Mad Hare in Two-Length Triumph at Cranwood: Upwards of 7,000 Fans Turn Out despite Rainfall during Program, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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Mad Hare in Two-Length Triumph at Cranwood Upwards of 7,000 Fans Turn Out Despite Rainfall During Program CRANWOOD PARK, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, May 24. Although the weather man provided a constant rain for the afternoons racing, upwards of 7,000 fans turned out for a day of racing that was unique in the annals of history for Ohio racing. The handle on each event, which was expected to suffer because of the sloppy race track and the generally unpleasant dampness, held up to the extent that records were again in jeopardy. G. Y. Bookers Mad Hare, the sprightly Hairan mare, was the winner of the John T. D. Handicap and with jockey Louis Olah up, reached the wire a good two lengths in front of W. C. Ensors Love Lock. The latter with jockey Ray Correa up, in turn had four and one-half lengths between him and the A and H Stables Garrymark. The other half of the Ensor entry, Hocotia was fourth another half length back. It was Mad Hares fifth victory in seven starts. In guiding the winner in the handicap jockey Louis Olah celebrated a double on the afternoon card as he had also ridden J. Bogdens Hoot Mon in the fourth. Following the running of the John T. D., Mack B. Lesnick vice-president and treasurer of the Cleveland Raceways Inc. presented a trophy, a lovely silver platter to Booker, owner, as well as trainer of Mad Hare. Qlah along with director of publicity John OKeeffe, participated in the ceremonies.

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