More Rain At Louisville.: Goldproof Wins Feature Race From Zal And Ralbert.; Nicol Rides Three of the Winners--Evidence of Drugs in Pulsatilla--Will Increase the Purses., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-11


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MORE RAIN AT LOUISVILLE. GOLDPROOF WINS FEATURE RACE FROM ZAL AND RALBERT. Nicol Rides Three of the Winners — Evidence of Druqs in Pulsatilla — Will Increase the Purses. Lonisville. Ky., May 10. — Another heavy rain spoiled the sport at Churchill Downs this afternon. The track, as a result of the morning downpour, was holding, but the withdrawals were not so numerous as might have been expected under the conditions. The card remained practically intact. Foiisoliii a. in the closing race, was the only success-till favorite and he was not heartily supported, much, of the money going to Sultry. Mary Orr. Bill Her-ron and Oak Grove, wiuners of the first, second and fourth races respectively, were practically neglected in the betting. Goldproof. showing an improved performance, won the feature race. He was aided considerably, however, by good racing luck and a well judged ride. ZaI. the betting choice, was probably best, but was away poorly and had a rough trip. This in the main caused his defeat. Ralbert, which finished third, might hare been as good as second with betf»r handling. The big fields gave the starter and his assistants no end of trouble, and in some instances they were dispatched iu straggling order with the best horses in the rear. Jockey Nicol carried off the tiding Ii s by winning with three of his four mounts. He will leave next Wednesday for Toi -onto. The judges ordered C. E. Boss and N. Bredin fo leave the track with all their horses. They starvd Yellow Top and Pulsatilla during the afternoon. Both showed unnatural activity in the paddock and while going to the post. Pulsatilla was especially wild and Judge Price, fearing harm to the jockey, ordered Skirvin to dismouut and instructed the assistant starter to hold the horse until the others were dispatched. There was no direct proof that the horses had beeu drugged, but they gave every symptom of it. Jockey Oregar drew a fine of 0 from the starter for misbehavior at the post, in the second race. Hugh MeCarrem, Jr.. was fined 0 by the judges for failing to get off the track, when ordered to do so. The second division of the stable of Oots Brothers, embracing six horses, arrived from Lexington this morning. Beginning Monday the purses here will range from 0o up. This advance was decided on by the direc torate of the Louisville Racing Association af a meeting held this morning and grows out of the increase of the gate admission to .50. While the gate receipts up to the present have not been as large as last year for the same period, the decrease in attendance is charged to the inclement weather. Next years Derby winner will be given, in addition to the prize money, a piece of plate valued at ,006, There will also be an increase iu stakes for next year. An excellent card is presented for tomorrow afternoon, the Clark Handicap being the leading feature, and with such good horses as: Devout, Black Fox, Clifton Forge; Parisian Model. Honest, Great Pirate; Phil Finch. Jacquin, The Abbot; Mortiboy, J«hn L. Inglis. Brancas; Lights Out, Lady Joce-lyn. Naran; Delia Thorpe, Rebounder, and Polly Brim, among the entries, the racing and atteudauce should be up to a high standard. J. L. Dempsey.

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