Ranchers Grand Victory: Wins the Independence Handicap in American Record Time.; Five Horses Only Inces Apart at the Finish--An Immense Crowd Gathers at the Track., Daily Racing Form, 1918-07-05


view raw text

RANCHERS GRAND VICTORY Wins the Independence Handicap in American Record Time Five Horses Only Inches Apart at atthe the Finish An Immense Crowd CrowdGathers Gathers at the Track Latouia Ky July 4 The Independence Handi ¬ cap with a net value of 3145 to the winner an annual fixture at this track and one which usually brings out the best In the handicap division in these parts was won by the Canadianowned Handier after a furious drive to outstay Beaverkill and Bribed Voter heads separating the trio with Free cutter only a neck further back and a head in advance of Midway Itanchcr carried 122 ixniiuls and conceded much weight to the other starters but went about his task in truly great style dis ¬ playing everything needed for a great horse and triumphed in game fashion His victory was the more meritorious in the fact that he equaled the American record for the distance which was also the track record and was made by Milton B in the same rice many years ago Milton I only had up 100 pounds on that occasion Iteaverkill under Lunsfords good riding almost stole the nice by moving into a good lead at once and forcing Itanchcr which was his closest pursuer to main ¬ tain a lively pace to keep him company Handier however disposed of Beavcrkill on the stretch turn and the latter seemed thoroughly done at this stage with Bribed Voter apparently the most serious contender But Lunsford persisted hard and Beaverkill again loomed up in the last eighth and gaining steadily overhauled Itribed Voter and was catching Handier again Midway also ran a good race in closng aninimenso gap and finishing iast amTTJarilely In addition to the money consideration a magnificent American silk flag went to the win ¬ ner and the presentation was marked with patriotic ceremonies ceremoniesAn An attendance registering a record for the meet ¬ ing was present during the afternoon and enjoyed the sport despite the intensely hot weather The track was in its best condition and fast time was the order throughout the day Tlie racing was again interesting and close several of the finishes being particularly hard fought and thrilling thrillingBATTER BATTER CAKES LUCKY VICTORY VICTORYTlie Tlie 1000 handicap contested by twoyearolds at five and a half furlongs went to E H Bradleys Hatter Cake an English filly by Hiickwheat Macaroon which won from Colonel Livingston but the victory was a lucky one at that for Colonel Livingston with better riding would have won He conceded much weight to the others and Lilley made the mistake of rushing him into exhaustion in the first fiveeighths fiveeighthsWilliams Williams Brothers colors were again much in tlie public eye and representatives from their stable added two purses to the big score already taken by the stable Those carrying the Williams silks to victory this afternoon were Kernan which ac ¬ counted for the opening race in which a band of maidens met at one mile He won in the last stride from Sasenta SasentaQueen Queen Apple was the other Williams representa ¬ tive to win She earned her purse in the third nice when she beat Bubbling Louder The latter might have been best in the race but J Griilicr who had the mount and had just resumed riding was injured while going to the post in tlie previous race necessitating tlie substitution of II Thurber ThurberSkilcs Skilcs Knob furuised an upset in the second race when he won easily after leading all the way beating Bringhurst with Kama the favorite un ¬ placed placedLytle Lytle and Fencer fought it out hard in the sixth ace Lytle ultimately winning by a neck neckCharles Charles Cella was among todays visitors from St Louis to take in tlie racing He returned to the Mound City tonight tonightHifles Hifles victory in the closing race entailed a change in his ownershiii J K Hedmon repre ¬ sented by Miles Finlen claiming him for 2400 2400Jules Jules Gerson who is extensively identified witli the Jefferson Park track in New Orleans was among this afternoons visitors and will remain sev ¬ eral days to take in the racing racingE E It Bradley will shin a dozen horses to the Empire City track in charge of William Hurley The others in the stable will go direct to Saratoga and be in charge of Cliff Hamilton HamiltonSmith Smith Baker son of It L Baker joined the naval reserve and will leave Lexington at once for the training station stationJ J Keene came down from Kcenland Farm near Lexington to witness todays racing There was a big delegation from Louisville at the track this afternoon to witness the sport

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1910s/drf1918070501/drf1918070501_1_4
Local Identifier: drf1918070501_1_4
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800