Whitneys Day Of Defeat: Prudery and Upset Beaten by Narrow Margins; Nancy Lee Takes the Kentucky Oaks and Acrobat Ginger the Clark Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-15


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WHITNEYS DAY OF DEFEAT Prudery and Upset Beaten by Narrow Margins Nancy Lee Takes the Kentucky KentuckyOaks Oaks and Acrobat Ginger Gingerthe the Clark Handicap LOUISVILLE Ky May 14 Harry Payno Whit ¬ neys silks were again humbled this afternoon but not disgraced when his representatives Upset and Prudery starters in the Kentucky Oaks and Clark Handicap were beaten by scant margins after races that brought for them as much praise as was bestowed on the winners An extreme outsider Ginger which in his last race had raced like a cow triumphed in the Clark Handicap which was contested by most of the crack horses in the West Dancing Spray a lightly weighted one landing in third place and Bunga Buck also held in light esteem and grouped with Dancing Spray and others in tlie field finishing fourth fourthThe The Clark Handicap was regarded as the superior of the twin features on todays card and the thirteen starting were all sharers of considerable attention by the big crowd The Bradley pair Best Pal and Busy Signal were again standbys of the Kentuckians to dispute Upsets efforts to capture the prize Considerable time was exhausted at the start due to Midways bad post action and that of Busy Signal Upset too was fractious and once when Best Pal came in close proximity to him he landed on the Bradley representative with full force with both his hind feet When they wen dispatchd Thompson rushed Best Pal into a good lead with Ginger Marjorie Hynes Upset and Busy Signal close followers Best Pal continued in the van with little or no material change in tlie running order of his closest attendants until the stretch was reached where Best Pal gave way and Upset took up the running seemingly all over the winner but Ginger came swiftly and the last sixteenth found the pair battling it out furiously tlie Applegate owners racer finally prevailing in the last stride Gingers portion of tlie money totaled 9495 9495The The Kentucky Oaks brought about the best con ¬ test of its long and continuous history this mark ink its fortyseventh renewal Tlie chief actors in the final duel and it was a sinew straining one bringing the vast assemblage to its feet in a frenzy of excitement were Harry Payne Whit ¬ neys Prudery recently third in the Kentucky Derby and P A Clarks Nancy Lee This pair of easterners had disposed of Kentuckys pretensions to the honors long before the last eighth of its mile and an eighth had been covered and were disputing every inch of the ground for supremacy The Whitney filly an overwhelming choice and carry ¬ ing tlie hopes of a vast majority of the throng a sixteenth front the finish had succeeded in pok ¬ ing her head to the fore but Nancy Lee would not be denied and McAtees desperate riding pre ¬ vailed at the end for Prudery just tired enough to enable tlie Clark filly to pass her and win by a scant head The time of the race l507f was four fifths of a second better than any former race over the distance in Kentucky KentuckyLOOKED LOOKED LIKE ANOTHER BRADLEY VICTORY VICTORYThe The earlier stages of the race promised a repiti tion of the Kentucky Derby running for Believe Idle Hour carrying tlie silks of E R Bradley raced into a good lead and the great pace she set threat ¬ ened to make her followers give up the chase long before threequarters of the race had been com ¬ pleted Nancy Lee however continued on doggerly but Prudery seemingly disliked her task and it was only by strong riding that Knmmer kept her at it Lady Madcap too was running a good race and jusa before reaching the last turn surprised by joniing the leaders At this time the Whitney filly took a notion to discard her sulks and charged on the leaders quickly displacing Believe Idle Hour and challenging Nancy Lee An eighth out she ap ¬ peared the winner but Nancy Lees stubbornness finally caused Prudery to again begin sulking and the final strides found her giving it up Lady Madcap was close to the pair at the finish The net value of the stakes was 8960 8960Todays Todays attendance while not as great as that of Derby Day was every bit as representative and the spectators displayed wholesome enthusiasm for the sport Most of those in the clubhouse and re ¬ served section who made it a festive occasion were for the most part early arrivals and had luncheon parties Tlie weather was pleasant with just enough crispiness in the air to temper the suns rays The track was lightning fast Betting activities were of the usual Saturday amount aud there was general backing for about all the starters startersThe The consistent Hidden Jewel added another purso to liis score when he landed the opener after a hard drive from the outsider Green Gold with the favorite Clintonville just managing to get up in time to head Sewell Combs for third place placeMom Mom ran a good race in the second which site won from Be Good with Cliewink in third place Tlie eastern filly might have made it interesting for the winner but for running out on tlie first turn turnThe The recently acquired Texas Special furnished an upset in the third race when he won from Fountain Fay after having led for the entire way The favorite Simonitc landed third but was well beaten beatenWadsworths Wadsworths Last was the victor in the final race over Capt Rees with Dolpli in third place Capi ¬ tal City which came in for considerable attention might have been dangerous but Murray having ridden the winner in the Clark Handicap seemingly was content to call it a day aud he gave Capital City an inferior ride rideL L Erb arrived tills morning with General Agra monte which lie recently secured at private sale saleH H P Headley has sold on private terms the threeyearold colt Planet to ugent Bros of St Louis LouisII II P Headley also figured in another large transaction when he took over on private terms the entire stable of J W Parrish with the ex ¬ ception of Midway and Gossip Avenue The horses will be trained by W Buford

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