Maryland Racing Season of 1924 Ends: Big Crowd Out for Final Days Racing at Bowie Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-30


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MARYLAND RACING SEASON OF 1924 ENDS Big Crowd Out for Final Days Racing at Bowie Track Sumpter Adds to His Laurels in Capturing Endurance Handicap Farewell Stake Feature of the Meeting BOWIE, Md., Nov. 29. Robert Odoms Sumpter rounded out his campaign of 1921 brilliantly at Bowie this afternoon when he was winner of the mile of the Endurance Handicap, for two-year-olds, adding ,640 to his total winnings for the year. II. P. Whitneys Swinging, winner of seven races in a row and unbeaten before in the Maryland fall season, was a close second and Sam Ross Arbitration beat W. J. Salmons Primrose for third. For the last day of the Maryland racing season there was a. decided drop in the temperature and the skies were overcast, with snow threatening all afternoon. There was a strong counter attraction in the army and navy football game, but a big crowd was out to be in for the close of the racing year in Maryland. Excellent sport came out of the race: that formed a setting for the big event and the weather discomfort was not thought of as the thoroughbreds battled it cut for the prizes. There were thirteen that went to the post for the running of the Endurance Handicap 5and after a short delay at the post the field was sent away in good alignment. Swinging, from an inside position, outran her company to the first turn and it was Laddie Buck that went after her and McAtee had the filly under a nice steadying restraint in her lead of a length. Two lengths back of this pair came Primrose and Cloudland closely lapped and they were followed by Single Foot and Arbitration. Sumpter was alongside the Ross gelding and galloping strongly. All through the backstretch Swinging held resolutely to the lead and Laddie Buck found the pace a bit hot, dropping back slightly before the half-mile ground was reached. As he tired both Sumpter and Single Foot moved up threateningly and, leaving th-backstretch, Single Foot was going so strong ly tnat he looked a winner, but Coltiletti was saving ground on the inside with the Odom candidate and he was lucky to escape interference. Then it was Primrose that loomed up. After being shaken up he raced into second place and he was right at the tail of Swinging and going exceedingly well. Single Foot, alter his move leaving tne backstretcn, faltered unuer his heavy impost and droppea out of the contention. SWIXGIXGS FIXE RACE. Swinging was still showing the way as she swung for home and McAtee came out slightly from the rail, where the Bowie going is always better. Primrose was right at hand and he was catching the Salmon filly when Coltiletti rushed up next to tne inside rail with Sumpter. McAtee moved over slightly to the inside when he saw the danger, but it was too late. Sumpter was through and, considering the fact that she made all the pace, the colt beat her a head in a driving finish. Right at me end Primrose weakened, to be easily beaten by Arbitration for third, while, after Single Foot was thoroughly beaten, he was eased by Fairbrother to finish far back. The Finale Handicap brought about a. great finish when II. G. Bedwells Senator Norris just beat home J. F. Richardsons Tester, with Mrs. M. E. Williams Bill OFlynn a close third and Bigheart the one to be fourth. The others in this fast company were Amor Patriae and Abu Ben Ah-dem. Bill OFlynn and Bigheart were the ones to show the way from the barrier, while Tester was not alert as he has been in some of his races but he was leading Senator Norris. It was on the turn out of the stretch that Tester and Senator Norris began to move up but the Bedwell colt ran into some trouble and was slightly blocked. Tester was more fortunate and when the stretch was reached he had headed Bill OFlynn but was plainly doing his best. SCORES IX GRUELLIXG FIXISIL In the meantime Senator Norris had moved up into the contention again and carrying his 126 pounds gamely, he came along straight and true and in a gruelling finish got up just in time to win by a head. Tester was tiring under the pressure and he barely beat Bill OFlynn by a nose for second place, with Bigheart three lengths further -back. A big field of cheap ones paraded in the opening seven-eighths dash and it was Mrs. M. E. Williams Merrimac that turned up the winner. Outrun in the early stages, he closed with a rush on the outside in the stretcli to win going away. Mrs. A. Swenkes Hidden Jewel, after forcing all the pace lasted to save second place and Champignol outfin-ished Thessaly to earn third money. Ven-izelos, after being a forward contender throughout, weakened badly at the end, Avhile the others of the company cut little or no figure in the running. .Continued, on. n ntrT. jvw 0 MARYLAND RACING ENDS Continued from first page. The popular racer, Tippity Witchet, carrying the colors of J. R. Skinkers Flamingo Farms, was winner of the second race at seven-eighths, in a drive from W. A. Wool-mans Flax, while S. Louis Wild Gooso, coupled with the winner, was third. Tippity Witchet was up on the outside and closing with good courage, wore down Flax in the final strides. The latter was used up considerable racing Wild Goose into defeat, and had nothing left at the end to stall off the rush of the winner. Wild Goose showed good speed from the start, but tired in the final eighth. The winner was a pronounced choice and old "Tip," a popular favorite with Bowie crowds, was accorded an ovation. J. F. Richardsons Hoot Mon proved best of the big band of juveniles that came together in the six and a half furlongs of the third race. He came home an easy winner, while Clear View, Revoke and Rodeo followed closely lapped, lengths back of him, in the order named. Revoke was the one to cut out the running, but she was never able to draw far away from Hoot Mon, and before the stretch was reached the Richardson colt had gone on by into a good lead, and the result was no longer in doubt. Through th? final eighth Revoke tired badly and Clear View caught him right in the closing strides, while she would have also been beaten by Rodeo, in a few more strides. Fifteen cheap ones went to the post in the mile and a sixteenth of the sixth race and after a long drive Tjandi was winner from Van Patrick. It was Intrepid that cut out all of the running and she was rushed into a long early lead and continued to show the way almost to the stretch. Tjandi worked his way up steadily and saving ground on 4e turn for home withstood a drive gamely to be home first. The race run by Intrepid was one to suggest that with better luck he would have been winner. He met with much interference and closed much ground to take down the short end of the pursa.

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