Grame Makes Good: Runs Fast Mile to Win Feature at Lexington Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-18


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GRAEME MAKES GOOD Runs Fast Mile to Win Feature at Lexington Track. Little Visitor Triumphs Over Rothermel Good Card Despite Cold Weather. c LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 17. Johnson N. Camdens Graeme, which has been racing prominently in all his starts this fall, turned a victory in the mile ,000 Handicap, which featured todays offering, when he beat home a fairly good band under able riding by II. Stutts. United Verde finished in second place and Hopeless led the others. The mile in 1 :30 over the dull track was a splendid one. Five started in the race, with Pindar Peel going into the lead soon after the start, pursued by Graeme and Hopeless. Stutts kept Graeme under restraint for three-quarters and when Pindar Peel gave evidence of tiring ho took the running and all through the stretch had the race safe. United Verdo came with a good rush during the last quarter and easily disposed of Hopeless and Pindar Peel. Cold, bleak weather put the acid test to the. racing here and it furnished evidence that the race goers in these parts will support the sport generously under all conditions. Th attendance, while not of large proportions, was considerably better than expected and it included some of the most representative in these parts. TItACIC STILL DULL. The track was still dull as a result of the heavy drenching it got and some of the mora, ordinary ones were called on to furnish thy contests, but the sport was interesting, finishes close and hard fought, enabling the crowd to give full vent to their enthusiasm. - The secondary attraction, a dash over tho Futurity Course by some of the better two-year-olds in these parts, resulted in a victory for Little Visitor over Rothermel. The pair were much the best of those they met, fought" a hard duel all during the stretch, with Little Visitor standing the drive a trifle gamer than her rival. Deeming was in third place at the finish, but many lengths away from the leading pair. Jockey Stutts, whose consistent riding, makes him the outstanding saddle artist here, was in the limelight during the afternoon with a trio of victories. His successes were achieved with Great Rock, Graeme and Jupiter, respective winners of tins second,1 fifth and closing races. Graeme was the only favored one of the trio and the only one that was best of his opponents. On Jupiter he scored a lucky success, mainly due to the blunders of McDermott on Fair Orient. The latter raced as if best, but McDermott continued taking him up, ostensibly thinking he would meet interference. Fair Orient responded with a burst of speed that really did credit to this old veteran, but he missed the victory by a matter of inches and was in front one stride beyond the finish. SHOWS FAST THIXKIXG. With Great Rock, Stutts again showed faster thinking ability and it won for him. While the other riders were all muddled and picking what they regarded firmer footing, Stutts kept a straight course and the- Madden representative benefited by it and came away in the last seventy yards to triumph over Spandor, with Brownie in third place. Backers of favorites did not suffer as extensively as they did on two preceding days, for two of the choices got home in advance. Little Visitor was the first favorite to break the continuous monotony of defeated choices since Friday. Her success was followed by that of Graeme in the following dash. The opener, bringing together a dozen, found Sister Flo victress by a nose from Quoin, after getting up in the final strides. Quoin was probably best, but Gerrity, on Quoin, failed to note the oncoming rush o Sister Flo until too late. The favorite, Bush Buck, ridden by Garner, was given listless handling and taken out of it just before reaching the stretch, where the field began closing up. It was a different ride that Garner gave Moorfield in the third race. He hustled him hard from the start and it won for him. The surprise of the race was furnished by Pauline, at extreme outsider, which landed in second place, with AsaJewell third. Rajah, one of the outsiders, triumphed in the sixth race after having led throughout, winning from Vera Vennie, which had gotten away slowly and closed an immense gap. Lugs, Pequot and Eelman were highly considered in the final race, but of the three Lugs was the only one that figured seriously. He led until well along in the stretch, whero Jupiter overhauled him and thereafter ho dropped .completely out of it. . .

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