Lexington Meeting Over: Big Crowd Present to View Races Contested by Rather Small Fields, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-17


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LEXINGTON MEETING- OVER BIG CROWD PRESENT TO VIEW RACES CONTESTED BY RATHER SMALL FIELDS. Vogue Wins the Chief Race of the Day, but Not Without Difficulty Charmeuso Proves a. Failure as a Hot Favorite Camellia Takes Her Race. Lexington, Ky.. September 1C. Todays card. considering that it was Saturday and the final opportunity to witness; racing in this city until next spring, was a decidedly meager offering, though no fault, could bo attached to secretary Shelleys endeavors. He tried hard to bring out tin; Kst. at. the course, but the owners continued to show reluctance ahour. entering .their horses. An exceptionally large crowd was on hand and found enjoyment iu the rlose finishes that developed ivith ttie running of several of the dashes. Hettinjr .activity was fairly brisk, but speculation centered mostly about one or two horses in each race. The meeting just terminated ran far below expectations and while the association will not Uol: a deficit, its earnings wilt not. be worth wand He bragging about. The cause for this disappointing condition is held to be due to the umvilliug-ncss of owners to enter their better liorses. Uiis was in the main due to a fear that, they wold be run-up in helling races and the scarcity of racing material at hand did not warrant exclusive condition races. With the added materil at I,ouisville, it is not thought similar conditions will prevail at the other Kentucky courses. The Hernando Handicap of 00, was contested toy only three starters and Vogue, an outstanding favorite, won after a hard effort to dispose of Kin-nev, which Dressed the Gallahor filly closely through the last eighth. Skiles Knob held the lead for fiv-i-eighths. but dropped back in the stretch. The public experienced a .setback in the opener when Clmrmeuso failed, the purse going to Tuno. which got up in the last stride to overhaul Busy Alice. Monotony won the second race in good style after appearing beaten and then coming with a whirlwind rush in the hist sixteenth. Camellias victory in the fourth race was an easy one and she was backed to the exclusion of the others. Henry MoDaniel. who is training the extensive stable of W. S. Kilmer, was among todays visitors. He announced that all the horses under his charge will lie wintered at llinghamtou. X. Y.. where Mr. Kilmer has a pretentious farm and is also completing a half-mile training track. Five or the lapses will finish the racing season at Laurel, Md.. and later rejoin those now at llinghamtou. January, in the Williams stable, has been tent to a local horse hospital to he treated for a throat affliction. Walter II. Pearec disposed of Elizabeth Thompson, which lie acquired yesterday, to J. M. Henry, Jr.. for the reported price of 1916.sh00. Gallaher Ilros. have sold Amulet to C. Bram-ford, and the racer was shipped this morning to Havre de Grace.

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