Lexington Meeting Ends: Has Been A Great Success In All Departments And The Racing Excellent.; Weather and Track Conditions Yesterday Unfavorable but Contests Prove Interesting--C. A. Comiskey Wins Like a Good Colt., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-11


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LEXINGTON MEETING ENDS HAS BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS AND THE RACING EXCELLENT. Weather and Track Conditions Yesterday Unfavorable but Contests Prove Interesting — C. A. Comiskcy Wins Like a Good Colt. • Lexiagtoa, Ky.. May Mi -Lexiagteaa most successful s asou of racing terminated this afternoon, with the aaaae banner conditions in view that had goae before. Tiie meeting has been a wonderful "lie in many napecta and indicates a growing popularity of the sport that is nlmssl unlxdieveable. If this meeting is a eorre-t augury, those to come at I/.uisville anil Latonia. will exceed by far any that have gone before and ln-itrs out the contention oft.-n expressed of those capable of judging iiii I the Blue Crass State has become "the bub of this countrys racing." All records for at tendance here have been shat-tered aad this ahw applies to the volume of specula!:, n. At times the plant was found wholly inadequate Io ui commodate the throng and the congestion remind d one of Derby day incidents at the Downs. One regular who has been attending the racing here since fur back and noted its wonderful growth, summed up the ritBBrthai tcrscly .111, i turcctly by tie. remark "this plant has outgrown itself for the present practical purposes." The director ite here are confronted with a problem for the future, but hare already considered pliiii-that warrant belief that the next meeting held here will find the plant converted into one more modern and with ample accommodation needful for the growing interest here. Adverse weather again ruled this afternoon, heavy clouds enveloping the course towards the close and threatening a deluge. As a result of yesterdays rain, the track showed dullness and slow time waa the order. The card on the whole, was devoid of any outstanding feature, but the small fields starting and the even calibre of the horses contesting, made for close and enjoyable sport. Those with a speculative turn fared well, for favorites scored frequently. Brizz started them off in good style by taking the opener and. Blue Cap in the second, followed with a victory, also at a favorites quotation. J. C. Milams youngster. C. A. Comiskcy. was the next successful choice to lead home his onponcuts. He won like he might develop into a goad colt. Additional departures for Louisville today were Blimt roUS and embraced most of tic- principal stables that have taken part in the raciag here. Cramp Will Ride Star Master in Derby. Mm W. S.horr notified K. W. Mean this after noon that he had released the services of Jim k-y Cruuip for tic- Derby and that he would be astride one of A. K. Maiaaabiis starters, probably star Master. K. u. Bradley is the latest owaer who has pledged Secretary Bam C. Naekeia of the Keatacky state Baling Commission, that he would donate .■, stal-lioa for sell Ice in the Kentucky Breeding Bureau. B. I. Baxter araa an arrival this morning in the iateml of th ■ Windsor Jockey Clubs Stakes. Be will go from here to Louisville, where he will continue hi:, work. Meoata. Miller. Knapp. Hitchcock. Parsons and Street will motor to Louisville tomorrow, stopping en rout: at But at la ad Farm to inspect Luke Mc-Lafce and the yearlings there, also at Beamier Camdens Ilirtlaial Stud in Versailles, to inspect the Baglish tallion Light Brigade. After Alex Getz victory in the fourth race, he was bought at private terms by W. H. Fizer. .b.hu Whitlow this afternoon stated that his rraeh Westy Hagaa would not be started in the Kentucky Derby. The Macaaaher entry continue to rule big favorites for the big fixture to be run next Saturday at Churchill Downs, but Andrew Millers Ticket is also absorbing vast attention and is receiving steady support in tie- .-inte-post betting. At present he is quoted at .", to 1. K. I!. Bradley this afternoon signified his int-ii-tion of Ix-tting ,000 on War Star and Ticket Bgafaan the field. He thinks the race will be be - tweea this pair. An aftermath to the Mars Cassidy drugging episode came this afternoon when . It. Anderson w.:-. arreeted on complaint of the S. P. C. A. Jockey CtmajoOy was much in the limelight during the afternoon, by victories on Brizs. C. A. Comiskcy, lloiieydew and Solly. The last named trio are trained by J. C. Milam and Honeydew and Solly are owned by J. N. Cainilcn. It was the third straight victory achieved by Honeydew. Withdrawals from the original fourth race rjnaaed it to be declared off. The one won by Alex Gcta was the substitute to compbte the card of seven races.

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