Lexingtons Good Racing: Big Attendance Witnesses some Well Contested Finishes, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-19


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LEXINGTONS GOOD RACING t 7- Big Attendance Witnesses Some Well Contested Finishes. t i Sewell Combs First in the Feature Race T. Murray Rides Three Winners Again. LEXINGTON. Ky., September IS. Jockey T. Murray was again in the Jimelight and for the third time this week scored with three of his mounts. His triple success this afternoon began with a victory on Marse John in the opening race, followed by wins with Brig of AAar and Diamond Girl. He also had the mount on Mile. Dazie, which landed in second place. His only other mount, Miss Patty, finished unplaced. His extensive following here reaped a rich .harvest as a result of his success. Backers of favorites wero also in high fettlo during the afternoon, for choices and second favorites practically swept the- card. The racing was again keen and witnessed by an immense throng, despite a prospect of rain, as clouds hung low throughout the afternoon. Small fields of evenly matched starters furnished entertaining rport, and it likewise was responsible for the increased volume of wagering indulged in during the afternoon. There was also a noticeable absence of crowding, such as occurs when the fields are unwieldy. Several of the finishes were hard fought, the contenders being under a severe drive for almost the entire length of the stretch. The feature race, a handicap at three-quarters for a purse of 1,000, brought to the post a good band of sprinters, with Sewell Combs being returned the winner from Viva America and Prince of Como. The -winner was favored iu the -weight assignment, md" it-stood Mm in good; stead during the final drive. Prince of Como as usual showed the most early speed, but he lost ground when pressed hard. Marse John was backed with confidence in the opening race and he made good easily, but had to overcome some interference in the early running. Former Senator Johnson N. Camdens colors were carried to victory in the second race, for which Orlova was the favored one. The latter landed third n and had an unusually rough race, while the winner was lucky escaping interference. Brig of AAar and Spearlene furnished the contention in the third race and Brig of AAar succeeded in outstaying the Brannan representative through the last sixteenth. Several racing stables were shipped this morning to Latonia and others will depart tomorrow, but the bulk of the horses here will be transferred Sunday and Monday by special train. Jockey C. Bobinson, who has ridden Blazes to victory on several occasions at Saratoga, will have the mount on the colt in the Breeders Futurity, to be run Saturday. Loftus was to have had the mount, but an engagement he has on one of his contract employers horses at Havre de Grace Saturday will cause him to remain in Maryland. The twelve horses that AV. C. AVeant has turned out at the AValdeck Farm, near Louisville, will be taken up and sent to Douglas Park, where they will begin training under the supervision of Bobert Lester. They will be campaigned next winter at New-Orleans. The dozen now racing in the AVeant colors will be shipped from here to Latonia and Churchill Downs and also be transferred later to New Orleans for the racing at both tracks there.

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