Rain Falls at Lexington: Downpour Followed by Sunshine and some Excellent Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-20


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RAIN FALLS AT LEXINGTON Downpour Followed by Sunshine and Some Excellent Racing. CT American Ace Defeats Major Parke General Haig a Winner Jockey Punished. LEXINGTON, Ky., September 19. A terrific rain storm came with the finish of tin? opening race and flooded the course, but its force was spent with the running of the second race and the sun shone brilliantly for the remainder of the afternoon. The intensity of the rain, coupled with the darkness, precluded any possibility of distinguishing the colors of the riders in the second race with any degree of accuracy until they neared the finish. Considering the threatening weather and the somewhat offday program, a surprisingly large attendance was again present. The betting volume was also better than expected, for it was thought that the difficult card would serve as a poor medium for speculators. There were no pronounced upsets of the afternoon. Counterbalance being the longest priced winner. His success came in the concluding race, in which a poor band mot. Aztec was the choice in this, but his poor beginning caused his elimination right at the start. The mile and a quarter race proved an easy affair for Kingfisher, which won practically as his rider pleased from Ellison and El Rey. The others in the field were beaten off and never figured after the first half mile had been completed. The frequently disappointing American Ace finally succeeded in landing a purse when ho scampered home in the initial race, in which a good band met. Restraining tactics were used on him, and it enabled him tor-last longer than usual and he outstayed the fast gaining Major Parke. Serbian, in this, wheeled as the barrier was released and unseated jockey AVarrington, but lie escaped injury. Make Ip. running in J. R. Itespess colors, accounted for the purse in the second race. The starters in the race appeared as flitting shadows until they neared the finish. Make Up was well in the lead at this time, with Airgo just getting up to beat Lieutenant Lester, which appeared to have been the leader in the early running. Ronstelle made a runaway of the third race and won as rider Pool pleased. Trusty, the supposed good thing, finished third, being beaten in the last stride by Ermitana for second place. General Haig. which in his last race was claimed bj- L. A. Rroaddus, won for his new owner and beat a good banil in easy style when he galloped home in advance of the others in the fourth race. Lively, the favored one, landed third. Rooneville. owned by II. P. Headley, took tho fifth race, in which Mabel G. was supposed to bo a good tiling, but could do no better than land in third place, Alula slipping up in the last stride to head her for second place. Starter Dade suspended J. Cruise for three racing days for misbehavior at the post. For similar offenses jockeys Smfth and Rarrett were each fined S25. Jockey "Ruddy" Glass, who had the mount on American Ace, was granted a license this morning, but his services are restricted to the stable of John Lowe, who. in addition to his own racers, trains those owned by C. AV. Clark and Edward Cebrian.

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