Rain at the Downs: Scratches Riddle Mondays Card-Result of Muddy Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-20


view raw text

RAIN AT THE DOWNS ♦ Scratches Riddle Mondays Card — Result of Muddy Track. ♦ Bourbon Boy, Shortest Priced Favorite in Years, Wins in Hollow Style. ♦ LOUISVILLE. Ky.. May 19.— Inclement •weather ruled here this afternoon and detracted much from the racing, but in spite of it a surprisingly large attendance was on hand to view the sport. Many of the visitors had come here to witness the running of the .olden Jubilee Derby and are prolonging their stay. After Saturdays feverish activities todays session was calm and placid by comparison, hut at that it was of a record-breaking order. No outstanding features marked the days incidents. The program was a routine /me on the whole, and it was run off with dispatch. The earlier part of the day gave promise of being a duplicate of the ideal one of Saturday, but ominous clouds began congregating at noon and shortly before the racing began the rain came in torrents, drenching | i the track copiously and converting the going j to favor mud performers. The various races suffered as a result by ] withdrawals, the intended feature being re- j | duced to three starters by the absence of Sanola and Comixa, their trainers claiming , for them that they were unable to negotiate i the going in satisfactory style. j ! Their absence from the race was responsi- j ! ble for Bourbon I Joy being installed the shortest priced favorite in years. He justified the confidence placed in him by winning in hollow style from Be Gcod, after having led for the entire way. Peter Maloney fin- I islied in third place. | Favorites were much in the limelight throughout the afternoon after the first race. I I The opener found Sporty McGee the choice, but the best he could do was to land in third place. This race incidentally brought the closest finish of the afterncon, Post Dispatch winning by a nose from Overfire. OUTSTANDING INCIDENT. The second furnished what proved the outstanding incident of the afternoon when! Superfrank, racing in second position, fell I within fifty yards of the finish. It was a | two-year-old race and resulted in a hollow j victory for Miss Jennie, with Sorline getting! up near the end to outstay My Destiny for second place. Dazzler, carrying the Greentree Stable colors, was the first of the pronounced favorites to win. His success came in the third race, j but it was only by a small margin, due to th° poor ride he got from Thcrndyke. John Finn almost got up to beat him and Blotter was a prominent factor until within the last few strides. Mose Goldblatt scored his first victory of the Kentucky season when Privilege romped home in advance in the mile race, for which! j he was a favorite. Parke kept him under restraint throughout, but won by a good margin. i I Modna was the next successful favorite. Her victory came in the sixth. Who Knows Afe. the early leader, was lucky to annex1 second place from Rapid Day. The latter might have been troublesome for the winner had he succeeded in getting through next to the inner rail in the last eighth. I The concluding dash fell to Gallaher Bros. : King Tut. which won in a romp after in-1 dulging Niagara with the lead for the first three-quarters. Pretty Politician was a strong factor near the end. Niagara sue-: ceeded in lasting to retain third place. « ;

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1924052001/drf1924052001_1_2
Local Identifier: drf1924052001_1_2
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800