Pleasant at Louisville: Balmy Weather and a Greatly Improved Track Arrivals, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-30


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PLEASANT AT LOUISVILLE ! i Balmy Weather and a Greatly Improved Track Arrivals. Manager Waite Decides to Race and Takes the Mile and a Half Dash. " i 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 29. Ideal weather and good track conditions were features at Churchill Downs this afternoon, and were responsible for bringing out the full racing strengUi here The sport was the best of the meeting, the improving track, the course almost bordering on fast, contributing extensively toward the good sport and giving some of the better grade of racers full opportunity to show to their, best. Many of the finishes were closo and stubbornly fought. Favorites were again to the fore, three of the afternoons victors being at odds-on. Jockey C. Robinson had the distinction of piloting the trio, and they won in decisive style. It was the first time during the meeting that the rider, now leading all others in this country, showed to advantage in his work. He inaugurated his success in the opening race with M. Goldblatts Fifi II., which barely managed to last long enough- to win by a nose, and wltii better judgment on the part of Thnrher, who was astride Kiku. that filly would have been the victress. Thurber made the blunder of delaying his drive after coming wide into tiie stretch. George J. Longs Orlova, which has been contending in stakes and purses with the best all year, was finally in with an ordinary band of maidens, and it was no effort at .all for her to lead-them from the start- and -win as her rider" pldased. Robinsons final winning mount was Prince Pal, which his connections hold highly and aim at winning next years Kentucky Derby with. He was opposed by some good youngsters at a mile, and in , the early running gave his supporters some con- cern, because of his sluggishness, but once straight-i ened fully for the stretch drive he came with I giant strides and disposed of the leader. The Swiin-I mer, in the final drive. I T. C. McDowells colors were carried to victory for the first time here this fall when his Manager Waite, racing in his best form, accounted for the feature race, a handicap at a mile and a half. Promising to be an easy winner after going a mile, Manager Waite finally began tiring; and it required jockey J. Howards best horsemanship to get him home a scant length in advance of Stockwell, with Tolka Dot pressing the pair stubbornly. BLUSHING BEAUTY WETS IMPRESSIVELY. E. R. Bradleys Blushing Beauty, with a switch in riders from Boyle to Donahue, made a runaway of the third race, for which Enmity was the choice. The latter ran a game race and succeeded in the final strides in overhauling Herald. The Donahue switch was attempted witli Bulldoze in the feature race, but worked to disadvantage, for Bulldoze tried to run out on the turns. B. B. Johnson provided the outstanding upset of the afternoon. He was not regarded with fayor over the good track, but he moved into a good lead at once and succeeded in outstaying the odds-on favorite Bullion. Mountain Rose II., which in a previous recent start showed speed when at a short price, displayed improvement in the final race, which he won as his rider elected from Iwiniwin and Redstart. Darkness was settling fast while this dash was on, and it was with difficulty that the colors could be distinguished. J. O. Whitlow added Mistress. Polly to his string that will be campaigned in New Orleans next winter. He acquired her on private terms from II. Neusteter. Jockey M. Garner will not be seen in the saddle again at this meeting, having been suspended by the stewards yesterday for rough, riding in the last race. Furbelow and Grand Slam, formerly the property of H. P. Whitney, have been sold privately to E. Rates. . , j i. . Horsemen are becoming much concerned over the lack of express cars to transport their horses to winter racing points. There may be better prospects early next week for securing the necessary transportation. II. D. Brown, general manager of the Havana track, is expected here tomorrow to assist in the shipment of the big band of horses that are booked for the Cuban track. Blaise came out of his race yesterday badly cut about the logs and was excused from filling his engagement this afternoon. B. J. Brannon stated today that he would not campaign his horses next winter and will move them into winter quarters at Churchill Downs. W. J. Young sold Riddle after his start in the second race to n. Masterson.

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