Special Weight Race Arranged: Included in Doughlas Park Closing Weeks Program to Bring Best Horses Together at a Mile., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-04


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SPECIAL WEIGHT RACE ARRANGED Included in Douglas Park Closing Weeks Program to Bring Best Horses Together at a Mile. 1 Louisville. Ky.. June 3. —Racing secretary Campbell has just issued the program iMiok for the final seven days of the Douglas lark meeting, embracing the period from Tuesday. June 4, to Tuesday, June 11. As in the case of the book for the first seven days of the meeting, it caters extensively to the high-class l.orses and foreshadows a period of brilliant racing during the remainti-r of the meeting. baa particular race on which secretary Campbell 1 is building high hopes as an attraction of the first magnitude is the Pendennis Club Purse, a ,200 special weight affair designed to bring the liest horses in training together at one mile under light weights. There are no penalty or allowance features in connection with the conditions, under which three-year-olds like Eseeba and The Porter will be eligible to start with ninety -seven pounds, against 109 pounds on horses like Pif Jr.. Leochares. Brad-levs Choice. Broaaa and Fruit Cake, and 112 on Solly, llollister. Rancher and King Gorin. Viva America and Violet Bonnie are fast three-year-old fillies that can get into the race with ninety-two , pounds. There is a possibility that with a field of some half dozen of the pick of the horses named., this race might result in a new American record for one mile, so fast is the Dauglas lark track just now. The American mile record is l:3t!/-, and was made by Amalfi over the hard surfaced trotting track it Syracuse. N. Y. The Douglas lark record for one mile was reduced to l:S~:, by Bradleys Choice only a few days ago. The impression prevailed thai had it lieen necessaiv, Bradleys Choice could have run much faster than he did in making his record. It is suggested that this race will afford a good opportunity for a meeting lictwcen Edward B. McLeans The Porter and Kenneth D. Alexanders Kseoba, unquestionably the beat of the three-year-olds in training here. It is understood that the McLean camp is confident of The Porters ability to take Kscobas measure and that J. S. Ward, who is training Eseoba. is not averse to the idea of pitting the coll agiiijst the McLean crack, in view of what has lieen said and published about a prospective meeting of the pair.

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