Races Run Under Adverse Conditions.: Drizzling Rain Confines Crowd to Regulars--Defeat of Kwai Brings Distress to His Backers., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-11


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RACES RUN UNDER ADVERSE CONDITIONS Drizzling Rain Confines Crowd to Regulars Defeat of Kwai Brings Distress to His Backers BackersWashington Washington D C April 10 A cold drizzling rain which began this morning continued throughout the afternoon and as a result the attendance was the smallest of the meeting with the grandstand practically deserted Only regulars braved the In ¬ clement weather to see the races which on paper would have been devoid of much prospective interest save for the handicap at the bottom of the card in which Jubilee Oxford and other good performers were to have met over a mile course courseOracnlums Oracnlums chances to win the opening race ap ¬ pealed to the wise set and the George Odoni horse with Pnddin McDaniel in the saddle was ac ¬ corded the post of favoritism but ran iKwrly and occupied a middle position throughout the running of the race Dr Lee was returned the winner after a spirited stretch drive with Simple Honours Nanno taking third place Kight and True threw his rider as the barrier was sprung sprungThe The defeat of Frederick Johnsons Kwai in the second race was a hard blow On the strength of his good showing under colors on the first day of the meeting he was made the choice being backed with rare confidence but the colt did not appear to take kindly to the track which was fetlock deep in mud and ran poorly Dan do Noyles was favored by the track conditions and led through ¬ out Miss Granville closed a big gap in the last half and finished fast and gamely gamelySpencer Spencer Wells was much the best of the live colts which went in the third race and rushing into a big lead right after the start increased his advantage with every stride Dress Parade out gamed the big Madden colt Footloose in the last stride of a close finish for second place placeGrceno Grceno won his first race of the meeting when he took the fourth race in a canter from King of Bashan and Comedienne The latter set the early pace hut tired badly in the closing drive driveCartwheel Cartwheel was an easy winner in the fifth race Ho was under restraint to the stretch where T Burns took him to the front and was never in trouble thereafter Octoic showed the most early speed but relinquished the lead in the stretch and finished third Jockey W Burns a brother of the rider of the winner made his first appearance in the saddle this year on Hartford Boy which fin ¬ ished second secondAfter After several futile attempts Animus finally won a purse for G W Langdon The withdrawal of Jubilee and Oxford left the winner as the natural choice and lie wont to the post a pronounced favor ¬ ite iteIt It was rumored today that the senate commit ¬ tee on the District of Columbia of which Senator Carter of Montana is chairman will report the Sims bill to the senate next Monday Several congressmen who were at the track this afternoon are of the opinion that the result of the vote at Albany will have a salutary effect in the United States senate when action is taken on the Sims rider It looks to me remarked Congressman Joseph L Ilhinock of Kentucky as though a re ¬ action against the hysterical spasm of virtue that has vexed the land so long has set in The result of the fight for racing at Albany will hearten the friends of racing to seek its rehabilitation in other states statesTrack Track superintendent Stranahan was not at the track today owning to the serious illness of his wife

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