Lexingtons Fall Meeting Begins.: McDowells Cracks, Kings Daughter and Berwick. Both Beaten--Attendance Disappointing., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-20


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LEXINGTONS FALL MEETING BEGINS McDowells Cracks Kings Daughter and Berwick Both Beaten Attendance Disappointing Lexington Ky September 19 Fine weather fa ¬ vored the owning of the racing season at Lexington this afternoon but despite the good card and pros ¬ pect of witnessing excellent sport only a small attendance was on hand In a racing way surprises were plentiful during the afternoon The chief up ¬ sets wen furnished in the defeats of Berwick and Kings Daughter botli from McDowells stable and overwhelming favorites The former was in with a fairly good band in the opener but was thought to liave a certainty of winning It was expected that lie would absorb all the speculation to the exclusion of the others so It was deemed advisable to sell Berwick against the Held in the straight inntuels This was done mainly to equalize the speculation In the fourth race in which Kings Daughter was n starter the same system was employed Berwick vuis easily taken into camp by Wool Sandals J Butler on Berwick rode a bad race getting him shut off several times and finally steering him into a pocket In the lirst half of the threequarter trip Halket which finished third made a good showing md will Improve ImproveIn In the fourth race The Minks by defeating the other starters in the fast time of 1 showed a sparkling performance considering that be was sub ¬ jected to much interference in the stretch for which A Walsh on Macias was to blame Macias impeded Old Honesty and The Minks for the entire last furlong but the latter managed to draw away in the final strides to win from Old Honesty Macias taking third place On complaint of J Butler who had the mount on Old Honesty Macias was dis ¬ qualified and third place given to Kings Daughter The judges fined A Walsh 50 for rough riding but later remitted the fine when informed that the horse is in the habit of bearing out outThe The victory of Bonnie Bard in the closing race was attended with great profit to several small in ¬ vestors Not a 5 ticket was sold on him in the iiuitnels the 2 Investors therefore splitting the jtool In the same race not a ticket was sold on Itanrlda which finished third and Red Hussars backers were benefited by cashing third money Irfaneh moneyIrfaneh making her lirst start since early in the season at New Orleans was considered by the sharps to hold Crystal Maid safe in the fifth race but after leading for over a half mile Crystal Maid icame away in a canter Irfaneh holding second place Ra f c cAnother Another contest between youngsters that held out considerable interest was the second in whicli Jeff JSernstein and T M Green met The latter because of bis good showing on Canadian tracks had the support of the foreign element but the local con ¬ tingent were loyal to Jeff Bernstein and lie was most Irt demand at post time He won in a manner that left no room for doubt that lie is a good colt T M Green tired badly after going a half and al ¬ lowed Dr Barkley to wrest second place from him himThe The poor showing of the opening day when it was ionndently expected that a haudsmoe profit would lie realized was disappointing to all race lovers in these parts The Lexington association Is none too strong financially and at the rate that the meet ¬ ing started off a loss daily is staring the promoters in the face It is reasonably probable that the liorsemcn will IHJ asked after Monday to make some oonceitsloiis In the matter of racing for reduced iinrsep

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