Woodhouse and Hab Take Jockeys Invitational Race: Veteran Rider Shows Fine Skill For Crowd of 4,000 at Cranwood, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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• . i ■ ; Woodhouseand HabTake Jockeys Invitational Race Veteran Rider Shows Fine Skill For Crowd of 4,000 at Cranwood CRANWQOD PARK, Warrensville, Ohio, June 15.— Jockey Hedley Woodhouse, who came here today from Belmont Park, walked off with laurels in the featured Jockeys Invitational Purse, giving H. A. Burns Hab, a superlative ride for which the veteran jockey received a ,000 check from the association. As Ordered, ridden by Howard Craig, was second two lengths in arrears and another two lengths before Reade Castle, who was ridden by Johnny Adams, Jr. Craig received 00 for being second, while all the other riders, Adams, William Hartack, Sherman Armstrong, George Hettinger, Pete McLean and Al Widman picked up 50 for their efforts. The winner was the second choice in the wagering and returned .80, running the seven furlongs in 1:28%, which is a new track record. A fine crowd of 4,000 was in attendance on a perfect afternoon. Through the feature only one favorite has scored. Hab was first to show in front when the field was dispatched in the seven-furlong shute, with Reade Castle breaking second out of the sixth post position, and Dear Moose, third. In the early stages of the race Woodhouse had Hab under slight restraint while racing as a team with Reade Castle, who was on his outside. Those two battled it out while on the backstretch with Reade Castle showing in front after having gone three furlongs. Midway down the backstretch Hab once again came to the fore and Reade Castle hung on tenociously right along side. On thes tretch turn, Woodhouse reached down and hit his mount several times and the son of Royal Fard responded gamely and drew clear by a length at the furlong marker. In the meanwhile, Reade Castle had tired and the only threat was As Ordered, who was moving up while saving ground. In the final 70 yards Hab drew clear under Woodhouses clever handling and Howard Craig had to settle for the place award with As Ordered. Woodhouse has been riding for 13 years and has amassed over ,000,000 in purses. He is a Canadian lad and broke his maiden at Lansdowne Park in British Columbia on July 4, 1940.

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