Motor Cops Great Speed: Too Much for Opponents in Main Race at Lauel-Sedge Wins, but Is Disqualified, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-28


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MOTOR COPS GREAT SPEED Too Much for Opponents in Main Race at Laurel Sedge Wins, but Is Disqualified. LAUREL. Md., October 27. .T. K. L. Ross Motor Cop was winner of the fifth race, a handicap under claiming conditions that served as the main racing attraction of todays program at Laurel Park. Motor Cop, ridden by Krickson. displayed great speed leaving the barrier and drew away into a long lead, which he easily maintained throughout to win under restraint. The Nephew and Fitz-Boodle vainly endeavored to overtake the flying leader in the early part of the race, with the result that both tired and dropped back after going a half mile. The real battle was for second place, Servitor outlasting Sagamore right at the end. It was a typical off day card at Laurel this afternoon ami brought together a mediocre lot of performers, but at that the racing was interesting with several close finishes that pleased the crowd immensely. The weather conditions were a vast improvement over those of yesterday and a crowd of representative proportions was on hand. A special race, at one mile and an eighth, for horses the bona fide property of the U. S. government or officers of the U. S. Army,-brought a large gathering of army officers and society from the capital. The dash was for a purse of ,000 and resulted in a spirited contest, in which Almino got up in the closing strides to win from Le Gordon by a head. The winner was ridden by Lieut. R. P. Mc-Comb and was much the best in the race. He was forced to overcome severe interference at the furlong post when he attempted to come through on the inside. There was no mutuels sold on the race. Another close finish came with the running of the opening dash of the regular program, which was for two-yecr-olds, when J. II. Rosscters Dolores managed to outstay Yashmak at the finish, while Griselda was third. The winner, ridden by A. Johnson, went to the front with a rush and sprinted into a safe lead. Penman blundered considerably on Yashmak and lost ground when he came to the outside at the stretch turn, for the Whitney starter closed with a rush, but failed to get u, although he woidd have won in another stride. Griselda was an easy third. After the horses had crossed the finish line Yashmak bolted into the outer rail and unseated Penman. The latter was severely shaken up and was forced to cancel his engagements for the remainder of the day. FALL MARS STEEPLECHASE What gave promise of developing into a stirring finish in the steeplechase was ruined when Bly fell at the final obstacle and allowed Infidel II. to go on to an easy victory over Keltic, with Vigilante third. The winner and Bly were racing heads apart when coming to the final fence when Bly met with the mishap mentioned above. Infidei II. was outrun in the early stages by Keltic which showed a good perfonnence, but tired as if short after assuming the lead on the final turn of the field. Infidel II. was well supported and his victory was a popular one. Jockeys that Jiad never ridden five winners were given an opportunity in the running of the third race, which was for three-year-olds and over, under selling conditions, and resulted in a victory for B. B. Rices Osgood, ridden by jockey N. Swart. The winner came from behind and was drawing away at the finish. Jockey Swart was called to the stewards pagoda and presented with a 0 bill by the Maryland State Fair. A disqualification came with the running of the fifth race, which was for two-yoar-olds, when the Greentree Stables Sedge, which finished first, was disqualified and the race given to Champlain. An accident befell jockey Coney, astride Mouse, after the field had left the half-mile post. Sedge and Fancier were racing heads apart for the first three-eighths and Coney attempted to gain clear passage with Meuse on the inside. Coltilctti allowed his mount to bear over toward the inside and Mouse became tangled and Coney fell. RIDER AND HORSE INJURED. Jockey Coney was rushed to the; Franklin Square hospital in Baltimore after the examining physician was unable to determine the full extent of the lads injuries. He was in an unconscious condition when picked up. Meuse, on which the boy had the mount, jumped the rail leading from the quarter chute at the turn into the home stretch and suffered a badly lacerated stifle and but little hope was held out to get him back to the races this fall. Jockey Coltiletti, astride Sedge, was suspended for the remainder of the meeting by the stewards for rough riding. Lady Lillian was much the best in the running of the sixth race which was at a mile and a furlong and engaged three starters. She raced In close pursuit of the early pace and assumed the lead when ready and drew away into a commanding lead through the final eighth to win from Joan of Arc, while Chinuie Walsh, the only other starter, was beaten off. Forty-seven claims were filed yesterday and out of the lot Sam Louis drew Manheim for ,505 and T. F. Miller got Vitamin for ,400. E. A. Burke, acting for A. Milo, purchased Gem at private terms from Sam Louis. J. II. Lewis shipped to Pimlico this morning. C. J. Brockhiiller will ship from here to New Orleans on Sunday to rest up and await the opening at that point.

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