Nearing Louisville Close: Sickness Among Horses Affecting the Racing Seriously.; Churchill Downs Meeting to End Today With the Kentucky Oaks the Feature., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-03


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NEARING LOUISVILLE CLOSE Sickness Among Horses Affecting the Racing Seriously Churcliiil Downs Meeting1 to End EndToday Today With the Kentucky KentuckyOaks Oaks the Feature BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky June 2 It was a good ride that Connelly gave Metric today and it resulted in that colts easy victory in the third race which brought to the post some good twoyearolds Metric began fast and immediately raced into the lead pursued by Taylor Hay and they dominated the running close together until in the last sixteenth where Metric under hard riding and the sting of the whip drew away to win easily Taylor Hay although tiring held 011 well and beat Wida for second place Tender Seth was Widas victim for the small portion of the purse purseRed Red Vingficld furnished an upset in the second race which he won with ease after leading for the entire mile and a sixteenth His showing this afternoon was an improve ¬ ment over his last essay but at that there was little opposition in this afternoons run ¬ ning Darius was the favorite for the race and received confident support but a faulty beginning aided in his failure He finished third Sportsman beating him home for sec ¬ ond place placeThe The public began well when they centered their attention on Tacola in the opening race and that racer proved much the best and won easily from Marse John and Tharon Golden Dreams during the earlier running raced as if she would score in easy style but after showing the way for fiveeighths she tired fast Ilapid Stride was another that showed brief speed and quit badly badlyPICTOIl PICTOIl AGAO UNEXPECTEDLY UNEXPECTEDLYPictor Pictor again figured in a winning per ¬ formance and unexpectedly so for he had be ¬ come to be regarded as best on a slow track He showed fine speed today and aided by the good ride he received was always master of the situation and beat Dr Rae home with Virgo in third place Countess was given considerable attention but the inex ¬ perienced Stutts could not do her justice and she ran unaided throughout Just missing getting a part of the purse purseConsidering Considering the offday character of the program and the poor grade of racers striv ¬ ing for the valuable purses this afternoons attendance was particularly generous It extracted pleasure from the occasion even if the sport was ordinary and decidedly mo ¬ notonous Betting also was of a satisfactory aggregate but the backers found difficulty in landing on winners favorites being de ¬ ceptive with few exceptions exceptionsThe The best finish of the afternoon came with the running of the fifth race a twoyearold dash at fiveeighths It resulted in a vic ¬ tory for William Vvoodards Dearie over Miss Claire afier a hard drive with Anna Tod the favorie in third place It was Wood ¬ wards initial victory for the year on a Kentucky track and his fillys chances ap ¬ peared none to rosy when an eighth out where Anna Tod far in the lead appeared a certain winner The Bailey filly however began tiring in the last sixteenth and Dearie finishing gamely passed her but in the last seventy yards was forced to exert her best effort to outfinish the fastcoming Miss Claire which only succumbed by a head headThe The tenyearold Wadsworths Last which has been one of J M Goodes standbys for many years again figured in a winning race It was not unexpected for he ruled an out ¬ standing favorite and won the sixth race easily from Young Adam and Pimlico PimlicoIIUIIYS IIUIIYS IOttM REVintSAL REVintSALThe The closing race furnished a form rever ¬ sal in Kuby3 victory She has seemingly been unable to run fast enough to keep warm recently but today was lavish of speed and won from Travesty with Youneed in third place in fast time Buddie Kean and Colossus the two best backed in the race cut a sorry figure Ruby was the longest priced winner of the afternoon afternoonBradley Bradley Wilson returned today from a visit to Dade Park where he reports progress is being made on the building of the racing plant in course of construction there Mr Wilsons present mission here is in the in ¬ terest of the Devonshire track near Windsor Canada He received numerous requests for stable space from owners here hereJockey Jockey N Barrett had his suspension in ¬ flicted by the starter rescinded last night and he resumed riding today todayThe The serious epidemic of influenza raging among the horses stabled here wan reflected in todays racing card when only after a Continued on twelfth paje NEASING LOUISVILLE GLOSS Continued from first page hard effort on the part of secretary Shelley and his able corps of assistants enough third raters were mustered to complete an offering of seven races six of which brought to the post the most ordinary racers in these parts and the fields in these were of decidedly limited number The absence of good riders due to suspensions or Illness also is being felt seriously and little regret is being felt that the present meeting is nearing a close the windup coming tomorrow There was considerable regret at the track when It became known today that the racing Interests In Louisiana had waged an unsuc ¬ cessful fipht In the Louisiana senate and that the ButlerShattuck antiracing bill pro ¬ hibiting bstting by oral or machine system had passed by a vote of 22 to 13 The meas ¬ ure now goes to the house for action There is little hope that the bill will be killed there thereStar Star Jester has been entered by O E Pons for tho 50000 Kentucky Special to be run at Latonia on June 21 Ills entry vap re ¬ ceived this morning morningJockey Jockey G Bruening was suspended for ton days by the stewards for rough riding in the fifth race raceDirectors Directors of the Kentucky Jockey Club mot this morning and voted a S1 per cent Bcmlannal dividend on the outstanding pre ¬ ferred stock The dividend is payable oa July L

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