Rouge Dragon Accounts for Georgetown Chase: Goes to Front at Outset and Never is Headed at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-28


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Rouge Dragon Accounts For Georgetown Chase Goes to Front at Outset and Never Is Headed at Delaware DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 27. M. A. Cushmans Rouge Dragon duplicated his feat of 1944 when he was first home in the Georgetown Steeplechase Handicap, third event and featured attraction on the Delaware Park program. Handling his 152-pound weight assignment as though it were a feather, the eight-year-old gelded son of Annapolis Pimento II. covered the "about two miles" course in the mediocre time of 3 :48 and paid .70 as the public choice. The race created its usual interest among the steeplechase devotees and a goodly crowd of approximately 12,000 fans witnessed the event. Kent Millers Elkridge was three and one-half lengths behind the winner and eight lengths before Mrs. Henry Obres Beneksar. Mrs. P. A. Clarks Raylwn and Brookmeade Stables Delhi Dan ran as named, while Thomas Motts Floating Isle was pulled up after the fourth jump. This was made necessary when his left stirrup iron came loose while landing after the fourth fence. Rouge Dragon and local steeplechase handicaps have become synonomous during recent years here, but patrons witnessed a different type race by their favorite this afternoon. Jockey Warren "Red" Leonard, Rouge Dragons regular rider, surprised many when he sent the veteran lepper to the front at the outset, with other contestants giving him much his own way by running a waiting race. Only once did Rouge Dragon bobble, making a rather shaky landing at the seventh obstacle. He overcome this very convincingly and went on to his victory to garner a purse of ,800.

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