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CANTER DEFEA TED BY A NOSE ♦- ■ Runs Remarkable Race Though Beaten on First Appearance of Year . « Finishes Second to Rock Man in Chesapeake r9ikes Separated by Inches — Sarazen Disgraced in Larchmont Handicap » HAVRE DE GRACE, Md.. April 28.— General manager Kdward Burke furnished Havre de Grace patrons a splendid program for the closing days sport of the spring meeting, the 0,000 added Chesapeake Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth, fashioned to bring out some of the Preakness and Derby colts, proved one of the best contests run at the meeting. The Sagamore Stable furnished the winner in Kock Man. which made all of the pace, and in a rousing finish, beat Canter by a nose. Besides this pair Display, another prominent candidate for the big three-year-old stakes, went to the post. It was Display and Canters first appearance of the year, and speculation on the event was divided between this pair, and they were about equal choices. Display acted epiite unruly at the post and his showing was none too impressive. Canter, on the other hand, ran a remarkable race. While at the post. Son Ami let fly his heels and landed on Canters thigh, inflicting an ugly looking gash. After an eight — - ia minute minute delay elelay they they were were finally finally sent sent away away minute minute delay elelay they they were were finally finally sent sent away away to a goe d start. Pock Man was rushed to the front, but before the -turn into the back stretch was reached,* Canter was on even terms with him. and the pair raced like a team the entire distance. Inside the eighth pe st Kock Man increased his advantage a bit. but at the end Canter came again and was gradually wearing the winner down. He just faileei to make it and was beaten by a ne se. The winners portion of the stake was ?S,000. S LEASES DISAPPOINTMENT. As an additional attraction, the club pro-videel the Larchmont Handicap, a dash of three-quarters, which brought a field of six to the post. Included among them was Sarazen, which ruled an odds-on favorite and was heavily backeel by the public. When it came to the running he was never a factor, following along iti last place but one for the entire way. The winner was Sun Pal. which beat Postillion by a couple of lengths. Callahan avoided the early pace with Sun Pal and delayed making his rush until straightened out in the home stretch, then got up in the last sixteenth to win going away. Postillion was a nose in front of Tamarind and then came Senator Norris. The Canadian colt ran a good race. He had a lot taken out of him in the early stages, racing Senator Norris inte defeat. Max Hirsch saddled the winner of the first race when he sent the Theo. Cok colt Houston to the post for K. M. Peyers. Houston was ridden by F. Weiner. began fast from the harrier and before they had gone a quarter he had a commaneling leading over Fair Star. In the stretch run the latter made a challenge but when it came to a drive he tired. When he retired Coltilliti brought Cold Coin up and at the finish this e-olt was gaining on the leader at every stride. As it was he was beaten out a scant half length. Houston is a rapid beginner and speedy but runs like a colt that does not fancy a route. He ran the four and a half furlongs in : r,4 If, . the fastest time of the meeting for the distance. Bid, IMtriY FIELD The second race furnished a wild s ramble. The field was a cumbersome one, fifteen facing the starter. There was a six minute delay at the peal and when the start came they left in a bunch. Donges and Lai row-were quickesi to begin and drew away from their rivals. This pah rated head and he-ad into the stretch. Harrow was on the outside of Donges and kept repeatedly bumping the latter. Put for this Donges might have won. As it was the best he could do was to finish second to Scorcher which came from behind Continued on sixteenth page CANTER BEATEN BY A NOSE Continued from first pnge with a rush in the stretch and won going away by a length. Scorcher had rather a rough passage. Beginning well, he immediately dropped back, but Marinelli kept at him and weaving his way through elosed on the tiring leaders with a rush. There was a lot of crowding and interference in which Masquerade stumbled and went to his knees. Martingale was making his first start sinee the winter meeting at the Je-fferson course in New Orleans when he went to the post in the third race. Stott had the mount and Martingale shewed something like the form he wr.vd to display when he was rated as one of the bent of his age in training. Off well, he moveel into an easy lead after passing the half mile post anel had a five length lead over Cave Woman at the end. It was a furious drive back of the winner, the next six being in a e-ompact bunch. Canister ran a good race in the sixth when he beat St. John by a neck after a long hard stretch drive-. St. Valentine was quickest to begin, but straightening out on the back stretch. Canister went to the front anel remained there. He hael to stall off determined exposition from St. John. The Jatter made- his bid at the eighth post, where he looked to have Canister beaten, but in the final drive the latter proved the gamer. Balboa was never a factor, being a follower most of the way. Van Patrick furnishe-el a surprise when he beat the favorite Despair in the closing raee. Despair made the pace to the stretch turn, where Van Patrick caught and passed him and at the end he had an advantage of little over a length. Gray Gables was third. The winner was claimed by B. C. Jenkins for ,000.