Black Servants Fine Race: Takes the Proctor Knott Handicap With All Ease.; Distinctions Great Speed Shown Again--Big Attendance Marks Last Day of Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-31


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BLACK SERVANTS FINE RACE Takes the Proctor Knott Handi ¬ cap With Al Ease Distinctions Great Speed Shown ShownAgain Again Big Attend ance Marks MarksLast Last Day of Meeting LOUISVILLE Ky May 30 E R Bradleys crack threeyearold Black Servant again gave evi ¬ dence that he is probably the best of his ago in this state by his striking success in the Proctor Knott Handicap at a mile and a quarter leading from the start and being practically in a canter through the stretch and strictly at the pleasure of his rider J Butwell who stayed over to pilot him following Lykos suspension last Saturday The Bradley establishment was also represented in the race bv the Derby winner Behave Yourself but the owner declared to win with the son of Black Toney Padula It was natural that the two colts which have been prominent in the minds and eye of the local racing public since the beginning of Kentucky racing this year should be the favored ones but Rangoon J M Camdens sturdy son of Light Brigade was not lacking in friends The start was delayed on account of the bad post behavior of several but when starter Dadc dispatched them Black Servant with his customary dash took command and Butwell let him go about his business retaining a slight hold ofhim The colt maintained about the same lead for almost the first mile Ran ¬ goon during this time being his closest follower and Planet in third place The backers of Rangoon ex ¬ perienced bright hopes just before the stretch was reached but at this juncture Butwell released Black Servant from restraint and lie moved away like a flash leaving Rangoon and Planet far in his wake to battle it out for second place Behave Yourself made a quick move just before reaching the halfmile ground but he soon dropped back when it was plain his mate was winning The race had a net value to the winner of 5255 The time of the race 203 was the second best ever made over the track and only excelled by Wood traps 203 Had Black Servant been ridden he would have lowered this thisIt It was a field day for the overseas veteran Walter Taylor who piloted three of the afternoons winners and his riding was characterized by his oldtime form He inaugurated his success iii the opener on Youneed and followed with a double victory in the Montfort Jones colors witli Princo Wells and Rockminister winners of the pair of races for twoyearolds There was a dreg of bitterness in Taylors cup of joy for he was sus ¬ pended for five days for rough riding the stewards holding him culpable on Prince Welles It was the latters first start and Taylor rushed him across sharply in front of the others in the stretch and won easily The colt ran an excellent race and is probably the good one that he is rated by his connections connectionsBEST BEST RACING OF THE MEETING MEETINGAn An attendance that was only exceeded by thn Derby day crowd was on hand to witness tht closing days sport The occasion was marked by some of the best racing of the meeting several of the finishes being hard fought and as favorite scored in a majority of the dashes it contributed pleasure for the backers backersT T C McDowells good filly Distinction agaii figured in a sparkling winning performance wlen she accounted for the Decoration Day Handicap in which she conceded weight to all the other starter and won with ease J Howard her rider taking her under restraint near the end She displayed her usual high speed in the early racing and although beginning slowly she quickly raced into the lead and led for tho entire way the surprise of the race being Minute Man which raced prominently all the way and finished in second place Ginger taking third His Choice which ruled favorite hail a rough time in the race but tired in the stretch stretchGeorge George J Longs Wickford furnished a surprise in the third race when he won from Dr Rae The latter raced sensationally and rs if much the best The diminutive Scobie could not make him extend himself fully at the start or during the early running hut ho camo like a sireak in the stretch and almost nipped Wickford in the last strides stridesThe The concluding dash went to Grace which led from the start Paris Maid landed second and Yowell beat tho favorite Wadsworths Last for third place The latter was in close quarters most of the way and had scant opportunity to show in his best form formNugent Nugent Bros claimed Grace fit a cost of S2500 S2500The The stewards after the last race announced that jockey Lykes suspension had been modified to five days Originally he had been suspended for ten days daysGeneral General manager Matt J Winn departed tonight for Latonia to be on hand early and supervise the final details of the extensive improvements reach ¬ ing completion at the Milldale track Discussing the meeting just closed Mr Winn said he was well satisfied with tho results Of course it did not come up to the financial standard of last year but it was eminently satisfactory in view of the general business depression He predicted a highly successful meeting at Latonia LatoniaThe The usual car shortage developed when they were most needed and some difficulty will be experi ¬ enced in securing express cars As a result many owners have decided to ship over the intervening 120 miles between here and Lntonia by freight freightThe The ten days suspension inflicted on jockey Lyke was not as alleged for having struck Sway in tho hard drive that Busy Signal engaged in with him but for having come across with the filly from an outer position at the start Lyke was much put out over the charge that he had struck Sway anil emphatically denied having done so My instruc ¬ tions from Mr Bradley have been that if I cannot win races without resorting to rough riding he does not want to win at all I have refrained and been extra careful from interfering witli anyone during the running of any race I ride in On the other hand I have suffered frequent interference without complaint

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