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n*a|i |:a ipH Kr fl P"H B hZ/BH Mi9kwmMKk,Mtk eb: la hwv 8nk M Hi ■mV BaV m m Wy h Vlm SARAZENS __ AUSPICIOUS DEBUT FOR YEAR 1926 CN O- SARAZEN — - -=z w VANDERBILT CHAMPION * , — . Makes Good Handsomely in First Appearance Under Colors. • Gives Much Weight and Beating to His Opponents in Congressional Handicap at Havre. 1 HAVRE 1 E GRACE, Md.. April 20.— Sara-zen, the high class son of High Time which races for Mrs. William E. Vanderbilt 111 made his first appearance this year in the Congressional Handicap at Havre de Grace this afternoon. He made good in handsome fashion when he beat Joy Smoke by a head after a long hard stretch drive. Sarazen j shouldered 128 pounds atid was ridden by I E. Weiner. He conceded much weight to his opponents. Weiner rode a patient race, following the leaders and waiting until the turn into the home stretch before making his move. When called on Sarazen moved up with a rush on the outside of the pacemaker and after disposing of him had enough left td stall off a determined challenge from Jo. Smoke. The latter gained on the winner in the final eighth, responding with splendid courage under flutwells urging, but he just failed to make it. Edisto. which set tin-pace for three-quarters, retired when the drive came and was beaten by two lengths for second place. Colden Rule, the other starter, was a follower for the entire trip. Harvey rode the winner of the first, third and sixth races and J. Callahan the winners of the second and fourth. KU KBONF. I NRll.Y HOUSE. Itackbone was an unruly horse at the barrier when he went to the post in the Newark Handicap for which Senator Xorris was favorite. Backbone kept rearing up and in several of his lunges unseated MeAtee. When they were finally sent away 1olly McWiggles was first to leave and was probably the one to blame for the poor start that the favorite got. Callahan kept Iollv McWiggles going and at no time during the running was she in trouble. At the end she had a two lengths margin over Hack-bone, which in turn managed to last long enough to beat Senator Norris by a neck for second place. The latter closed an immense gap. working his way up on the outside of his rivals. He surely ran as if best and with an equal break with the winner would have beaten her. A band of fifteen two-year-olds went to the post in the first race, a dash of four and a half furlongs. Heautiful Elower was He-one most fancied and always was the favorite. She was ridden by Miinden. but whatever chance she had was ruined when she reared just as the barrier was sprung. Sin-was as good as left at the post. The winner was Maid of India. When the start Came Harvey sent her to the front and. taking the lead before they had gone a sixteenth" she drew away from her opponents. Itoimd ing the far turn she opened op a lead of ;l j couple of lengths. She held command of the situation at all stages and in the last eighth increased her advantage to font-lengths. Handclasp was second, half a length, in front of Matilda R Then came Iteigh Shot and Beautiful Elower. INTKKKSTIX; IHKL. The Heathen and Capricorn staged a good contest in the second race when the] raced like a team pretty much the entire way Capricorn, which was coupled with Pierian as the Whitney entry, was a heavily backed favorite and went to the post at odds-on Callahan had the mount on The Heathen and when the barrier was sprung he was away from the post in front. Before they had gone fifty yards Capricorn was on almost even terms with The Heathen and the pair raced head and head until well inside the final eighth. Then the Whitney youngster began to tire. The Heathen came an with gre.it determination and the finish found him going away, winning by half a length. Houston was third, half a dozen I lengths away and a length in front of Fable Klorian acted like a mustang at the barrier and was responsible for the demy at the post. Colored Hal was kicked on the off hind leg while at the post, which did not help her chances any. A rousing finish came with the running of the third race when Apostle heal Traffic by a nose. Apostle, a heavily backed o.lds-on-favorite. made all of the pace and when it cam.- to a drive hung on like a bull dog Heginning fifth in a field of seven. Harvey sent Apostle to the front with a rush anil before they had gone ati eighth was out In front setting a fast pace. At the top of the stretch Traffic moved up on the outsid-showing good speed. At the eighth post the Whitney filly caught and passed the loader. ICeetkund on twelfth pmej VANDERB1LTCHAMPI0N Continued from first pace At this stage it looked as if the favorite was beaten. Harvey then went to a drive and Apostle answered with splendid coinage and in the last few strides poked her nose in front. Rapture, which ran coupled with Traffic was third another half length away. Immediately after dismounting Munden and McAt.-e went into the stewards stand and lodged a claim of foul against the winner. The officials refused to change the placing after hearing Harveys version of the affair. When Traffic moved up she bore over to the inside and Traffic- and Apostle bumped each other. One was to blame as much as the other. Thirteen maidens went to the post in the sixth race and a driving finish resulted when HJue Spectacles beat the favorite. Swept, by a head. Blue Spectacles set the pace, going to the front with a rush OS the first turn and drawing away from the others. Harvey then restrained him and rated him along in front. After passing ihe half-mile post Chalmers made his bid with Swept and was soon on even terms with the leader. Chalmers made the mistake of going to his whip in the final drive with the result Swept swerved a bit and Blue Spectacles barely managed to win. Teluride was claimed out of the seventh race by E. Saunderson for ,000 and N. B. Smith took Panola out of the same race for ,000.