Major Parkes Fine Victory: Defeats Crack Sprinters in the Churchill Downs Feature.; The Porter Ties the American Record at a Mile and Seventy Yards--The Oaks Today., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-31


view raw text

MAJOR PARKES FINE VICTORY Defeats Crack Sprinters in the Churchill Downs Feature The Porter Ties the American AmericanRecord Record at a Mile and Seventy SeventyYards Yards The Oaks Today LOUISVILLE Ky May 30 Hot weather a fast track a grand outpouring of devotees of racing were prominent features of the afternoon at Church ¬ ill Downs today The racing was worthy of the occasion although marked by some incidents not in the contemplation of the assembled thousands For instance the main race of the day the Memorial Handicap at threequarters of a mile brought abundant hacking for Rancher Klaekie Daw and Courtship witli Rancher the favorite but a neg ¬ lected son of Dick Welles Jefferson Livingstons Major Parke at long odds spoiled all calculations by taking the race himself The finish wns bitterly contested Major Parke winning by a short head from Rancher witli the latter a neck in front of Blackie Daw Courtship a close up fourth Blaickie Daw was unlucky and with a clear course would probably have won wonToday Today was the seventh running of the Memorial Handicap the brief history of which follows Year Winner AWt Jockey Val Time 1913 Cauigh Hill il2 F Teahan 2500 112 111191f 3914 Leochares 4 120 A Neylon 2320 111 191f Bradleys Choice4 117 C Ganz 2490 112 191C Chalmers 4 114 F Murphy 2505 113 1917 Blind Baggage 4 117 P Louder 2515 111 JPlST wwhare tri rK li1 W J OBu 2020 111 1919 Major Parke 3 100 T Murray 1500 l12 f fThe The Porter was in a soft spot in the fifth raco and won it with the greatest ease He ran its mile and seventy yards in 141 tied the American record for the distance and would have made a new record if ridden out at full speed He is a great young horse and in grand fettle just now nowA A serious accident was narrowly averted in tin second race when a fall came in which three horses and riders figured Sweet Liberty on which Pool had the mount and favorite in the race was re ¬ sponsible when she bolted and tried to jump the fence when the rider applied the whip to her Sweet Liberty was in front at the time and seem ¬ ingly going well when she reached the last eighth but Pool evidently thinking that Arrow Point wa pressing her too close wanted to make her shake him off and went to the whip She flinched badly and only her close proximity to the iiiner mil prevented her jumping the fence Pool was un ¬ seated and Spectacular Girl aind Goldie Rose were unable to avoid Sweet Liberty and fell in a heap All the riders were shaken ui considerably Troisc suffering from a bruised shoulder Thurher was knocked out and Pool will have to absent him ¬ self from the saddle on account of a pair of strained knee caps capsJockey Jockey Howard has been released by Williams Bros and will in future ride free lance lanceR R B Allen represented in the third race by El Coronel claimed Candle Light for 1700 1700John John Keegan has concluded arrangements with resident manager R L Baker and will assume the duties of track superintendent at Lexington tomorrow tomorrowT T M Murphy has decided to sell all his yearlings and older horses in training and retire temporarily from the turf on account of his ill health He was awarded yesterday 15000 damages for injuires sus ¬ tained recently in a railroad wreck wreckJockey Jockey Lunsford took a big brace in his riding and carried off the honors of the day by piloting the last three winners winnersJockey Jockey Garner Iind to cancel his engagements after dismounting from Rancher on account of ill ¬ ness nessGeneral General manager Matt J Winn returned today from Latonia where he had been for several day supervising the numerous improvements there He stated that everything would be in complete readi ¬ ness WednesdayDeckmate for the opening of the racing next Wednesday Deckmate in the last race was claimed by L A Broaddus for 2000

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1919053101_1_3
Library of Congress Record: