Lexingtons Opening Day.: Middle Western Racing Begins Under Favorable Conditions.; Pinkola Takes the Main Race in Easy Fashion--Kings Daughter and Lady Anne Go Down in Defeat., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-23


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LEXINGTONS OPENING DAY MIDDLE WESTERN RACING BEGINS UNDER FAVORABLE CONDITIONS Pinkola Takes the Main Race in Easy Fashion Kings Daughter and Lady Anno Go Down in Defeat Lexington Ky April 22 The Kentucky racing season was inaugurated this afternoon under aus ¬ pices that compared favorably with former years and augurs well for the season of sport in this section of tbe country for the coming year if tbe same enthusiasm is manifested in other cities where rac ¬ ing Is to come Probably never before was a more representative audience assembled at the historic Kentucky Association course and to make tbe open Ing more noteworthy two ladies representatives of old families which helped to make racing in the old days and whose interests were thoroughly iden ¬ tified with the sport lent their presence in the judges stand and acted as honorary associate judges with Presiding Judge Charles F Price The ladies chosen were grand daughters of General John C Breckenridge and James F Robinson They occu ¬ pied seats in the judges stand during the running of tbe first four races when they retired to the clubhouse In a racing way there was little of marked feature some of tbe winners coming from the most unexpected quarters quartersOn On Kings Daughter jockey Ott especially showed timidity by taking the filly back into last place from a good position at the start presumably to avoid interference The move was disastrous for be never had a chance to fully recover thereafter and finished a badly beaten last The purse went to Dainty Dame which won in handy style and ran a good race for her first out this year beating the speedy Al Muller MullerVon Von Buelows victory over a good band of colts in the fifth race was unexpected The Cella young ¬ ster had been showing speed In his trials but was considered a disappointment while in New Orleans condemned as a noaccount and was shipped with culls to try conclusions in less pretentious com ¬ pany than he would be expected to meet on the New York tracks He showed himself to be a free runner and may develop into a good racer racerPinkola Pinkola at prohibitive odds scored a handy vic ¬ tory in the feature race and won by a scant length from Macias Ann McGee showed her heels in game fashion to a good baud of twoyearold fillies that started In the second race The start enabled Inela to se ¬ cure a long advantage but the Corrigan filly quickly wore the Cella candidate down and in tbe stretch run held her safe There were several In the field finishing in back of tbe pair that will show im ¬ provement notably Waterghost and Ocala Both of these have shown good private trials trialsBarnsdale Barnsdale at long odds enabled Lexingtonians to start the meeting a big winner by his easy defeat of Lady Anne on which W Ott had the mount With a stronger ride the latter would probably have won wonTbe Tbe recent rule of tbe Racing Commission which prohibits racing associations from allowing tbe dis ¬ semination of news to poolrooms was enforced Scratches and overweights however were posted on tbe blackboard before the first race One news bureau that Is said to be serving most of the pool ¬ rooms in the country established a distributing plant outside of tbe track and was slightly incon ¬ venienced by the commissions edict A delay of twenty minutes was experienced by newspaper men in sending out their race reports to their papers after each race raceThirteen Thirteen bookmakers were in line this afternoon and the light business done by them will cause sev ¬ eral to drop out of the ranks ranksHoward Howard Oots has signed jockey Warren to do most of his riding during this meeting meetingP P Knebelkamp has signed jockey J II Ward to ride for him on the Kentucky tracks

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