Cold, Bleak Weather: Fridays Racing at Lexington Held Under Adverse Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-22


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COLD, BLEAK WEATHER Fridays Racing at Lexington Held Under Adverse Conditions. Pure Dee Goes Down to Defeat in Main Race Zucchini Rides Three Winners. LEXINGTON. Ky., Nov. 21. Cold, bleak-weather was the rule here this afternoon, with a mantel of fog and darkness envelop ins the course at times that precluded proper vision of the running of some of the races. The heavy early rain had converted the track into a circular racing strip of heavy mud and suited only to the more sturdy typ2 of performers. Considering the adverse weather, it was surprising that even the crowd at hand braved pneumonia to witness the racing. Of course, the at endance fell off considerably from former days, likewise the betting activities were curtailed to a considerable extent. In keeping with the conditions was the racing offering, which was entirely devoid of any feature and brought to the pest some of the more ordinary ones in these parts. Five of the seven races were sprinting dashes over the futurity course. The feature was the fifth race and it brought together some fairly fast ones, with Pure Dee a pronounced choice, and staunchly backed. He went down to defeat in somewhat handy fashion, Cherrycote being victress here, after she had been subjected to some strenuous racing to dispose of Auntie Millin. The latter, ridden by Zucchini, was taken wide in the stretch and interferrcd with Cherrycote at this stage; but the latter speedily overcame the difficulty and drew out in the last eighth, to win well under restraint. Pure Dee came with a stout rush during the stretch and succeeded in overtaking Auntie Millin. Had Zucchini, on the latter, attended to riding his own mount, Auntie Millin would have landed in second place. DIVIDE ItlDIXG nONOItS. Jockeys Zucchini arid Ivan Parke starred during the afternoon. The latter won two races, and Zucchini went him one better. Zucchini has much to commend him. He is a hustler and gets his mounts away well from the post. A horse runs well for him, despite his awkard saddle carriage, seems fearless and not averse to resorting to roughing. As a rider, howerer, lie has much to learn of the fine points. He began his victories with Brother John in the second race, in which he beat home Huon Pine, with Dr. Glenn following. It was over the Futurity Course and Brother John had the better of a ragged start, due mostly to Statler bolting when the barrier was released, interfering with Newmarket and Billy Gardner. Zucchini kept Brother John at top speed for the entire way, and the others never could get close to him. He followed his initial success with a victory on Shindy in the fourth race. Annie Lyle Avas the favorite here, and she was in the wake of the winner throughout, but at no time was good enough to threaten him seriously. Shindy was a victor in a former start also, but this fact seemingly was forgotten for he was neglected in the betting. Repeater, under a heavy impost, finished in third place. Will AVells was the third winner that Zucchini piloted. Doubt as to the colts mud running ability detracted from his support, and Homing Bird was the favored one, with Star Girl also coming in for much attention. "Will "Wells began well, and, responding gamely to his riders hustling tactics, he disposed of My Destiny, and drew out in the stretch, to win with much in reserve. My Destiny held on long enough to outstay tho poorly ridden Homing Bird, the favorite. TWO FOR IVAN PARKE. Jockey Parkes victories came in the first and third races. He was astride Mary Johnston in the first race and he rushed her into the lead soon after the start and continuing gamily, won by a short length from the outsider, Mit, with Wuhu in third place. Mary Johnston was a favorite. On Fasnet in the third race he had to exert his best skill to get home in advance for Twilight Hour was pressing him hard for the entire way, and continued to finish gamely. Fair Vision, an earlier strong contender, began fading in the last eighth, but was good enough to outstay the others for third place. Thirty yearlings; the property of J. E. Madden, were this morning shipped from Hamburg Place to Churchill Downs to go into winter quarters and be gotten ready for spring racing.

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