Midways Clark Handicap: Parrish Racer Proves Best After Scratching of the Stars.; Crowd Rivaling That of Derby Day Views the Racing--Prince of Como a Surprise., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-18


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MIDWAYS CLARK HANDICAP Parrish Racer Proves Best After Scratching of the Stars Crowd Rivaling that of Derby Day Views the Racing Prince of V Como a Surprise LOUISVILLE Ky May 17 The Clark Handicap formerly serving as a sequel to the Kentucky Derby and now serving to give a probable line to the win ¬ ner of the rich Kentucky Handicap the richest plum in Kentucky for horses of mature age was the stellar race of a splendid offering t Churchill Downs patrons and it resulted in a victory for J W Parrishs Midway with Beaverkill ill second place and the veteran Hodge landing third Seven started after Exterminator The Porter Rancher anil Freecutter were declared out The winner at the weight assignment ran as if much the best for he was only cantering at the end and had a margin of six lengths over Beaverkill The latter also showed a splendid performance and but for being sharply forced back on the first turn would have given the winner a stouter tussle tussleThe The suicidal tactics of Robinson Willis and Van Dusen respectively as the riders of Sewell Combs Courtship and Viva America was responsible or their elimination before the stretcii racing began The trio with Sewell Combs in front raced each other into exhaustion and with their falling back Midivay which had been racing well under re ¬ straint took up the running and drew out decisively in tlm stretch After being forced back on tin first turn Beaverkill had to be ridden hard and lie gradually gained his lost ground and by a closo turn into the stretch managed to get into a contend ¬ ing position before straightening away for the stretch sprint but the winner was too good for him today Sewell Combs cracked badly in the stretcii and Hodge overhauled him near the end for third place Courtship quit badly and impressed one as fainthearted faintheartedWith With a history as old as the Kentucky Derby and popular among patrons of Kentucky racing the Clark Handicap was run for the fortyfifth time today its condensed history since 1910 being as follows Year Winner AWt Jockey Val Time 1910 Kings Daughter 124 T KoernerliOO 1459 1911 Star Charter 3 105 J Wilson 1990 147 1912 Adams Express4 122 C II Siiilg 1020 145 1913 Buckhorh 4 122 Goose 20SO l4Si 1914 Belloc 3 95 A Mott 2510 145 1915 Hodge 4 108 C Borol 2380 114 1916 Hodge 5 120 C Hunt 2520 l4r 4 1917 Old Rosebud 117 I Connlly 2230 145 1918 Beaverkill 4 104 O Willis 2380 148 V 1919 Midway 5 117 H Thurber 4360 l4li l4liAn An attendance that rivaled that of Derby day daytook took advantage of the good card and delightful racing conditions to witness the sport The track was rapidly drying out but was several seconds slow to the mile This was responsible for the ab ¬ sence of many of the original carded starters startersGRUNDYS GRUNDYS DISAPPOINTING RACE RACEThe The handicap at threequarters furnished an outr standing upset by the victory of Prince of Como over some of the best that could bo mustered at tin track Lucky B was going fast at the end and would have won in a few strides more The show ¬ ing of Grundy in this was disappointing and In finished far back Jockey Ridenour joined the band of riders now on the outside looking in for he was suspended for five days by the stewards for rougii riding in the third race in which he cut across in front of the others at the start and caused several of tlu startcrs to be shuffled back on the first turn turnM M J Winn departed this afternoon for TJatonia where he will confer with Harry Breivogel resi ¬ dent manager of the track with regards to details for the opening and look over some of the many improvements made at the course courseEl El Rey was claimed out of the third race by B Chapman for 1700 1700Move Move On which Pat Dunne recently acquired from T M Murphy by private purchase was claimed yesterday by L Erb for 11500 Jockey 11500Jockey Murray escaped narrowly from serious injury in the closing race Friday when his mount Woodthrush went down in a heap while in a con ¬ tending i osltiou just before reaching the lower turn Murray was taken unconscious to a nearby stable but later recovered and walked back to the jockeys quarters quartersHigh High Low winner in the last race yesterday received attention from J B Goodman W Per ¬ kins H Perkins and K Spence The latter was the lucky one in the draw and secured him for the claiming price of 2000 2000B B J Brannous Colonel Livingston is back again in training and taking his racing preparation in fine style It is intended to have him a starter in some of the Latonia fixtures St Bernard his stablemato is also rounding to good foruf after his slight indisposition which is said to have accounted for DerbyPat his dull showing in the Kentucky Derby Pat Dunne added Gourmand to his stable having acquired him by private purchase from the Waldeck Stable StableE E R Bradley bought this morning the filly Miuawand from C P Reed and intends her for breeding purposes

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