Churchill Downs Closes This Week.: Good Weather and Racing Conditions a Marked Feature of the Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-20


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CHURCHILL DOWNS CLOSES THIS WEEK. Good Weather and Racing Conditions a Marked Feature of the Meeting. By c. A. Bergia. Louisville. Ky.. May M. Bevea of the twelve days of the Churchill Howes aaeetiag have passed lata history, ami there yel remain five nay: before it bj teitninat. -d. The aaeetiag, which has proven to be the most sm-.e- lul in III. tracka history, wiil winl up mt Friday, on the Mlowiag day the cceae vmII be shifted to Doaglaa Park for tin;., a days of rackag. Th" latter awrtlac i- to all intents ami purposos a raatiaaaUoa ef the Downs meeting:. the oadj differeace aefcsg a change of scene aad track execatives. t ader John Hachmelsteri able ataaageaaeat, tin- Doaglaa lark aaeetiag should also prove einineiitiy sacceaafaL Many af the bone ..f the better class now radag al the Downs will he seen in action at Doaglaa Park and tl. • meeting will not aaffet by the withdrawal of a milliner ef tin- larger stables for early radag on the metro-politaa tiMl.s. hiirehill Dowaa has boon ind. . .!. flHi—Ble this apriag in the mailer of weather, which, akace tin opeaiag day. has Ik i u all that could bo desired. The track has beea at its best ami fasl time has li.-i-n haag up on several occasions, although no existing rack records have beea endangered. Tl •• better dasa of horsea have beea ■ ea nmli i colors, iadadkag many of the local favorites. The daily pragraaaa have beea fraated with a view of briaginx out the beat hones, but tin- eheaper grade of aai- mals has not beea overlooked, as hoy have beea afforded al. umlaut opportunity to display tle-ir worth. The prediction BMde prior to tin- moetim that the rich oumrs wen going to raptare the Haaa ahan of the paiata has failed of fulfillment. Th" ateetiag has beea marked by a number of sar I ris. s furiiisjnd I.y l.,n,- priced wiaaers, but this is only what in iy be expected, w In n bone a are braaghl together for the fust time in tin- earlj part of the aeaaaa. l». spite this, favorites have aeored with freaaestcy, the peneatage of arlaaiag first choicca betag as high as during any recent similar period. While i! is rather early in the s.-ason to name the two yeai old that will In- inlitleil to be called western champion of tin gear, then is on-that sfi-ms destined to earn this title, provided he continues to display the form he has shown al ready in his races. This coil is Keaat th D. Ah antlers Broomstick Christmas Star colt, appi aiaj ri.iii iy named Bscaba, which is RpaaJaa lor broom. This eatt, for which his owner prfor to the Kea-tucky aeaaaa refused an offer of ST.. MM, has pro...! p. l .- ,,f the highest diss, as evidenced by his aaheatea record of three victories in a shailar Banker of st.-n-is. He starts d twin at Lexington, the first being in a purse race ami tin- ether in the Idle Hour Stakes, in Which he met ami de feated a good band of juveniles. His victory in th- Bashford Mama Stakes, last week, waa even more impressie. and Indicated thai he is a call of superior apeed and r oarage. His training waa received at DoBgbu Talk, under the guiding hand of W. J. Toaag, a man who lias developed an I raced anite .. aaaaber of stars. The call has .•• stake eagagemeal at i .. aulas Park ami after that meeting ii will be sent to Iitoiiia. th.aee t Saratoga, when In- will meet the best of the east ern twa-year-ohta. The rather indifferent show in.: of tie bam s of tin- Macasaber stable that hive aJready beea si under cabin this spring, h-s been a gnat an- appointment to their owners many will wish as here. The .stable has the greab- t niimlni of bors. ■ in traiabsg al the Dowaa aad, qaite aataraUy, the public expects then to drive dowa in front oace in a while. It may be that when the Cracks in !h" older divbdaa eaaaaaean radag, the] will make aineniis far the faihan of thaae that hue .-.I ready started, mostly two year olds, to make a bettor showing.

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