Colonel Vennie A Victor: Takes The Ben Ali Handicap At Lexington In A Strenuous Finish.; Track Becomes Fast and Blind Baggage Ties Its Record at Three-Quarters--Stesty Proves a Deceiver--Big Enough Takes His Race., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-02


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COLONEL VENNIE A VICTOR TAKES THE BEN ALI HANDICAP AT LEXINGTON IN A STK£NU0US FINISH. Track Becomes Fast and Blind Engage Ties Its aHeard at Threc-Q-.-artors — Stfi.ty Proves a Deceiver — Big Enough Takes Hi;: Race. 1 1 -i. Ion. Ky.. May 1 .- Showfag ever ehar.-icl-r- istie thai gm ■•• to make 1 high riaaa racer, Jef-reraoa Llviagxtoaa Bngliah bred Colnae] V nnie, gave ■ -t ir -1 1 iiu performance in the Ben AM Han • lieap. worth ,341 net to the wiaaer, whea he ••nrried the teadying impool of 125 paonda to rie-!• iy. triwmpfaing over Rmbroidery hv a lead, with Marion Goosby in third plac Lady Botha, Codgel and Marian Ooo by took turns al setting or forcing the pan- for the first three-quartern, bar Colonel Veaurie, which had i.:.i!v improved hia pooitiea from a slow b..-rinning, became aa active factor and. taking tie-lead in the last eighth, stuck to hia tank la game -Mi.- and hold the fact 1 ling Embroidery safe nntil eroaaing the liui-ii line. Bmbroiderya ahww-ini wni abn 1 good one, for ah* rloaed -i Immenoe ip In the last naarter and as going faateat al the finiah. Mach waa expected of Top o th- Wave, bul he ahowed to 1 r advantage. Colonel Venule waa an owtntaadiag choke and his victory waa pi polar, in fmiahiag aecond Bmbroidery got -"■." . if the siak.s ami Marion Geoohya pan was :--s. A edd wind thai cantJnned atoadily taring the afternoon aerved aa a drawback ti the sport, bat it likewise worked aa advantage, in that 1 canoed the track i- become dried and, under the persiat- at Iilnir of the antomobile barrawa, it yielded steadily and was fast after the mailing of the aecond race. !. It. Bradley* Blind Baggage, the owtatanding favorite iu the Sprint Handicap, ahowed a aparkl-ing effort when be -1. i-ninl d for lie parse in easy ■!. h- from good opposition and incidentally equalled :. former brack record of 1:12, lull joiniiy by Chapuitepec, Phosphor and Coaatbig Tower. On 1. i-; ahowlng this afternoon he shonld he a factor in al! the aprintlng racea iu tbeae parts. ll..nav/ay Victory far Bi;; Enough. W. li. Plaera Fig Bnoagh ran away with the parse i.i tie- wcond race for which John W. 8eborr*a •las. T. Clark v-i- the favorite. lie had a hard time to laud in third place, Kling proving He- one to give fie winner th" most contention. II. .- opening race which broaghl thirteen maidens to the pool al am d as the medium for an in-tend d coup with Stesty the one selected fur the killing. Some one btaadi red badly for that racer ahowed nothing to warrant its heavy sapper! and waa never in th.- bunt. Tha race enabled Milton Foaaga Irregular to leave tin- maiden ranks, he winning in tin last stride from Canity Court. George Boyle, a first time starter and regarded by his oiiuei tions with iiiui h favor terminated hi-i ireer in th.- race by breaking his 1 g and had to in- deatroped. Jockeys Klrschbaam, Taylor and Meehaa were eaeh snapended for three days by He starter for disobedience al tie- post. Horsemen expressed genuine regret whea they learned ..f th.- disaster thai had overtaken He- racing establi: amenta of Mi asra. Kaapp and Parsoaa. Both these owners n.-n- expected to arrive here aexl Suml.ij and to r. main until ofti r the doeisi m of the Derby, bal it is Uktij that tin ir plans will now be chang -.1. Kexl Batardaj has been desigaated as Governors day. and Governor Stanley and other of the states high officials v. ill be al the track b witaeea the running of the Camdea Handicap, which will featare tic racing card of thai day. Ida! orate preparatioas ar.- slu ad j tinder way by tin- ma aag mi ill here to take ear.- of a record attendance expected to be on h ad lor the occasion. Morion earn- out of the sixth race with i badly • •ii ligameat ami is probably u-iless for further racing.

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