Better Lexington Going.: Track Dries Out Rapidly Through A High Wind And Racing Is Good.; La Fayette Scores from Katie Powers in a Close Finish--Alice Baird Surprises Her Owner--Hostile Hyphen Defeats St. Ilario., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-28


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BETTER LEXINGTON GOING TRACK DRIES OUT RAPIDLY THROUGH HIGH WIND AND RACING IS GOOD La Fayctte Scores from Katie Powers in inFinish Finish Alice Baird Surprises Her Owner Hostile Hyphen Defeats St Hario Lexington Ky April 27 The most interesting race of the lirst five days of the local meeting was tlie mile and a sixteenth selling affair that closed todays racing The gray gelding La Kayette and tlie old Longstreet mare Katie Powers came over the hill about a halflength apart and when straightened out in the stretch raced head and head to the finishing post ilJa Kayette winning by a nose fortunate In having the last nod In another stride Katie Iowers was In front Jockey Warren rode La Kayette well Tlie victory was a popular one small local bettors being down seemingly to a man The dollar book was virtually swamped The smart money went to Doubt but why It would be hard to tell Pat Civill did not fancy the chances of his liorse over such a track and said so soThe The win of Alice Baird was a pleasant surprise to her people Jack Baker thought she would run a good race but be did not believe that she would l cat Serenade Her victory was due largely to J Lees hustling ride No Imy here is his equal when it comes to riding twoyearolds It Is the knowl ¬ edge of tills fact that caused the small bettors to back tlie filly today todayThe The mile race was a puzzle Hostile Hyphen Sti Hario Rustle Ed Kane and Convolo each hart support sifter the market had settled Hostile Hy ¬ phen proved much tlie best bestThe The surprise of the day was the victory of Kings Son at 20 to 1 1Romp Romp broke the ice for T C McDowell at the meeting Ida May should never have been neglected in favor of Night Mist Figures did not license such speculation even with the changed track con ¬ ditions Ben Howe considering the fact that his pilot Frazier was making his debut as a jockey ran a creditable race and will win soon With a good rider up he would not have been worse than third thirdFollowing Following the rain of last night the weather today was cold and raw Tlie high wind is drying out the track rapidly Colder weather is predicted for tomorrow however howeverThree Three of the twelve books went off those absent from the line being Martin Foley C Pangritz and John Moore Foley says he lost 1000 the first four days and Iangritz Is 000 loser loser1at 1at Dunne came over from Louisville to spend the day He says the prospects tor the meeting at Churchill Downs are bright There is a great deal of local Interest InterestCal Cal Milam says there Is some improvement in the condition of K C Itann today If he gets well it will be a Ions time before he starts startsEdward Edward Corrlgan returned from Chicago this morn ¬ ing ingThe The attendance today numbered about 1000

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