Rides Five Winners: Jockey I. Parke Has a Field Day at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-17


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RIDES FIVE WINNERS Jockey I. Parke Has a Field Day at Latonia His Wonderful Horsemanship the Outstanding Incident of a Thrilling Days Sport LATONIA, Ky., Oct 16. Jockey I. Parke, the diminutive apprentice, who has been riding in superb form on Kentucky tracks this fall and has an extensive following, was much in the limelight during the afternoon when he piloted five of the winners and two thirds. Skillful horsemanship was a factor in his success. On some of his mounts he had to exert his utmost and in addition had to do some fast thinking to outguess his riding rivals. He inaugurated his success in the initial dash, when he landed Orlova the victress over Golden Floss. The latter was probably the best, but Parke stole the race when he shot Orlova into the lead before the others realized his intent. In the stretch he outrode the inexperienced Hastings on Golden Floss. This victory was followed by one on Wong Bck in the second race. Again it necessitated Parkes mental and physical ability to bring his mount in front, but he did so by a scant neck over Equity, with Blue White the same margin farther back. Jockey J. H. Burke, who had the mount on Equity, was guilty of rough riding here, and the stewards promptly suspended him for ten days. In contrast to Parkes good ride on Wong Bok was that of Connelly on Rockwork. That racer might have been a factor with good handling in spite of his suffering interference in the stretch. PAUSES BEST EPF OUT. Parkes best performance of the afternoon was on Dare Say, carrying Frederick Johnsons colors in the feature race, a mile dash, bringing together some of the. crack two-year-olds. E. R. Bradleys Beau Butler and Bob Tail were outstanding favorites in the race and Beau Butler was probably the best, but a combination of interference from his stablemate, coupled Avith a poorly judged ride he got from McDermott, brought about his failure. Parke took advantage of an opening next the inner rail at the stretch turn to send his mount into the lead and he found his mount responsive to the final urging and held Beau Butler safe in the stretch. Some doubt existed as to Runquois fitness to go the full mile in the sixth race, but but Parke nursed him along carefully in the early stages and, taking command just before reaching the stretch, had the race won during the last eighth. Attorney landed in second place, with Jou Jou in third place. An ovation awaited the lightweight rider Parke after the closing race, when he won with Who Knows Me, which he rushed into the lead immediately after the start and made every pest a winning one thereafter, but he had to ride hard near the end to outstay Resting Time, which had been buffeted about considerably during the early running of the race and finished gamely. Golden Billows also made strenuous efforts to overhaul the leader, but dropped back in the stretch. Parkes failures were on Hoy in the third race and Blossom Time in the fifth number. Both landed in third place. FAYO KITES E1TJSIYE. Cloudy weather, but a good card, brought out another large attendance this afternoon. Backers of favorites did not fare so well, most of them going down to defeat, Runquoi and Orlova being the exceptions, and they were the mildest backed ones of any of the afternoons choices. J. O. and G. H. Keenes Alice Blue Gown gave a sparkling exhibition this afternoon when she accounted for the three-quarters purse, in which she met a good band of sprinters that included Ten-Lec, Blossom Time, Cho Cho and others. Her success was achieved after a hard drive, in which Ten-Lec was forcing her to her utmost, but the finish found them separated by a scant half length. Blossom Time, which had shown the most early speed, was in third place. Ten-Lec and Cho Cho were off none too well. Cho Cho, which had been given considerable attention, failed to begin properly and was practically left at the post The fourteen horses belonging to C. T. Worthington which will be sold at public auction in the Latonia paddock Wednesday noon arrived this morning from Lexington in charge of D. Louden. Jockey T. Brothers was suspended for three days by the starter for disobedience at the post. Jockeys Studer and J. H. Burke were each fined 5 for similar offenses. James B. Brown, extensively interested in the Kentucky Jockey Club, came over from Louisville to witness the sport and confer with general manager Matt J. Winn.

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