Reduce Lexington Purses: Managers Take Steps To Avoid Loss Indicated By Patronage Of Opening Day.; Yesterdays Attendance and Racing Encouraging--Haensel Defeats Topsy Robinson--Great Finish Between Harting and John E. McMillan., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-22


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REDUCE LEXINGTON PURSES MANAGERS TAKE STEPS TO AVOID LOSS INDI ¬ CATED BY PATRONAGE OF OPENING DAY Yesterdays Attendance and Racine Encouraging Haensel Defeats Topsy Rolbinson Great Finish 1 Between Harting and John E McMillan Lexington Ky September 21 The Kentucky As ¬ sociation was given a ibit of encouragement today in the fact that there was no falling off in at ¬ tendance and the volume of betting varied but slightly from that of the opening day A comparison between the opening days business and that of today can be summed up briefly as follows The rautnels on six races on the opening day handled 10712 and the auction pools total was G128 Today the mutuels on five races amounted to a total of 10858 and auction pool sales to 4925 Taking into consideration a 400 saving made by the declaring off of one of todays races and other exTenses reduced somewhat it cost the management today operating expenses only onlyBeginning Beginning tomorrow there will be additional sav ¬ ings on account of scaling purses down to 250 and also a possibility that the gate receipts will increase noticeably on account of the many visitors here for the Knights of Pythias convention These circum ¬ stances should enablp the management to offset any possible further losses for the remainder of the racing here Withdrawals of the best colts from the third race spoiled what otherwise would have been a good contest and Secretary Letcher took advantage of this to save the club 400 by declaring It off and not substituting another in Its stead Todays steadTodays card was featureless but resulted In fairly good racing The finish in tho closing racebetween Harting and John E McMillan was a thriller In which both horses accredited themselves handsomely The pair fought It out for the entire mile and a fur ¬ long trip and stood a desperate drive through the stretch Harting appeared beaten on several occa ¬ sions but Butler persevered and managed to land him winner In the final stride strideThe The fifth race for sprinters went to Dainty Dame after a sharp drive in the stretch to wear down W T iOverton Beth Goodwin getting np 1 time to land third money frojn Ormnz The latter bore out badly lit the lust furlong after bavins shown much speed and raced Goldproof Into subjec ¬ tion On Goldproofs showing today he dislikes the track and will probably show better form at Doug ¬ las Park ParkL L A Cellas Arionette was much the best of those that started in the opening race and won by a comfortable margin from Jolly White Face was the disappointment by his failure to land in the money Haensel showed a superior performance by leading all the way in the second race and get ¬ ting home before Topsy Robinson the favorite Darknight under a good ride by A Walsh upset another good thing from the Oots stable when he boat styleW Margaret T In handy style W F Schultes horses consisting of Zienap Queen Eleanor and three others in charge of trainer R Brooks YorkT arrived today from New York T M Green was withdrawn today because of a skin disease lie is suffering from Anna L Daley In Fred Cooks stable is also suffering with the same disease

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