More Mud at Louisville: Thorough Drenching of Track Responsible for Numerous Withdrawals., Daily Racing Form, 1910-05-21


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MORE MUD AT LOUISVILLE THOROUGH DRENCHING OF TRACK RESP0N-SIHLE FOR NUMEROUS WITHDRAWALS. Merrick Profits by Poor Racing Luck of His Opponents and Wins the Handicap Feature of Card — Elizabethan Scores Impressively. l/ouisville. Ky.. May 20. — Changed track i-onditions upset form calculations this afternoon at Churchill Powus. A steady overnight rain gave tin- track a thorough drenching ami afforded an op|»irtunity for the mud runners to display their ability. With diawals from the different races were numerous, but the reduction of the fields was beneficial rather than otherwise and encouraged speculation. Merrick took the handicap at seven-eighths, which featured the card. He was aided to victory by Alfred the Oreat i-arrying his most dangerous rivals w hie- on the stretch turn. Merrick saved considerable ground at this point and outstayed F.arlv Tide in the final drive. Pinkola was a tiring third. All R11I, the heavily-backed favorite, was never a serious contender, due to the had send-off he received. Klizabcthaii achieved the easiest victory of auy starter during the meeting in the third race. Sin-won h.v fifteen lengths in a canter. Her owner immediately announced that his filly would positively Ik- a starter in the Litonia Derby. Monty Fox. II. R. Brandt and Hahlemaii furnished the liest finish of the day. the trio coming so closcly aligned that the official placing was necessary to determine the winner. La Beine Hindoo took Pirate Diana and Maure-tania into camp in the opener. Mose Cohlhlatts Wine, a despised one in a lietting way. took the fifth race. Mamie Algol, at home in the going, toyed with her opposition in the closing dash and won as her rider pleased. E. Martin was suspended for three days by the starter for breaking through the harrier in the second race. Many owners arc awaiting developments in New York before shipping there. James Griffin intends to ship his racers to New York after the close of racing here. He will send three two-year-olds to La Ionia. T. C. MeDawell will ship Kings Daughter au.1 others in his stahle to New York. Trainer Jack Baker is trying to secure the services of V. Powers for Jm- Morris in the Latonia Derby. Mamie Algol was bid up iO over her entered price of K bv a stranger, hut was retained. Most of the horses whieli were afflicted with the coughing epidemic that prevailed dining the early days of the meeting have fully recovered. W. F. Schulte. former president of tin- Louisville Jockey Club, and owner of King Olympian, tlli.ling Belle and other horses, was an interested spectator here this afternoon. Starter James Milton thinks that the walk up sys-af starting, now in force by the edict of the Ken tucky State Racing Commission, could l e greatly improved on if the starters assistants were permitted to use a whip. Milton has always used a whip witli a lash made of chamois skin, stuffed with cotton. The use of such a lash physically does a horse no harm, and it is impoaaMa to raise a. welt on his hide witli it. The cotton stuffing keeps the chamois skin from knotting up and hardening; wh--n w-t. Manager John Hachnieister engaged Mr. Milton to do the starting at the coming Latonia summer meeting on the opening day of the recent Lexington meeting. A majority of the trainers at Churchill Downs doubt if the present system of starting can be made a success. With it in operation good starts will at times result, but the bad send-olTs will far oullialaiicc the gixxl starts, they contend. Ed Trotter plans to ship his five horses, including Dr. Fyehright and Imitate, together with six other liorses owned bv various parties to Toronto. Jockey K. Oriffin will go with Mr. Trotter. Sam Forsythe. the Danville breeder, reports that two of his good marcs have dropped foals. Topsy III. has a bay filly by Moharib and Queen Pei per has a chestnut clt by Silv.rdale. Both mares have been mated this season witli Marta Santa. L. O. Lee was a recent arrival from his home in Missouri. Donovan, the three year old hroth.-r to the sensational Dr. Gardner in Barney Schreiliers string at Churchill Downs, resembles his illustrious brother in ...lor and markings, but is on a smaller scale. He is lieing pointed for the Tobacco Stakes, to he run next Tuesday.

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