Douglas Park Favorites Deceitful: Jockey Powers Stars in Riding Four Winners and a Second-Colloquy Defeats Honest, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-15


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DOUGLAS PARK FAVORITES DECEITFUL. Jockey Powers Stars in Riding Four Winners and a Second Colloquy Defeats Honest. Louisville. Ky.. October .14. Jockey Powers good riding was the feature of Douglas Parks racing this ; afternoon He had a mount in each race and was i successful in landing four winners and also finished L ee-cond on another. To ills riding skill was due the defeat of Honest, an overwhelming choice, by Colloquy, in the feature race, in which only three went to the post, with Frontenac the extreme outsider. Powers knowledge tbiit Honest is faint-hearted and will not stand severe pressure, caused him to send Colloquy out to set a tremendous pace, expecting that the tactics would be effective should Honest attempt to keep pace with her. In this he was not disappointed, for A. Walsh, on the Dunne colt, took after Colloquy, but after racing in close pursuit of the filly to the stretch head Honest gave way and allowed Colloquy to go about her business and win in a canter. .Powers masterful finish was also responsible for Christinas victory over a good band of youngsters in the fourth race, for which Barney Schreibers Ahuena was a pronounced choice. The latter ran disappointingly and dropped out after going a fast half in company with Aspirin. Aspirin tired slightly in the closing drive, which enabled Christmas to win by a head. Anneta Lady, ridden by McGee, in the fifth, also a heavy choice, fell a victim to Powers superior generalship over his younger rival. McGee look Anneta Lady into a good lead for the lirst three-quarters, but when Powers, on Carew. joined him in the stretch, became visibly rattled and fumbled his bridle lines long enough to enable Carew to get past the finish a neck in advance. Robin Hood showed smart Improvement under Powers guidance, in the closing race, and won as his rider pleased from Grosham, noses separating Camille M. am! Heine, the favorite, for third place. . Favorites fared badly during the entire afternoon, six or the choices going down to defeat. In the opener Dr. Ilolzberg was the most fancied and was easily taken into camp by Alice Baird. Quagga. in the second race, never seriously threatened Miltiad.-p and Orphan Lad and finished a distant third. Miltia-des winning by a scant half length from Orphan Lad. W. 11. Fizer will send a consignment of his racers to take part in the meeting to be held at the Empire City track. Jockey J. Butler will go with the horses and do most of the riding for the stable. Todays attendance was of healthy proportions, but the speculation was light. The report that S. F. Heaslip is going on with his project of holding a race meeting in New Orleans next winter was cheering news to a majority of the horse owners in these parts. Most of them contend that if they can only weather the coining winter successfully, things in a racing way will brighten materially next season. Fred Cooks string of racers will be shipped to California Saturday next. Considerable gloom prevailed among the horsemen here this afternoon when it became known that the Slate Racing Commission had failed at its meeting held in Lexington to take favorable action on the request of the Latonia management to be allowed to put on bookmakers at their coming meeting. The Latonia management is determined to operate its racing with bookmakers and will install on Monday next the New York system of speculation in vogue under the Percy-Gray law. hand slates and stools only. Should tho commission see lit to revoke the license of the Latonia Jockey Club because of its failure to comply with the commissions ruling to operate, only under the mutuel and auction pool systems of Imtting. the matter will be carried into the courts through injunction proceedings. The Latonia management, in forcing the issue, is putting the matter up to the State Racing Commission, i which it is thought will attempt to arrest one of the bookmakers operating at Latonia on Monday nest, to form the basis for a test case.

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