More Good Sport at Lexington: Four Favorites Win Races-A Coup with Countess of Melbourne, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-19


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MORE GOOD SPORT AT LEXINGTON. Four Favorites Win Races A Coup with Countess of Melbourne. . Lexington, Ky., September IS. With the exception of the second race, the events on todays program were framed with selling conditions. The sport, however,, "iras the best of the meeting. The finish in the third was a thriller and the judges? placing, which gave first money to Minos, met with disappointment from many of the spectators who thought Hazel Patch had got up in time. Others thought that Harting had lasted long enough. The trio and Camille made up the field. During the early stages Harting was clear of the others, but began to weaken through the stretch run, enabling Minos and Hazel Patch to join him. During .the last sixteenth the three -were driving to the limit, and at the finish a small blanket would have covered them. Favorites were successful In four races. The victory of Countess Melbourne also proved costly to the layers. The Countess was made the medium of a big betting coup, and enriched her connections extensively. Whisk Broom scored ber tenth success of the year when she beat a good field of youngsters in the second race. Her showing today was a smart Improvement over her previous start. J. C. Milam captured his usual dally purse, this time with Shirley Rossmore, which led her opponents all .the way in the fourth race. Scalplock, backed extensively in the closing number, flattered his backers by maintaining a winning lead to the stretch turn where he fell back rapidly and failed to finish among the placed horses, Shining: Star taking the purse after ,a short drive to shake: off Charlatan. After Heine "had Spreadeagled his opponents In. the first race, Milton Young bid him up 00 over the like amount that he was entered for, but failed to get him. J. U. Strode received word today from Windsor that his two-year-old En Avant had died of lung fever. Jockey Heldel was fined 5 by the judges for rough riding. For failure to obey starter Holtman while at the post, jockey Moriarity was suspended for the re-, mainder of the meeting, Shilling for two days and .Farrow was assessed a fine of 5. J. C. Milams stable of racers will be shipped .to Latonia next Sunday. Lieut. J. C. Montgomery, of the Seventh United States Cavalry, is here purchasing thoroughbred horses for use la the army, 4

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