Clerk Of The Weather Still Hostile.: Douglas Park Receives Its Daily Drenching--Racing Is Affected and Favorites Fail., Daily Racing Form, 1915-05-28


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CLERK OF THE WEATHER STILL HOSTIL HOSTILDouglas Douglas Park Receives It3 Daily Drenching Rac ¬ ing Is Affected and Favorites Fail Louisville Ky May 27 Another deluge visited this locality this morning accompanied In an electric storm which caused much damage in the Douglas Park enclosure An electric bolt struck directly in front of the grand ¬ stand while the storm was at its height Several persons Including track superintendent Charles Xolt barely escaped getting hit The track as a result of the heavy drenching it has received daily this week was in the worst condlton it hislecii and the adverse weather caused a de ¬ crease in attendance Withdrawals were again plentiful and the talent bad a somewhat dilliciilt betting road for most of their choices were beaten There were no outstanding features most of tlie starters being of the cheaper grade gradeAn An accumulation of bad rides coupled with his action In pulling Acis up at the start this after ¬ noon caused the stewards to issue a ruling con lining Lrquharts further mounts to that f his contract employers burses According to starter Morrissey Urquhart deliberately pulled Acis up at the start for the third race causing him to be left sit the post Urquhart also came in for a good deal of censure Tuesday for his ride on Carrie Orme on which he was beaten a nose by Better ton The Judge are also looking into several other recent incidents and have taken a firm stand to remedy any evils or possible digressions from racing rules rulesLynn Lynn winner of todays second race was pur ¬ chased for S500 by K 1 Parsons prior to the running of the race and his victory at good odds was attended by much profit for his new owner ownerB B L Baker traded the twoyearold John Bunny to E B Klkins for Manioc ManiocJockey Jockey T McTaggart has lodged a claim for fahirv against W B MSzell which the stewards an considering consideringKay Kay Spence sought information from the stewards this afternoon as to whether a temporary license would bo granted Guv Burns if be came here to riilo Hodge In the Kentucky Handicap He was informed that it would be granted grantedIt It L Baker has received word that jockey D Connelly has een fully restored to good standing by the Canndlan Racing Associations and can now ride for any stable desiring his services Hereto ¬ fore his mounts bail been restricted to those owned bv U L Bakir anil G W J Bls oll oll1mll 1mll Hers will ship bis entire stable to the Nev York tracks after tho running of the Ken ¬ tucky Handicap for which his Short Gras is one of the choices Tockov McTaggart will leave for New York next Saturday to ride free lance

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