15,000 at Blue Grass Fair: Immense Crowd Sees High-Class Racing Under Ideal Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-04


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15,000 AT BLUE GRASS FAIR ! i Immense Crowd Sees High-Class Racing Under Ideal Conditions. L- Bars and Stars Wins After Thrilling Finish in Fast Htm Race. 5 LEXINGTON, Ky.. September 3. The attendance for the third day of the Blue Grass Fair was larger than that of either of the previous two days. It was estimated at more than 15,000. Automobiles were parked five rows deep in the infield for a stretch of ah eighth of a mile, in addition to those in regular parking spaces. The weather was bright and warm, the track fast and the sport of a high order. Between races there were exhibitions of saddle and driving horses, and the contests for the ribbons were keen enough to enlist the close attention of the crowd. The opening race was won in a drive by the favorite, Billlo B., which rushed to the front in the last hundred yards, defeating J. J. Murdock, which had led from the start, with Vision a bang up third. Viva Cuba led all the way and won the second rare for maiden two-year-olds, five-eighths of a mile, quite easily. Peggy C. getting second place by a half length after a drive with the favorite, Spartan Boy. MtCniiatlilrhrncc.wasravpnj.by hilars and-Starsr. He led all the way, but Grotli bad to shake him up at the finish to outstay Manfred, which was. coming fast at the finish, Anlace being third.. Poverina refused to start and was left at the post. Miss Wright was the favorite. Dan W. Scotts High Wind opened up a big gap in the early running of the fourth race, but when they came to the finish three were in front of him, Little Sandy, owned, trained and ridden by Herbert "Ike" Tullett, getting the decision by a head, with W. V. Thraves Miss Patty second and Capt. E. C. Walkers Virgo, the favorite, third. The smart set backed Lucile P. for the. fifth race, but she could not. reach, L. A. Broaddus Parrish winning by a length and a half. L. Calm, B. Rosenthal and Joe Tavis arrived from Cincinnati today. Jockey N. Barrett had one of his legs injured in an automobile accident.

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