Racing Help For Church: Turf Folk to Aid Rev. Settle in Constructing New Building.; Many Horses Out at Lexington Track Sunday Morning--Audacious Runs Away Two and One-Half Miles., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-21


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RACING HELP FOR CHURCH — ♦ Turf Folk to Aid Rev. Settle in Constructing New Building. ♦ Many Horses Out at Lexington Track Sunday Morning — Audacious Runs Away Two and One-Half Miles. ♦ LEXINGTON*. Ky., April 20.— A bright, though cool. Easter morning, six days in advance of the opening of the Kentucky Associations spring meeting, which is to inaugurate what promises to be a most successful season of racing in Kentucky, saw many visitors to the local course prior to the church hour. Those who have been assailing racing in I the unsuccessful effort to have repealed the pari-mutuel law in Kentucky would have the country believe that racing folk are godless ; that they know nothing of religion and | that they care less, but this writer happens i to know that they are God-fearing people : and that in this respect they are far above | the average and on this very morning there ! were few who came to the track that failed I to attend services in some one of the many j churches. "The little church on the corner," as the church of the Cood Shepherd Episcopal ■ has come to be known since Rev. Thomas L. I Settles rectorship, is a favorite place for ! worship fcr many men and women who enjoy racing and on the plate for contributions there was placed this morning the deed to a new rectory, the Easter gift of more than a hundred persons, all of whom are fond of ! the sport that is to be had from racing. This I little church is ambitious to grow. It owns its site and has stone on the ground for i building its main edifice, but other materials I and money for labor are required. Folks ! who like racing have told Kev. Settle that they will help him get the money and they will. The work watchers at the local course say that 190 horses were out for brisk exercise this morning and that twenty-five others were galloped at top speed during the afternoon, but there was nothing outstanding in I any of the workouts. "Thus far." said one of I the most expert of the professional observers , of time trials, "there has been no indication i that there is a three-year-old in training here ■ that may be regarded as a possibility for the Kentucky Derby. There are two fillies j that are truly of Oaks quality. They are 1 Anna M. Humphrey in J. Milams string and Dare Say, the property of Frederick i Johnson. The two-year-olds, judged by their : trials, are of an average. The better ones i are not getting the half mile faster than 4J seconds, with occasionally a fraction under that. This augurs well for racing at Lex-. IngtOtt. It means that we will have better spcrt here this spring than ordinarily, be- Coiitinued on second page. RACING HELP FOR CHURCH Continued from first p.nce. cause whore thert are a few horses that stand out above the others to such a degree that they may be counted certainties in racing, the contests frequently art robbed of the interest that is produced when the starters are more nearly evenly match. Tea, sir. I feel that we are going to have a grand meeting here this spring and I fetl too that winners are going to be h;:rd to pick and when they are hard to pick that is when the public has mi ot fun." There was one incident of the morning that furnished considerable comment and surmise. Audacious, the property of Mrs. Louise Yiau, and in the string of Jack Baker, got tht bettor of his rider and ran away two and a half miles after he had worked a mii«- in 144%. Trainer Baker said that old son 01 Star BhoeC got mad about something at the itrth th.s morning and that he told tht- boy whi n they went out to the track to watch hi:n. for he looked like lie might take a nt tfbn to run off. Baker, however, is of the opinion that the extra two and a half turns cf the track will not hurt him. C. J. Fitz Genii Is hero from New Y.irk COT three days. His mission primarily is to see the stallions Top Hat and Tryster at Beaumont Farm and to arrange BOOM matters about bookings to them. Then he has a number of mares and foals to look at and to rer ort upon for friends in the Kast who are detained at home by business. II. D. Curley Brown is litre for a brief visit to the breeding tstahlishnv :its before journeying on to his home in California. William Hamilton and William Snyder, tho starters, are here from Man land. Manager T. C. Bradiey said today there is not another stall available itisid • nr outside of the track inclosure. ii,- hail a telegram from !. R. All. ■ at lluntitigt • n requesting stalls for three horses and was -om-pelled to wire him that it is impossible to take care of them.

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