Ready at Churchill Downs: Capital Card Provided for the Opening Days Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-23


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READY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Capital Card Provided for the Opening Days Racing. Falls City Handicap the Main Feature, with an Excellent Eace in Prospect. LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 22. What promises to bo the best autumn racing ever carried on at Churchill Downs will be inaugurated tomorrow, when the nine days meeting, which terminates this years Kentucky racing, is put under way. There has never been a more abundant list of horses in these parts to engage in fall racing and the diversified program that secretary Shelley has constructed insures ample material for the different daily cards. The program for the opening day is a good one and has attacted many of the higher type of horses here. This, too, in spite of the fact that the track will probably be slow, as the cold, threatening weather lias prevented it from drying to a satisfactory degree. The Falls City Handicap, with its 4,000 added, features the offerings and promises a splendid contest. The surprising "come back," .lack Hare Jr., is allotted the honor impost, conceding much weight to the others, but his owner, W. E. Applegate, is sanguine that he will accomplish the task and made known his intention this afternoon of starting him in the race. He will be coupled with Minto II. as an entry, both horses beiug trained by Kay Spenee. The recently arrived Midway, winner of the Clark Handicap and the Kentucky Handicap over this track during the spring meeting, is among the prospective starters in the race and is attracting considerable attention. Four of tho"ornir daslios.havelUe" limit number: of starters carded and an indication of the owners desire to race their charges is indicated in the forty-nine "throw outs" from three of the races. Busy scenes were again the rule at Churchill Downs throughout the day, arrivals from Latonia being numerous and steady. The newcomers met no mishaps en route and were put away in their respective quarters in satisfactory fashion. All available stable space at the Downs is occupied and Douglas Park has been called on to serve as quarters for many of the horses. Of those that are located at Douglas Park now, many owners will arrange to make their present quarters permanent ones for the winter. Box and club reservations for the coming meeting has exceeded former demands for a fall term of rucing and the social element which wi.ll be in daily attendance promises to be as numerous as during the spring meeting. Tuesday. October 28, has been set aside as . "Army Day." and the boys now in Camp Zachary Taylor, which includes "Pershings Own," the "Fighting First," with General Summeral at its head, will be the guests of the track. The Churchill Downs management is making elaborate plans for the entertainment of the soldiers, their commander and his staff and several high-class features in a racing way are under consideration for the occa- sion. RACING TO BEGIN EACH DAY AT 2 P. M. A departure from former years will be the beginning of racing at 2 p. m. daily instead of 2:13 p. in. The shortness of the days, coupled with the fact that the time will be moved up an Jionr soon, is resionsible for the change. Facilities for the speculatively inclined are again ample, and a force of ll5 men will be under Eugene Elrods direction in the various mutuel departments to expedite the wagering. Provision has also been made for the clubhouse contingent, and the exclusive ones will not find it necessary to go to the main pavilion to place a modest sum on their respective fancies in the different dashes. Many of the owners here are already making plans to ship immediately after the racing here closes. Those intending to campaign next winter are placing orders for cars to New Orleans and Cuba. The contingent for the Crescent City will be an extensive one, and the express companies will be put to a test to provide the necessary equipment to transfer the many horses whose owners have made known their intention of goins to New Orleans for the meetings at Jefferson Park and the Fair ! rounds. James Moody is hero arranging for passports for the horsemen and jockeys who are going to Havana next winter. He received a number of applications for passports today, and with Charles Lnnsdale, one of the stewards at Oriental Park, he will have them acted upon by the government within the next few days, so as to avoid delays in leaving on the part of those seeking them. C. W. Clark, Montana copper king, who has a stable of horses racing here in charge of George V. Barnes, brought a party of friends here, consisting of Dr. Max Rothschild and F. E. Shaw of Han Francisco and Sidney C. Love of Detroit. They will remain for the entire meeting. Manv of the two-year-olds eligible for the Golden Itod Handicap, ,000 added, at one mile, were given trials at this distance this morning in the mud. The best work-out was that of Lorraine, Senator Johnson N. Camdens half-sister to Luke, which worked the route in 1:45. Kinburn. which finished second to On Watch in the Queen City Handicap, covered a mile in 1:40 in easy fashion. a

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