Cheerful at Louisville: Good Weather and Horses Attract a Capital Attendance at Douglas Park, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-04


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j CHEEEFUL AT LOUISYILLE. GOOD WEATHER AND HORSES ATTRACT A CAPITAL ATTENDANCE AT DOUGLAS TARK. Pinkola Defeats Lawrence P. Daley in a Gamely Contested Race Toft" Bernstoin Wine from Irfanoh with Eae. Louisville. Ky.. October 3. Todays raciug showed healthy improvement in every department. The attendance was far in excess of any day since tue opening and the added stieculation caused the man agement to put on six extra mutuel machines. Mid summer racing was the order of the day and some of the best horses in this section contested. Tin? Shawnee Handicap at a mile and seventy yards, which featured the card, brought out the Pick of western three-year-olds, and probably for a time settled the question of supremacy between W. U. Fixers Pinkola and Fred Cooks Lawrence P. Dalev. They were in at equal weights. Ill pounds, and the Fizer eolt clearly showed that lie was better tVan Lav.TPuce P. Daley just at preyeut. In addition the Empire City Handicap winner also established by ids victory this afternoon a record for this sea son for any horse of his age. It making twelve tirsi 4 for Pinkola. Ilis stablemate. Al Muller. and "Red " Walkers Stanley Fay are his closest rivals in num bcr of races won this year, both having eleven to their credit. The handicap, as a contest, was a keen one for over three-quarters. Pinkola. Lawrence P. Daley. Czar and Zienap making a steady pace and striving hard to dispose of each other. On the stretch turn Pinkola and Lawrence P. Daley drev out and for the next furlong it was a royal battle between the pair. Pinkola. however, disposed of hi rival in the final furlong and ran past the finish over a length and a half in the lead. Lawrence P. Daley met with little opposition for second phut in tM the stretch drive, as Czar and Zienap fell back the oughly beaten. In addition to winning a purse witu 1 Pinkola, the Fizer stable took the opener with their speedy Al Muller. which furnished an upset by Us posing of n good band of sprinters and reducing the former track record one and one-fifth seconds fros 1 the former mark of 1:073. Jockey Butler showed smart improvement in hi-; riding and distinguished himself by winning on JefT Bernstein, Pinkola and Carew. He showed alertnes -and good judgment on all his mounts and to tbi was partly due his victory on Carew. The closest finish of .the afternoon developed in the fifth race when Alchemist and Alice Baird landed noses apart. Powers superior riding accounted for Alchemists victory. Alice Baird took n tired swerve at a critical moment and this brought about her defeat. Jeff Bernstein again demonstrated that in. is one of this seasons best western youngsters by galloping Irfaneh to a standstill in a half and coming away to win as his rider pleased. Hannibal Bey. under Powers able riding, showed much improved form over ills last previous race and never gave hjs backers any uneasiness, winning in a canter from Dunvegan and Melange. The latter, under S. Flynns had riding, was almost left at the post. The arrival of L. A. Cella and Edward Corrlgan today revived rumors about New Orleans racing. Nothing was given out for publication, but It is known that S. F. Heaslip and others are due to arrive from the Crescent Citv tomorrow for a final conference. At that meeting it is said the much mooted question will be definitely disposed of. In addition to those now here, Joseph L. Rhinock is due to arrive tomorrow from New York to attend the conference. If Messrs. Heaslip and his associates can submit, asatisfactory proposition, there is no reason why the tracks will not be transferred to the holding company he is head of and a race meeting be held in New Orleans this winter, despite the unfavorable legislation recently passed. W. J. Young will in future train Great Pirate and Moquette. which he sold this spring to G. B. Wood. jTainer Riddle, who has had charge of them since their purchase, has severed his connection with the stable. Arthur P. Rouse, secretary of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, was a visitor this afternoon. The general opinion among horsemen today was that racing will be conducted in New Orleans next winter.

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