Lexington Racing Tragedy: Famous Miss Joy Maltreated and Unplaced In Rich Race, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-28


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LEXINGTON RACING TRAGEDY . i Famous Miss Joy Maltreated and Unplaced in Rich Race. i Gentility Wins -the Breeders Futurity, with Startle Second and John Finn Third. LEXINGTON, Ky.. October 27. The Texas-owned Gentility, carrying the colors of G. L. Blackford, triumphed in the twelfth running of the Breeders Futurity this afternoon. Following .1 scant length in the rear was Startle, with John Finn in third place. Fair Phantom was fourth, Bit o Black fiftli and the redoubtable Miss Joy in last place, beaten decisively and for the first time in her racing career unplaced. The success of Gentility and the failure of the Mont fort Jones pair were dNtinct surprises. At that. Gentilitys triumph was of the questionable sort and. but for the fact .that Startle .stumbled and slipped badly seventy yards from the finish, while going at her best pace. there- might have been a reversal of their order of finish. Gentilitys race, however, is not to be. discredited. She was away slowly. At least two lengths separating her from the others when all were in full motion. It was probably well that she was a bit slow in beginning, for it enabled her to escape the interference that came for most of the others and, while they were jammed together, she raced into a long lead with a dabbling display of speed and it stood her in good stead to liave gained the long lead, for she was tiring rapidly in the last sixteenth. The chief sufferer from the Interference was Miss Joy. Lyke on Bit o Black first crossed her and bumped her. and Connelly, oil, jjjle, seemed bent on not allowing her to escape, for he caromed Startle sharply against her before canteiing on the business in hand of guiding Startle in an effort to land the rich prize. The bumping Miss Joy received, coupled with the possibility that she may have been at a disadvantage in the slippery going, aiid also, possibly, not in her best form, was her undoing. Fair Phantom. Miss Joys stable companion, was in no wise equal to coping successfully with the leader and, after running in third place for the first three-eighths, gave way to John Finn. Gentilitys share of the money amounted to 2,827.50 net. Startle took ,775 for finishing second, John Finn received ,877.50 for landing third and Fair Phantom saved her entrance and starting foes. Mr. John II. Morris, breeder of Gentility, took 00; H. II. Hewitt, breeder of Startle, received an additional 00, and Thomas Piatt received 00 for being the breeder of John Finn. LYKE AND CONNELLY SUSPENDED. The stewards gave prompt attention to the rough riding and after steward Leonards report, corroborated by starter Bade, official announcement was made of the indefinite suspension of jockeys Connelly and Lyke. Miss Joy and Fair Phantom wore pronounced choices and their downfall was costly to their host, of followers. The change to wintry weather , following the downpour during the night, contributed to a falling off in the expected large attendance. A goodly crowd was present, however, and displayed genuine enthusiasm over the sport. The changed track proved a puzzle and it caused uncertainty in betting activities as indicated by the good odds obtained against Centimeter, a stable companion -of Gentility, which appeared to have the tjiird race at. his mercy in view of his brilliant race against Distinction recently. The Moutfort Jones representatives offended throughout the afternoon, Uouleau and Billy Star adding to the woes of those who had followed the fortunes of Miss Joy and Fair Phantom. In the handicap preceding the s;take race United Verde was returned the winner after he had allowed Cantilever to show the way until straightened away for the stretch drive. He was always master of the situation and came away in-the last eighth to win easily, though inclined to loaf. Uouleau was in high public regard here, but he ran a poor race, being, completely eliminated after three-quarters of the way -had been covered. He has raced fairly well on a heavy track, but he seemed completely at a loss here. Perhaps his hard race of the day before had much to do with it. CENTIMETER ALL TKE WAY EASILY. Doubt as to Centimeters ability to run to his best fonu on the soft track caused diminished support for him. although lie reigned the favorite. Ho instantly removed any doubts, so far as capability of racing well in the going was concerned, when he took command practically at the start and led throughout to win with all ease. II. P. Hcadleys Dad, which could not attract more than a 00 bid when offered for sale last night in the sales ring, made a runaway of the s-eeond race, contested by maidens and won easily from the extreme outsider Bonero Blue. Kveniug Stories and Beautiful Dream, both held in high favor,, raced poorly. Itcknb was never seriously pressed in the mile dash, for two-year-olds, sixth on the card, the soft going aiding him considerably. Lady Astor was his closest attendant, with Evelyn White heading the others. Owner G. L. Blackford, who hails from Denison, Tex., was among the visitors and after the victory of Gentility in the Breeders Futurity he anounced his intention of sending her to Pimlico to start in the Pimlico Futurity, providing she is eligible to that event. Jockey .1. I. Mooney, who had a foot broken by a fall from Clintonville on the closing day at the Churchill Downs meeting, left Louisville this morning for his home in New Orleans. lie will bo abicut .from the saddle for a period of six weeks at least. Trainer .L. Cnhn shipped Lord Allen and British Liner to Louisville, whore they will join the others of the Bcodergast string and be shipped to New Orleans. Exterjrilnatur will be shipped to Pimlico after he fills his engagement in the Lexington Cup and after the Pimlico racing he will be sent into winter letirement at the Kilmer Biughamtou farm, Knapp denied the reports that Exterminator was destined for an English campaign nest year. Columbia Tcnns bad post acting will deprive him of further starting hero, the stewards issuing the notice after todays first race. Startle and Travesty will bo shipped along with Bit of White, Bit o Black, Bill ahd Coo and Wet Mosie that E. B. Bradley is sending to Pimlico in charge of trainer Thompson.

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