Rain Mars At Lexington.: Downpour Causes Withdrawals, But Attendance Is Not Affected Seriously.; Ed Kane Wins the Main Race of the Day--Direct Runs in Improving Form--Quagga Defeats Mortiboy., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-25


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RAIN MARS AT LEXINGTON DOWNPOUR CAUSES WITHDRAWALS BUT AT ¬ TENDANCE IS NOT AFFECTED SERIOUSLY Ed Kano Wins tho Main Race of the Day Direct DirectRuns Runs in Improving Form Quagga QuaggaDefeats Defeats Mortiboy Lexington Ky April 24 A steady rain that drove through the grandstand and betting ring made todays session at the iLexinglou track a rather dismal set of proceedings For once the local enthusiasts were not much deterred by unfavorable conditions and the alteudaiiVe was alKdit up to that of yesterday while rew rts from the ring were to the effect that the betting was heavier than on the preceding day with the balance largely In favor of the layers layersThe The usual quota of daily good things was passed around and unlike on former occasions several made good The bestbacked winner of the after ¬ noon proved to be Natasha in the second race Tliis filly had been outworking everything at the course in trials and her opening price was pounded down steadily Natasha won because the best she had to beat was the longpriced LIzSsIe McLean and to do that she had to wear down a long lead the latter opened in the early running runningEd Ed Kane was another medium of a betting coup He had to be much the best to win as his incom ¬ petent rider messed him about and barely managed to hang on long enough to get him umo in front frontJockey Jockey Lees vigorous handling of Direct hi con ¬ trast to his previous effort on the same colt worked a marked change In his running and he made a show of his opponents in the opening race by taking a long lead which he retained to the end endScratches Scratches reduced Hie starters in the second race to a small number and Hasty Aghes showed by her running that she far outclassed the others Whisk Broom taking second place from La Souer Souerluela luela gained a long lead at the start for the fifth race and her advantage assured her easy victory victoryQuagga Quagga under a change of riders from Ellenor to Lee ran like a different liorse and never allowed Mortiboy and Plantland to get near him winning in the commonest kind of a canter canterThere There was some excitement at the track before race time when news was received that the Phoenix Hotel was threatened with destruction by fire Most of the visiting horsemen are stopping at the hostelry and they made baste from the track In an effort to save their belongings The fire was a small affair and quickly put out by the fire lighter with little damage to the hotel hotelBill Bill Herron which has been considered to have a chance to land the Kentucky Derby showed by his performance today that he cannot be seriously con ¬ sidered as a winner of the big race raceThirteen Thirteen bookmakers again drew In for the next two days The same set of layers that operated during tho first two days were In line

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