Meeting Ends With Raw Weather.: Big Crowd, However, Visits the Lexington Course and Sees Keen Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-05


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MEETING ENDS WITH RAW WEATHER. Big Crowd, However, Visits the Lexington Course and Sees Keen Racing. Lexington. Ky.. May 4. The Kentucky Associa lions spring meeting came to a close this afternoon and was one of the best in the history of the old track. Preparations had been made to make this dosing day a gala one and a nunilier of distinguished visitors had been invited for the occasion, but a change in weather condition from the warmth uf spring to the cold and rawness of winter, put a damper on I he sport. Despite this the gathering was large enough to pack the grandstand and till all the available space on the balconies of the clubhouse, where the lower of Kentucky socjetv was assembled to do honor to Congressman filing win II Bfid his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Longwoitb made the trip from Cincinnati in an automobile and arrived at the course just before the horses went to the post for the sixth race, having been delayed in route. This, however, did not interfere with their reception in the clubhouse. The racing was marked by sharp contests, keen finishes being the order in a majority of the races. The followers of Jockey .1. Lee, however, were doomed to disappointment, as the colored rider was in bad form. He rode but one winner during the afternoon The Abbot, which captured the fourth race. On Shirley Uossinore and P. C. Rami. Lee was all but left at the post. Both were rated ly shrewd horsemen as best in their respective races and the general impression was that both would have won with equal starts. Lee rode Ralbert a badly Judged race in that he made entirely tH. much use of his mount setting a terrific pace in the run up the hill and around the far turn. When the real contest came Kalbert was all in and quit ting at every stride. Two special trains will leave here Monday for Louisville, conveying the Lexington delegation which will go over to Churchill Down- to witness the run ning of the Kentucky Derby. Of the locally trained coits Orentndo ha- the strongest following, slthoagh Orlandwick and Iioxara will not be wit boat friends. W. J. Young has about decided not to -tart Vleiu ing. although the gelding worked well for the Ug race.

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