Exciting Day at Kempton: One Mile and Three-Quarters Race Results in Series of Unusual Happenings, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-04


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EXCITING DAY AT KEMPTON One Mile and Three-Quarters Sace Eesults in Series of Unusual Happenings. MONTREAL, Que., August 3. An unusual j incident and a sweeping ruling marked the Inaugural running today of the Quebec Breeders Purse, a contest of a mile and three-quarters, said to be the longest race ever contested for at a half mile track. The race was won by Plantarcde in easy fashion after Old Faithful had been scratched j j a few minutes before the running of the race. This scratching brought about tho ruling off of owner T. Hodge, his trainer, J. S. Baldwin, and all the horses belonging 1 to both of these turfmen. Jockey R. Ball rode Old Faithful yesterday and tne stewards insisted that he should again ride him today. Owner Baldwin, how-; j ever, declared that he had engaged Roy Ryan 1 for the race. He expressed dissatisfaction l j with the ride given Old Faithful by Ball ! yesterday, when the horse finished out of . the money, but the rider insisted that he I had ridden to orders. i 1 A deadlock thus occurred which was solved by the stewards ordering the scratching of Old Faithful and wagers being refunded after the race. This left six to start and Con-j j j stantino went to the front at the start. Plantarede was taken under restraint and , ; saved during the early running, moving up with a rush and opening a wide lead when j called on. Constantine tired slightly, but had a safe margin over George C. Jr. All three riders on tho placed horses apparently became confused at the finish as a result of the unusual number of circuits required and kept on riding for an extra half mile, the horses finishing in the same order. On the other hand Doyle, who had t the mount on Zcie, started to ride out his i mount half a mile too soon and with one , circuit of the track still to be made gave his I horse a whipping finish, after which he was I sore and tired and dropped back, j Todays racing was over a heavy track as t the result of heavy rains la3t night The 1 winner of the purse was a well supported , choice. j ! Jockey D. Prible, who wa3 badly inju ed i by a fall last autumn while riding Golden Chance at Havre de Grace track, and who ha3 i since been without the use of his left arm, was taken to a local hospital today, where the arm was rebroken and placed in a plaster cast. It is believed he will have the full use of his arm after this operation.

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