Racing S Popularity: People of Evansville Heartily in Favor of the Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-17


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RACINGS POPULARITY People of Evansville Heartily in Favor of the Sport. Easteside and Repeater Successful Jockey J. Owens Rides Three Winners. HENDERSON, Ivy., November 16. Encouraged by the success of the previous ladies day the management of Dade Park deemed it advisable to entertain the gentler sex again by making them guests of the , association. Although there was limited time j for making it generally known that ladies j would be admitted without cost this after- ! noon, the word went around speedily enough to cause a big attendance to be on hand. The women, however, were not as numerous as on last Monday, when the first ladies day was given. Cold weather, with an over- j cast sky, were also factors in holding down J the visitors. Small fields furnished the contests and some of the winners had comparatively an easy time of it, but the enthusiasm was just us outstanding as if some of the most noted racing stars were battling it out in strenuous style for a coveted and rich stake. The keen enjoyment shown by the racing populace here has been one of the outstand ing features attaching to the sport and the racing project at Dade Park. It has been j manifest all during the period of the racing that the people of .Evansville are heartily in I favor of the sport and the Henderson citi- j sens have not been lacking in their support By virtue of its larger population Evansville is bound to be the mainstay of the plant. Favorites with short odds fared well, most of the overwhelmingly backed ones winning in their respective starts. Easteside and Repeater, two of the most pronounced choices, scored easily. Both were ridden by J. Owens, who also had the mount on Magician, which repeated his victory of last night and beat Grayson, the heavily backed favorite, this afternoon. On Easteside Owens only had to guide his mount in leisurely fashion to beat home Harry B., his closest pursuer. Merrimac, regarded as having a splendid chance to beat Easteside, came to grief in the first quarter when his rider fell off as a result of the horse stumbling. It marked the first accident at the course and was devoid of any injury to either rider or horse. LEXIENT ON 2fEW BEGINNER. Repeater gave his supporters some concern when he followed Herald and seemed in difficulty wearing him down, but he managed to do so in the last sixteenth. Herald had second place secure by a good margin when his rider began easing up and it enabled Dadja to get up to beat him out for second place. The stewards took into consideration that Fronk is a new beginner and let him off with a reprimand. J. B. Clohers Sandalwood furnished the surprise in the opening dash by beating Toe the Mark, the favorite, with Marmite in third place. Sandalwood led for the entire race. Mysterious Girl had threatened in the second race, but here the surprise of the afternoon developed by the victor- of Lenora P. from Plantoon, Mysterious Girl just getting up for third place. Romping Mary, a well-backed favorite, won from Taylor Hay and Brunell in the fourth race. The concluding dash fell to Buckboard, an outsider, which beat Light Wine and Brown Bill. The favorite, Dr. Rae, made a dull showing and seems to be in poor form. T. E. Irvin lost the two-year-old Mr. Lee. which died here as a result of pneumonia contracted while shipping. Jockey J. Mooney was among todays arrivals. A. F Dayton shipped his horses to Tijuana this afternoon. Late this afternoon the management announced that tomorrow would also be ladies day, when the gentler sex would be admitted to view the racing without cost. Jockey S. McGraw had his license suspended and has been denied the privileges of the ground by order of the stewards for touting.

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