Pennant Beats Leochares: Two Crack Sprinters Engage In An Exciting Contest At Havre De Grace.; Sunny Hill Also Wins a Race for Mr. Whitney--Imperator Scores in His Race and Is Bid Up--An Overflowing Attendance., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-22


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PENNANT BEATS LEOCHARES TWO CRACK SPRINTERS ENGAGE IN AN EXCITING CONTEST AT HAVRE DE GRACE. Sunny Hill Also Wins a Race for Mr. Whitney — Imperator Scores in His Race and Is Bid Up — An Overflowing Attendance. Havre de Grace, Mil.. April 21. Marry Payne colors were mil. Ii in the liineli-ht at Havre de Grace this albino.. 11. lie furnished the victor in the featare race. tl„. Philadelphia Handicap, in the Futurity winner Pennant, which came from behind and beat I.eo.liares out by three parts of a length 111 .1 driving finish. The latter was a nose in front of th" pacemaker Tea Caddy. There were seven starters ami the race was worth ,770 to the winner. Tne Philadelphia Handicap was run for the fifth time today and its brief history is as follows: Year. Winner. A.Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1919 Tea Point t US J. BatwefLS 1,785 1:11% 1914 Sherw I 7 1M W. Ward. 1,733 1:12% I.n:. Slumber II. ...1 115 J. Greth .. 1.015 1:12% 1918 A. . Akin . .4 los F. Kbinsn 1,999 1:19 1017 IVnmint o 128 t. Rataaa 1,779 1:19% The other Whitmy winn. r was Sunny Hill, which got up in the closing stride in the first race to bat Kildar- Bay by a nose. The latter araa a head in front of Producer, while Wow was beatea a ajeck by Producer. The finish was one of the closest and most exciting of th" meeting. Kihlare Bay was the fleet of the get of the Kamocas stallion Loveti" to go to the |M.sf and he showed a splendid performance. Uisponde. which finished fifth, was forced extremely wide arhea entering the homestretch, or he would have been a close contender. As it was. he ran an excellent rac--. The atteadaace was a record on" for Havre de Grace. It took sixty four cars lo convey the crowd from Washington. Hallimere ami Philadelphia, while many made the trip over from New York for the aftern 1. Aft. r the running of the third race light showers fell, but the rain did little more than lay the dust. Impcrr.tors Victory in the Sixth Costly. After Senor Tol.ois sprinter Imperator had won the si.vth race he araa hid up to ,896 by Sam Louis and was bought in. The Tolon stable is now beiag managed by L. Keiahehaer, a capable young boraeaaaa, who galaaped horses for John Hug -gins when the latter was training for Herman Dury.a. Bdwaid Baaate was among the arrivals at Havre de Grace this afternoon. lie came direct from California, where he spent a couple of weeks with his ftmily at the conclusion of the Tijuana meitirig. Pallax, which will carry the Baaate colors on tin- eastern tracks this year, is here in charge af s. Pack. II. D. P.rown also .,t in. He came from New York and I, ft tonight for Cuba, where he will spend a month or ix weeks in superintending the many improvements to be made to the Oriental Park course during the summer. Mr. BaWam has prof. ntl. us plans for the meeting at the Marianio track next arbiter and in due tini" announcement i will Im made, which will please the horsemen immensely. Baad Mar h was excused from starting by the -towards in the Philadelphia Handicap. Th- bene i- coaghhag ami his p.opie decided to take no chances in giving him a hard race. Humiliation has not beea training well and was given a bafl his no. ruing by Dr. .McCarthy and will be rented for eereral araeka. Frank Farrar claimed Kcbo yo-derday for IBM from A. CahHI. The latter lost the filly Miss Ixrul-r a couple of days ago and i- out of busi-aeea for tin- present. lie will reph nish his string before the . |..-e of the Maryland aeaaaa with some mat-rial. The Whitley two year-old Sut.nyhill changed hands after ins vhtorv in the opening daah, when he aaa bid up and sold to J. W. Hedriek lor ■SI. 5oi. Jockey F. Mcrimce Expected Monday. Owen Pon ; n "••■ivd a telegram from Lexington that jockey Meriaaee would leave Kentucky tonight aad would accept mount., aa Meaatey. J. B. Madden has written for fir-t call on the lad, but the deal has not beea closed as yet. The Maryland aaeaaheta of the Thoroughbred Horse Association will hold a meeting at the Suburban during the first week of the Pimlico meeting. The horsemen are working in accord with the various Maryland Jockey Clubs and matters are moving along smoothly. The one or two small requests made by the horsemen have been readily granted by the different clubs. J. L. Khinoek came over from New York to take in an afternoons sport. Jockey Charles Burlingame also came over from Cravesend, where he has been assisting trainer Lawler in preparing the Quincy Stable racers. Burlingame is lighter this spring than in several sea« sons. Word comes from California that W. T. Anderson will ship directly from Tijuana to Devonshire Park, to lx; on hand for the opening of the Canadian season. W. Snyder, one of Starter Dades assistant.-i, who is at Pimlico schooling the two-year olds, reports that there are some grand-looking youngsters at the hilltop track. The Walden and Oarth stables are particularly strong in the two-year-old division. The gray horse Xylon is lieing schooled through the field by J. H. Lewis at Pimlico and is reported as being a promising fencer.

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