Governor in Attendance: Chief Executive of Kentucky is Guest at Lexington Track, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-27


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GOVERNOR IN ATTENDANCE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF KENTUCKY IS GUEST AT LEXINGTON TRACK. Change of Track Conditions Responsible for Riddling of Good Card — Tim Pippin Beats John Griffin II. and Round the World in Feature Race, L . . I Lexington. Ky.. September lit.. — Todays splendid offering, featured by the Elmendorf Handicap at 1 hree-ipiarters of a mile and which originally had for its carded starters the pick of the short -distance racers in local training, was again spoiled, due to heavy rains which fell yesterday and which put the trick in had condition and caused wholesale withdrawals from all I he races. Fine weather, however, contributed to bring out an attendance of about 3000. The M-.-asii q was graced hy the presence of Got. A. F. Willsoii. w!io occupied a chair in the judges stand. The chief executive of the commonwealth took a keen interest in the apart and seemed 10 enjoy it Immensely The racing, while upsets were frequent, was tho most spirited of the meeting, all the finishes lieing of the close variety, with the winners in doubt until the last few- strides. Of the twelve entered in the feature race seven de. lined the issue, leaving Round the World, Han-bridge. John Griffin II.. Tim Pippin and Ethel D. to fight it out for the STlis that went to the winner as net. Bound the World was made favorite, luit was decisively beaten hy Tim Pippin ami John iriffin II. The leading pair had all the luck of the race and were the only tractable ones at tho [Mist. Ilanbridge. Ethel D. and Bound the World were more or less unruly at the barrier and contributed to a long delay. Bound the World also suffered a mishap by being jumped Upon and cut while ar the ] ost by Ilanbridge. This probably will keep her from starting tomorrow-, although t lie injury is not considered serious. Hantiridges showing in the race was a distinct disappointment The defeat of the favorites began in the opener when Sea Swell failed utterly, the purse going to J. N. Camdens recent purchase. Twilight Queen, in a sharp struggle with Tommy UCGeC. Crowding was mainly responsible for the poor showing of Jack Weaver, favorite of tiie second race. He was almost thrown while in a contending position and this eliminated him as a serious factor. Cloud winning from Cisko and Amerlcaneer. Any Port graduated from the maiden ranks by a splendid victory in which he took La bold into camp, with La U Mexican a distant third. Labold was the heavy chotec. A poor send-off for Emperor William, the favorite, was neld to blame for his defeat by Boyal Captive in the tiftli race, the Wainwright tillys margin at the finish being lint a neck. Mamie Algol came to the rescue of followers of favorites by landing the parse in the ch sing dash from Azo and John F. McMillan. The proverbial blanket could have covered tiie quartet of starters in this race during the running of tiie fust mile. Governor Willson and Mrs. WiUson and Mrs. W. M. Fkin of Indianapolis, sister of Mrs. willson. were guests of Maj. Foxliall A. Daingertield and family at tin- rices this afternoon. The governor saw three, of the races from the judges stand and evinced a keen interest in t lie sport. He went down Into the betting ring, had a look at the pari-mutuel machines and stood for a few minutes hefoss the auction pooling stand, where John Melxinghlin was conducting the game witli lightninglike rapidity. He paid a visit to the paddock, also, and made an inspection of the jockey room. "If racing were conducted everywhere as it is in Kentucky." said tho chief executive of the state. "I am sure there would be no occasion for complaint against the sjiort. I have thoroughly enjoyed the racing this afternoon." J. I". Strode, who will have charge of the meetings at Teas Mill and Thmpa, Fla.. this winter, passed through this city this morning en route to Cincinnati to transact some business. He will return hero in a few days to induce liorsemen to ship part of their stables to the tracks that he will manage. Alfred the Creat. Starover and The Whip, purchased by C. F. Schnnk last Saturday out of the Wheateroft sale, were shipped today by trainer William Shields to I. abulia, where they will be rested until the opening of that meeting. According to tiie numerous applications made for reservations on ihe Elrod special that will go to Louisville on Thursday night, most of the racing following will leave here immediately at the close of the local meet ing. James Blute arrived this morning from Louisville witli the horses Frances Kay and Heetagon. both of which are carded to start tomorrow-. They have been at Sara toga and are in good condition. Woodford Clays string of eight, including Ocean Pound, left fi r Louisville ihis morning in charge of French Brooks. During the day Mr. Clsv informed Beeretary Shelley thai apprentice Jockey N. Whiting had run away from hi; stable and a warning to owners and trainers not to harbor the bov was issued. Starter Cassldy ordered that Hanbridge, Ethel D. and Klin be than be pal on the schooling list. W. 11. liner slate. 1 today that he would send Friend Harry to Buffalo to start in the 0,000 Dominion Handicap, to he run at Fort Erie 011 the opening day. October 4. Recent work-outs: Dob Farley — Thice umartera in ldff. Console — Three-quarters in 1:11. Deseoinnels -Mile in 1:«T|. Dominus Arvi — Five-eighths in IMfj. BUen-a Dale— Half mile in 55;;. - Fere no .Thru qnarters in 1:15J. Calves — Half mil.- in SS. Grande Dame Tlire -qnarters in l:20f. Jupiter Jim-— Three quarters in 1:16?. Kings Daughter- -Three qnarters iu 1:12J. Leasaence— -Three quarters ill 1:10. Mae Dri.h- Halt" mile in 51. Melisande -Half mile in 51 1. Miss Nett — Three-quarters in 1:10*. Montv Fox- Five eighths in |:02|. Wassgay Half mil.- in 5*. Bound the World Three-quarters in 1:13;. Sainaria- .Mile in 1 :4S. Starry Night -Three-quarters in lrlOf. Toison dOr -Iliree-qoart.-rs in l:10i. Wootwinder — Tbaui ajuartcra iu 1:10,

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