Three for Jockey Fator: Ride Truly Rural, Betsy and the Desert to Victory at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-18


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THREE FOR JOCKEY FATOR Rides Truly Rural, Betsy and The Desert to Victory at Laurel. Sande and Hamilton Also Bask in Limelight by Each Winning Two Races. LAUREL, Mcl., October 17. The program at Laurel this afternoon was made up of a series of selling races, in which ordinary fields went to the post. Interesting contests were in order, and the finishes close enough to arouse enthusiasm. The track dried out over n.ight, hut the going was still lumpy and stiff. Jockey Fator was much in the limelight. He rode the winners of the third, fourth and fifth race. In the third race Fator had the mount on II. I. Whitneys Truly Rural, and the combination proved a winner. That filly came through on the inside in the stretch and disposed of Mock Orange after a spirited final eighth drive. Rapid Traveler, the favorite and pacemaker, tired badly and swerved out in the stretch. Fator had a much easier time on Betsy and The Desert in the fourth and fiftii races. In the fourth the Ballot filly easily drew away from Handfnll in the last sixteenth and won by a safe margin, wliile The Deserts victory was assured from the start, that racer holding his opponents at his mercy throughout. Jockeys Sande and Hamilton also basked in the limelight, each having two winners to his credit. Hamilton rode the winners of,, the.first and last races", Tvliife "Sande successfully pilofed" Kiralr Hnd" Malvolio in the second and sixth races respectively. The Desert changed hands after lie won the fifth race. Sam Louis boosted him from 1,800 to 3,200 and secured him. On Watch, George W. Lofts good two-year-old by Colin Rubia Granda, sent out to Kentucky to win the Queen City Handicap, returned to Laurel this morning. He shipped in good condition and will soon be seen in races again. In West Virginia the train carrying On Watch passed another taking Exterminator to Latonia to run in the La-tonia Cup tomorrow. The three-year-old steeplechaser Twiford, purchased a few days ago by W. T. Wilkinson from Robert L. Gerry, reached the Laurel course from New York and was turned over to Lewis Garth, who wiU prepare the black gelding for the Ticket of Leave Steeplechase, which will be run the last day of the meeting. Jockey Thurber left last night for Kentucky to ride Midway in the Latonia Cup. Thurber felt no ill effects from his fall on Duke John in the first race Thursday. George Walls, who went down with Goblet in the third race, however, suffered somewhat from shock last night, though falling in races is no new experience to him. He was laid up for several months after a bad spill at New Orleans. Jockeys Mergler and Mclntyre each were suspended three days by the stewards for rough riding in the third race Thursday. Jockey Kelsay came back from Latonia, where he rode On Wutch to victory and was congratulated by his fellow riders. A

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