Louisvilles Second Day: Heavy Rain Renders The Track A Quagmire But A Big Crowd Attends.; All Pleased with the Decision of the Court of Appeals Protecting Racing--Polly Prim Takes the Feature--Pari-Mutuels Gain Favor., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-07


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LOUISVILLES SECOND DAY HEAVY RAIN RENDERS THE TRACK A QUAG ¬ MIRE BUT A BIG CROWD ATTENDS All Pleased with the Decision of the Court of Ap ¬ peals Protecting Racing Polly Prim Takes the Feature PariMutuels Gain Favor Louisville Ky May 0 Racing at Churchill i Downs was secondary in Interest to the decision handed down by the Court of Appeals judges this morning at Frankfort declaring that betting by auction pools and parimutuels Is legal under the charter grant of tho Ixuiisville Jookuy Club This decision will for all time dispose of further inter ¬ ference Iiy any of the city ollicials in endeavoring to prevent betting at a race meeting either at Churchill Downs or Latonia as both charters are worded practically tho same and were granted by nil act of tile legislature of Kentucky Some time ago the Court of Appeals decided that the legis ¬ latures act in granting the charters was constitu ¬ tional tionalThreatening Threatening weather was again In evidence before race time but a good card of which a mile han ¬ dicap and a steeplechase over the short course were the principal features brought out a splendid at tendance tendanceJust Just before the running of the fourth race a tremendous rainfall began and continued until after the closing race The steeplechase course was thor ¬ oughly soaked and the horses appeared to be racing through a river McAllister and Little Wally had forged away from the others after going over the last jump were on even terms and would have had the finish between them but when about entering the flat both fell in a heap when they struck a pool of water which flooded the course The mis ¬ hap enabled Bank Holiday which was far In the rear to pass Into the lead and win as his rider pleased pleasedThe The closing race was also in the nature of a swim ¬ ming funtest iill the starters being forced to nego ¬ tiate big deep pools that covered the track in various places Camille one of the outsiders proved the sturdiest and came away iu the last quarter to win cantering from Quagga The feature race went to Polly Prim in a big canter She seemed to fairly reyel In the going and made every post a winning one The Minks considering that it was his first time out this year put up a splendid performance TingThe and outstayed Ving Ting The opening scramble for youngsters served to Introduce in Advancing what may prove to be one of this seasons best twoyearolds in the west She disposed of her opponents In impressive style and won by a handsome margin under restraint Kings Son simply played with the others in the second race and was the easiest winner of the after ¬ noon He was at long odds in the mutuels and few profited by his victory Anderson in the third found conditions exactly to his liking and showed his superiority by winning lifter having run out on the stretch turn Wheat Itrcad which finished second paid her lucky backers the inagniticent sum of over 2SO for a 5 invest ¬ ment mentThere There was a considerable falling off in the betting this afternoon over yesterday but the management felt perfectly satisfied over results and are sanguine of tlie success of the parimutuel machines and auction pooling There is manifest desire on the part of the public to become acquainted with the new methods of belting and it is almost a fore ¬ gone conclusion that parinuituels will be installed ht Latonia and that this system of betting will be In vogue on all the Kentucky tracks in future futureA A meeting of the directorate of the Latonia Jockey Club will be held in the near future to determine on the style of betting to be Indulged In at that oourse during their coming meeting Weights meetingWeights for the Clark Handicap were posted this nftfrnoon The race is at a mile and a sixteenth jind will be run next Saturday Polly Prim and Old Honesty with 117 pounds are assigned top weights Chapultepcc and ZaL are weighted at IK wlillc next in order follow Lexoline 110 Carthage Tile Abbot and Pasadena 10 each Kercheval and Wool Sandals 10S each There are fiftytwo elig Ibles

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