Snowstorm at Bowie: Fails to Affect Attendance at Popular Maryland Race Course, Daily Racing Form, 1926-04-07


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SNOWSTORM AT BOWIE « Fails to Affect Attendance at Popular Maryland Race Course. ♦ Mungo Captures Lexington Purse, Feature Attraction — Care Free Scores Second Victory. ♦ BOWIE. Md., April 6.— Every once in a while there comes a day that puts the acid test on the popularity of racing and on the gamencss of the patrons of the sport. Such a day was Tuesday at Bowie. During the forenoon there was a heavy snowstorm and by race time it had settled into a cold drizzle that bit to the bone, while underfoot there was slush and water that added to the general discomfort. In spite of all this it was a big crowd that journeyed to the southern Maryland track and excellent sport came with the running of the program. The track was not seriously affected by the weather, but it was slow. The best offering of the day was the Iexington Purse, over the seven-eighths route and it resulted in one of the many close finishes of the afternoon. This ft 11 to Mrs. A. Swenkes Mungo when he scored a handy victory from Lee Rosenbergs Extra Dry and James Arthurs Leonard G. It was the first start of the year for Extra Dry. while the other two had been seasoned at Miami and doubtless this had something to do with the result. No time was lost at the barrier and as it arose Mungo and Extra Dry went out to set the pace. The filly was under a mild restraint to hold to Mungo and it seemed that she could go away at the first asking. But Mungo hung on with more than usual game-ness and in the final drive he responded with courage to the call of Chalmers to earn his head victory. I.«onard G. had been racing third most of the way and through the stretch he drew up on the first two with a determined rush, but he was just a bit late, though his rush made it three heads at the post. F. M. Kelleys Feysun was rather a distant fourth, while Kanduit. which had raced well recently, raced disappointingly. care ran WINS. Care Free, that races for Mrs. A. E. Alexandra, won his second race of the meeting when in a gruelling stretch battle he beat home W. J. Owens St. Valentine, with the International Stables Mark Master a remarkably close third. In a previous race St. Valentine had won for J. E. Griffith and he was claimed by the Owens Stable for ,000. At the time he was looked upon as more or less of a bargain and this was the first start under the new silks. It was generally agreed that he was best of his company, but Care Free was too tough a nut for him to crack, while it is probable he would also have been beaten for second place by Mark Master in a few more strides. The start was a good one and St. Valentine lost no time in going into the lead, but Care Free was right after him, and lapped on him to the head of the stretch, while Mark Master was not far away. When not far from home, Hunt went to the whip on St. Valentine, while Chalmers depended on a hand ride with Care Free. The old chestnut took to his task with rare courage and inch by inch he drew up on St. Valentine until in the closing strides he dropped his nose down in front. In the meantime Mark Master had been gaining on the battling pair and as they swept over the line his nose was at St. Valentines throat latch. Leatherwood was a distant fourth and the others were strung out with Harrisii easing up in last place. Wrien J. Chalmers brought Mungo home the winner it completed a double for him, for he had scored a close decision with old Care Free in the fourth. In both races he displayed excellent skill. JUVENILE WINNER, Sweeping Ann, a filly that raced at New Orleans during the winter, was an easy winner of the opening half mile dash for juveniles, under the silks of J. H. Buscher, while R. W. Carters Victrix, W. Keatings Theresa Joan and R. T. Wilsons Long View finished in close order as named. No time was lost at the barrier and, as it rose. Sweeping Ann at once dashed into a long bad and the result was never in doubt. At the end she was still four lengths in the lead. The next three were close together. J. W. Beans Wandering Times was a distinct disappointment in this race. At the head of the stretch she found her way into second place but, through the final eighth, tired badly and could finish no better than fourth. Try Again acted so badly in the last race yesterday and finally wound up by unseating F. Horn at the start, F. Smith, his owner, was so disgusted that he gave the son of Johren and Guess Again to Miss E. Kelly. Miss Kelly started him right back in the mile and seventy yards of the third race and he was home the winner when he beat Ivulinuid ou sixteenth fegtj M j |J — y W. «,.. l" bS t - to w " *1 Si CO .v • n » ti tf I fn for "* and iir «1 she fr LI| " in so tj, the ■ cr w gi oI of r J J. .. ], t; ■ h 11 o ], ., l W !, SNOWSTORM AT BOWIE Continued from first page C. Trovers Just, with the Flamingo l.;rm Stables Poor Sport the one to finish third. Try Again gave no end of trouble at the barrier, but be left fast and be was the one force all the pace. Just and Poor Sport were his closest pursuers with the latter under stiff restraint in the run through the hack stretch. Then Just went on by Try Apain and looked all over a winner, while Sintt continued to take up Poor Sport for s;ome rr.ysterious reason. la t lie stretch Try Again, after being apparently well beaten, came again and. catching .lust tiring in the final eighth, was going away by a length and a half. Po.r Sport was live lengths farther back, but in spite of tot I lie landed in third place before Sound. Thirteen cheap maidens made up the field the three-quarters of the second race Columbia II., from the Glencove Stable, proved best when, after forcing all the pace, was home winner by a couple of lengths from W. .1. Kennellys Breakers Ahead, with William Garths Senate a remarkably close Lliird and J. R. Davis Luxate fourth. Columbia II. began from the outside position of the big field, but she quickly raced into contention and though Senate gave some semblance of battle to the head of the stretch, filly drew out after making the turn into the stretch and had plenty left at the end. Breakers Ahead and I,uxato both finished with excellent courage while Senate lost soim-ground in the stretch run and C. Iang was little help in the final drive. The sixtli was a mile and seventy yards for cheap ones, and it brought a victory to B. Boyle"s Kink, when he just nosed out .lames Arthurs Billy Mann, with J. K. Beals Fred Dabaer beating Sea Hawk for fourth. Silene was the one to cut out the running, and she was still showing the way at the head of the stretch. There Billy Mann slipped through on the inside and he looked all over the winner until Kink, coming from far back., charged up on the outside to snatch the victory in the last stride. Two lengths further back Sea Hawk beat the others, while Silene, after her pace making, quit badly in the run home.

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