Adverse Conditions: Reflected in Reduced Attendance at Lexington.; Poor Card Result of Bad Track--Two-Year-Old Races of Most Interest., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-01


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ADVERSE CONDITIONS1 ♦ Reflected in Reduced Attendance at Lexington. ♦ Poor Card Result of Bad Track — Two-Year-Old Races of Most Interest. ♦ — LEXINGTON. Ky.. April 35.— The worst •weather that has prevailed here at any .spring meeting confronted the Kentucky Association patrons this afternoon and it served to hold the attendance down to the most pronounced regulars. Tlio reduction in attendance was noticeable and it was also reflected in the diminished ring action. The continuous rains of the last eighteen hours completely changed the going and as a result of the bad track two of the better carded races had to be declared off on account of owners refusing to let their charges made the contests. The substitute contests that completed the seven-race card brought together the poorest grade of horses in these parts, leaving the program as a whole without a feature. Considering the combination of adverse weather and bad track conditions the sport was above expectations. Some of the racing was closely contested and several of the finishes were of the driving variety. The public was in fairly good form and managed to land on winners with frequency. The two juvenile sprinting dashes held out most interest and both purses went to locally owned racers. IX III X A WAY STYLE. In the first two-year-old dash Elizabeth K.. carrying the colors of Hal lrice lleadley. won in runaway style. She fairly revelled in the sl ppy going and, beginning fast, moved away from the others as if they were standing still and won with her rider restraining her. Florabella, on the outside, finished in second place and Wine Jug was up in time for third place. The second juvenile race found Sam Men-gel, owned by J. T. I.ooney and ridden by I*. Eyke. the winner. He responded gamely to a hard drive and wore down Mary Dear in the closing strides. My Destiny finished in third pi ice. Mrs. P. T. Chinn*s Timely Thoughts was an outstanding favorite in the race, but any chance she might have had went glimmering soon after the start as a result of interference he suffered. Foxmore was another one that came in for some consideration in the race, but he quit badly after reaching the last eighth. The "hinn connections fared better in the fourth race, which engaged maidens. Cupid carried its colors here and he won after l.-ading tor the entire way, but he had to be forced out hard near the end to outstay Attractive and March On. The substitute races were both at the three-quarters distance. The first wa.s captured by Hullo, which raced vastly improved under Pickens riding than she did under the incompetent McCabc, who had the mount on her Tuesday. She won handily, with Easter 1 Sonnet in second place and Old Top third. FERMARCO ALL TIIE WAY. The most pronounced winner of the afternoon was lermarco in the closing dash. Parke took her to the front immediately after the start and she was never in serious danger of defeat. Kirklevingon was easily best of the others and beat home Eucidus. The winner changed ownership via the claiming route after the race. M. Shields secured lermarco at a cost of .-100. Kitty Troxell had the call in the opening race and she made good in good fashion from Minus. Snow Maiden getting up in time for third place. Dusty Mary was the only upset of the afternoon. She won the second substitute race after leading for the entire way. beating out Cuba Encano, with Carnarvon third. Hal Price Headley departed tonight for P.altimore to witness the running of the Dixie Handicap, in which Chacolet will be a starter. The rnare will be shipped back to l.ouis-ville immediately after she runs in the Dixie Handicap. John D. Cirr and It. C. Groves were the honorary stewards this afternoon. Trainer •Dick Thompson announced that Beau Butler would not be sent to Baltimore. He will he started in the Hlue Grass Stake-. Mr. Bradley may have representation in the Preakness Stakes, but it will be by BMM representative other than Eeau Butler.

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