Spirited Racing at Bowie Track: Ophelia Defeats Leochares in Rousing Finish in Main Race of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-18


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SPIRITED RACING At BOWIE TRACk Ophslia Defeats Leochares in "Rousing1 Finish in Main Race of the Day. BOWIE, Md.. November 17. The Fort Mclienry Purse furnished an interesting content at the Bowie track this afternoon..," It was a dash of one mile and resolved itself into a duel between Ophelia and Leochares. The three-year-old" filly assumed a big early lead, but Leochares overtook her at the eighth post, and fr6m there on a bitter struggle ensued. The result was in doubt until the final strides, Ophelia getting- the decision by a head. Pleasing weather brought out a good crowd and some spirited racing was witnessed. In the opener Sweet Music, from tlie stable of W. It. Coe, beat Rubidium a neck. While iny the smallest of margins separated Cock o the Roost and Col. Murphy in the second. Cock, o the Roosts victory came in the final strides after Col. Murphy had set a fast pace throughout. Iltra Gold proved easily best or the big field that contested the running or the third race. He escaped the early interference and drew away into j a safe lead at the end. Samuel Ross Whisk Broom II. colt Gnome easily took the Old Dominion Purse. After the pacemaker Daydue tired, Gnome drew away without trouble and was only cantering at tlie end. Butwell rode Gnome and also had the mount on Mint Cat, winner of the seventh race. Jocky T. Rowan was taken ill after the running of the fourth race and was "forced to cancel his remaining engagements, one of which was Liberty Star in the sixth race, which caused her to be scratched. W. Y. Casey-today purchased at private sale the two-year-old American Boy from the Qnincy Stable. Cock o the Roost was boosted by D. Shaw to ,500, an advance of 00 over his entered price, after winning the -second, but he was protected. The stirring old , campaigner Hauberk, which ran Coupled with Duciiess Lace in the Fort Mclienry Purse, was seen under colors for the last time this year. He wns in a contending position in this race at the far turn, when: hek suddenly dropped out of the contention and was pulled up in the stretch, after which it was found that he had fallen lame and it was with difficulty that he walked from the track.

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