Thrilling Finishes: Lexingtons Ordinary Card Provides some Good Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-19


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THRILLING FINISHES Lexingtons Ordinary Card Provides Some Good Sport. Georgies Defeat Brings Disappointment Baboas Lucky-Victory Tinamou Wins. LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 18. Cool but clear weather, with a gradual rise in tem- . perature, was the order here this afternoon, resulting in a restoration of the generous patronage in evidence on former days when i ! the weather was more propitious. The track , was still a trifle dull, particularly next the inner rail. The racing was again enjoyable, though the card was of an off-day variety, with a claiming handicap for the better grade of platers and a mile handicap for two-year- olds as the outstanding attractions. Spirited finishes followed closely contested racing in these dashes where the fields were of the larger size and the starters closely matched. In some cases the winner was determined in the final stride and it brought about considerable enthusiasm. The claiming handicap, which was at a mile and an. eighth, with Georgie a pronounced choice, resulted in disappointment by the failure of the favorite to figure seriously at any stage of the race. The temperamental Garner rode him in listless style and after the finish complained that Fronk had subjected his mount to interference. Lily M. raced in her best form and, going into the lead immediately after the start, led for the entire way, with Nulli Secundus her closest attendant. Lily M. ultimately won well under restraint. Untried, under improved handling, raced well and finished fast. CENSURE TOR GARNER. The stewards gave Garners complaint scant consideration and censured him severely for his interference of Escarpolette at the first turn. The mile race in which the two-year-olds met was the outstanding surprise of the afternoon when Balboa scored a lucky victory over Tilka with "Vallette up in the last strides to down Bignonia. Again Garner was a stormy petrel. He had the mount on Tilka and that colt raced as if pounds the best and his failure was directly due to the faulty handling that Garner gave him. He was taken all over the track and repeatedly back for no reason. He moved up with a rush and crowded several of the others, finished gamely and just missed victory by a nose. Balboa had led practically from the start and, under energetic riding, just lasted. After the finish Garner again made his way to the stewards presence with a complaint against the winner that he had interfered with Tilka. The stewards paid no attention to his claim. Bignonia was the favored one in the race. He was ridden by Ivan Parke and that riders presence on the track to the post was the signal for much applause. The racegoers in these parts appreciate the sterling qualities of the Whitney i rider and were ready to show their appreciation of his acceptance of mounts, that is bound to enhance the sport here. Garner rode a good race in the opening dash. I A dozen fillies started here and the clever ride that the temperamental rider put up accounted for J. N. Camdens Tinamou being victor by a nose over Lucky Drift, with Homing Bird in third place. Lucky Drift was . probably the best here, but she began slowly and traveled wide, which cost her much ground. She came with a fine rush through the stretch, but Garners alertness kept Tina- mou in the lead. JlErEATER HOME FIRST. Hepeater favored in the second race and, ridden cleverly, was the winner of the sec- , ond race. Seths Ak-Sar-Ben was pounds the, best here, but the diminutive Gerrity gave an amateurish exhibition and it resulted in his finishing third, Dorius leading him homa for second place. Gerrity made amends for his poor handling of Seths Ak-Sar-Ben by riding Gem to victory in the closing race. He rushed her into a good lead immediately after the start and . the mare, displaying her best form, led for the entire way, to win well under restraint from Huonec with Cheer Leader in third place. Fair Orient was a pronounced favorite here. May Loyd was the winner of the third race. She beat Statler, on which Garner had the mount, Lady Trilby finishing in third i place. May Loyd came from far back in , the stretch and overhauled Statler after the latter appeared a certain winner. Meddling Mattie won the fourth race. Her victory was by a nose over the fast finishing Delectable, which in turn just beat Dusty Mary. It was a spirited finish between the 1 trio of placed ones during the last sixteenth and roused the crowd to a high pitch of enthusiasm. Frank J. Bruen, general manager of tin Havana track, was a late arrival for a brief stay to do some missionary work before j going on to Havana for the winter. . I

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