Another Big Attendance: Blue Grass Fair Racing Proves Attractive to Lexingtonians, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-03


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ANOTHER BIG ATTENDANCE Blue Grass Fair Racing Proves Attractive to Lexingtonians. L. Idle Hour Purse Appropriately Won by One of E. R. Brad- leys Representatives. LEXINGTON, K.v., September 2. The attendance for tlie second day of the Rlue Grass Fair "was nearly equal to that of yesterday, and the racing on the whole was better. The contests were keener and finishes closer. The weather was bright and delightfully cool. The opening race was the Idle Hour, named in recognition of K. It. Bradleys naturally beautiful nursery for thoroughbred horses. The public selected as their choice the black mare Busy .Toe, bred and foaled at Idle Hour Farm and owned by Mr. Bradley, and they had the pleasure of seeing her win easily, though by a margin of only :i length, the second place being filled by Miss Manage, a head in front of Woodpile, which led for the first half mile. Manicurist was not eligible for this race and was withdrawn. The backers of favorites were in line again when Mayrcse won the second race in a drive with Cicely Kay, these two making the running all the way. The start of this race was poor. Dandy Van and Herself being virtually left at the post. Jockey Warrington was engaged to ride Cicely Kay, but ..failed to put in an. appearance, Wolsten"- holni taking the mount. John T. Irelands three-year-old brown gelding Dark Hill, making his first start in the third race, scored an impnssive victory at long odds. He was off forwarjlly and went to the front around the first turn. Along the backstretcli the favorite, Stevenson, challenged and passed him, but only for a short way. Dark Hill again took command and held it gamely to the end, winning by a nose in 1:39. He is a- stout-Jiearted horse. G. Stone, a. diminutive black boy, rode his initial race on Highland Mary. Buck Kail was the choice for the fourth race, but he was never close to the money. View led the first three-quarters, but Willigan passed him in the stretch and Dahabiah II. got up in time to get second place by a neck. Starter Morrissey made this start without a barrier and it was one of his best. Morrissey made another good, quick start without a barrier in the, fifth race. The Canadian bush queen, Statim, went to the front and led for five-eighths, but died off in the stretch. Canfiold, coming fast on the outside with Miss Wells, the favorite, got to the front in the last seventy yards and won by a. half length, heads separating Benefactor, Aldebaran and Tokalon March.

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