Kentuckians Enjoy Good Racing: The Lexington Fall Meeting Opens-Favorites Have a Hard Time of It, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-15


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KENTUCKIANS ENJOY GOOD RACING. The Lexington Fall Meeting Opens Favorites Have a Hard Time of It. Lexington, Ky., September 14. Tbe Kentucky Associations fall meeting of seven days, the first at this season. of the year since 1S9S opened this afternoon with ideal weather, a fast track, attendance of about 4,000 and thirteen books in line. Tbe betting, however, was light. In the opening race the boy on Funiculalre broke bis stirrup at the start. This accounted for the poor showing of the Hayes horse, but there was never any doubt about Colloquy. Nine to twenty was an extremely liberal price. The official time, 1:12J, is a new track record here, numerous timers, however, contend that Mr. Lindenberser was a second too fast. The surprise or the day was tbe victory of Little Osage, a locally owned colt, in tbe second race. Under the handling of Heidel, Hanbridge ran a greatly improved race, quite in contrast with his handling by Preston at Empire City. Beau Brummei was best in the third race and should have won. He was shut off by Lady Carol at the half-mile ground and again bv Telegraphe-at the last eighth post. Many expected that Telegrapher would be disqualified. No claim, however, was made. Judge Price fined Pickens 5 for Ids rough riding on Lady Carol. Heidel rode an intelligent race on Judge Treen in the fourth. From fifth position as they came into the stretch he sent the gelding through next to tbe rail at the last eighth post and got up just iu time to win by a nose from French Nun. In the closing race Paul finished third to Camille and Ouardi, but was disqualified for fouling several horses shortly after the start. The third money was j;iven to Doubt and Watkins, the rider of Paul, was lined 5. Favorites suffered defeat in most of the races and the layers had a profitable day of it. The narrow track was instrumental in causing much crowding. Todays attendance included most of the prominent breeders of this section and Lonisville and Cincinnati sent big delegations. M. J. Winn, president of the American Turf Association, returned tonight to Louisville and will spend his time at the state fair which begins at Churchill Downs on Monday. He had nothing to say regarding turf affairs, further than that no officials except Cassidy, .McDowell and Maglnn bad been appointed to serve at New Orleans this winter. Starter Holtman had a strenuous day of it. keeping the riders hi line, and formally suspended Watkins for the remainder of the meeting. For misbehavior at the post Heidel and E. Martin were each fined 5.

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