Indiana Racing Launched: Meeting Of Mineral Springs Jockey Club Begins Under Favorable Conditions.; Patronage Better Than Anticipated.--Purses Are Promptly Paid and Opening Day Is Marked by No Untoward Incident., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-04


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INDIANA RACING LAUNCHED MEETING OF MINERAL SPRINGS JOCKEY CLUB BEGINS UNDER FAVORABLE CONDITIONS Patronage Better Than Anticipated Purses Are ArePromptly Promptly Paid and Opening1 Day Is Marked Markedby by No Untoward Incident Kacing was successfully carried on yesterday over the Mineral Spring track at Iorter Ind Them was a lack of horses due in part to the fact that in some way two carloads of racers from Latonla went astray After a lot of telegraphing and tele ¬ phoning they were finally located on the Raltlmoro and Uhia road twentyeight miles away and coming along with the expectation of arriving late in tho evening Supervisor and Wood Dove horses ex ¬ pected to play leading parts in the racing of tho day were on the belated train and perforce wero scratched The track and Its appointments wero about tho same as when racing was conducted thoro last fall with the exception that the course wan so deep with dust that the time scored was slow The scheduled lifth race had to be declared off because of scratching and nonarrival of horses horsesTho Tho attendance was as good perhaps better than was to have been expected in view of the un ¬ attractive card offered aud wan a surprisingly in ¬ terested and enthusiastic gathering Most of the races were well contested and tlio progress of the horses down the homestretch was attended with quite vigorous rooting decidedly In contrast l the somewhat apathetic attitude of the spectators last October OctoberItirses Itirses were paid promptly after the conclusion of each race i practice that it is said will bii continued That this will have Its effect abroad is not to be doubted lint for the failure to pay up promptly last year the track would be over ¬ flowing with horses right now and it Is believed that a large number will noon be headed Mineral Springs way With the horses now at the track Including the Latonla contingent and another divi ¬ sion now on the cars en route from Montreal thero will be enough on hand to provide respectably for racing until the Latonla nutting ends Experienced and not over sanguine observers ventured the opinion that th prospects are encouraging tin main factor now being whether owners abroad will contribute to make tho ineeUng a success by bringing thelr horses to the track or not A few days will serve to solve the matter Such betting as may have taken place was dis ¬ creetly guarded and of the personal character In use at Itclmont Park There was so little publicity attendant that the casual observer would have thought no betting was done Tin deputy sheriff in attendance were sifting through the crowd all day but only found occasion to make one arrest on suspicion and were afterwards convinced that the victim was innocent of offense that he was released releasedAlberta Alberta Boy was the favored horse in thn first race and in a spirited and close finish with Trey of Spades was lirst home by a narrow margin Sister Sis was at oddson for the second race an affair for maiden twoyearolds but It was a case of unplaced confidence Mackinaw Belle leading all the way and winning In a canter Useppa which won his last race at Mineral Springs last year made a good start for 1913 by winning the third race from Jack Witt and Jim Kay Vigorous was at oddson in the fourth race and justified the pref ¬ erence by an easy victory over CIcvIne CIcvIneThe The last race of the day fell to the locallyowned Stanley II which won all the way amid tho best sustained applause of the day

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