Mad Hare Along for Nose Win over Wardril at Lincoln Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Mad Hare Along for Nose Win Oyer Wardril at Lincoln Downs LINCOLN DOWNS, Lincoln, R. I., May 6. —Mr. and Mrs. G. Y. Bookers three-year-old Mad Hare, who was made an odds-on favorite in the sixth race on this afternoons closing-day program, nipped B. Rosenthals Wardril at the wire. A scant nose separated the pair at the end of the seven-furlong event for three-year-olds. Tom Trulis, the concessionaire, was represented in this race by Tasso T., who was beaten one length for the place award, while Great Morning finished a length and one-half farther back. The eventual winner was clocked in 1:27% for the seven furlongs and paid .80. A crowd of 15,000 turned out for the- gateway day. Jockey R. Edens did the booting and the Booker racer came with a bold charge down the stretch to overtake Wardril. The Hair-an filly was first out of the starting gate when starter John Morrissey sent them on their way with Little Drum and Gay Ayec in closest attendance the first sixteenth of a mile, followed by Great Morning, Wardril, Halgino, Aohtra, Rosy Going, Corn King and Tasso T. going into the first turn. Great Morning showed his head in front temporarily, then Gay Avec took command on the backstretch with Little Drum and Wardril fighting for the lead. Then jockey Edens went to work on his mount and the filly responded willingly and went up to challenge Wardril, who had. wrested command on the far turn, then under extreme pressure the eventual winner was steered up on the outside entering the home lane and just nipped Wardril. The camera had to be used to decide the verdict. Four favorites scored out of the first six races.

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