Patronage is Generous: Present Meeting at Churchill Downs Most Successful on Record., Daily Racing Form, 1910-05-24


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PATRONAGE IS GENEROUS : PRESENT MEETING AT CHURCHILL DOWNS MOST SUCCESSFUL ON RECORD. Mutuel Calculations To Be Made in Full View of Public Hereafter— Dr. Waldo Briggg Beats Early Tide in Handicap. Louisville. Ky.. May 23. — Notwithstanding that climatic condition* have lieen none too favorable of late, patronage of tlie Churchill Downs racing continues udiiil. rfully good. There is no gainsaying that the present meeting is the most successful Churchill Downs has had in years. Tin- management is inclined to a ■JJhetal eatttjr. as evidenced t y the Voluntary increase of purse money beginning today. Hereafter no |iurse will have a less value than 00. Aliead.v plaua ..f an ambitious character for next M-a sous racing are Ining formulated by the manage Ucnt. It Is probable that several handicaps, to i link witlj the richest offerings in the country, will In added to the stake list. It is likely that one of the new fixture* will Ik- patterned on the lines of the Brooklyn and suburban Handicaps, wilh the idea of engaging the best horses in training. It is iuliinaleil that the value of one of the pro|io4ed events may be as much as 5,000. Hie starting problem is still vexatious, but is likely to lie adjusted licfore long. A modification of the exacting rules pr.-scribi d by the State Racing Commission is said to be under consideration. The handicap, won bv Dr. Waldo Briggs. furnished the chief incident of the s|M.rt at Churchill Downs today. The Wainw right representative had a H«mm1 margin over Karly Tide at the linish ami was clearly tx-st. but his backers spent an anxious period liefore the official placing was displayed, due to a claim of foul lodged bv K-jrlv Tides rider. The interference canio iu the final furhaig. wlien Dr. Waldo Hriggs. iu assuming command, forced Early Tide towards the inner rail. Some of Karly Tides backers began clamoring for a disqualification, and a counter demonstration followed on the part of Dr. Waldo Briggs backers. The jndgn-s. after interrogating jockeys Kennedy ami Ganz. decided that the interference was not sufficient to justify a disqualification and diil not disturb the original placing. The decision me: with |*»tmfeir favor. Boca Grande, making his first start in this section as a three year-old. made a showing that wits disap iKilntlug to his admirers, as lie tired badly after going only half a mile, and wound up behind his staldemate. K. e While. Crowding in the early stages and a poorly judged ride did not help him any. Changed track conditions were held to blame for the frequent defeats that favorites sustained. Five first choices were taken into camp, the exception being Home Bun. winner of the third cice. The principal upset was furnished by Tritoma. winner of the fifth. Alma Boys victory in the last was also somewhat of a surprise, considering his iioor showings in his previous starts. He was fnvored by • ■bar sailing in todays race and led throughout. Jockey Crittin. who finished second, lodged a claim of foul against the winner, but it was not allowed. Starter Milton is Itent on establishing otiedienee ■ in the part of riders, and during the afternoon sus-IKiided jockeys Bcilly. Goodwin. Dreyer and T. Bice for five davs each for misbehavior at the post. Jockey Griffin was given three days for breaking through the barrier. The Judges, after investigating the race run by Bue mi Saturday last, decided that jockey Deaven-|M rt was blameless of any wrong, though having rid den the filly in listless fashion, and restored him to good stading. Miss Crittenden was shipped to Lexington by her owner. W. J. Young, to lie turned out until fall. Karl of Richmond and Suregct will lie out of training for some time. both having lieeii gelded. For the lienetit of local rating patrons not thoroughly familiar with the method of determining the prices against the winners at "nun-hill Downs. General Manager M. .1. Winn announced this afternoon that, lieglnning next Wednesday, the calculations would be done in full view of the spectators on a huge hlacklioard at present under construct ion. John Hachnieister announced this afternoon that the concessions at the Latonia track, including the bar and restaurant privileges, would lie awarded to the highest bidders. The bids must lie submit ted before next Saturday night. Henderson and- Hogans string of racers, with the exception of eight head that are to race at l.atotlia. will be transferred to Sheepshead Bay to liegiu an eastern campaign at the close of racing here. This stable is negotiating with Wayne Jopliu for the transfer of T. Kocrners contract. Henderson and Hogan afc also planning to secure additional racers, ami have added Molescy to their string by purchase t torn C. H. Knelielkamp. James B. Han. I has purchased from Kdward Corri-gan the highly-regarded stallion Goldsmith, by Med dler — Kildcer. and will ship him to his ranch in Oklahoma for stud service. The three-year-old filly. Melissa, was shipped yesterday to Oklahoma to lie placed in charge of Dick Benson, who will prepare her to start in the Okla-Itoma Dcrhv. Trainer W. C. Westmoreland has re-purchased for F. J. Pons the selling plater Font, recently claimed i.uf of a Helling race for 1910.sh00. E. B. Bradley probably will remain in the west for the Latonia meeting. Bv order of Secretary I.vnian H. Davis, the horses that John Marklein trained, which are under the ban of the Kentucky Stale Bacing Commission, have lieen removed from tin- Churchill Downs enclosure. Trainer James Crittin has shipped his stable of five horses to Sheepshead Bay. including Czar, a Brooklyn and Suburban Handicap candidate, and four two year-olds. One of these youngsters is Little Baiali. a winner here, and the others are: Beceiver. b. c. by Disguise -Obscurity. Kairv Slorv. b. f. bv Voter — Idle Fancy. I-Vlicitv Murrat. ch. f. by Disguise--Svlvabelle.

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