Fast Racing at the Fair: Ten Thousand Lexingtonians Turn Out to See the Gallopers Go, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-02


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FAST RACING AT THE FAIR Ten Thousand Lexingtonians Turn Out to See the Gallopers Go. Bobby Allen Fouls Arrow Point and Is Disqualified Hocnir Wins in Fast Run Mile. LEXINGTON, Ky.. September 1. The Blue Grass Fair opened today with an attendance of more than 10,000, which was augmented by the holiday participation of the Blue Grass Federation of Labor. The card of five running races, however was the magnet of the exhibition and the people enjoyed this sport niore than any other feature, notwithstanding the fact that the first race was started nearly an hour after the scheduled time of three oclock, The reason was in the first instance that it took four heats to decide a trotting race and then the runners for the opening race were at -the post for thirteen minutes after getting there forty-five. minutes late. Starter Harry Morrissey finally let them go and two of the troublemakers refused to start and were left, they being J. J. Murdock and Blaise. Col. Robert Baker, manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club was presiding judge and in the stand with him were AV. II. Shelley, lacing secretary, and T. 1, MatU,andqhaH speed committee. Top o th Morning was made favorite for the opening dash of three-quarters and ran a good race. The old fellow is not what he was a few years back and had to succumb to the speed of Sway. This three-year-old is speedy and showed he is to be considered in the- coming fall racing. Money was a good third. BOBBY ALLEN IS DISQUALIFIED. The second race brought about a disqualification. Arrow Point was the favorite, with Bobby Allen almost as heartily backed. It was a hot struggle between the pair in the stretch, but when about a sixteenth of a mile from the finish Bobby Allen swerved over from the inside and so palpably fouled Arrow Point that the judges disqualified him, and the crowd applauded. That gave second money to Eulah F. and third to Peccant. Hccnir is in the veteran division, but his speed is well preserved, and in the mile dash that came third ou the program ran the distance in 1:3S, and that. was enough to account for Dick AVilliams and Silvery Light, Jmt both, were pressing him hard at the finish. Hocnir Avon by a half length, with Silvery Light only beaten a head for second place. Bandymo had just returned from Saratoga, where she had campaigned with the real quality without distinguishing herself in the least. She took her revenge here in the fourth race, and running its mile in 1:39 scored an easy . triumph .over Eulogy, with Lucile P. third. She was an even money favorite, and for what she can do is quite at her best. . . ; . : ; Favorites and near favorites had ruled the day so far, but the last race fell to an outsider when Loftns galloped home first at something better than S to 1. He won by a length. At similar odds Miss AVright was second and the favorite, Aision, landed in third place.

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