Spirited Racing at Omaha: Billy Witt Accounts for Main Attraction-Centimeter Sets New Track Record, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-17


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SPIRITED RACING AT OMAHA Billy Witt Accounts for Main Attraction Centimeter Sets New Track Record in Fourth Race. OMAHA, Neb., June 1G. Billy Witt carried the colors of T. Flippin to victory in the Chamber of Commerce Purse, todays main attraction at Ak-Sar-Ben field. The unlucky Lord Julian was second and Glenister II. was third. The latter set the pace in the early stages, with Lord Julian in close attendance and Billy Witt third, but jockey Long, on Lord Julian, kept the colt under restraint until he was finally in a pocket and forced to pull up. This ruined his chances, but he came again in the stretch and finished very fast. While the Marchbank colt was encountering his bad luck, Billy Witt had drawn up on even terms with Glenister II. and, passing him easily when they turned for home, drew away into a good lead. A light rain fell throughout the afternoon but the track remained in good condition. William Clems speedy Centimeter smashed the track record for five and a half furlongs when he won the fourth race. The finish was very close, and the Clem horse just lasted to beat Dolly Seth" by the narrowest of margins. Many grandstrand patrons thought the latter had got up in time. Better Luck overcame early interference to be third. Centimeter ran the five and a half furlongs in 1 :05. Time and Tide won the opener from a good field of non-winners at the meeting. Lafe M., the favorite, set the pace, but the winner wore him down in the stretch and had a safe margin at the end. Lafe M. was second and Shasta Lad third. Finday led all the way in the second race and was a length in front of Parmalee when the finish was reached. The latter nosed out the favored Singing Cricket for second place. Jim Dahlmart and Tom Byrne staged a stirring contest in the third race, which was for Nebraska-bred horses. The latter set the pace, but Jim Dahlman caught him at the stretch turn and held him safe in a long stretch drive. Dear Sir took third place.

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