A Sensational Race., Daily Racing Form, 1903-05-27


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A SENSATIONAL RACE. The somewhat dull sport at Hawthorne yesterday was relieved by the sensational performance of Flying Torpedo. The Ezell and Lazarus gelding was pitted against four other good horses in the fourth race, a dash of one mile for three-year-olds and upward. Just before going to the post he was backed into favoritism. In one of the false breakaways the barrier pulled Blrkenruth off his back arid he ran away one and one-quarter miles before being stopped. It seemed like a hopeless case for him when he was brought back to the barrier, but to the astonishment of almost everyone present he put up a splendid race and turned a looked-for defeat into victory. To a poor start First Chip, off flying two lengths in front, opened up a gap of eight lengths while going down the back-stretch, with Flying Torpedo second and the rest all strung out, Nearing the turn for home Flying Torpedo gradually closed up on First Chip and by the time the last eighth post had been reached was on even terms with him. From here to the wire Flying Torpedo held First Chip safe, winning easily amid a thunderous shout of applause by two lengths with Airtight a beaten-oft third. Barring Sam Fullen, being left at the post in the second, the other races were devoid of features out of the ordinary line and • were easily won by Glisten, Muresca, Crest, Lou Woods and Lampoon, respectively. The attendance was large and the track deep an_5 tiring. Every .effort is being made to improve its condition, a difficult task In view of the rain fall. With good weather it would soon be safe and good, but cannot be fast again until its sandy covering has been worked .in. 1

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