Will Land and Ivan Parke: Prove Winning Combination in Principal Race at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-25


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WILL LAND AND IVAN PARKE Prove Winning Combination in Principal Eace at Laurel. Oakwood Scores in Sensational Style Erica S Takes Measures of Sun Lady Gray Gables in Front. LAUREL., Md., Oct 21. Sprinters performed in the main race this afternoon. Six of them were called upon for a three-quarters dash under handicap weights in competition for a 52,000 purse. The card on the whole was a good one for a Friday and much favorable comment was heard upon the program to ba presented tomorrow. It is expected that a crowd nearly as large as that which turned up to see Epinard a week ago, will be on hand tomorrow to witness the struggle bstween Sarazen and Wise Counsellor, winners of the third and first International Specials, respectively. Winn Land won todays feature, as nearly everyone expected, but he had a harder time of it than the crowd believed he would. A rider less smart than Ivan Parke might have messed it up on F. Musantes "gelding. Senator Norris was an unexpected factor in the race, beginning quickly and showing the speed that made him formidable early in the spring. Will Land was next to the rail throughout the backstretch. Senator Norris was outside of him and a neck in front. Parke tried to outrun the Bedwell representative. Failing this, he took him off and then as a follower of the big son of Cudgel avoided the going on the rail where the track has been cut deeply by working and running horses. In the stretch Parke brought his I mount to the outside of the pacemaker and wore him down, winning by a neck. Senator Norris was three and a half lengths in front of Noel at the end. The race was run in 1:12;, fast time, now. The program opened with a dash at five and a half furlongs for maiden two-year-old fillies. Slow and Easy, which had come to be regarded as a runner-up purely and simply, took the lead shortly after the rise of the barrier and never was headed, winning by three lengths from Rin Tin Tin, which was second from the half to the end. Miss Greble beat the others. CAPTAIN COSTIGAX TIRES. A limit number of fifteen contended the three-quarters of the second race after a seven minute post delay. Captain Costigan showed in front and made most of the pace but tired under 118 pounds in the closing strides and gave way to Mabel K. She, in turn, succumbed to the rush of Oakwood in the closing strides. The latter came from far back to win by a nose. A head separated the second and third horses. Morris rode the winner, wearing the colors of E. P. Summer-field. Two-year-olds, going a mile, was the general attraction in the third. Fiery Flight finished first, a length and a half in front. .A neck, a nose and a head were the margins "by which the next three horses were separated, Margie K., Cant Say No, and Sea Fairy, finishing in the order named. Margie K, made the pace with Fiery Flight in second position from the start. In the fourth race 13. E. Chapmans Erica followed Sun Lady to the stretch, then came past the Kilmer cast-off to finish out the mile two lengths in front of the daughter of Sun Briar. It was an allowance race in which five competed. Pirate Gold was last around the first turn but moved up in the backstretch and was third at the end, beaten three parts of a length by the second horse. D. Fisher had the leg on the w:nner. Gray Gables got up in the closing strides of the sixth to beat Red Wine by a head at the end of a mile and a sixteenth. Yoshimi beat the others in a field of a dozen mediocre platers. Fields had the leg on the winner. Gray Gables Avas outrun to the stretch, but finished fast on the outside. Tjandi made the pace with Jacques close by. In the straightaway, Tjandi weakened and Jacques got his head in front of him only to be collared a moment later and crowded back by Rock Bottom, which had been an early third.

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