. Contract was first to show in front. Retire took the lead away from his straightening out and retained it almost to the end, when Courageous cams from third position to win the prize. The H. P. Whitney colt was half a length in front of Retire at the end. A head separated the second and third horses and a neck beat Arbitration after he had closed Avith a rush. Nicholas went wide around the turn and finished with good speed in the middle of the bunch and track. Parke rode the winner. Early in the third it appeared as if the most favored ones would bring up the rear in the procession past the finish. Straightening out, however, Sanford, one of the favored ones, slipped through next to the inside rail under the guidance of R. Pierce, and finished strongly, to win by a length from Sea Fairy, i ; The race was at three-quarters. Gymkhana was in tight quarters most of the way and finished third, half a length behind Sea Fairy. The winner represented L. Waterbury. Gipsy Gold II., carrying L. Lang and the silks of J. AY. Pangle, made all the pace and won the second by four lengths. It was Continued on twelfth page. i TWO OVERNIGHT HANDICAPS Continued from first page. at a mile, for maidens of all ages. Mensis finished second to the Bridge of Earn three-year-old filly, Diomar, was third. The win-ned showed the way throughout and was never seriously menaced. Mensis and Diomar had a pretty battle for second place, that was not decided until the last stride, the pair finishing in the order named, with only a half length separating them. Seths Flower beat the others by half a length in .the seventh race. Tjandi, Watch Chai..i and Frosty Boy finished noses apart behind her in the order named. L. Lang rode the Seth filly, which carried the silks of Mrs. F. Farrar. t The opener was at three-quarters and a big field of fifteen platers made the contest The winner turned up in Oakwood, with the two veterans, Hidden Jewel and Peter Piper finishing second and third, respectively. It was the latter that set the pace and, under Ivan Parkes energetic driving, the old fellow displayed keen speed. However, he was done for when challenged at the last eighth, and despite Parkes best efforts was forced to give way to Oakwood, which drew away to a length victory, and lost second place by a neck when another veteran, Hidden Jewel, got up in the last stride to earn that portion of the purse. Just, running for the first time in the silks of E. IC Bryson, passed Sam Smith on the stretch turn in the sixth race and taking a long lead, won by four lengths from Lanoil which got up in the closing strides to triumph by a head over Sam Smith. L. Lang rode the winner.

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