Fast At Churchill Downs: Improved Weather and Going Brings Out a Big Attendance.; Courtship Wins the Feature Race in Close to Record Time from Omond and Viva America., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-14


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FAST AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Improved Weather and Going Brings Out a Big Attendance Courtship Wins the Feature Race Racein in Close to Record Time from fromOmond Omond and Viva America LOUISVILLE Ivy May 13 A liinilirnp at si mile lid a sixteenth for a purse of 100 which featured this afternoons can resulted in a victory for Courtship which suddenly found his best speed led for the entire race and covered the mile and i sixteenth in l44f within twofifths of a second of the best time a race at this distance has Ixen run on this track Omond landed in second place and Viva America brought up in third place Viva America was a pronounced favorite in the race and would have been a much more dangerous propo ¬ sition for the winner to beat had sin been ridden with better judgment Van Dnsen from an outer but forward position when approaching the first turn elected to take her back sharply with the intention to take her to the inside but lie lost considerable ground by it and it enabled Courtship to race into a long lead in the first half mile Viva America continued to be kept under restraint until approaching the last turn where she overhauled Herald which had been Courtships closest attendant For some reason Van Dusen elected to bring Viva America wide into the stretch and this entailed an additional loss of ground and finally she tired and allowed Omond to be the final contender Court ¬ ship though tiring some in the stretch had enough reserve speed to withstand the game challenge that Omond offered near the end and won easily There iWjiMUttb contention from the others which prac ¬ tically were beaten from the shirt though Hanovia closed up with a rush in the stretch stretchImproved Improved weather was responsible for the full local racing strength again being on hand to view the sport The racing was interesting and close despite a lack of outstanding features Most of the finishes were of the close variety in some instances the results in doubt until the official placing Favorites were again bowled over with regularity but the winners found extensive support supportKenneth Kenneth I Alexanders crack Escoba will be put back in training shortly as lie gives every promise of standing a racing preparation and his owner has dcided to send him here next week to John S Ward who will prepare him with a view to campaigning at Saratoga Escoba has during tin winter and up to the present been driven on an average of six miles daily to a cart and as u result is bodily fit His suspicious leg is also showing soundness Escoba was bred to about a dozen mares at the John H Morris farm this spring springV V V Tliraves wealthy oil man has secured the transfer of jockey T Murrays contract but Kay Spence will have the boy in charge for the next two years as lie has contracted for that period to train the horses that W V Tliraves is accumu ¬ lating At present Mr Tliraves has five horse consisting of Harry Shaw Marse John Lady Sweep and two twoyearolds Second call on the rider has been signed to Jeff Livingston for the Ken ¬ tucky spring meetings ending at Latonia LatoniaBlue Blue Paradise was claimed by 15 J lirannon in the second race for 2000 2000Before Before leaving for the east trainer James Rowo arranged with Mose Goldblatt to take over eight additional Harry Payne Whitney owned horses which will be shipped to Latonia from the Whitney farm in Xew Jersey Otto Stiefel who is interested in the horses rac ¬ ing in the colors of Charles Rowe is among the visitors here hereJohn John M Grade one time extensively interested in racing is a newcomer from Arkansas where he lias an extensive plantation plantationVindex Vindex will be returned to Latonia to start in the Derby there

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