Kentucky Campaign Ends: Churchill Downs Closes with Rain, Mud and a Big Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-02


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KENTUCKY CAMPAIGN ENDS Churchill Downs Closes with Rain, Mud and a Big Crowd. . Midway Takes the Louisville Cup in Easy Fashion Two Races . to Gallaher Bros. ! LOUISVILLE, Ky., November 1. What will go iown as the banner fall season of Kentucky racing listorv terminated this afternoon with the decision Df the final race at Churchill Downs. Conditions were anything but propitious for good siwrt, but lespite the inclement weather and the fact that the track resembled a quagmire an attendance al-aiost of record proportions was on hand to pay farewell tribute to the racers. The final brought .nit the liest that was in racing here, owners of the better grade of horses seemingly being bent to lend their best aid to the occasion. Nearly all the races carded, topped by the Louisville Cup it two miles, scintilated with good class horses. Considering track conditions it was surprising the number of starters that took part in the different races. The auxiliary features, the Camp Taylor md Camp Knox Handicaps, were especially inter-sting affairs; not alone frpm the number of good nes starting, but also from the fact that for the first time during the entire Kentucky racing season handicaps filled to an extent that an eligible list was necessary. Several withdrawals enabled ill those originally mimed opportunity to start. The speculative element engaged extensively, and he betting pavilion was a seething mass during the afternoon, the entire battery of mutuel machines being inadequate to handle the big volume of betting. The clicking of the machines was incessant, md ns the betting was fairly uniform about all the starters good odds prevailed about all the winners. Rain fell incessantly throughout the afternoon, gaining in force near the close of the day. and the huge throng was subjected to a wetting on its departure from the course. Total darkness enveloped the course after the last race, and the final lash was featured by its phantomlike aspect, the horses being undistinguisliable until in the last sixteenth. . The meeting just terminated was the best autumn reunion ever held at Chur.hill Downs and was highly gratifying to manager Winn and his associates. The attendance has been nearly double that of past years during the fall and the volume of speculation lias been equally big. Bad weather served as a drawback and, had better conditions prevailed, it is likely that the spring meeting returns i would have been approached. THIRD BIG RACE FOB, MIDWAY. The Louisville Cup, with .,000 added and worth ,0:10 net to the winner, went to Midway, which achieved distinction in the spring over this track by accounting for tlie Kentucky and Clark Handicaps, two of the most valuable offerings at the track. Midway carried top weight, conceding considerable actual weight to his three opponents, but it did not bother the veteran in the least and he triumphed in splendid style over Stockwell 111 the final sixteenth. Stockwell had appeared the winner after having disposed of Regalo, but Midway kept after him in resolute style to ultimately pass him in the last seventy yards. Regalo was well beaten after going a mile and a half and Raider, the only other starter, ceased to figure seriously witli the running of the first mile. Gallaher Bros. Scored a double during the afternoon, their colt Dresden scoring a lucky victory m the mile two-year-old handicap, in which he beat Irince Pal by a neck, mostly through the faulty ride that Robinson gave the latter when he rushed him into exhaustion in tlie first three-quarters. Keep was their other winner and she also beat home a good band of two-year-olds at a mile. Jack Hare Jr.. carrying 137 pounds, ran a great race by taking the Soring Handicap from Toy Coat and Rifle. Jack Hare Jr. in his present form will bo a troublesome factor in New Orleans racing. The exodus of horses began tonight when those intended for winter retirement near Lexington wen: shipped. Several cars of horses went to New Orleans this afternoon and others will be sent there tomorrow morning and as fast as cars can be had for their transportation. Quite a number of .owners received the disappointing information today from New Orleans that stall space was not available for them at the Fair Grounds.

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