Sparkling Contest: Lady Astor Runs Smashing Race in Mile and Eight Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-27


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SPARKLING CONTEST Lady Astor Runs Smashing Race in Mile and Eighth Handicap. Knebelkamp Family in Limelight Jockey J. Owens Rides Three Winners. LATONIA, Ky., October 26. Lady Astor, which figured in a smashing performance on the occasion of her previous out, when she landed second to Granite Ware, came right back with a sparkling exhibition today when she won the mile and an eighth handicap, under claiming conditions, featuring the card. She outstayed Baigneur, with Radio leading the other seven starters, composed of the best platers in these parts. During the early running she did not show so prominently, but she moved up steadily and coming around the others at the stretch turn outstayed Baigneur in the final drive. Radio might have been a more serious factor in the race but for a tardy beginning.and the interference he suffered. W. Pool was held responsible for rough riding while astride Baigneur and was suspended for five days by the stewards. The Knebelkamp family figured extensively in todays racing, for, in addition to Lady Astors success, Tender Seth, an outsider, made it a double for the colors of "V. F., and Superbum, running in the interests of G. Knebelkamp, accounted for the sixth race, in which some fairly good juveniles met. TEMPTING BETTING HAIT. Superbum was a "fielder," grouped with Great Lady and Blue Stone, the trio forming a tempting bait for long-shot backers and the extensive support by them caused j the odds to be held down to 8 to 1. Superbum.s victory came after a spectacular struggle, six of the .contenders being at one time in cavalry alignment, with the winner uncertain until Superbum gradually began forging away. Chiva, another outsider, outstayed Leslie for second place. Jockey J. Owens had a field day, being astride three winners, and had he been a bit stronger he would also have landed the erratic American Ace a victor, instead of being beaten by a nose by Quince Garden, on which J. Heupel rode an cxcepitonally strong finish. American Ace was the most pronounced favorite of the afternoon and his downfall was costly to the smart set. The diminutive Owens had him well up in the early part as a close follower of the fast pace forced by Jeanne Bowdre and Quince Garden, and though later taken back, he came fast at the stretch turn and in the last eighth appeared as if he would draw out decisively from Quince Garden, but began tiring and tried to lay on Quince Garden. The latter stuck his nose in advance just as the finish was reached. TWO von J. COUCOUAN. Jockey .7. Corcoran was another brilliant riding performer during the afternoon and scored a pair of runaway victories with Last One and Miss Petite, respective winners of the first arid last contests. Last One was making his racing debut in this locality and was an intended "good thing." lie won like it, and never gave his backers much serious concern, leading throughout and easing up at the finish. With Miss Petite Corcoran again used hustling tactics and led for the entire race. Marine Corps finishing in second place aifd Atta Boy 11. third. Todays attendance was again of generous proportions and the betting activities on a par with the best week days of the present meeting. Montfort Jones announced today that Jiockminister would not be sent to Maryland to start in the Washington Handicap. He will start with Rouleau as an entry in the Covington Handicap and Latonia Cup. 13. R. Bradley will ship a consignment of ten horses to Pimlico tomorrow to be raced there during the coming meeting. They will be sent into winter quarters after the Maryland season. The others intended for winter campaigning purposes will be shipped to Henderson at the close of the racing here and later to the Fair Grounds New Orleans. Jockey IT. Thurber will do the riding for the stable at Henderson and New Orleans. H. T. Batchler will take seven horses that are owned by G. L. Blackford to Tijuana to race next winter. Starter A. B. Dade gave his consent this morning to serve as the starter at the Jefferson Park meeting and sent word to that effect to G. D. Bryan, Jr., general manager of the New Orleans track. The program books for the ten-day meeting at Dade Park, where racing will be held tinder the auspices of the Green River Jockey Club, were distributed by racing secretary M. N. Macfarlan today. The minimum purse offering is ?S0O and ranging to ?2,000.

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