Feature to Dr. Clark: Captures Sinton Hotel Handicap in Thrilling Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-05


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FEATURE TO DR. CLARK Captures Sinton Hotel Handicap in Thrilling Race. Rockminister Is Close Second and Lady Madcap Third After Much Interference. LATONIA, Ky., October 4. Dr. Clark, carrying the colors of Mose Goldblatt, was victor in the Sinton Hotel Handicap, of ,000 added and a handsome silver plate subscribed by the hotel from which it derived its name. Rockminister landed in second place, with Lady Madcap third. The finish of the race was a thriller, the leading pair ending the struggle so closely aligned that many in the big crowd took exception to the judges award, holding that Rockminister had finished in the van. The race held a stellar place on todays card, engaged six of the best in these parts and was a closely contested affair from the start. It also carried in its wake some interference, from which Xady Madcap, the favorite, suffered extensively. Her defeat was also contributed to by her stumbling in the first quarter, and showed seemingly for the next quarter of a mile, after making the mistep, could not get going fully, resulting in her dropping back until she was in the rear of all. Startle and Best Pal, accompanied by Dr. Clark, meantime were showing the way and they continued so until just before reaching the stretch, where the first-named pair retired and Dr. Clark was undisputed leader, but in the next eighth Rockminister and Lady Madcap, both going wide, came fast. Lady Madcap and Rockminister indulged in a bumping match and it retarded both some, but as Dr. Clark began tiring it enabled them to gain. Lady Madcap faltered in the last seventy yards, but the three-year-old fought it out gallantly. After the finish jockey Mooney, on Ladv Madcap, complained to the stewards of the interference he suffered as a result of H. Thurber riding close with Best Pal. FINISHES CLOSE AND THRILLING. Todays well-balanced card was instrumental in good racing again being the order, several of the fine finishes causing real enthusiasm. While favorites were not so frequently successful, still the public were not far off in their calculations and most of the winners absorbed considerable of their attention. The only outstanding surprise came in the introductory dash in which Spats triumphed in easy style with T. Brothers in the saddle. Wayward Lady and Isosceles were respectively second and third, separated by noses. The two-year-old maiden dash produced the usual quota of supposed good things. On this occasion it was the Xalapa Farms representative which enjoyed favoritism, but when it came to the finish she was just outside of the placed ones. The winner turned up in Sunny Ducrow, with Romping Mary in second place and Prestolite third. Billy Star was the first successful choice to score. His victory came in the third race in which he scored easily from Sea Prince, with Walnut Hall third. Ruby, which won a good race on the occasion of her previous essay, again made good when she led home A. N. Akin and Blue Paradise in the fourth race. Bosh, another former winner, repeated by winning the sixth dash over some fairly good two-year-olds. She had to be best to win. for Wilson, who does not seem to be in his best riding form at present, rode him with poor judgment, but he succeeded in wearing down Chiva in the last few strides, with Away third. GEORGETTE BY SMALL MARGIN. The concluding dash fell to Georgette by a close margin from Dimples and Locust Leaves. There was a jam at the first turn as a result of Harringtons action in cutting across with Escarpolette, Diana being knocked out of it and Georgette also suffered largely by it. Harrington was suspended for fifteen days for his rough riding. His appointment completes the roster of stewards. The Fair Grounds official family will also include Joseph McLennan, racing secretary and placing judge; J. B. Campbell, clerk of the scales and placing judge : A. B. Dade, starter. Several minor official positions are still to be filled and it is the intention to secure in this respect the best available. R. S. Eddy Jr., who accompanied Mr. Dy-mond here, will remain until next Saturday, looking after further detail work in connection with the Fair Grounds racing and management this winter. According to Mr. Dymond, the racing will be entirely devoid from the business management and the stewards will have full control of the racing proper and all matters at- Continued on sixteenth page. FEATURE TO DR. CLARK Continued from first page. taching thereto. Starter A. B. Dade received word this morning of the death of James Osborne, former chief assistant starter to him. Mr. Osborne, while serving as starter, was stricken with paralysis, while officiating at the Shrcveport, La., meeting, held a year ago last spring. He went to his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., and never rallied, having been confined to his bed ever since. The stewards had jockey B. Kennedy before them this morning, and gave that rider to understand in no uncertain language that unless he desists in attempts at rough riding his riding here would be cut short. Kennedy was guilty yesterday of some attempted interference to several of the starters, his main offense coming in the closing race, which he won with Kewpie ONeilL Many of the horsemen racing at Latonia have signified their intention of doing something for the orphans of Kenton, Campbell and Jefferson Counties., To that end they have asked judge William H. Shelley to take care of a subscription list in the racing secretarys office. It will be remembered that E. R. Bradley did a similar thing last year when he donated ,000 here and also donated the Louisville Cup Stakes at Louisville in the fall when Bit of White came home in the lead. It is a worthy cause and makes hundreds of friends for racing throughout the State of Kentucky. President John Dymond of the Business Mens Racing Association of New Orleans, under whose auspices the racing at the Fair Grounds is conducted, departed this afternoon for the Crescent City after a stay here since opening day. While here he looked into the detail work in connection with the successful operation of a racing plant and sought advice from horsemen, officials and others. Ho was highly gratified with expressions from owners of their eagerness to co-operate with the New Orleans Fair Grounds management to make the coming winter season the banner one in the history of that track. Tentative plans and a list of officials who will be in charge of the racing proper was announced by Mr. Dymond and met with approval of the horsemen. The policy in the matter of purses was especially lauded and indicates that the Fair Grounds management is reaching out for the best that there are racing. There will be no purse of less than ,000 value, with a daily handicap of ,500. On Saturdays the ,500 handicap will be displaced by one of ,500 in added money. Stakes of ,000 added also are in contemplation. The New Years Handicap, to be run on the opening day, will be of this amount. With no legal impediments to mar of affect the sport it is expected that New Orleans next winter will be called on to entertain the biggest gathering of tourists ever seen in the "Paris of America." Many of the more prominent owners already have expressed a desire to ship their horses to take part in the racing, and several are planning the erection of private stables. Among the latter is E. R. Bradley, who has already commissioned builders to construct a private stable at the Fair Grounds. C. W. Hay, who officiates here as one of the stewards, was appointed today to serve at the Fair Grounds, with Joseph A. Murphy.

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