Drenching Fails to Affect Track.: Mineral Springs Course Practically as Fast Yesterday as on Previous Days., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-16


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DRENCHING FAILS TO AFFECT TRACK Mineral Springs Course Practically as Fast Yester ¬ day as on Previous Days The attendance at Mineral Springs Park yesterday was apparently not greatly in excess of that of Mon ¬ day but at any rate It was quite as good and was well entertained Although having again been well drenched overnight the surprising track was hi but little worse condition than on the previous day although somewhat slower slowerThe The first race of the day was contested by twelve starters being the greatest number sent to the post in the course of the meeting It was alsothe most open betting race of the meeting the favorite Pint Lady being at the liberal price of 3 to 1 Uichard Gentry was backed from 10 to 1 down to C to 1 and as at the end of a wellcontested race he came in first with Pink Lady second it was probably any ¬ thing but a profitable affair to the layers layersThe The second race brought the lx st twoyearolds at the track into competition Harwood opened at 4 to 5 but went to even money when Ivan Gardner was backed down from 21 to 1 to S to 5 First im ¬ pression proved correct and Harwood won easily enough but so clearly through the best ride that it is no sure tiling lie can defeat Ivan Gardner over a fast track Just inside of the last sixteenth was the deepest wet spot in the homestretch Ivan Gardner was ridden through the center of this and lost ground visibly right then and there But Steele brought Harwood along on a strip of good going next to the inside rail while Ivan Gardner was in the mud hole and passed the latter in a jiffy It was an interesting race up to this x int intThe The main thrills of the day were furnished by the third race a dash of threequarters of a mile for which Pedro went to the post a 0 to fi favorite backed down from 8 to 5 Tony W was second favorite at 2 to 1 Tony W is an ill mannered beast at the post and after delaying the start by his antics whipped around as the barrier arose and ran the reverse way finally bringing up among the stables Pedro was away well enough but at once a horse bumped him so that he went to his knees and Jockey Steele Hew out of the saddle Pedro took after the other horses riderless and passing them came in first amid the cheering thit always attends a performance of the kind First and second choices thus disposed of the third choice Stelcliff passed into the lead on the last turn and won in a way to suggest that he might have done it even if Pedro and Tony W had raced racedFavorites Favorites accounted for the other three races but Strike Out won in anything but the style usually attending the success of a 4 to 5 shot and at a longer distance than the fiveeighths of a mile of the race would have been beaten Ben Lasea and Pampinea won their races without trouble troubleJockey Jockey K Griffin who rode Agnes May in thu closing race narrowly escaped serious injury when the mare fell as a result of stepping into a hole during the stretch racing The rider fell in a heap and Agnes May rolled completely over him Gritlln remained prostrate and the spectators in the stand thought him dead Medical assistance wan rushed to him by three automobiles but It was long after he was taken to the jockeys quarters that he regained consciousness He escaped with a bad shaking up upU U L Bogers owner of ITarwood and Trojan Belle will rest his horses at Mineral Springs until the opening of the next fifteenday period oC racing racingNewton Newton Bennington onetime plunger and owner of Beldame and other crack racers was a visitor at the track yesterday j jSun Sun King starting in the second race yesterday was acquired prior to the running by L C Shobe ShobeJockey Jockey B Steele sustained a slight sprain of tlui foot as a result of his tumble from Pedro but it did not interfere much with his riding for he landed Ben Lasca and Pampinea winners In the concluding races

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