Derby Horses Race: Vennie Outfinishes Edward Gray and Prince of Umbria.; Black Gold Wins and Makes a New Track Record--Owner Greenberg Takes Two Races., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-20


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DFRRY ILiiD RAfiILiiD I HORSFS OlrilOLiU RAfi lirlb1 Vennie Outfinishes Edward Gray and Prince of Umbria Black Gold Wins and Makes a aNew New Track Record Owner OwnerGreenberg Greenberg Takes Two Eaces NEW ORLEANS La Febmary 19 Jer ferson Park racing patrons were provided with an offering this afternoon that com ¬ pared with the best that has been staged in these parts this winter and the biff attend ¬ ance witnessed some exciting and close rac ¬ ing It was not so profitable for those who incline toward favorites Choices were downed steadily after the crack Black Gold had accounted for the opening race raceIn In addition to winning in easy style from some reputed cracks he showed an excep ¬ tionally fast performance by covering the three and a half furlongs of the race in 404f reducing the former track record for the distance made by John IT Reardon by one and threefifths seconds secondsBlack Black Sold not only stamped himself as a game colt he was outfooted for the first quarter Will Land being far in advance of him but under good riding Black Gold came gamely and ultimately won going away There was a slight cloud on his victory because of his swerving over in the last eighth and impeding Will Land a trifle The Worthington racer was beaten at the time so it made little difference in the re ¬ sult Edna V by virtue of a fast beginning had the other starters safe for third money moneyTHOMAS THOMAS HIDE A FACTOR FACTORThe The Louisiana Derby eligibles were given an opportunity in the feature a mile and a sixteenth dash for a purse of 1000 Ed ¬ ward Gray and Prince of Umbria were the supposed contenders but both succumbed to Vennie The latter was a bit lucky in land ¬ ing the purse and Thomas outgeneraled McDermott on Edward Gray The latter was going well and in a good position next to the inner rail with every prospect of saving much ground when the usual spread came on the stretch turn but McDermott decided otherwise and took the Daniels rep ¬ resentative around the others with the re ¬ sult that it cost him much ground and he was unequal to the task of overhauling Vennie in the final drive Prince of Umbria was done after going threequarters but was good enough to outstay the others for third place placeTrainer Trainer Dayton uncovered his annual good thing during the afternoon On this occasion it was War Zone that made good He fur ¬ nished a surprise by beating Wolfs Cry after i brief last sixteenth duel There was little activity shown in the ring for War Zone but it is said that he was substantially supported away from the track trackT T G Greenberg scored his best day of the winter when two of his representatives won and another of his color carriers landed in third place Birdie G and Neddam were the two in the double and Barracuda landed in third place Both the winners showed the most speed in their respective races and held sway from the start Birdie Gs victory came in the second raei in which a dozen ori nary ones met Neddam was the winner of the closing race Both profited their sup ¬ porters extensively extensivelyRAM RAM KIN 1JY BIG MARGIN MARGINRamkin Ramkin showed an excellent race in the fifth and won by a big margin from Runquoi anil Vitamin The favorite Crack o Dawn sulked after going threequarters and fin ¬ ished far back of the others For threequar ¬ ters he looked like the winner but when he decided to quit he fell back rapidly rapidlyShipments Shipments for Maryland and Kentucky were inaugurated yesterday when horses of O T Worthington AV Perkins R Hi Mc Garvcy and II L Rogers were sent to Lex ¬ ington The Maryland shipment included those of O B Akcrs James McClellan will soon ship Southern Cross Missionary and the others in the li W Sims consignment to Havre de Grace GraceTho Tho program book of the next seven days racing was distributed to owners this after ¬ noon noonSecretary Secretary Campbell announced this after ¬ noon that for the final two weeks racing here he will put on a beaten horses race daily to enable the poor sort of horses to earn a purse purseCharles Charles Hughes was among the visitors during the afternoon coming from Tijuana He will soon return to New York and then go on to Saratoga to take charge of the E W Sims establishment there thereOrner Orner Kendall has been transferred to W R Hall by C H Knebelkamp KnebelkampT T M Murphy has acquired Accelerate which he intends for breeding purposes purposesC C W Hay officiated as one of the stewards this afternoon and will be in the judges stand until judge Murphys return from Chicago

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