Kentucky Season Begins: Lexington Opening Well Patronized In Spite Of Unfavorable Conditions.; Rainy Day and Muddy Track Marks Beginning of Spring Racing in Blue Grass State--Get of Uncle Racing Remarkably Well., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-27


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KENTUCKY SEASON BEGINS LEXINGTON OPENING WELL PATRONIZED IN SPITE OF UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS Rainy Day and Muddy Track Marks Beginning of ofSpring Spring Racing in Blue Grass State Get of Uncla UnclaRacing Racing Remarkably Well Lexington Ky April 20 The Kentucky Asso ¬ ciation Imil bail weather and a muddy track for the inauguration of the IllJ season of racing here this afternoon but for all of that the attendance was good and the racing of a high order It was frc HHiitly said by ollicials and others that if tho weather liad remained bright and wnrm at is was all week it would have been a recordbreaking first day Rain liegnii falling shortly after dark last night but after an hour there came a let up until about two oclock this morning when it began to Kiir again and down it came steadily until nearly noon when it ceased but the skies were never bright during the day Along with the rain came a much lower temperature until the afternoon becaino chilly and damp making it quite disagreeable nndr foot aiid of course curtailing the number of per ¬ sons who took advantage of the free gate into thu inlield inlieldThe The blue pencil came heaviest into play on the days feature race the Phoenix Hotel Spring Handi ¬ cap one mile and Ji sixteenth eliminating Bell Horse Foundation and Impression but notwithstand ¬ ing these withdrawals the four that went to the KSt made It a good race and the smart snt were ditched through the failure of Princess Callaway Jockey Walter Taylor in his eagerness to get n running start with Douerail broke away before starter Harry Morrissey was ready to release the barrier and was unseated by the webbing which caught him as be attempted to duck under it Douf rail ran away a quarter of a mile was caught and brought back to the iwst where Taylor remounted got away In good order and set a fast pace around the lirst turn Princes Callaway went along witli him to the half where she took the lead and held it until coming up the hill to the homestretch Tlii u Flora Finu a product of Hamburg Place which John E Madden sold to John M Goode and J W John ¬ son a local lutnliornian raced to the front and camo to the finish driving hard a length and a half in front of Any Port which dashed to the outside when the pace became too hot for him in tht stretch Had it not Iwon for the fact that she and Donerail were excessively used in the lirst half miler Princess Callaway probably would hjive won wonThree Three twoyearolds by Uncle started during the afternoon and their running was so remarkable as to occasion more comment than any other incident of the day In the second race Little Nephow break ¬ ing alKMit fourth and near the outside dashed to tin front as swiftly it seemed as an arrow out of a gun and simply spreadeagled his opposition In the liftli raw Birdie Williams did practically the same thing and Aunt Mamie also a daughter of Uncle was second to her Undo is now the property of Charles Kohler and is in France He has had six twoyearolds to start this year and they are all winners John E Madden bought Uncle from Col E F Clay his breitler and sold him to Sam III1 dretli for 0000 When Ills racing days were over Hildroth sold him to Mr Kohler for 0000 A short while ago Mr Kohler priced Uncle to J R Madden for 10000 Mr Madden offered 8000 but this offer was declined and there the negotia ¬ tions ended The dams of Birdie Williams and Aunt Mamie are now at Hamburg Place PlaceThe The first race was taken by Miss Thorpe which raced in front all the way Casey Jones the public choice was a tiring third The Widow Moon took the third race though Daisy Platt came near giving the backers of the favorite heart f Hiiro Gowell was apparently short The victory of Flying Feet it accounted for by the fact that Borel clearly outrode Dugan on Bonanza BonanzaCaptain Captain Thomas J Clay was the presiding judge and Secretary G I Wilson and Racing Secretary Will II Shelley were his associates John T Ire ¬ land did the timing Harry Morrisseys work as starter was good and lie won approving comment from the horsemen and the general public as well While he is only a beginner he has many friends among the turfmen and they are all honing that he will establish a reputation for himself himselfIn In the parimutiiel department everything worked like a welloiled piece of machinery The crew of calculators cashiers ticket sellers and dockers wore practically the same as those employed last year They all know their business Manager Gene Elrod said that this was by far the best first day the association lias known in the matter of commis ¬ sions from the mntuels The Introduction of a change maker served to greatly expedite the sain of pool tickets for porsous approaching the sellers soon fell into the way of having the exact amount ready to hand up in exchange for tickets ticketsGeneral General Manager John Hachmoister and his assist tant Frank Bruon of Latonla and Douglas Park were interested spectators as was Ifarry Breivogol assistant to Matt J Winu of the New Louisville Jockey Club ClubJake Jake Marklciu Joseph W Push Robert Snxton Jack Lory uid Alex Labold wen among the Gin cinatians at the course William Fitch of Hamil ¬ ton Out has purchased the yearling filly by Stal ¬ wart Ariadne and the yearling colt by Yankee Lady Schorr from John E Madden MaddenGoody Goody Good dam of The Abbot foaled a chojtnut colt by Voter at Thomas Piatts farm todnj

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