Churchill Downs Terminates Kentucky Spring Racing Season With Good Card: Master Bid Topweight for Exterminator; Seven Fast Sophomores Seek Misstep, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


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Churchill Downs Terminates Kentucky Spring Racing Season With Good Card Master Bid Topweight for Exterminator Seven Fast Sophomores Seek Misstep MisstepCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 14 The Kentucky spring racing sea ¬ son will conclude tomorrow at this course and the Exterminator Handicap anjd the Misstep Purse will cofeature an attractive closing day program The Exterminator is for threeyearolds and up to meet at six furlongs while the Misstep is exclusively for threeyearolds to clash at even fur ¬ longs No claiming events are listed for de ¬ cision on the final day card and the sport should provide fitting climax for one of the best meetings in Churchill Downs his ¬ tory toryCol Col Matt J Winn president of Churchill Downs lac and his associates expressed satisfaction today while discussing the at ¬ tendance and business thus far during the current local season seasonAttendance Attendance figures are up over those of the corresponding period in 1947 and the mutuel handle with the exception of Derby Day is approximately four per cent lower than last year The play on the Derby was down due to the fact of straight wagering only on the threeyearold classic Figuring Derby Day the amount sent through the tptalisator for the first 17 days of the Downs meeti from last years figures figuresThe The Exterminator is spotted sixth on the programand Grissom Shermans Master Bid is the topweight for the spruit under a 119ppund burden Master Bid has raced rather disappointingly since his arrival in Continued on Page Forty Two v Churchill Downs Terminates Kentucky Spring Turf Sport SportContinued Continued from Page One OneKentucky Kentucky from Florida but several of his Miami efforts were such that he is accorded an excellent chance to achieve major hon ¬ ors in the headliner headlinerMrs Mrs Milton Shagrins Speedy Lee who finished third to Bullish and Southern Pride in the recently decided Cudgel Handi ¬ cap is to go postward under 117 pounds Speedy Lee was an outstanding performer in Florida last winter and turned back some high class company in sprint attractidns while campaigning in the South Mrs Thel ma Ott will be represented in the Extermi ¬ nator by Easy Trade who is assigned 107 pounds Easy Trade has worked exception ¬ ally well lor his engagement and he is ex ¬ pected to go well in the Saturday test Mrs E Farris Dicks Gal 109 pounds and J F Smiths Sistayr 111 pounds are tp race coupled while John McStianels Gay Secret 110 pounds and a recent winner here along with J Graham Browns Brown Hotel Sta ¬ ble star Tidy Sum 115 pounds complete the Exterminator probable starting field fieldThe The Misstep should be one of the best events on the bill The field of seven appears evenly matched and the weights are such that the race appears a wide open affair Corum Morris Marvins Tip isthe likely choice over Mr and Mrs J Mahoneys Steel Bull Mrs A Roths Senecas Miss William Veenemans Lotoftown Leo J Calllouettes Best Prospect Ai Lawsons Carlton Ware and Mrs Frank P Letelliers Queen Hairan HairanThe The Challedon Purse five furlongs for twoyearolds is to bring out a crack field of six juveniles Henry Forrests Try Ike and Brown Hotel Stables Brownstown anpear best of the entrants but that pair wijlmeet sturdy opposition in Wprkans Charm Prince Chall Reward and Murray Maid Post time for the closing day program will be at the usual hour 2 p m and present conditions point to a fast track

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