Farrell Colors to Fore: Twice in Front in Thursdays Races at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-12


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FARRELL COLORS TO FORE e Twice in Front in Thursdays Races at Laurel. Diinmesdalc His Successful Standard Bearer iii Feature Attraction Time Exposure the Other Winner. LAUREL, Md., Oct. 11. The F. J. Farrell colors were much in the limelight at Laurel Park this afternoon when they were carried to victory in two races, including the Paca Claiming Handicap, which featured the afternoons program. Jcckey McAtee had the mount on both horses, which trainer Willie Knapp sent to ,the post pronouncedly fit. Dimmesdale, despite the fact that he was shouldering top weight, was accorded confident support by the players, and hs margin of victory at the end was a narrow one. The field, a small one, but of well-balanced proportions, caused but scant delay at the barrier. Wellfinder was the quickest to find his stride and he readily drew away into an easy lead. Muskallonge and Dimmesdale went along after him, while May Blossom and Luminist were quickly outrun. Muskallonge ran. well for the first eighth, but dropped back, while Dimmesdale quickened his pace. Wellfinder held the pace with a tenacity that had the supporters of the favorite anxious. Dimmesdale, under vigorous riding, closed resolutely in the final quarter and got up in the final strides to earn the decision. Wellfinder had a wide advantage over May Blcssom. The latter saved ground entering the stretch and finished well, while Luminist had no trouble in beating Muskallonge. The card which was down for decision this afternoon furnished some interesting racing, although the fields for the greater part were m:s up of selling platers. The crowd was t large proportions and the weather un.xsonably warm. Leatherwood, racing for M. J. Reid, was the winner of the sixth race, which was for two-year-olds, at three-quarters. Anna Hor-ton, one of the Audley Farm pair, finished second, while S. Louis Byron was third. The winner was ridden by Cliff Robinson and was a forward factor all the way. At the end he had a lengths advantage over the Audley Farm filly, which came again. Byron had no trouble saving third. PROVES WINNING COMBINATION. W. Newmans Bendita and jockey P. Walls proved a winning combination in the fourth race, which was at a mile and a sixteenth. J. W. Beans All Fair and Mrs. J. Phillips Day Lilly finished second and third respectively. Bendita drew away into an easy lead, while All Fair was racing in closest pursuit, with the others strung out. Bendita held her advantage well into the stretch, where she began to tire. Walls went to the whip, while McAtee, astride All Fair, was content to sit still. He never made a move until it was too late and the Bean filly closed with a belated rush, which failed to land her the victor by a short head. Day Lilly had no trouble in saving the third portion of the purse. Time Exposure, racing for F. J. Farrell, made a show of the band of maidens that he was asked to meet in the running of the first race at five and a half furlongs. The Belair Stud Stable supplied the second horse in Priscilla Ruley, while W. J. Salmons Beau Nash was third. From a good start Time Exposure was hustled into a commanding lead and then taken in hand. At no stage .of the contest did his opponents seriously menace him. Priscilla Ruley was a prominent factor from the start and finished fast to have a wide margin over Beau Nash. The latter came with a rush on the outside and outlasted Ebb Tide by a narrow margin for the short end of the purse. John J. McCafferty is here with his plater Vice-Chairman. He decided to race this horse two or three times before shipping him to Cuba. O. M. Derosset arrived from Toronto with the horses Harmonius and Honey Gal. Other stables which got in from Thorncliffe are A. E. Alexandra, C. R. Richard, Arthur Brent, Kenton Stable and A. J. Wells. Among the prominent visitors this afternoon were James Butler and his family, who are here for a few days stay ; J. L. Rhinock, stopped off on his way from New York to Washington to take in the afternoons sport, Continued on tenth page. FARRELL COLORS TO FORE Continued from first page. and Frank J. Farrell, who made the trip here to witness his promising maiden two-year-old run in the opening race, which, by the way, he won in handsome fashion and his fast sprinter Dimmesdale perform in the Paca Claiming Handicap. Jockeys Fields, SI. Garrett and Romanelli joined the ranks of the riders. They came from Canad.1, where all three have been riding. Steeplechase jockey B. Haynes received word of the death of his father in Oklahoma City on Sunday, last. He immediately cabled his brother Everett, who is at present in England. J. H. Lewis uncovered a promising jumper for J. E. Widener when he sent Ethereal Blue to the post in the Prospect Steeplechase, which was for three-year-olds, at two miles. The winner was ridden by C. Jones. She is a daughter of. "Wrack The Welkin, took her jumps in perfect fashion and had a world of speed on the flat. J. S. Cosdens Graylette raced to second place, while S. Ross Bon Garcon was third. Through the final turn of the field the race took on the appearance of a procession. Henry Dattner, which was the popular choice in the race, ran out at the tenth fence. Ethereal Blue never left the ultimate result in doubt after a-suming the lead. The winner was pulling up when Graylette took the final fence. Mrs. W. E. Martins Comme Ci accounted for the third race of the afternoon, which engaged ti band of platers at a mile and a sixteenth, in easy fashion from Frank Moiii-roe, while Ducks and Drakes was third. The winner worked his way up steadily on the outside and, closing with a rush in the final eighth, was going away at the end. Frank Monroe tired badly after racing Knight of the Heather into defeat. Ducks and Drakes was a prominent factor all the way.

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