Military at Louisville: Uncle Sams Men Take Part in Douglas Park Racing and Prove Attractive, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-09


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i i 1 1 1 : ; MILITARY AT LOUISVILLE. UNCLE SAMS MEN TAKE PART IN DOUGLAS PARK RACING AND PROVE ATTRACTIVE. Zienap Defeats Al Muller in tho Chief Race Sorrowful Scores Her Third Successive Victory. Louisville. Ky.. October 8. Douglas Park this afternoon had the appearance of a military post, minus regulation army discipline, rather than a well-regulated race track. Soldiers of the United States wer on hand in abundant numbers, nnd they participated in and contributed in a largo measure to an afternoon of enjoyable sport. The announcement that two features would be carded in which Uncle Sams men would hold the spotlight, in addition to tho regular six races, served to attract the best attendance of the present meeting. To the blase race-goers the race in which a quartet of troopers piloted eight cavalry horses, two abreast standing, was a thriller and the riders were greeted with loud and enthusiastic- applause for their skillful horsemanship. Mr. Haught of Company F piloted the winning pair. The half-mile dash went to Fluzle. ridden by Mr. Billings. His display of riding skill was not much below a professionals. The finish was a close one. Fluzle winning by a nose from Foole. with Fern only a head In the rear. Some excitement was occasioned by one of the troopers falling and the bolting of Grimes after ho emerged from the paddock, hla jumping the fence and failure of his rider to get him under control in time to go to the post and ba a starter. Mutuels were sold on the dash and lucky Fluztu backers received 10.70 for each ?3 investment. Ihe regular program was a good one and brought about spirited racing. Favorites again fared badly, only one. Merrick, in the fifth race, rewarding confidence. The Willard Hotel Handicap, at seven furlongs, which featured the card, went to Zienap in sensational style. The Schulte mare appeared hopelessly out of contention during the first half, but moved up with a great rush In the next three furlongs ami. wearing the fast-quitting Al Muller down won by a comfortable margin. Al Muller holding out long enough to save second place from Lens. J. Butler, who had the mount on Zienap. carried off the riding honors by steering home four of the afternoons winners. He began auspiciously bv landing the outsider, Alice Baird. a length in the lead over Senipronium in tho opener, followed up bis sue cess on his employers Gold Treasure in the next, clearly outriding Powers, on Telegrapher, which finished second. On Zienap and Merrick he was astride? the best racers. Barney Schreibers Sorrowful again showed a sterling performance by her splendid victory after a strenuous drive over a good band of youngsters. Powers superior horsemanship over McGee astrido Duomo had much to do with the victory. The closing race furnished an upset in the defeat of Lady Baldur by Besterliiig and Mortiboy. the exlremo outsiders. Matt J. Winn, manager of the Empire City track, stated today that, unless a change Is made in present arrangements, the opening of the Empire City track will not take place until Tuesday. October 20. Only four days racing will be attempted. Friday being the off day. All the stakes listed for the. meeting will be run off as per schedule.

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