Serenade Fools Backers.: Flatters By Leading To The Stretch And Gives Way To Cassowary.; Big Attendance Despite Chilly Weather--A Race Not Down on the Program--R. C. Ranns Case Deemed Hopeless., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-30


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SERENADE FOOLS BACKEKS FLATTERS BY LEADING TO THE STRETCH AND GIVES WAY TO CASSOWARY Big Attendance Despite Chilly Weather A Race Not Down on the Program R C Ranns Case Deemeid Hopeless Lexington Ky April 20 About the poorest card that will be In evidence here this season was the Kentucky Associations offering this afternoon and despite the chill bleak weather a surprisingly large attendance was on hand An extra attraction was provided in a specially arranged match between Ortou Dohhie owned and ridden by E C Cowdin and Pauline Purcell owned and ridden by II S Berry This match grew out of a dinner argument yesterday In which Mr Oowdin said that Orton Doblile which has been successful In several cup races in the east as well as useful in K O games could carry him with his 225 pounds of weight and heat Pauline Purcell 1C Mr Berry would ride the latter Mr Berry weighing 155 The distance was agreed upon at a half mile and a side bet and dinner were the stakes Jndgo Price decided the finish and secretary Letcher did the starting Dobbio was away with a twelve lengths lead and Air Cowdin only permitted his mount to canter until Purcell was nearly up to him in the last seventy yards then called oh Double sharply and won as he pleased The half was run In a fraction over 50 50Favorite Favorite backers fared well as the first three winners were choices J C Milam furnished two of the MerrickThe successful favorites in Coudlco and Merrick The defeat of Serenade was a Severe blow to Lexliigtonians They backed the McDowell lilly with supreme confidence and forced the layers to cut the price from 2 to 1 to even at i ost time Serenade flattered her backers by leading for three furlongs but faltered after and allowed Casso ¬ wary and Columbus to fight it out the former win ¬ ning in th last stride strideMilton Milton Youngs Woolwinder favorite took the first of the three twoyearold races hut had to do his best to outstay Nora McKenna His performance today does not stamp him above the ordinary Mc Dale and Spangled Banner had the fifth race also for twoyearolds between them McDaie winning rather easily after disposing of Spangled Banner in the first half The closing race went to the suddenly improved Tivoliui The Celia horse was In a running mood and after appearing hopelessly beaten in the first half came with a terrific burst that leadFred carried him from last place into the lead Fred Cook is negotiating with jockey J Lee to secure second call on his services during the Louis ¬ ville meeting meetingP P M Civill will give his horses a rest until May 15 when he will ship them to Toronto TorontoP P Brady and E F Lynch were the new book ¬ makers to draw in this afternoon afternoonII II MeCarron Jrs Equity II foaled a chestnut filly IlapsburgF this morning by Ilapsburg F Burton was fined 25 by the starter for disobe ¬ dience at the post in the second race raceJ J C Milam has decided to ship only Condico Convolo and Jim Listen to Louisville The others in his string will be rested and shipped to Latonia W L Lewis formerly trainer for William Gerst will handle the trio to be raced at Churchill Downs Merrick will he blistered and given a rest for sev ¬ eral weeks weeksR R C Rann is In such bad condition that all hopes of saving him has been abandoned but for the fact that he is insured for 5000 he would lie chloroformed to end his suffering

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