Crowd of 6,500 at Cranwood as Lawless Miss Triumphs, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15

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Crowd of 6,500 at Cranwood As Lawless Miss Triumphs CRANWOOD PARK, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, May 13. — A crowd of 6,500 turned out to welcome the "sport of kings" back to Cranwood Park after an absence of two years today. The plant had its inaugural meeting in the spring of 1948 and also ran a fall meeting the same year. The track did not operate in 1949, however. Lawless Miss, flaunting the maroon and white silks of Mr. and Mrs. G. Y. Booker, accounted for the New Cranwood Handicap, feature event on the opening days program, scoring by a half length over the Pine Farm Stables King Pine. The latter finished three lengths in the van of Dark Buckle. J. P. Flynns Short Reign was a length farther back. The winner reeled off the six furlongs in 1:14%, and was installed favorite in the betting, paying a .20 straight mutuel ticket. When the starter sent the field on its way, King Pine showed in front followed by Lawless Miss and Dark Buckle. Dark Buckle took command after going a sixteenth of a mile, held on well to the head of the stretch then gave way to the eventual winner. King Pine then disposed of Dark Buckle and went up to engage Lawless Miss but was not good enough. Jockey Bobby Edens went to work on his mount and kept her going to the end. Short Reign lacked early speed but put on a late rally. Royal Flame dropped back steadily when the speed increased. Royal Luck could not keep up in the drive. Hand Me Down, who holds the six-furlong track record here, had no speed at all.

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