Lexington Meeting Highly Successful., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-04


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LEXINGTON MEETING HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL Lexington Ky May 3 The rain of last Saturday gave the Kentucky Association a bad start for its spring meeting and the continued downpour of Sun ¬ day and Monday had a further deteriorating elToct upon the sport and the income but as soon as the sunshine came all of the claims that were made prior to the opening were fully substantiated substantiatedThe The racing lias been as good as the best ever seen here and the attendance and receipts from all wmrces lias been considerably in excess of the figures of record for any seven successive days in the history of the track With the good card for Monday the Canulcn Handicap to feature the program for Tues ¬ day the Brewers Selling Stakes to be decided Wednesday and the Breeders Futurity the richest twoyearold race of the year in America down for decision on Thursday the remaining four days of the meeting with bright skies and a fast track should be equal to the first seven and if so the asso ¬ ciation can certainly boast that the claims of Its ollicials for the best meeting in many many years were not made without warrant warrantThe The racing thus far has been uncommonly free from rough riding The lecture that Judges Clay and Shelley gave Buxton in the hearing of the other jockeys on Wednesday had a good effect The rac ¬ ing has likewise been clean and there baa been no talk of a scandalous nature natureTin Tin work of starter Harry Morrissey lias been one of the distinct features of the meeting and it is eliciting approval from ollicials and horsemen as well as from tho general public Morrissey seems to hrtve the confidence of the riders and they are unquestionably helping him in bis work He has not lined or suspended any of them and he has had to lecture them but little Morrissey speaks kindly yet positively to the Iiovs and this is one of the traits that is winning the favor of the public and the people who inak the racing for him He was once a rider himself and he lias been an owner a trainer and an assistant starter He lias been on the turf for a quarter of a century from his child ¬ hood days and lie knows the racing people and how to get along with them themThe The fact that the fates decreed that there should be no meeting between Helios and Hawthorn the rival twoyearolds of 1012 here this spring is deeply regretted by lovers of racing and it is still more deeply regretted that Iwtli of the illustrious geldings at the present writing are counted as out of the Kentucky Derby a week hence Helios will not run in it unless lie shows marked improvement during the coming week There is much sympathy for Clms F Rusiheineyer the owner of Hawthorn and some supers ituonsly inclined people declare that it is a hoodoo to have an offer of a large sum for a good race horse When Elizabeth Kline looked like a certainty for the Oaks at Memphis Mr Bui clieinever had an offer of 10000 for her and she broke in ankle a day or two before the race He refused an offer of 15000 made by Garret I AVil fun the present secretary of the Kentucky Associa ¬ tion for The Barrister and that wit never won a raee afterwards Tho refusal of in offer of OOO made by easterners for Hawthorn of course had to do with the sickness of the Hastings but it would U hnrd to convince tho super stitiKms horseman that it did not notJohn John K Madden says that Hazing Ivory Belis Miss Granville Dorothy Gray Catherine Carson and Dicker the dams of the twoyearolds by Uncle that have set to wagging tho tongues of the racegoers everywhere are now at Hamburg Place and that Old Rosebud Little Nephew Incle limniie Aunt Mamie Birdie Williams and Edith W were not bred by Mr Charles Kohler the owner of Uncle as has IxMn stated in some of the newspapers in the east Madden says lie shipped sixteen mares from Ham ¬ burg Place to the Kohler farm in New Jersey where thov were mated with Uncle They were shipped back to Kntncky and foaled at Hamburg Place He got nine fonls from the sixteen mares maresFour Four of the parlmntnel machines in use here arc Cincinnati made and are of a new pattern as regards the mechanism They are jiositlve in their action and It is impossible to register move than one ticket at a time with them They will not click more than once for one pull of th lever They were designed for General Manager John Hacli melster of the Douglas Park and Latonia Jockey Clubs and art having flulr tryont here The order of Mr Ilachmelster is for thirty of the machines and they are now being rushed to completion that hey may pp used at Douglas Park

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