Churchill Downs Racing: Cheer Leader Wins Merchants Stakes in a Hot Finish.; Jorice a Surprise in Defeating Porte Drapeau--Marvin May Runs a Fast Race., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-20


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CHURCHILL DOWNS RACING Cheer Leader Wins Wferehants Stakes in a Hot Finish r f Jorice a Surprise in Defeating P orte Drap e aur Mar vin May V Vr r t Runs a Fast Race LOUISVILLE Ky May 19 There was nothing sensutionnl ulxnit the racing at Churchill Oowii today The track was fast the attendance all that was to be expected on a Monday betting brisk and the contest well worth witnessing Kven tin attraction of a stake race of considerable value did no stiff ice however to make up for the dif ¬ ference iu animation and excitement of a Monday crowd and a Saturday crowd The Monday attitude is that of business tiiat of Saturday largely holi ¬ day making The hie thins today was the running of the Merchants Selling Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth For this Cheer Leader was made this favorite and justified the preferjncjj when in 11 roils ing finish he reachid the linej of viioryfalieatliiiJ adrance of the veteran HbcMeff It was n flfc run race and Herald brought up in third place three lengths behind Hocnir Something was ex ¬ pected from Thomas Q McDowells fleet and staying filly of last year 1recISns but she was never con ¬ spicuous in the running tfJiiiXHefferiug ran well enough but Wise Man was a failure failureProceedings Proceedings began with a threequarters dash for which Arthur MIdilletnn was a good favorite but Star Baby raced into the lead on theVlast tunr and won by a half length with Killie R Sister Susie Mustard and Arch Plotter following head apart This was a spirited beginningaindplMBing t the spectators r A mistake was made in the second r ce when Porte Drapeau was made a 30 to 100 favorite ThU wan manifest when Jorice raced into the lead soon after the start and kept it to the end without any particular trouble Porte Drapemi ran well enough to finish second with the outsider Gibby In third place For once in a vay Jjarvin May was lucky jtodaT and gPttiiig away firslt showed what he could d by running tlie fastest four and a half furlongs of the spring campiiign but Sister Helene was right at his flank at the finish and ran a cracking good race herself The stewards have issued a notice that no jotkey will be permitted an agent who is not Bis contract employer a licensed trainer of the authorized agent of a stable stableActing Acting for P T Kelley the Chicago turfman turfmantrainer trainer fjW George Land this morning bonglit of fj W Carroll tlie twoyearolds Metem and Aziz Me Metem divisionI tem was tlie first winner in the juvenile division this year and scored at New Orleans Janunry 1 11 Lester owner of the Ogden Stablest continue in his effort to secure a transfer of jockey Robin sons contract from E W Moore anil has raised his offer to 20000 it is said Miller Henderson is at present dickering on behalf of Mr Lester and in all probability the sale of the contract will br consummated during tho next twelve hours hoursMany Many messages conveying their sympathy were sent by prominent owners here to Edward B McLean when they learned that the injury of his eldest son Vinson Valsh McLean Jiad terminated fatally Mr and Mrs McLean hurried to Washington yesterday by a special train on repeipt of news that the youngster had been injured by being struck by an automobile Notserious results was ntib ipatcd then the the parents were not a ware of the boys death until early this morning morningThe The extensive band of racers that Mr McLean has here including Tlie Porter will be leased to John F Schorr In whose colors they will race

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