Churchill Downs Racing: Meeting at Louisvilles Oldest Track Opens Under Favorable Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1915-09-30


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CHURCHILL DOWNS RACING MEETING AT LOUISVILLES OLDEST TRACK OPENS UNDER FAVORABLE CONDITIONS. Prince Hermis Takes the Falls Citv Handicap in a Close Finish with Vogue and Pan Zareta — Lady Rotha Wins. Louisville. Ky.. flc ptrmbrr 20. — Churchill Downs began its lall season of racing lliis afternoon under ihe most favorable auspices. The weather was ideal and the excellent card offered brought out an Immenm attendance. The plant showed vast i in I i- eveincnt as a result of constant labors, par ticularly in landscaping and garden effects. At the present now there is n i a traek in the coim-trj thai can approach Ohnrrhill Downs in the matter of lieauty and facilities. The cluHicuse, as usual, was tbronjced with the social set and the occupants of the boxes likewise contained imicli wealth ami fashion. The Kails City Handicap, worth ,060 net to the winner, was the principal race town for decision and brought out the hist Land of sprinters seen this fall on a local course. It included Pan Zareta and Iron Musk, the latter being added at the last minute. The race was replete with roach riding in the first quarter. Brhtjchurst. the favorite. Little Nephew and Converse ratfcrlnn extensively. Converse unseated ins rider, hut Bobinaoa saved himself from injury by clinging desperately to his mounts neck until he brought him to a. standstill, a furlong frosj when- the mishap occurred. Prince Hcnnis. which luiil been one of the lucky ones in the race came with a well-timed rush in the stretch and geet up in the last stride to overtake Vogue, which in the early part of the race had been in the thickest of contention along with lan Zareta and Iron Ma*;. Both tire l in the final eighth, hut showed great sameness in a close finish. Briaghnrst gaim- 1 steadily in the -t retch racing and was well up at the finish. With a clear course lie probably would have won. The first disqualification in Kentucky this fall followed the running of the second race, which was contested by a hand of maiden two-year -olds. Col. McNab. tlie odds-on favorite, finished first, but was disqualified for interfering with Imitation ami lluftakei- daring the stretch racing. The Interference, caaie shortly alter tin- horses bail rounded the last tarn. CI. licXah, then on the outside. swerved over sharply ami tin- inexperienced Kelley on Incitation aggravated the incident by his inability t ride i is mount properly. Lady Botha gave a sparkling performance in the mile disii. which she won in hollow fashion and !ast time over Ed Crump and Dr. Patrick, with oilier good ones following. Hackers el favorites traveled a difficult path during the a f tern on. Hip change in tracks and the big fields putting calculations astray. Speculation was of satisfactory proportions, but fell short of last year. .T. I. Boas has adiled another StaUlOn to the Kentucky State Commissions band by securing the ten-year-old Miraer. which will 1m- used for Ureed-ing Bureau purposes.

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