Cold Day in Maryland: Racegoers Find Heavy Wraps Comfortable at Haver De Grace, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-18


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COLD DAY IN MARYLAND RACEGOERS FIND HEAVY "WRAPS COMFORTABLE AT HAVRE DE GRACE. Thornhill Favorite for Fort Deposit Stakes Is Poorly Ridden and Is Beaten by Crossbun Handicap Also Produces "Upset. Baltimore. Md;, November 17. Kaclng at- Havre de Grace this afternoon savored greatly of the winter variety. A cold snap made heavy wraps anil ulsters a comfort rather than a burden, and those who braved the weather were bundled up to keep warm. The races were run over u lumpy and heavv track. The going was probbly responsible for calculations being upset in some instances, while in others poor riding caused the defeat of well backed choices. This was particularly so in the case of Thornhill. the odds-on favorite for the Port DeiKsit Selling Stakes, a dasli of six furlongs. Thornhill appeared to outclass bis company and it looked like a case of any price being a good one. The start, which was none too good, found Cross-buu quickest to get into her stride. Thornhill, Immediately after the barrier was sprung, dropped back and he was a trailer for the first half mile, apparently unable to improve his position. In tlie final furlong, after being straightened out in the homestretch. Thornhill closed ou the leaders with a startling burst of speed and was beaten only three-quarters of a lengtli by Crossbun. It was tlrs general opinion that Thornhill should have won. At all events he was going much faster than the winner at the finish. A mile and seventy yards selling handicap divided interest with the stake race. There were five starters in this race ami, like Thornhill, the favorite of this race was beaten through poor handling. Man-assehs ability to run well in the going was responsible for her installation as favorite. Kederis had the mount and was particularly unfortunate in meeting with repeated interference. In rounding the far turn, she was finally pulled off her stride and was then taken to the extreme outside. She had no chatice under these conditions. The finish resolved Itself into a duel between Be and Armament, in which the former lasted to win by a head. Glint was third a couple of lengths back and half a Ieiigth lu front of Manasseh. The latter finished going fast. jfthj J. Carey today sold Over the Sands to E. K Conran. of Philadelphia, who turned the horse over to Wlllie Shields to train. Another horse that changed hands during tlie afternoon was Mr. Sniggs. The latter was purchased from J. L. Holland by Capt. C. K. Rockwell. He will be schooled through the field at Benning this winter and will run in the army races at the Hunt Club meetings next season. Pcarce and Baker scored a double this afternoon with Joe Deibold and Boscoe Goose. The formers win came iu the second race, a selling affair in which he was entered to be sold for 00. He was bid up 1914.sh05 over this amount by G. It. Bryson and William Garth. The latter acted in retaliation for the running up of Busy several seasons back. James McLaughlin, Jr., actin" for Philip Stevenson, has purchased Ambrose from Capt. P. M. Walker. .McLaughlin will winter the Stevenson horses on Long Island, where they will be shipped at the conclusion of the Havre de Grace meeting. J. L. Dempsey who has been spending a few days here, left for New York tonight. He will go to Charleston for the December meeting at Palmetto Park and later to New Orleaus.

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