Escoba Qualifies Well: Wins Lexingtons Derby Trial Easily in Fast Time, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-07


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I . ■ I i 1 i 1 i f I • ; I : i 1 ESCOBA QUALIFIES WELL * Wins Lexingtons Derby Trial Easily in Fast Time. ♦ Races for Two -Year-Olds Bring Upsets, Col. Taylor Being Easily Beaten. ♦ Lexington. Ky.. May C. — The running of the Derby Trial this afternoon was contested by several that are regarded as factors in the Kentucky Derby next Saturday and was marred by a fall, in which Duke of Savoy, ridden by Pool, "and James Foster, ridden by Goose, figured. Both riik-rs fell heavily and were rushed to a local hospital for medical treatment. Pool, iu addition to a bad shaking a, sustained a broken collar bone and Goose was suffering severely from pains in the back. Todays test showed conclusively that Escoba hoi U the others at this track safe, for he won impressively from Sewell Combs and Viva America •;[ 1:." 1% for the mile and an eighth. He was gal-hqied out an additional eighth, the Derby distance, which he covered in 2:0a%. Xotler iiad to rouse him hard at oue point in the stretch journey to overhaul Sewell Combs, but he was going away at the end. Sewell Combs race was al-o a meritor-otis one and he might have done better, but for being jumped on by Duke of Savoy iu the first quarter, it being responsible for the subsequent fall of the latter and James Foster falling over him. Threatened rain did net reduce todays attendance to any noticeable extent. Secretary Shelley I. ad provided au excellent Monday card and it furnish. - l interesting sjxirt. The two-year-old races again furnished upsets and defeat of Col. Taylor, au overwhelming favorite, gave backers a bis -setback »»«t »«»«toeptafry arrV-retl flie reputation of this Utfclils regarded youngster. Billy Kelly, which had triumphed over Col. Taylor in a former race on a muddy track, again led him to the finish, iu the fastest time made by any youngster at this meeting and coming within one-fifth f a second of Calisses 53%, which is the track record. Believe Me Girls and Colonel Livingston staged a stubliorn duel in the second race, the Bradley youngster winning in the last few strides. There were twelve starters in this race and all excepting the leading pair zigzageo all over the track and frequently interfered with each other. Words o Wisdom was an easy victor in the aliening race, with the intended good thing Liberator in second place. Bahu duplicated a former good victory, when she led home Silk Lady and Melus in the third race. SALE FOB BED CB0SS FUND. Miss Elizabeth Daingerfields contribution to the American Bed Cross war fund, through the Kentucky State Baciug Commission, a four-year-old filly by lltimus — dam a half-bred man-, was sold in front of the judges stand by auctioneer John Bain and she netted ,110. First she was knocked down to Shelby T. Harrison, president of the Kentucky Sales Company for 10. "Sell her again." lie said. Then Arthur B. Hancock, president of the Thoroughbred Horse Association, bought her for BM and said "sell her again." Sergeant laah Lee Haggin. of the Base Hospital Tnit. here for tin-day, and soon to Ik- in France, paid |MH and gave her back. The fourth purchaser was Overton H. Chenault. master of Spendthrift Stud for ISM, He presented her again to the Bed Cross and finally she was knocked down Vi B. J. Brauuon of Kansas City for 00 and he sent her to his barn. Because of having entered For Fair improperly. trainer T. F. Bornman was fined SH5 and third money won by the horse in his last race, was ordered forfeited and awarded to Kxecutor. For Fair was also debarred from starting iu the closing race today. Jockey Dishmon will not be allowed to accept further mounts at this meeting because of his failure to fill engagements that he previously made. Fl.-eing Venus, dam of skecr Face, foaled a colt yesterday, sired by Luke McLuite. Fleeing Venus is the property of J. L. Dempsey and T. B. Crom- well. George Eniiis. the well known owner and trainer, was stricken this morning with paralysis aicl is at his home iu a grave condition. The funeral of Colonel Milton Young, who di.-d yesterday, will occur tomorrow. Interment will l» "iu the Boman Catholic Cemetery. Members of the Kentucky State Bacing Commission met this afternoon and took up matters jht- taming to racing. Kay Siiencc was given his li- cense, but shandy reprimanded. The commission would probably have dealt more severely with ■peace but for absence of a rule to cover his case. Terry OMallcy, who claimed authorship of the letters" supposedly written by Spencc. was als» let off with a reprimand in the absence of any rules to cover his case. Jockey M. Garner was suspended for ten day; by the commission and denied the privileges of the track, including admission, the suspension to go into effect May 7. for striking jockey Simpson in a race run here last week. Judge Allie W. Young and General W. P.. Halde- man were appointed to draft a set of resolutions to lie sent to "the family of the late Colonel Milton Young, who was a former member of the Kcntucky State Pacing Commission. Jockeys Frach. II. Lunsford and T. Hunt were gran till their licenses. Ali the members of the Kentucky State Pacing Commission were at the meeting, with former Inited States Senator John- sou X. Camden presiding.

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