Record-Breaking Racing: Douglas Park Winners Successfully Assault Previously Existing Marks, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-11


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RECORD-BREAKING RAC1KG. DOUGLAS PARK WINNERS SUCCESSFULLY ASSAULT PREVIOUSLY EXISTING MARKS. Lawrence P. Daley Runs a Great Raco and Defeats Czar in a Hard Finish Marbles Scores in Fast Time. Louisville. Ky.. October 10. But for threateuinyr weather which promised to develop into a heavv downpour during the afternoon, todays attendance would have been the greatest of the present nieet-ing, as the card arranged was one of the best of the season. Those who journeyed to the course were not disappointed in respect to witnessing good racing, as it was the best contested of the meeting and track records were established in nearly all the races. The Seelbach Hotel Handicap, the feature, resulted in a sensational struggle in which Lawrence I. Daley. Czar and Zienap were the principals. The Cook three-year-old displayed rare gameness even for a thoroughbred and after au herculean effort, managed to land the nurse by 11 nose from Czar, with Zienap only three parts of a length away. Lawrence P. Daley was cenceding chunks of weight to all the other starters, but his previous good races indicated that he was capable of doing so and hln following was sufficiently strong to install him tho favorite. He started out to dispose of his opposition iu the early running, hut found this a difficult task as Moquette clung to him for a half and bad him driving. Moquette disposed of Czar, ranged alongside of him, to be followed in turn by Zienap and Old Honesty. On the stertch turn it appeared certain that Lawrence P. Daley would be beaten, as Czar was in the lead and going well iu hand, but under hard persuasion he rallied aud. gaining steadily, got up in the last stride amidst tuniultnou-applause. The time or the race reduced the forme. track record of 1:17. established by Coruscate at the inaugural meeting. More track records went by the board. J. W. Mays speedy Marbles set the five and a half furlongs mark in the opening race at 1:0G$. She showed a remarkable turn of early speed in out-footing her opponents, which included Lady Ann-, from the start and winning in a canter. The mile and a half race, won by Besterling in hollow style, also sent the former mark for the distance tumbling as the winner in runniuir the distance iu 2;35-: knocked off one and one-fifth seconds. 1-ady Esther, in the closing race, lightly weighted and clear of interference, also took a hand at record making and equaled the mark set by Lawrence P. Daley in the handicap. The partisans of Crystal Maid and Irfaneh. supposedly the best pair of two-year-old fillies racing in the west, were given a chance to settle their dispute in the second race. Both were accorded heavy support and bad te race between them. Crystal Maid winning rather haudlly after having a strenuous time of it to wear down Irfaneh. which, during the first half, threatened to spreadeagle the others by going into a lead of almost a half-dozen lengths. Barney Sek reibers Dr. Holzberg showed a good performance bv leading a good band of youngsters home in the fifth race, for which T. C. McDowells Alchemist was best liked. The latter tired In the final drive, but was good enough to save second place. The judges were iu receipt of sworn affidavits this afternoon from trainers Blnte and Harris to the effect that no collusion existed between them regarding the claiming of the horse Cymbal after yesterdays second race. Despite the affidavits rumors will not down that Blute paid Harris for claiming the horse to prevent Henderson getting him. Barney Schreiber arrived today for a brief visit. He stated that the California racing is expected to be the best in the history of the coast. He also said that he would lave sixty horses in training and participating In the winter racing. Recently he has disposed of fifty-sis horses at fair nrlcra. The good handicap horse Jack Atkln. is at present In L03 Angeles and shows little effect of the Iu-jiirv he sustained In Ids last race. It will, however, require about two months to get bim in fit raclm? condition. Secretary Lvman Davis left tonight for New iork to begin preliminary work for the . opening of the Empire City meeting.

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