Great Throng At Downs: All Records For Fall Attendance At Louisville Are Shattered.; Melisande Beats Jack Atkin and Other Crack Sprinters in the Falls City Handicap--Governor Gray Loses to Little Father., Daily Racing Form, 1910-10-16


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GREAT THRONG AT DOWNS ALL RECORDS FOR FALL ATTENDANCE AT LOUISVILLE ARE SHATTERED Melisande Beats Jack Atkin and Other Crack Sprint ¬ ers in the Falls City Handicap Governor Gray Loses to Little Father Louisville Ky October 13 All records for at ¬ tendance at a fall meeting were broken today at Churchill Downs when one of the largest assemblages ever seen at the track excepting Derby Days wit ¬ nessed the racing An attractive card which brought together some of the stars of the country accounted for brilliant sport that vas thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators as evidenced by pro ¬ longed cheers for the winners Withal it was a goudnatured crowd unmindful of the jostling and crowding to which it was subjected in the betting ring in the general eagerness to place wagers Suin merlike weather and a lightning fast track were potent factors that contributed to the good racing In keeping with the other conditions the total amount wagered during the afternoon exceeded that of any other day during a fall meeting and accord Ing to official announcement approached the record for a Saturday take at any time timeThe The feature of the day was the 2000 Falls City Handicap 1440 being the winners net portion This event brought out most of the stars in Kentucky and held chief Interest for the specta ¬ tors Of the original fourteen carded as starters six declined the issue leaving eight to fight it out witli Ocean Bound Jack Atkin and Melisande con ¬ sidered to have the best chances of taking the prize Calculations were not far astray the trio really furnishing the action of the race for its entire running Melisande showing dazzling speed from barrier rise led her opponents throughout with Al Mullcr for a brief period in second place ami Ocean Bound and Jack Atkin following closely The Schreiber crack was a bit slow to get Into conten ¬ tion and the outside position he had forced him to cover additional ground He became an active factor just before rounding the first turn where he passed Ocean Bound but Melisande held her position well through the stretch drive and passed the finish a length and a lialf to the good Jack Atkin short ¬ ened his stride perceptibly in the final furlong under his heavy imimst and he had all be could do to beat Ocean Bound a head for second place Of the others Hanbridge made a showing that will save him from going into winter retirement by landing In fourth place a short distance behind the placed horses horsesJohn John G Greeners Countless added to his list of sterling achievements when he won the mile handi ¬ cap the secondary feature of the afternoon To score his success he was put to a severe test as the vastly improved Emperor William clung tenaciously to him during the stretch drive and succumbed only in the last few strides During the early part of the race Emperor William showed high speed and Jed by a good margin and had not jockey Grand made such free use of his mount in the first threequarters would have finished first Camel also showing vastly humovert form witli each additional start found littfe difficulty in taking third money The moneyThe one disagreeable incident of the afternoon came In the second race when five of the eleven starters were as good as left at the post Among those to get away ixtorly were all the choices of the race and this naturally caused some grumbling Starter Cassidy said that the in i simp was caused by Chapultepec wheeling as the barrier rose and blocking the others Eye White was one of the lucky ones to get away in a forward position and it enabled him to land the purse the first that owner Fizer has taken down in months Alfred the Great which finished second made a remarkable showing and would have won off with an equal start startW W W Dardens Little Father is looming up as a highclass prospect He added much to his record this afternoon by the handy manner in which he disposed of a good band of juveniles in the fifth race including Governor Gray The latter Avas beaten by his stablemate County Tax for second place Governor Grays performance was ordinary In the extreme but a recent ailing spell may have contributed showingIlnck largely to his ix or showing Ilnck look a lucky victory In the closing dash over Mamie Algol and Alma Hoy It was almost dark when the race was begun and a brilliant moon was shining Hans and The Peer the public choices suffered by mishaps which threw them out of con ¬ tention Hans was a frequent sufferer by crowding and The Peer was afflicted with a slight hemor ¬ rhage rhageGeneral General Manager J 1T Strode made the announce ¬ ment today that he had practically concluded ar ¬ rangements with E C Smith secretary of the Coney Island Jockey Club to serve as secretary and asso ¬ ciate judge at Pensacola and Tampa during the com ¬ ing winter James Milton has also been settled on to do the starting at both tracks Mr Smith is a wellknown and capable racing official and is at present officiating at Pimlico He served as secre ¬ tary during the last Santa Anita meeting and horse ¬ men were loud in praise of his efficient work workJohn John Powers was disappointed in not securing the services of T Koerncr for Jack Atkin as he had tlunght him engaged to pilot the Schreibcr crack Koorner by the way carried off the riding honors this afternoon with a trio of victories on Winning Widow Countless and Melisande MelisandeJockey Jockey T Rice has declined to go lo Mexico City to ride in the Mexico Derby November li and his place will in all probability be tilled by J Deaven port portSecretary Secretary Lyman Davis announced today that he had assurances that Hound the World LoveNot and Jowrnor Gray would meet in a special race next Friday The conditions of the race call for a meet ¬ ing of the trio but as Little Father qualified hand ¬ somely this afternoon it is likely that he will be among those that will start startJ J O Holder who is gathering a stable to race this winter at Jacksonville has bought from J C Milam the horses Tippy Kcmpton Park and Dick Baker The horso will not be turned over to their new racingTin owner until the close of Churchill Downs racing Tin twohorse niiituel combination consisting of Winning Widow and Eye White paid its backers li2O for each 2 investment The threehorse combination consisting of Melisande Countless and Hutk brought its backers 12410 for each 2 Prior 2Prior to the racing this afternoon all tin horses iu the racing and breeding establishment of W F Schulte former president of the LouUville Jocke Club wen offered for sale in the paddock The r wr A jsr i TsFs1 sssa f ffc fc lissitiffigil

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