Military Day at Frontier Park: Great Crowd Gathers to Cheer the Army Officers Art Rick a Surprise, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-02


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MILITARY DAY AT FRONTIER PARK Great Crowd Gathers to Cheer the Army Officers Art Rick a Surprise. Cheyenne, Wyo., September l.-Today the soldiers and officers from Fort Bussell took possession of Frontier Park. The privates of the different companies came to root for their respective officers who rode in the army race at one-quarter of a mile with their own mounts. Also they speculated heavily on the ability of their chiofs us racing riders. In fact, it was a society day for all the ladies and officers connected with this post were in attendance and cheered their favorites as they paraded past the stand on the way to the post. The trophies attached to the race were two silver loving cups, one donated by the racing association, the other by Lieutenant Crane. They got away to a good start and Scared Lightning won in a wild drive from Lady Jet. Denver sent up its usual big delegation on its week end special. The crowd on hand today was the largest of the present meeting. Dancing Star stumbled and fell in the stretch. Jockey Embry rolled under the rail into the infield and escaped unhurt. The Denver City Handicap, at three-quarters of a mile, served as the feature of the afternoons program. It was won in easy style by Art Kick, which raced close up, but in the stretch drew away to win by two and one-half lengths, paying the longest price of the day, those having tickets on him received 4.50 to .

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