Battle Between Veterans: Old Rosebud Defeats Top o th Morning in a Hot Finish.; Marse John in Hard Luck--Lunetta Takes a Purse--Eulogy Wins by Close Margin., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-13


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BATTLE BETWEEN VETERANS Old Rosebud Defeats Top o th Morning in a Hot Finish Marse John in Hard Luck Lu Lunetta netta Takes a Purse Eulogy EulogyWins Wins by Close Margin LATOXIA Ky June 12 The crack Old Rosebud just missed defeat this afternoon in the three quarters purse race which featured todays card It was only a margin of Indies that separated him lit the finish from Top o th Morning The pair pnt up a furious drive through the last eighth with the victory in doubt until in the last stride where Old Rosebud succeeded in getting Jus nose in advance Broom Peddler finished in third place Old Rosebuds near downfall was due to the fast pace that Legotal forced him to stand in the early running to keep her close company and when Top o th Morning came with his challenge Old Rose ¬ bud had barely enough left to withstand him himDespite Despite a featureless offering the attendance was again immense anil this too in spite of the in ¬ tense heat that prevailed The racing was spirited all the finishes being close and highly exciting excitingIn In the oiHning race came the downfall of the stoutly snpiKtrted Marse John but his failure was due to the barrier failing to function properly the outer wing staying down which prevented Marse Joint from getting away with the others Discus ¬ sion was the winner from Vansylvia and Archie Alexander Alexanderfunetta funetta scored a purse for the Waldeck Stable when she led a good band of fillies to the finish Tin daughter of Luke McLuke showed much speed and raced into tiie lead when called on to win from Alsjicfl in easy stylo Frank W scored a lucky victory in the third race over the other youngsters engaging Cancion showing improved form in landing in second place with Anna Jackson third Code of Honor was the favored one in the race but his rider eased him soon after the start when a jam was imminent and it eliminated him from further contention contentionAnother Another thrilling finish came in the fifth race when Knlogy won by a nose from Bandymo with Rctta 15 in third place and the next three heads apart apartWar War Tax in the succeeding race scored by a nose over the favorite Miss lrocter with Bob Baker following The latter after the finish crossed his legs and fell heavily on his rider Saladin but the youngster escaped with a shaking up upCLOSE CLOSE FINISH IN LAST HACE HACEThe The closing race fell to Grace which had to sus ¬ tain a hard drive to win by a neck from Lady Hsuhe with Bonnie Toss following noses apart and Selma G the same margin farther back backFrank Frank W was claimed from the third race by H F Coppage for 1800 1800B B T Brannon has purchased the bay colt by Ben Brush 1leasant Iuss and the brown colt by Ben Brush Sweet heart Sue SueBright Bright Gold ran in the name of II Xeustetcr this afternoon having been bought at private sale from T M Murphy The latter also sold to Kay Spence the chestnut colt by Boots and Saddle Our Blonde and the bay filly by Golden Maxim Wishing Hing HingThe The program book for the next weeks racing was distributed to owners this morning morningThe The forty per cent surplus of the runup money from the sale of Diversion winner of the Mer ¬ chants Stakes will be distributed prorata to the four claiming races to be run Friday The amount is 082 which will give 171 to the first two races and 170 to the other two twoMatt Matt T Winn general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club returned this morning from Louisville where he had attended the meeting of the direc ¬ torate of the Kentucky Jockey Club held there last night At that session it was decided to declare a stock dividend of two and onethird per cent on the preferred stock of the club to embrace the period from March 1 to July 1 A resolution was also passed to make up 50000 of preferred stock held by the Churchill Downs stockholders stockholdersThe The plan for enlargement of the Kentucky racing plants was deferred to a subsequent meeting The election of Maurice Galvin on the board of direc ¬ tors as predicted was consummate All the mem ¬ bers of the board of directors with the exception of Johnson X Cntmlen who is at present iu the east wen in attendance attendanceThe The splendid showing of High Command and Distinction the pair of youngsters owned by T C McDowell has attracted considerable interest ro them and many prosjKctive purchasers are eager to secure them

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