Evansville Citizens: Go on Record in Favor of Racing at Dade Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-15


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EVANSVILLE CITIZENS Go on Record in Favor of Racing at Dade Park. Large Crowd Despite Disagreeable Weather Kitty Williams a Speedy Miss. HENDERSON, Ky., November 1L Evans-ville, Indiana went on record this afternoon as outstandingly in favor of racing when under most adverse weather conditions, some of the most prominent citizens of the thriving Indiana city visited Dade Park to view the sport. The occasion was "Evansville Day" and by mutual agreement the merchants at Evansville decided on a half holiday and most of them closecr business to enable their employes also to visit the course. Considering the bad weather a surprisingly large attendance was on hand and included in the throng was a liberal sprinkling of the gentler sex. The first timers again furnished the old racing devotees with many a laugh by their naivencss and keen interest over the most trivial incidents. The noise was deafening as soon as the horses in the different dashes rounded into the stretch. The inadaquateness of the plant for bad weather racing was made outstandingly manifest during the afternoon and it was a tribute to the big crowd and its sportsmanship that they braved the weather and suffered discomfort to be present. In time the management promises to remedy the defects, but it will entail an enormous outlay. A handicap at three-quarters, for two-year-olds, and a race at a mile and a sixteenth were the outstanding features. Each race had ?1,000 added and they brought to the post some of the better horses at the track. AT HOMi: IX THE GOING. Kitty Williams, which showed a good performance on a previous occasion here, again won in runaway style in the two-year-old dash. Doubt as to her ability to run in-.the muddy going was responsible for the good price about her. Romping Mary, which firv-ished in second place, was considered by many of the sharps as the one most aptvt.o: take the Louchheim fillys measure. How--ever, she never had a chance to overtaken the flying daughter of Granite Dustpan II. Away like a fish. Kitty "Williams raced Banter into defeat in the first three-eighths and then simply ran away from the others. She won by live lengths in a canter. Romp-ing Mary, after .beginning slowly, gained ground rapidly and finish fast, but never got within striking distance of the leader. Easteside was an overwhelming favorite in the mile and a sixteenth of the Hotel Bonntag Purse, but he Avon like the odds indicated. He moved into the lead with a rush and never left the result in doubt. Lady Astor finished second and Haider in third place. The latter closed a big gap from a slow beginning and then tired in the stretch. Golden Billows opened proceedings by taking the inaugural race from an ordinary band. Royal Maid was second and Gail Ford, the favorite, third. After indulging Royal Maid with the lead for a half, Golden Billows took command and held the others safe, although the Murray color bearer put up a game performance and .was a "contender all the way. HERALD SnOWS THE WAT. Old Herald found the track to his liking in the third race and gave J. T. Looncy another success at this meeting by leading all the way. never seriously menaced at any stage of the contest. Mabel Rule was second and Toe the Mark finished third. Golden Floss, a slight favorite over Repeater, beat the latter home in the third race. Repeater was away poorly and Beav-trkill. another starter, was left at the post. In the mile all-aged dasli came a surprise, when Belle Amie, a two-year-old, carrying the 15. Cebrian colors, was an easy winner from Tlieo. with Lily M. in third place and the favorite, Cap Rock, a badly beaten last. The winner came from far back in the last quarter, but won as her rider pleased. The closing race fell to Escarpolette, which scored a lucky victory, for, with a strong ride. Crystal Ford would have won off by himself- Mechanic landed in third place. Considering the steady rain the track was not in such bad condition, firm footing prevailing. The moisture will likely continue for some time and cause the approaches to the track and surrounding the grandstand and stables to be in a bad way. .lames Ownbey intends to return the J. H. Louchheim horses to Louisville at the close cf racing here and rest them during the winter. Jockey J. Corcoran will ride for Mose Goldblatt durins the winter at New Orleans. The Goldblatt horses were shipped to New Orleans jc-stcrday.

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