Chevy Steeplechase to Duettiste: J. E. Widener Representative Defeats Crack Band of Jumps-Arrah Go on Beats Papp, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-19


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CHEVY STEEPLECHASE TO DUETTISTE J. E. Widener Representative Dofeats Crack Band of Jumpers Arrah Go On Beats Papp. LAUREL, Md.. October 18. The Chevy Chase Steeplechase, n ,000 added stake over the two and a half mile course, brought a high-class field of jumpers to the post at Laurel this afternoon and furnished an interesting contest. J. E. Wide-ners Duettiste, ridden witli good judgment by Byer, proved best, and in a stirring finish beat Debadou, one of the Greentree Stables entry, a couple of lengths. The latter led by a long margin until the last turn of the field, when he began to tire. Weldship, Decisive and Toppy Nix lost their riders. L. Cheyne, who had the mount on Decisive, sustained a slight fracture. Ural and Green escaped with a few bruises. The best finish of the afternoon came with the running of the third race, in which the Hildreth entry, Arrah Go On, just lasted long enougli to beat Papp by a nose. The latter might have won but for racing wide most of the way, covering more ground than any other horse in the race. Another close finish was that in the fourth race, Indian Chant defeating Jack of Spades by a head, while the latter had but a neck advantage of Puts and Calls. Jockeys Fator and Hamilton shared the riding honors of the day, each with two winners. Lord Brighton made it a double for the afternoon for the Hildreth stable when he easily accounted for the mile handicap, in which lie was opposed by Duchess Lace and Camoufleur. Several horses changed hands during the afternoon via the claiming route. W. T. Wilkinson claimed Papp for ,155, B. Harding took Arrah Go On for ,005 and Commander J. K. L. Ross claimed Faisnn Dore for ,505. Starter Milton suspended steeplechase jockey W. Ural for the remainder of the meeting for abusive language. Ural is the fourth boy that Milton lias suspended in 245 racing days. Purchase, S. C. Hildreths great three-year-old, which pulled up lame in his work some days ago. is going along well again. Hildreth said: today that Purchase probably wrenched his ankle and that the colt will be all right shortly. Whether he will start again this year will depend, of course, upon the way he trains. Blazes, Captain Parrs two-year-old by Wrack, the best horse, Billy Garth said, he ever trained, is also galloping again. Blazes will be pointed for the Walden Stakes at Pimlico. a mile race for two-year-olds, and this likely will be his last race of the year. Lewis Garth, acting for W. T. Wilkinson, has purchased from Allan Bulcroft the Canadian-bred Silk Bird, by Oisean. Silk Bird is to be raced through the field. The purchase price was ,000. Old Ticket of Leave, hero of many races through the field, readied Laurel yesterday right off the farm. Witli Billy Garth up. Ticket of Leave will lead the parade to the post in the Ticket of Leave Steeplechase, to be run at Laurel on, the lust day of the meeting, and Billy promises to take a couple of jumps with the old horse. Garth a short time ago sold his entire crop of yearlings to Captain Ral Parr. There are nine in the band, five by Tiieo. Cook and four by the imported Berilldon. The Porter, the good four-year-old by Sweep, which went amiss a few days ago, has fully recovered and is training again. Poacher, S. C. Hildreths four-year-old that finished third in the last race Friday, was claimed by J. Price for ,500. The E. T. Zollieoffer horses, since passing into the hand of that good young trainer W. T. Mc-Kinuey, have shown wonderful improvement. Mal-volio scored his first victory in a year when he won here on Friday and others in the string have given indications that they wijl shortly earn brackets,

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