Douglas Park Attendance Improving: Pinkola Defeats Czar Easily in a High-Class Race St. Valentine Wins, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-13


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DOUGLAS PARK ATTENDANCE IMPROVING. Pinkola Defeats Czar Easily in a High-Class Raco St. Valentine Wins. Louisville. K. October 12. Pinkolas smart performance of carrying lis pounds, conceding much neight to tho other starters and winning tho hati-dieup at a mile and seventy yards, incldontallv reducing the former track record, was the feature of i the days racing. The Fizer crack was called on I iq perform a task second only to his. effort in -the Empire City Handicap, and did it in almost equally "rllllant fashion. Because of the light weight that zav bad up he was thought to 1-avo tbo raco at hia aercr. but after active contention for three-quarters 3:o offered no further serious opposition and left Pinkola to come on to an easy victory. Czar taking second place handily from Old Honesty. Kerehcval. widen linished fourth, gave- little Indication that !? will not continue training, as be pulled up sound. Recently ha changed ownership, now being tbe prop .jrty of A. Eoloerg, a Cincinnati merchant An increased attendance was present this afternoon. Tills was partly accounted for by the numerous arrivals nere from Canada, where the racing season terminated Saturday last. Speculation also showed an increase. Favorites landed four of the afternoons purses, the winning outsiders, which in-included Pinkola and St. Valentine, being also heavily supported. The best finish of the afternoon came in the closing race, when Topsy Robinson. Duuvegan and Beau Brummel finished noses apart. Tbe winner was much tho best, but bungling riding on the part of Jockey Glasner almost brought about her defeat. Goldproof. in the first race, also had a narrow escape from defeat on account of the poor ride given him by Griffin. Goldproof was apparently an easy winner when rounding into the stretch, but carelessness on Gritlins part caused him to bore out to the outer fence and almost enabled Robin Hood to get by him. Barney Schreibers AIniena, which has been showing speed and consistency in her recent starts, took the second race from a big band of maiden youngsters. St. Valentine furnished the surprise by landing the third race from Maid Militant and Miltiades. with the favorite. Mortiboy. just outside the money. Gerrymander again showed his good form by winning the fifth race in a big canter from the suddenly improved Knlleld. The judges fiued jockey Powers 0 for rough riding in Hie second raco. be having interfered sharply with A. Walsh on Fair Money. Miller lleuderson is negotiating with Barney Sehreihcr for tho transfer of Alice George and Sorrowful. The consideration is said to be S4.000. Returning horsemen from Lexington, who spent Sunday there, are lioiieful that the Kentucky Racing Commission will sanction the request of the Lalonia management to put on the books. The belief that Hot Springs will have racing this wiuier almost amounts to a certaintv in the minds of many here. It is also said that Essex Park will divide dates with Oaklawn.

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