Douglas Parks Good Day: Best Attendance So Far Views Excellent Racing.; Viva America Defeats Fruit Cake and Rancher in a Fast Race--Track Talk., Daily Racing Form, 1918-09-26


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DOUGLAS PARKS GOOD DAY Best Attendance So Far Views Excellent Racing Viva America Defeats Fruit Cake Cakeand and Rancher in a Fast Race Track Talk Ry J L Dempsey DempseyLoiirville Loiirville Ky September 25 The excellent card provided its patrons by the Douglas Parl track this morning proved irresistible to the vast throng of racing enthusiasts in this city resulting in the best attendance of the present meeting More perfect conditions for tie sport could not be imagined and the brand of racing that developed was on a par with the best that lias been seen in Kentucky this fall fallFinishes Finishes were of the thrilling sort with the win ¬ ner in doubt in most ciscs until the official plac ¬ ing The small fields that started in six of the races were responsible for an absence of crowding and the beaten starters succumlted to superior ones and had no mishaps mishapsThe The Camp Zachary Taylor Purse of 1500 at one mile was contested by a good band with Viva Amrica is the winner from Fruit Cake and Kanch r after a stubborn battle The AAorthington filly raced in her best form and under good riding first iisposed of Handler which was her closest follower in the early running and held her own with Friiit TiiLc when the Macomber filly challenged in the ulretrh ulretrhAlthough Although favorites were again beaten steadily the winairs were supported in confidential style and with the exception of Hhymer which triumphed in the final race in which McAdoo started at odds on tlicrowerejio outstanding surprises surprisesWilliams Williams Itros ugalii scored a nolnilet ffielr Korlily and Jovial Ixith ridden by J Howard ac urnting for their respective purses Howard also won on Amalette The followers of jockey Ltms ford also fanit well the McLean rider landing a pair of winners during the afternoon afternoonMeAdoo MeAdoo overthrow was a hard jolt for the public lie wrintt to outclass the ones that he met but he was in a sulky mood and retired from contention uiiPxiMftidly when his chances for the victory appeared most promising promisingThe The success of Korbly was also accomplished by the smallest margin and for while his backers bcM grave misgivings but be succeeded in shaking ff Skniles Knob in the last strides stridesJohn John Murphys Itiincrana gave an excellent ex ¬ hibition in the second nice by being virtually left it the post and coming from far back in the last quarter to achieve a runaway victory Her failure In leave the barrier was due to her propping at the Ktarf KtarfJOCKEY JOCKEY MAHER SUSPENDED SUSPENDEDJockey Jockey J Maher who had the mount on Joe Stahr in the second race was the first to be disciplined by starter Dade He drew a three days suspen ¬ sion for misbehavior at the i ost ostThe The program book of the Chunhill Downs meeting where racing begins next Monday was distributed owners this morning Unlike Douglas Park the par j offerings at Churchill Downs track have a uniform value of 1000 The program arrangement at Douglas Park is on a graded scale intended to Xive the better grade of horses more opportunity Tor earnings earningsJockey Jockey C Brown who rode with a fair measure of success at the recent Cheyenne meeting was jiinong the arrivals aiyl made application for a aThe The horses in charge of J AV Hay were among the arrivals this morning from New York and will be campaigned in Kentucky for the remainder of 3he fall season seasonThere There were additions of horses from Lexington tins morning and most of those intending to take j art in the racing here and at 1itonia haVe now succeeded in shipping from the Lexington track trackAl Al Muller prominent sjiortiiig man and extensive ¬ ly interested in racing was among todays visitors from New Orleans He reports the outlook for a successful racing season next winter in the Crescent CitV as l lcing cing most promising promisingj j 15 Hespess reported the death of Deliver which was l eing used at his Erlanger Kentucky farm as a broodmare broodmareWilliams Williams Itros whose extensive band of thirty two horses in training ami ten yearlings are in Icntlcd for winter racing will divide their strings and campaign at New Orleans and Havana jele Williams and jockey Howard will be in barge of the Havana division and Dick AVilliams will campaign the New Orleans division TIic stable is also in iiest of a rider to take to New Orleans OrleansJockey Jockey Lunsfords stay in Kentucky will terminate next Saturday trainer John F Schorr in charge of K B Mcl ans racers having sent notification to the rider to rei ort at Laurel not later than Xcptcmler J JTomorrow Tomorrow has been designated as ladies day and jill ladies accompanied by an escort will be admitted free to the track as the guests of the management

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