Lexingtons Opening Day: Beginning of Last Week of Kentucky Racing Auspicious, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-25


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LEXINGTONS OPENING DAY . : -i Beginning of Last Week of Kentucky Racing Auspicious. Distinction Wins the Feature Race in Fast Time, Closely Pressed by Centimeter, f 1 LEXIXGTOX, Ky.. October 24. Kentucky racing for this year rounded into tlio homestretch this afternoon with the beginning of the six-day meet ins of autumn racing over the Lexington track and which will terminate the sport in this section on Saturday. A hotter introduction for the sport has not leen experienced here. The conditions for racing were perfect and it was a contributory cause to bringing out. to tiie track an enthusiastic and almost record attendance. The good sport fitted with the conditions, some of the finishes being of the variety that thrills even the most blase. T. C. McDowells Distinction, carrying 124 pounds and conceding much weight to the others, carried off the honors of the afternoon with a splendid victory in the feature race, a three-quarters mile sprint. She was put to the severest test of her career by Centimeter, but she succeeded in winning from him by it matter of inches. She was a popular favorite and her success was loudly nc-cliimed. The time of the race, 1:11, marked one of the fastest races of this year and is within one-fifth of a second of the track record here. One of the best finishes witnessed on any racing ground came in the closing race when Tan Son, American" Boy and Wickford fought it 0ntMa"stnU born fashion and landed noses apart. The battle of the trio began in the last eighth and continued almost tn even: terms to the end. The sport began with a victory for Honor Man, favorite, which won easily after being forced to maintain a stiff pace in following Columbia Tenn. The latter tired badly in the stretch drive and failed to get a part of the purse. Talisman was a big disappointment here and ran a particularly bad race. LUGS IN EASY STYLE. Lugs triumphed in the second race in somewhat easy style, with Cautious in second place and Ida McGce third. Our Dear was the iropular favorite here, but the restraining tactics that Welner employed on her caused her to be one of the also rans. The third race found the awakening of Old Faithful and the strange part of it was that some one was aware of his pending resurrection, for there was coniback money for hir.i. lie won from Merchant, another well meant one, with Xelle Yorke finishing third. Young Adam, favorite in the fifth race, never left the result seriously in doubt and, taking the lead soon after the start, held sway throughout. Lord Allen was another favorite that achieved success during the afternoon. He showed some of his spring form and, going into the lead at once, held the others safe for the remainder of the way. Diana .was claimed for ,200 by I. Foley, represented in the race by Xonskid. Jockey Thelen, who fell on Mary Jane Baker, was taken to a local hospital to be X-rayed as a matter of precaution. The attending track doctors pronounced him uninjured. Jockey A. Wilson will ride some of the It. L. Baker horses during the meeting, the owner having secured a call on that riders services. Barnes will go to Maryland at the conclusion of racing here and later on go to Tijuana. LOOK OVER BRADLEY YOUNGSTERS. A large assemblage of visitors Sunday witnessed some highly interesting trials by a dozen Idle Hour-bred youngsters over Mr. Bradleys private training track. The half sister to Miss Jemima carried off the laurels from a fast time standpoint and she covered a quarter in 2:5f, over a deep track. The 1 dozen colts will go into winter retirement and will not again be saddled until April 15. This action is to test the theory of Mr. Bradley, who contends that ; early training is bad for youngsters. The colts 1 have had three private trials, enough to teach them what is expected of them. Jockey Dishmou was granted a riding licence this afternoon. White Star and United Verde were the only two f. F. Clark horses brought here by trainer Barnes to race. They will rejoin the others at Churchill Downs after the close of this meeting and be shipped to Xcw Orleans. Todays visitors included general manager It. S. Eddy, Jr., and B. Letfellier. president of the Business Mens Baciug Association. Botli departed tonight for the Crescent City. General manager Matt J. Winn of the Kentucky Jockey Club will stay here throughout the meeting. Acting for George Wingfield, Preston Burcli sold today to IL Hoffler the horses Flycast and Burning Fire. They are intended for winter racing in Havana. McAdoo was .shipped to Louisville after his start in the fifth race, where lie will join the other Don-das horses that leave tomorrow on the Havana special. Corydon has been added to the P. Knebelkamp stable and will be taken to New Orleans. The suspension of the order applying to attendants carried free in express shipments of horses was pleasing to owners. It reduces shipping cost and enables better attention being paid to horses en route, as six attendants can be carried with each car.

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