Steeles Day To Shine: Kentucky Jockey Pilots Four Winners at Mineral Springs Track.; Is Placed with Remaining Two Mounts--Purses Increased and Additional Train Accommodations Provided to Carry Patrons to Course., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-15


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STEELES DAY TO SHINE KENTUCKY JOCKEY PILOTS FOUR WINNERS AT MINERAL SPRINGS TRACK Is Placed with Remaining Two Mounts Purses Increased and Additional Train Accommoda ¬ tions Provided to Carry Patrons to Course The chief feature of the racing at Mineral Springs Park yesterday was jockey Steele lie rode four winners one second and one third The two horses on which he was beaten were the 4 to 5 favorites Cordova and Old Trump His whining mounts were on Kva Tanguay Ilermiidn Billie Baker and Missle In the two races in which he failed to score Vaii dnscn was astride the winners so the two boys monopolized the card of the day Hoth rode ener ¬ getically followingThe and have a steady following The heavy rain of the night previous slowed tho track somewhat hut not seriously It is peculiar soil and disi oses of water readily On top it was dry with wet spots here and there of course damp underneath Not a bit of mud was in sight and in effect the horses almost ran in as fust average time as on thoso days when the track was at Its best bestIt It was the best Mondays attendance in tho history of the track and one bent on business Keeognizing that the attendance is growing and likely to become heavy a three train service begins today trains leaving the La Salle street depot at 1220 p in 1245 p in and 120 p m The last train will only make one stop in going to tho track Euglcwood being the station thus favored favoredThe The first race was well contested to midway oC the stretch but here Kva Tanguay moved away from the others and won from Tony W with ease Cordova was always at oddson for the second race but Ike Cohen which had been running well In his previous starts at the meeting took her measure without trouble albeit he was always comfortably placed in the race while she was not Old Trump was at 4 to 5 for the third race but the grey filly Tempest shot out on the last turn into a long lead and easily kept It to the end the favorite turning up lu second place Tempest was giving away weight and probably was favored by the going Trojan Belle was a receding favorite for the fourth race but Ilurmuila was heavily backed and under a Kood rider proved tho right one the favorite finishing In the rear division Billie Baker and Missle won the fifth and sixth races without trouble the latter winning off by herself herselfThe The horsemen were agreeably surprised over tho announcement liefore yesterdays racing that all purses for tho remainder of tho meeting would be In ¬ creased to 250 This volunteer raise of 30 to eiieli purse was unexpected It was also announced that beginning with the next meeting of fifteen days racing no purse would be of loss than 300 value and that if a better class of horses engaged In the racing handicaps of 500 would be a likely prospect The backers of the Porter vproject feel sanguine that the sport can be placed on a firm basis and aro planning extensive improvements to bo completed for tho next meeting The Im ¬ provements include the flooring of the spacn under tho grandstand a brick promenade in front of the grandstand and the building of additional Stables StablesJockey Jockey Taplin was forced to discontinue riding after dismounting from Louie Griee in the third race on account of his old hip ailment This m Taplins last season In the saddle as he contem ¬ plates retiring and going into business in San Francisco Cordova came Out of her race in such bad condi ¬ tion that it would have prevented her from being a serious factor in the fourth race originally carded for today and the management deemed It advisable to declare the race off and substitute another

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