Double for W. A. McKinney: Ranock and Tid Bit Winners on Ladies Day Program at Akron; Lady Finnell Narrowly., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-10


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DOUBLE FOR W. A. McKINNEY Ranock and Tid Bit Winners on Ladies Day Program at Akron; Lady Finnell Narrowly. AKRON. Ohio, May 9.— Ideal weather, coupled with a perfect track, attracted a large ladies day crowd to Northampton Park this afternoon. The racing was interesting, with a majority of the finishes close. Ranock, bay five-year-old horse, made it a double for the W. A. Mc Kinney colors, and jeekey P. Cogan. by defeating a select band of nine, in the fifth of the afternoon. Tho Colonel, from the Sunflower Staute. was second, with Old Guard, a son of Man o* War. third. The Colonel and Sea Crest raced to the front, setting a swift pace, while next in order came Jaunebar and Ranock. This was the lineup until reaching the far turn, where Sea Crest quit, as did Jaunebar, permitting Ranock to moving up to contest the leader. Entering the stretch, the Colonel was still two lengths in the lead, but once settled in his stride, Ranock rapidly overtook the Sunflower Stable gelding, going on to an easy victory. A driving finish brought the crowd to its feet in the fourth race, which fell to Lady Finnell, ridden by jockey R. Hemslen. by a head from Tender Seth. with jockey L. Hardy up. This pair raced as a team practically the entire distance with Tender Seth holding a slight margin, but in the stretch drive Hemslein displayed real horsemanship to defeat the Columbus riding star by the above mentioned margin. Purity, from the J. S. Baldwin barn, was third. Anne Minor, a bay filly recently acquired by F. H. Bechtelheimer of the Sunflower Stable, made good at the first asking here today in the opening race, incidentally establishing a new track record for the half mile distance when she ran it in :4S. reducing the former mark by a second and Hire— fifths. Ella Rufus was second a length back of the winner, with Canora taking third position. As the leaders made the final turn into the home stretch. Royal Dick and Rose Mary Ryan were fighting for the leadership, but Gibson brought Dr. John Kenny up on the outside with a rush that landed him home winner by a length, while Royal Dick proved the best of the other pair, landing six place by a head margin. Tid Bit made it two victories in as many starts for his owner, W. A. McKinney, when he took into camp a field of nine in the third race. D. Coopers Ted was second, with Barberry Bush of the H. E. Brown Stock Farm, third. After a slight delay at the barrier, caused by the unruly Hun Conaway. starter Harris dispatched the field to a perfect start. Before they had gone many strides, Cogan had Tid Bit in command, with Ted and Hopalong following. There was little change to this order at any stage, with the winner always having plenty in hand to offset any challenges, but right at the finish Barberry Bush gained rapidly and passed the tiring Hopalong for third place. Jibe and jockey L. Hardy furnished the outstanding surprise of the afternoon, when the five-year-old son of Spur — Quip, after sprinting to an early command in sixth, maintained that position all the way to defeat Deadfall, which finished second, with Lou Shank, third. The winner was an extreme outsider, paying the long odds of 0.20 for the usual . For disobedience at the barrier in the second race jockey Dominick and L. Hardy were fined 5.00 apiece. — «

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