Poor Racing Program: Lexingtons Monday Offering is below Standard of Track, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-26


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POOR RACING PROGRAM Lexingtons Monday Offering Is Below Standard of Track. Garners Excellent Riding Redeeming Feature of Afternoon of ilcdiocro Sport Lord Allens Defeat Big Disappointment. LEXINGTON, Ky., September 25. One of the poorest racing1 programs ever offered the racing public here was carded this afternoon and while no decrease in the attendance was noticeable the volume of wagering fell off considerably. Jockey M. Garners superiority in riding skill stood out like a beacon light on a dark night by comparison with some or the rides witnessed today. Garners riding was the particular feature of the afternoons racing. He piloted three of the winners, Jordan, tiie only favorite, being in the trio. It was a day of general upsets, first choices going down steadily, the worst overthrow being Lord Allen, a - double winner during the Churchill Downs meeting. He appeared to be much the best of those he opposed and deserving of the confident support lie received. The diminutive J. Owens had the mount and he was in a measure responsible for the colts defeat. He was listless at the post, with the result that Whirl immediately secured a winning advantage and instead or carrying out instructions to allow the colt to race into the lead at once he kept him under restraint in the wake of Whirl, with the result that the latter succeeded in leading for the entire race. Never considered overly game Lord Allen readily gave it up when he found himself in the rear oi Whirl. Owens was again astride a beaten favorite. Walnut Hall, in the succeeding race. La Foudre leading him in the finish by a scant length, with Harlock in third place. Cock o the Roost, a supposed good thing, managed to gain the lead in the last eighth, only to give way near the end to Sam Rehs rush as a result of Owens inability to keep him straight in the last eighth. Ring Rose was another that received stupid handling and might have won here but for his riders repeated blunders that subjected the horse to interference. GARNERS THREE SUCCESSES. Garners successes were inaugurated with the running of the second race, in which he had the mount astride J. N. Camdens Dulcy, one who barely escaped disastrous fire last spring. Good riding by jockey Garner brought her home by a scant margin over Komping Mary. Garner followed with a victory on Jordan in the third race. His superior horsemanship was manifest here, for Jordan, after being kept far out of it under restraint until reaching the hill, was allowed to come away thereafter to win as his rider pleased from Nancy Lane, with Handel in third place. Garners third successful mount was. astride Taylor Hay, which engaged in a spirited stretch duel with Nulli Secundus. Garner outrode Stearns here. The poorly sighted Ormont almost caused an accident in this race by his zigzagging tactics during the stretch running. j The concluding dash found a quartet of, high-priced platers campaigning and furnished , the best contest of the afternoon in all re- ! spects, Brotherly Love and Runquoi dividing most betting attention. The finisli was a sensational one, with Runquoi winning ty a head from Adonis and Jimmie Daw immedi- I I ately in the rear and Brotherly Love almost j j lapped on the trio. Rep was claimed for ,500 out of the sixth race by R. Watts. The Harry Payne Whitney representatives I that are intended starters in the Breeders! Futurity were looked for at the track all I during the afternoon, but had failed to put ! i in an appearance when the racing was over. They were to have come by special train ! from Cincinnati after a fast haul from New York on the Cincinnati limited. r LEASED OYER CHICAGO PROSPECTS. Tom Murray, representing the Illinois 1 Jockey Club, was here doing missionary work j In the behalf of the coming Hawthorne J meeting. He was encouraged by expressions of elation on the part of the horsemen that ! j Chicago was likely to be restored as a racing j point. Some owners, including 13. R. ; Bradley, will send representatives there. Trainer C. C. Van Meter, in charge of the F. J. Kelley horses, shipped them to Latonia . this morning, where they will campaign during the coming meeting and later be transferred to Churchill Downs before final shipment to San Francisco for the racing at Tanforan Park during the winter. T. C. McDowell will have a string of twenty racers at Latonia to campaign. He has . turned out five of his horses for the re- j mainder of the year. H. T. Bachelor was an arrival from Texas. j He is in quest of some racing material, being . at present without any horses. I j C. Forsythe shipped three horses to Maple Heights, where they will be raced and later shipped to Toledo, where racing will follow the Mapie Heights meeting. Kay Spence shipped thirteen of the Mont-fort Jones horses, to Douglas Park, where they will be inactive from racing the re- j mainder cf the year. They are to be trans- ! ferred later to the Montfort Jones farm in I Virginia to be wintered there.

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