Truly Exciting Contests: Oaklawn Racing of Yesterday Replete with Thrilling Finishes.; Under Fire Narrowly Defeats Drastic in the Handicap--Silvery Light Wins by Inches., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-06


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TRULY EXCITING CONTESTS Oaklawn Racing of Yesterday Re ¬ plete with Thrilling Finishes Under Fire Narrowly Defeats DefeatsDrastic Drastic in the Handicap Sil very Light Wins by Inches HOT SPRINGS Ark April 5 The handicnp nt a mile and seventy yards which served as one of the Oaklawn features tliis afternoon developed a sen ¬ sational windup with Pat Dunnes Under Fire triumphant by a nose over Drastic with Slippery Klin following In the last eighth Under Fire seemed likely to he an easy winner hut at this point jockey C Robinson growing overconfident was content to allow Jiis mount to gallop easily and the action almost proved fatal for Garner driving Drastic hard found that horse responsive and In finished in cyclonic fashion and almost nipi ed Under Fire in the last stride Another stride beyond the finish Drastic was in front The finish was one of the closest witnessed here and enthused the big throng to a high pitch pitchAll All the racing was of the spirited order Tim Bruce 15 Campbell Purse named in honor of the grand exalted ruler of the Elks who paid the course a visit this afternoon also had a sensational wind up when Silvery Light succeeded in getting up in the last strides to overhaul Mars House with Kd Stone following the pair closely Mars Mouse after disposing of Minawand seemed a certain winner but Silvery Light managed to close a gap of five lengths and got up in time to ge the verdict verdictThe The sprinters engaging in the Elks Purse brought another close finish A N Akin just managed to outlast Neilnerhan with Boa Tromp pressing the pair closely closelyRuth Ruth Strickland furnished the main upset of Urn afternoon by her victory in the first nice when she beat Jack K and liberator Jack 1C was claimed from the race by W A Porch represented in the race by Capt Fredricks FredricksMiss Miss Tvruter showed it sudden return to good form in the second race and beat Tito with Lucius in third place The last named was probably best but Rowan rode him amateurishly and was directly the cause of his failure failureThe The last race fell to Barbara Shilling on which C Robinson rode a perfect race and she over ¬ hauled Rookery with ease in the stretch stretchTROTTER TROTTER BUYS JOCKEY WILLIS CONTRACT CONTRACTEdward Edward Trotter this afternoon bought the contract on jockey Willis held by T O G II Keene The Trotter horses will make their principal campaign in Canada this year if racing is resumed there thereMose Mose Goldblatt accenting for Harry Payne Whit ¬ ney sold the colt Zone dArmee to C E Patter ¬ son for 5000 this afternoon afternoonTodays Todays visitors included Maclay Hoyne recently defeated in the mayoralty contest in Chicago Judge Owens accompanied him among the visitors visitorsJockey Jockey J Groth was instructed by the judges hen to accept no more mounts pending investigation of several faulty rides he has made The latest offense was his action of pulling up Lady Pataud at the start in Fridays opening race racePrior Prior to the racing Chaplain Lieutenant Steward of the 27th Division who has seen service in France made a twentyminutes interesting address to the crowd in behalf of the coming Victory Loan drive driveThe The news of Frankie Robinsons deatli came as a big shock to the army of racing devotees in these parts Robinson came here from New Orleans and stayed here for about a month before going to Louisville where he married Jockey Albert John ¬ son who chummed with Robinson and was his roommate in New Orleans and here was so over ¬ come by grief when he learned the news last night that it was necessary to hurve a doctor with him He canceled all his engagements for the day The Oaklawn Park Club had the American flag over tin jockey room halfmasted as a mark of respect for tlie dead ririer ririerJockey Jockey Troxler accepted terms this afternoon to ride for Albert Simons who is training a division of the Harry Payne Whitney racers in Maryland and left for the Bowie track late this afternoon

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