Mobiles Weather Hostile: Much Rainfall Hurts Its Otherwise Promising Race Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-11


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MOBILES WEATHER HOSTILE Much Rainfall Hurts Its Otherwise Promising Race Meeting. ■ I 3 Crest Finishes First, but Is Dis- qualified for Fouling — Novel Incidents Mark the Day. * ■ ♦ — — MORILE. Ala., March 10.— Todays racing ms marked by many incidents outside of the expected. Almost the full complement that can occur at I lacing plant. The crowd was treated to some real rough riding that resulted in the dis |iiu lificat ion of a winner. There was also the unusual incident of a horse being eased up almost to a slandstill. because of his jockeys mistake iu thinking the lace was over after having passed the stand for the first time, and then taking after the others to finally win by a scant margin. Had acting starters brought about poor sendoffs. one favorite failing to leave with the others. ■ costly happening for many in attendance. Few more added incidents could have been crowded Into the afternoons proceedings, for only five races were decided after the declaration of the intended feature race. This race had to be called off on account of the heavy downpour during the night, which left the track in seemingly pior condition and was responsible for many owners anxiety to scratch their representatives from the race. In ability to card and fill an extra race on the program was responsible for no substitute for the feature being furnished. .lockey . Earner was the offender with respect to rough riding and his offense came in the opening race while astride Crest. Soon after the start he idled the others into I heap anil aa the first mm he aggravated the offense by almost putting Iorkey IV.. the favorite, over the rail. Crest fin-islted first from Corkey Y. with Fleer in third place, but the judges promptly disqualified Crest, awarding the race to Cot key W. Fleer, as a result . got second money and North Shore, another who suffered from int •rferenee. was placed third, earner was suspended for the remainder of the meeting. LEGACY WINS DESPITE POOR RIDE. legacy was the victim of the near defeat in Which he was much the best, but the stupidity of liis rider in pulling him up after going the first half mile, when thinking the nice was over, almost caused his defeat. Others in the race shouted to liiin that the race was not over and lie set sail stgain after the leaders and ju-t managed to overtake Captain I.urns in the last stride. Tansylvia was an outstanding favorite in the third race and just man::gcd to win by a scant neck from Carl Roberts, an outsider. Central was backed to the exclusion of the others In his race, but when the start came he was standing HI 1 11 amidst a chorus of groans all over the grounds BMk Ray won here from Lady Rochester. The closing dash fell to the recently arrived American Soldier, which won easily from Captain Tom. The favorite. Lnrenn Moss, ran poorly in the gnieg. The Hack was n such a wretched condition this morning that only a few horses were galloped over it. Host of the trainers used the roads leading through the Fair Grounds for exercising purposes. Jockey J. Oroth was absent from the saddle today because of an injured leg. Former jockey Frank Otis is serving as patrol judge al the local meeting. Sporting Chance came out of the second race badly out about one of his legs. Jockey W. llinpliy. on account of an injured foot, was barely able to walk after being crowded to the fence on Corky W.. but he rode out hi- remaining engagements. One of his boots was almost lorn off. Cecil Howard, who rode Hack Hay to victory iu thp fifth race, purchased the veteran campaigner for 00 and the net value of the purse ho won today was twice this much. II marked the first win for Hack Hay since he turned into his four tccnlh year.

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