The Darb Wins Maryland Stake: Whitney Colors to Front in Great Stretch Drive by Maiden Son of St. Germans-St. Brideaux, Daily Racing Form, 1932-10-10


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1 THE DARB WINS MARYLAND STAKE 1 Whitney Colors to Front in Great Stretch Drive by Maiden Son of St. Germans St. Brideaux Defeated by Tred Avon in Handicap LAUREL, Md., Oct. 8. Before the largest crowd of the Laurel season this afternoon, C. V. Whitneys The Darb raced his way into new importance by being home an easy winner of the Richard Johnson Stakes juvenile test over the six furlongs distance. At the finish he was well in advance of Mrs. W. C. Weants Wise Ann and closely lapped on the daughter of Wise Counsellor was W. R. Coes Enactment to save third from Golden Way, which raced for Joseph E. Widener. In the second best offering of the day, the Cumberland Handicap, over the mile and a sixteenth distance, Sylvester W. Labrots Tred Avon readily took the measure of the Greentree Stables rejuvenated St. Brideaux, with Helianthus, from the Brookmeade Stable, a distant third. The sport was .conducted over even more difficult going than that which prevailed Friday, but the weather conditions were delightful and the crowd was an immense one with the many arrivals from New York to view the sport. The Darb went to the post a maiden in the Richard Johnson Stakes and his performance was one to suggest that he will go on to other victories before the end of the season. He had to close considerable ground to find a contending position, but came away readily at the finish to win with plenty in reserve. Wise Anne hung on well, after having forced all the pace, to take second place, but it was only by a nod over Enactment, which finished with great courage. At the heels of the Coe filly came Golden Way, bearing the silks of Joseph E. Widener, and Rush Hour, racing for Sylvester W. Labrot, the Maryland sportsman, was fifth. There was little delay at the break, but The Darb was slow to be under way and for an instant right after the break he was last, but Hanford found clear sailing for him and he had foot enough to quickly find his way into contention. Wise Anne, always an alert breaker, was the one to show the way, and she was closely attended by Hope to Do, while Enactment, racing along on the outside, was close after these. Wave On broke well enough, but was unable to hold his position and it was The Darb that moved into fourth position before the run through the back stretch had been completed. Swinging out of the back stretch Hanford , Continued on twenty-first page. THE DARBS MARYLAND STAKE Continued from first page. continued to make up ground with the Whitney colt and he was finding "his way through with no interference, but Wise Anne was showing no signs of stopping as the son of St. Germans finally disposed of Hope to Do and Enactment to go into second place. Leyland made a good turn into the stretch with the filly, but when the furlong pole was reached The Darb was alongside and going so easily that the race was virtually over. In that final furlong he drew out to be winner by two and a half lengths. Then as Wise Anne faltered badly from her pace-making effort she all but lost the place as Enactment came with a determined rush to be only beaten a nose for that portion of the purse. Golden Way was also closing strongly when he finished at the heels of the Coe filly. The prize had a net value of ,175 to the winner, as well as a trophy which was presented by Mrs. Richard Johnson, widow of the former president of the association, in whose memory the race is run. In the Cumberland Handicap there was no delay at the start and as the five left on the same stride Helianthus went into command, with Tred Avon following and St. Brideaux was in third place. This order was maintained in the back stretch, but Chief John raced alongside St. Brideaux and the Greentree colt did not seem to entirely relish the going. Tred Avon, under a slight restraint, gradually drew up on Helianthus and when Jones elected she went to him readily and then was on by. In the meantime St. Brideaux had shaken off Chief John and he was making up ground to race by Helianthus, but to catch Tred Avon proved too much of a contract. In the stretch the filly never faltered, holding to her lead to be winner by three lengths. St. Brideaux had beaten Helianthus four lengths for the place, and Chief John was another three lengths away. Pari-Mutuel, the only other starter, ran a dull race and was last all through the running. H. P. Metcalfs Hot Cake, a son of The Porter and Pancake, which had not been to the races since last April at Bowie, graduated from the maiden class in the mile and a sixteenth of the second race. The finish was a thrilling one and his score .was only by inches ovei: F. A. Fordens Klip Drift, while a dozen lengths away A. G. Westons Epidawn led the others over the line. The winner paid the longest price of the meeting when there was a return of S139.10 for every investment in the machines. After the score of Hot Cake in the second there was another long shot that created something of a sensation in the . mile and a sixteenth of the third when Billnora, quoted at 100 to 1 on the opproximate odds board, led to the stretch, but he could not stick it out and Mrs. B. F. Christmas Chosen Pal was the winner, with B. B. Jacksons Skirt second and Billnora third. The winner came out of the running decidedly lame.

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